Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Have You Made Your Plans for Valentine’s Weekend?

Well I’d considered a clichéd title for a pre-Valentines blog, perhaps Love is in the Air, but looking out the window today all I could come up with was Snow is in the Air. Those chilly, white, slippery, slushy sometimes icy wintry conditions that I’ve seen here since my childhood (or, depending on my mood, breathtakingly beautiful, glimmering, peacefully silent, or excitingly invigorating); that familiar winter weather seems to have taken on media superstar status. I hear there are contests to name this storm… Greatest Storm in History? Stormageddon? Winterpalooza?  Based on past experience, by tomorrow we’ll be shoveled out and Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring will have us daydreaming of daffodils, sunshine, and green grass while the familiar Musak-like refrain from Love is in the Air plays in our memories.
So now that I’ve embraced every cliché possible, let’s get to the real issue. Valentine’s Day is in 12 days… and this year it’s on a Monday (not exactly the optimal day of the week for romancing one’s beloved). But there’s a whole weekend right before the holiday to woo your sweetie so allow me to offer a suggestion. Does your honey like getting dressed up, enjoying elegant dinners & dancing all night? How does this sound for a romantic evening? You enter a lavishly decorated ballroom and stop briefly to sample from trays of colossal shrimp and platters of hors d’oeuvres, then after a quick detour to the martini bar or craft beer bar, you find your table and sit for a moment to relax and find your toes tapping as the Audiostars lure you out of the chairs and onto the dance floor with all those classic songs you’ve loved for years. After your dancing shoes are ready for a rest, enjoy a bountiful buffet that includes: Tenderloin of Beef carved to order, Blackened Pork Loin, Shrimp Scampi, Pasta Florentine and an array of side dishes. Then it‘s your choice, another libation, back to the dance floor, or get a special Valentine’s picture taken together? Round out the night at the dessert buffet, at the chocolate fountain or dancing until midnight.
If this sounds more special than hurriedly celebrating after work on Monday come to the Bartender’s Ball on Saturday, February 12 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. This exciting evening of romance is a bargain at only $50/person, but it’s a reservation only event. There are no ticket sales at the door, so call 583-0280 today to make your reservations.
This is a charity fundraiser sponsored by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and the Saratoga Hospitality Industry. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. So while you’re enjoying an enchanted evening, you’re also helping families in need.  

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