January 28, 2021 | Philly Happening
COVID continues to impact holiday get-togethers which means Valentine’s Day will be celebrated a little differently this year. With events, restaurants and other venues operating under limited capacity, reservations are a must for just about everything. Many restaurants are still open, but operating in a limited capacity to comply with state rules, so reservations are a must. That doesn’t mean romance is off the table this year. With a little ingenuity, there are still plenty of ways to declare your love for your partner. With so many incredible restaurants in Philly, a nice dinner out (or in!) is always a classic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But if you’re looking for more creative ways to spend the holiday, we’ve rounded up a bunch of those, too.
Enjoy Dinner and a Show (Virtual Style)
East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) is teaming up with Pistola’s del Sur, Sancho Pistola’s and Jose Pistola’s for “Love Notes”, a special three course dinner and virtual concert taking place over Valentine’s Day Weekend. The dinner and concert will feature performances by Philadelphia-based opera singers Ashley Marie Robillard, soprano, and Joshua Blue, tenor. The real-life couple will perform safely from their home in South Philly. The duo will be accompanied by pianist Aurelien Eulert. In addition, several prominent opera singers will make guest appearances throughout the concert: Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sandra Piques Eddy, Joélle Harvey and her husband Alex Fletcher, Zachary James, and Will Liverman, all of whom have sung leading roles at The Metropolitan Opera and a host of other distinguished opera and concert venues throughout the world. Opera never tasted so delicious as Pistola’s Executive Chef Adan Trinidad created a special three-course dinner to pair with the concert. Love Notes runs Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. Food is available for pick-up or delivery. The virtual concert premieres on Friday night at 7:30pm and the link is live for ticket holders all weekend long. Tickets are $75 which includes three-course dinner for two and performance, or $95 for the three-course dinner for two, drink pairing for two and performance. Tickets are on sale now.