Valentine’s Day celebrations in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Valentine’s Day is a special day of the year for many who want to celebrate their significant other.

Valentine’s Day is full of events for couples. It can be as romantic as a candlelight dinner or a fun activity like learning to cook with a chef.

Some options around Bakersfield include reserved dinners.

Love is in the air. A five-course Valentine’s Day dinner is also offered with optional wine pairing at the Padre Hotel in downtown Bakersfield. Now, tickets aren’t cheap, they’re $95 per person.

Another special dining event is at Chef Lino’s at the Pour House Bar and Grill on Fruitvale Ave.

“We’ve just done a limited menu with specialty items and we’re doing our patio as well, which is also really nice,” said Lino Gonzalez, the chef at Pour House Bar and Grill.

Thematic lighting, live music and special menu for the occasion.

“We’re going to do a wellington tenderloin which is tenderloin wrapped in puff pastry,” Gonzalez said. “We also do our specialty prime rib and baked lobster tail.”

Another option for couples who are ready to take the next step is to adopt an animal from Kern County Animal Services. They have a special running until Saturday.

“We are running an adoption promotion,” said Kern County Animal Services Director Nick Cullen. “Only $14 to meet your valentine, your four-legged furry valentine. This $14 adoption fee covers everything you need to be a responsible adoption owner.

Now, whether you choose to hang out or stay with your loved one is up to you. But giving each other a special time to remember the way you’d like to do it is what makes this vacation special to remember.

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Jennifer R. Strohm