PORTICO's Valentine's Day Guide to Jackson

February 8, 2018

The City with Soul quickly becomes the City with Heart whenever February rolls around! These Jackson area Valentine’s Day specials and events are sure to satisfy both you and your sweetheart on the gushiest of holidays.


Strawberry Café is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner including four courses for $99 per couple, plus $20 per person for wine pairings with the meal. The special dinner menu features items that are not included on the regular dinner menu. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by phone at 601.856.3822.


Amerigo will be offering their full dinner menu in addition to a selection of chef features, including strawberry tiramisu. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan accordingly.


Char’s Valentine’s Day menu will include several chef specials: lobster scampi over grilled redfish and roasted asparagus, surf and turf skewer with rice pilaf and horseradish cream and a crab meat quesadilla with avocado cream and honey chipotle drizzle. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or cocktails in the piano bar. Reservations can be made online or by calling 601.956.9562.


Anjou will be serving up Valentine’s Day dinner in true French style. From 4-9 PM, enjoy several specials by Chef Christian Amelot, including an appetizer of deviled crab meat-stuffed shrimp finished with chive lemon butter sauce; an entrée of 6oz filet with lobster tail, demi-glace and hollandaise; and a dessert of classic French vanilla cream puff. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saltine will be offering their full dinner menu in addition to an optional prix fixe menu for $45 per person for four delectable courses of Valentine’s-exclusive specials. The prix fixe menu option may also be ordered a la carte. They will be accepting walk-ins only for seating.


Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro has prepared a spectacular menu by Chef Matthew Kajdan, wine pairings and a romantic escape for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. Reservations are available starting on February 14th and continuing through the weekend. Make your reservations online or by calling 769.235.8400.


The Gathering at Livingston will offer a three-course meal for Valentine’s Day featuring their innovative farm-to-table dishes. The menu is available online, and reservations can be made by calling 601.667.4282.


Cantina Laredo’s modern Mexican cuisine is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day. The restaurant will offer a $35 prix fixe menu that features three courses selected by Chef Scott Kyser from Friday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 14th. Cocktail pairings may be added for an additional $15 per person. For reservations, call 601.982.7061 or visit their website.


The Jackson Zoo is offering 2 for 1 admission prices on Valentine’s Day during their normal business hours from 9 AM to 4 PM.


The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present Love’s Folly on February 17th at 7:30 PM at Thalia Mara Hall. Enjoy a gossamer Satie opening, gorgeously amorous music from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and the fantastic yet whimsical finish of Stravinsky’s mischievous and love-besotted puppet Petrouchka. It’s sure to be a fanciful, poignant night of romance and mischief.


The Dixie National Rodeo is everyone’s favorite annual Valentine’s Day event! Round up your sweetie and head over to the Fairgrounds to witness the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi River. Brett Young will be performing on February 14th. Tickets are available online.


New Stage Theatre will present a showing of Silent Sky at 7:30 PM on Valentine’s Day. This show tells the story of 19th astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she tries to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love and explores women’s place in society at a time when their ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Enjoy varying pre-show dinner deals at 1908 Provisions, Sal & Mookies, Broadstreet, Bravo! or The Manship with your tickets.

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