Shelbyville, KY, is known for a profusion of locally-owned restaurants – everything from neighborhood ice cream and coffee shops to barbecue and burger joints to fine and authentically flavored dining establishments. Several of them have drink and dinner specials on the menu for this Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy an evening of intimate dining at lined-draped tables in one of the four gallery-type rooms at family-owned Bell House. Located in downtown Shelbyville, this restaurant is known for inventive American fare served in the charming rooms of a circa 1902 home. The February 14 special is a candlelit 4-course feast that includes a choice of Stuffed Salmon topped with Hollandaise, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Prime Rib entrées. Reservations required: 502-437-5678.
La Cocina de Mama, also located downtown, is dishing up a 3-course dinner that begins with an appetizer choice – either cheese dip or Mama’s dip (cheese sauce with ground beef and pico de gallo). Entrées include chicken breast topped with chorizo and cheese sauce; grilled boneless chicken breast crowned with shrimp and cheese sauce; hand-cut Ribeye steak; or grilled tilapia white fish finished with La Cocina’s homemade green tomatillo sauce – all served in an award-winning restaurant known for its authentic flavors and beautifully plated cuisine.
Dinner also includes a choice of one mixed drink or glass of wine and a dessert of chocoflan, an intensely sweet and complexly flavored Mexican dessert, sliced to share. This dinner-for-two is $49.99 and offered on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Reservations: 502-633-1114.
For a casual Valentine’s Day outing, head to Hometown Pizza for made-to-order pizza covered in the restaurant’s homemade sauce. Here the Valentine’s Day special is a free single serving of a decadent double chocolate caramel cake with a purchase of $20 or more. This is available on February 14, dine-in only.
The featured drink for Valentine’s Day at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse is the Cafe Amore, rich espresso and steamed milk given a caramel and cinnamon flourish and topped with real whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon powder. Pair it with a muffin or pastry and enjoy in a setting filled with the works of local artists and a great selection of new and used books.
Also offering a Valentine’s Day special is Shelbyville’s Talon Winery, voted “Best Winery” by readers of Kentucky Living magazine in the 2016 “Best in Kentucky” contest. The winery has a new brand called Sugar Lips that includes five wines: Crimson Kiss, Pinot Gris, Blush, Peach and Mango. The February promotion includes a bottle of Crimson Kiss, a semi-sweet red, and two 11-oz keepsake wine glasses for just $20. Call 502-633-6969 for more information.
February 11, 2017
Spend Valentine’s Day at a linen-draped table-for-two at Shelbyville’s Bell House Restaurant.
Photo: Bell House Restaurant
Enjoy authentic Mexican flavors at La Cocina de Mama in Shelbyville.
Photo: La Cocina de Mama
Share a gorgeous brownie dessert for Valentine’s Day at Hometown Pizza.
Photo: Hometown Pizza
Sip a Café Amore with your amore at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.
Photo: Sixth and Main Coffeehouse
Talon’s Sugar Lips Crimson Kiss pairs perfectly with a kissy holiday like Valentine’s Day.
Photo: Talon Winery