Make your Valentine’s Day extra special
Asian Noodles Too, 868 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, is featuring an Asian fondue special that includes free draft beer and dessert, (775) 831-8317.Austin’s, 120 Country Club Drive, Incline Village is always is a cozy spot for a special dinner during the weekends, (775) 832-7777.Azzara’s, 930 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village has a wonderful birthday promotion – two people, three courses for $32 – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Good Sunday through Thursday so pick the day you want to celebrate, (775) 831-0346.Big Water Grille, 341 Ski Way, Incline Village, is offering a four-course Valentine’s Dinner for $59 per person, (775) 833-0606.Drop in to see what is happening at Bite for the weekend, (775) 831-5100.Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Lake View Dining Room of the Cal Neva for $49 per person. Available from 5 to 10 p.m. both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, (775) 832-4000.Go to Conrads at the Tahoe Biltmore for its special $39 per-person Valentine’s Day dinner. Ladies receive a rose, (775) 831-0660.Crosby’s, 868 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, is offering New York New York dinner for Valentine’s Day, starting at 5 p.m., for $19.99 (775) 833-1030.The Steak and Lobster House at the Crystal Bay Casino is offering a “Sweet Heart Dinner for Two” for Valentine’s Weekend for $135 per couple Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13 or Sunday, Feb. 14 (775) 833-6333.Want information about what is happening at Fredrick’s Bistro for Valentine’s Day? Call (775) 832-3007.Head into the Hacienda de la Sierra for Valentine’s weekend and check out the specials for the entire family (775) 831-8300.La Casona is offering free champagne as a Valentine’s special, (775) 831-9400.At the Hyatt Regency’s Lone Eagle Grille, romance is in the air all weekend. Begin Friday, Feb. 12, with a special Valentine’s Winemaker Dinner with Domaine Carneros. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and is $120 per person. Both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, evening at Lone Eagle Grille open reservations are from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for a Valentine’s menu, (775) 886-6899. A special Valentine’s dinner at Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge is $285 for two, (775) 832-1194.The Wild Alaskan is offering an Alaskan king crab legs Surf and Turf special all Valentine’s weekend. (775) 832-6777.Take a Valentine’s Sunset Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association around sunset (about 5:30 p.m.) Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Tahoe Meadows. Snowshoe around the Tahoe Meadows above Lake Tahoe at sunset, and the guides will take your picture. Wine and cheese provided by local Reno and Tahoe vendors. RSVP to email@example.com or call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0012. Advance registration required to participate.Meet the Winemaker Happy Hours at Bacchus & Venus in Downtown Truckee. Duke Heringer of Twisted Rivers Wine Co. will pour his wines at Bacchus & Venus in Historic Downtown Truckee on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 4-6 p.m. Heringer will pour Raven Blend and his sought after Petite Sirah. Tasting $10. Bacchus & Venus will pour $5 champagne all day on Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s with winemaking couple John Storey and Deb Mayo pouring their best-selling JR Storey Tempranillo and several wines from 4-6 p.m. Discounts this day only. Tasting $10. Jake’s On The Lake offers a romantic lakefront setting to wine and dine by candlelight with your special someone. Chef Scott Yorkey has created a sensational Valentine’s Dinner Menu of three delicious courses for $79 per couple Sunday, Feb. 14 (Jake’s entire dinner menu will also be served). For reservations or more information please call 583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com.The Where’s the Love? Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to explore Squaw Valley’s lush terrain and is open to all guests at Squaw Valley USA on Valentine’s Day. Skiers and riders who find a hidden magnetic heart can bring it to Plaza Bar for redemption of prizes such as lift tickets, ski and snowboard lessons, gift certificates to shops, bars and restaurants, and more. The hunt begins at 9 a.m. when the lifts open and lasts until the last heart is found.Couples can take in the romantic ambiance and spectacular Squaw Valley USA views while enjoying a special four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Scott Rutter. The Romantic Dinner package includes a scenic Cable Car ride and ice skating session overlooking Lake Tahoe. Women will be greeted with a rose at the bottom of the Cable Car. All guests will be served a complimentary glass of red or white wine with dinner for $89 per person or $169 per couple. For guests with lift tickets or season passes, tickets are $79 or $159 per couple. Call 452-7122 for reservations.River Ranch’s Executive Chef Julia Walter has created some “Lover’s Specials” in addition to the regular dinner menu. She will be offering two appetizer specials to celebrate the love including oysters on the half shell served with a champagne mignonette, caviar and red salt and Diver Scallops appetizer pan served with Maine lobster, hearts of palm and a passion fruit beurre blanc. Also Beef Wellington for Two presented tableside and a special Strawberry Trio dessert dipped in dark, white and milk chocolate. Reservations begin at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.riverranchlodge.com or call 583-4264.Nothing says I love you better than a wonderful piece of art or jewelry. The ARTisan Shop at North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, has the perfect gift and cards for your special Valentine. Explore the “Heart Art” exhibit for photography, original art, cards, pottery, jewelry, or fabric art. Easy on your budget and calorie-free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday except Tuesdays.Join Northstar-at-Tahoe on Valentine’s Day for their Valentine’s Day Dual Slalom Fun Race. Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, and all participants will walk away with a rose. Special dinner menus at Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge, The Chocolate Bar and a complimentary photo shoot session with Alpine Photography in the Village at Northstar. Visit http://www.northstarattahoe.com.Friday evenings throughout the month of February, local cafe Piper’s Patisserie, 10068 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee will be hosting wine tasting featuring ocal California growers, vintners, and distributors for a small fee. Tasting events occur on Friday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. Feb. 12 features an assortment of California grown and crafted red wines with wine distributor Dawn Bertsch. Call 582-2256.Two-for-one at Granlibakken’s Cedar House Pub, known for cozy fireside dining, daily specials and kid-friendly items. Valentine’s offers a two-for-one special Feb. 12-14. Just $45 per person including Lobster & Filet Mignon, soup, salad, dessert and a bottle of Guenoc wine. Vegetarian options available. Reservations required, subject to sell out. Call 583-4242. Valentine’s story, games, songs and candy for children ages 5-12 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Incline Village Library, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship. For information, contact Barbara Brown at (775) 831-3653.