January 30, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in on the Eastside

Love is in the air and blah, blah, blah. It’s that time of year again when men and women all around the Puget Sound start to panic on what they will give their potential Valentine. Rather than a dozen roses, why not give yourself a break and instead, give the gift of a unique experience? Here are some of the best offered around the area this year:



Teatro ZinZanni
Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052


Every day is Valentine’s Day under the Spiegeltent of Teatro ZinZanni which is currently set up in Marymoor Park in Redmond. Teatro ZinZanni is part circus, part cabaret and part dinner theatre. Each multi-course meal is served with a side of fun entertainment where the waiters literally dance with your dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. This year’s show features a choice of Salmon Filet with Fennel-Citrus Salsa and Tapenade, Braised Short Ribs with Cabernet Demi-Glace or Harvest Tagine. The show runs through April 29, 2018, so you don’t HAVE to attend on Valentine’s Day, Tickets start at $99.



“Loves Songs” Featuring Brahms’ Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder
Resonance at Soma Towers, 288 106th Ave NE Ste 203, Bellevue, WA 98004 – (425) 443-2585


Presented by the Emerald Ensemble, this night features a number of “love song waltzes” originally written in 1868. Many are familiar with the different choruses that were inspired by them, but for this performance, the songs will be presented as originally intended for four solo voices and piano four-hands. Other songs about love will be presented as well. Tickets include a glass of wine, chocolates and flowers on the table. Tickets are $35. The event happens on February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.



I Love Kirkland Wine Walk
Heathman Hotel Kirkland, 220 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033 – (425) 893-8766


“Happy Valenwine’s Day” says the Kirkland Downtown Association who is behind this 21+ event. Starting at the Heathman Hotel, guests will walk to various local businesses to partake in some local wines and beers. Tickets range from $25-$35. Early bird ticket holders have the opportunity to skip the lines and crowds for the first hour of the event, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Wineries, breweries and participating merchants include:

  • Abbe Vineyard & Winery
  • Adrice Wines and Bombaii Cutters
  • Bunnell Family Cellars and Hallmark Realty
  • DeLille Cellars and – Umqua Bank
  • Gard Vintners and Lake Street Diamond
  • J. Bookwalter and The Heathman Hotel
  • Long Cellars and – Via Lago
  • Long Road Winery and Hallmark Realty
  • Market Vineyards and Purpose Boutique
  • Milbrandt Vineyards and Serendipity
  • Patterson Cellars and Dermavita Medi-Spa
  • Pondera Winery and Howard Mandville Gallery
  • Sky River Meadery and Parklane Gallery
  • Sol Stone and Crush Footwear
  • TruthTeller Winery and Melody Lane Vineyard
  • Zerba Cellars and Flawless Beauty Bars
  • Waving Tree Winery and Simplicity Decor
  • Warr-King Wines and George’s



Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

Marina Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland, WA 98033 – (206) 223-2060


Enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner (a little late) on Lake Washington aboard the Waterway yacht. The four-course dinner event includes beautiful views and live music while you dine at your private table. Boarding at 6:00 p.m. with champagne or sparkling cider toast, the two and a half hour event includes a choice of Olive Dijon-crusted Rack of Lamb, Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breast, Herb-Crusted Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon or Handmade Herbed Gnocchi. Dinner will be served on February 16, 2018. Tickets are $99.