Cocoa Vin

5-8 p.m.

$5/Slow Food members, $10/non-members

Avondale Wine
& Cheese

813-B Savannah Hwy.

(843) 769-5444

Wine and chocolate. The two best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Avondale Wine and Cheese, Alchemy Coffee, and Slow Food Charleston, will host a chocolate and wine affair. Wines will be paired with chocolate made by local chocolatier Johnny Battles of Sweet Teeth. Raffle tickets will be drawn to award some lucky attendees a private wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting for 10, a magnum of wine, and a box of chocolates from Sweet Teeth. If things get a little too crazy and you don’t think you can handle all the aphrodisiacs, you should probably head to bed or walk over to Alchemy Coffee, which will be hosting its own party right across the street with live music, more desserts, and specialty coffee. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Slow Food Charleston. —Hadley Lyman FRIDAY

Dinner of Desserts

Forget the box of chocolates for your Valentine this February; Charleston restaurant Circa 1886 invites you and your sweetheart to enjoy an entire dinner of sweets. The restaurant will offer a choice of three desserts for $25 and an optional wine pairing for an additional $25 throughout the month of February. Through Feb. 28. Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. (843) 853-7828.

Valentine Staycation

The William Aiken House Carriage House Suites and Lowndes Grove Plantation are providing a Valentine Weekend Staycation. Suite package includes a choice of a one-night stay on either Friday or Saturday, a $100 gift certificate for Fish restaurant, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in room upon arrival, and a flower on your pillow. A continental breakfast is delivered to your door. Feb. 13-14. $395. (843) 853-1810.

Valentine’s at Fish

Join Fish for Valentine’s weekend with four courses for $50, with additional wine pairings for $15. Reservations are strongly suggested. Feb. 13-14. Fish, 442 King St. (843) 722-3474.

Wild Valentine Weekend with Crave

Crave will feature a Valentine’s dinner for two which includes chateaubriand, guest’s choice of a bottle of house champagne or wine (red or white), side salads and chocolate-covered strawberries. A special SEWE menu along with the regular menu will also be available all weekend. Feb. 13-15. $70. Crave Kitchen & Cocktails, 1968 Riviera Drive. (843) 884-1177.

Valentine’s Day at McCrady’s

McCrady’s offers various menu options for Valentine’s Day in the main dining room, the Long Room, and the Gallery. The special three-course Valentine’s menu is $55. Sat. Feb. 14. McCrady’s, 2 Unity Alley. (843) 577-0025.

Valentine’s Day
at The Buccaneer

Chef Zachary Willard’s three-course prix fixe menu allows you to choose from a limited selection of appetizers and entrées. Continue the night in the bar with signature cocktails. Reservations recommended. Sat. Feb. 14. $30. The Buccaneer, 5 Faber St. (843) 805-5065.

Valentine’s Day
at Tristan

Tristan Executive Chef Aaron Deal is celebrating “Love on a Budget” with a special three-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Night. The menu will allow guests to select a dish from each of three courses. Sat. Feb. 14. $65. Tristan, 55 S. Market St. (843) 534-2155.

Valentine’s Day
with Atlanticville

Special Valentine’s Menu prepared by Chef Billy Condon and a complimentary rose for all diners will be provided. Sat. Feb. 14. Atlanticville Restaurant and Café, 2063 Middle St. (843) 883-9452.

Valentine’s Day
at Circa 1886

Special five-course menu features a chilled poached prawn as the first course; white cheddar cheese truffle soup with leg of lamb confit as the second course; sliced parma prosciutto organic greens, cucumber and a smoked honey banyuls dressing for the third course; a choice of braised wagyu beef short ribs or crab-stuffed salmon filet as the fourth course; and passion fruit, champagne and raspberries and chocolate for dessert. Sat. Feb. 14, 6 & 9 p.m. $100. Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. (843) 853-7828.

Valentine’s Day
at Sea Island Grill

Executive Chef, T. Cooper Thomas prepares a special four-course dinner. Reservations are highly recommended. Sat. Feb. 14, 6 p.m. $65. Sea Island Grill, 5757 Palm Blvd. (843) 886-2307.

Valentine’s Tasting Menu

The Glass Onion will offer up an Italian-influenced tasting menu. The five-course dinner will feature local delicacies, such as clams, speckled trout, arugula, and oyster mushrooms. There will also be an optional wine pairing of organic Italian wine from a locally owned distributor. Sat. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. $50, plus $30 wine pairing. The Glass Onion, 1219 Savannah Hwy. (843) 225-1717.

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