Chocolate pricing

Boulder County Valentine’s Day Parties, plus Avanti Hosting Wildfire Benefit Party – Boulder Daily Camera

The Big Red F family of restaurants is pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day this year, with specials at the Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, Post, Centro and West End Tavern.

AT Jax fish house — with two locations at 928 Pearl St., Boulder and 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins — will offer a $75-per-person “Seafood Is For Lovers” four-course dinner Feb. 11-14. This feast includes an oyster entrée, a second course of shrimp or scallops of your choice, then a pan-seared snapper or bone-in tenderloin as an entrée, followed by dessert. Dinner is available at all Jax locations.

Jax in Boulder is offering a $75-per-person four-course seafood dinner for lovers Feb. 11-14. (Courtesy picture)

On the same dates, all the locations of The post office will serve a $75 special for two consisting of four pieces of fried chicken, caviar, a side dish, house salad and choice of dessert. Nearby locations are in Lafayette at 105 W. Emma St., Boulder at 2027 13th St., and Longmont at 1258 S. Hover Road.

the West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., Boulder, will also offer a “Tavern Love Menu” from February 11-14, which includes dishes such as coconut shrimp, smoked prime rib and an assortment of specialty cocktails. Try an “I Choose You” drink for $13 – old-fashioned chocolate with bourbon, chocolate bitters, sugar, Bordeaux cherries, and an orange and chocolate topping.

Finally and especially, Center, 950 Pearl St., Boulder, extends the festivities Feb. 11-15 and features dinner specials like bone-in rib eye for two, roasted beet salad and crab cakes. Most importantly, on Sunday February 13, Centro will host a “Galentine Brunch” full of margaritas and mimosas – and 50% of those drink sales will benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence.

You can find more information about any of these menus at

Forest fire service

Avanti Foods and Beverages, 1401 Pearl St., Boulder, is hosting a Boulder County Fire benefit event on February 5 from 2-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include two drink tickets, a $15 food voucher, and a raffle ticket.

From left, Frankie Forales, General Manager, Keaton Lee, Assistant Manager, Ken Bell, Chef and Owner Jerrod Rosen working at Rye Society at Avanti, a food hall on Pearl Street in Boulder, September 25, 2020. (Rachel Ellis / Denver Post)

Proceeds from this event will go to the Colorado Wildfire Fund as well as a GoFundMe campaign for an Avanti employee who lost his home in the Marshall Fire in December.

Along with games like a rock, paper, scissors tournament and a bartending speed contest, the event will feature music from Acoustic Ambush, DJ Musa, DJ Alquimista and others. There will also be a silent auction, performances by local comedians, Jumbo Jenga and additional entertainment.

More information is available at:

Martini Love

by Longmont Martinis Bistro543 Terry St., is offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu for $150 per couple on February 11, 12 and 14.

This festive meal will offer a choice of starter, soup or salad, starter and dessert. Entree selections include Colorado char sashimi, potato gnocci, oysters, or portobello mushrooms. Second course options include celery bisque or roasted apple salad. There are four draft entree options, including pan-roasted pheasant breast and broccoli steak. The dessert presents a choice between a pistachio chocolate cake or a honey crème caramel.

Reservations can be made at

Firm price

Three leaf trusses, 445 S. 112th St., Lafayette, has opened reservations for its summer series of farm dinners that run from June through September. The June dinner will feature vegetarian options and each meal will include a four-course menu and a tour of the farm. The price is $95 per person.

More information and tickers are available at