In accordance to Mayor Carter’s Executive Order 2022-4, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will be required to attend. Click HERE to read what is required to attend the Valentine’s Dinner at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
ABOUT EXECUTIVE ORDER 2022-4
Amid highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Mayor Melvin Carter has signed Executive Order 2022-4, which institutes a proof of vaccination – or proof of negative test obtained within seventy-two hours of entry – in any licensed business that is a space of public accommodation in the City of Saint Paul during any time that food and/or drink is sold or served indoors for consumption.
Choose Your Date & Time Before January 28!
Click HERE for a Friday, February 11 5:30pm reservation
Click HERE for a Friday, February 11 8:00pm reservation
Click HERE for a Saturday, February 12 5:30pm reservation
Click HERE for a Saturday, February 12 8:00pm reservation
Click HERE for a Monday, February 14 5:30pm reservation
Click HERE for a Monday, February 14 8:00pm reservation
This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart the gift of flowers – by dining amongst them in an unforgettable romantic setting. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the warm, comfy confines of the indoor gardens inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, each with its own unique characteristics. String musicians play while each guest enjoys a gourmet dinner that includes a scrumptious salad, a hearty double entrée, delicious dessert, and two glasses (per person) of wine or beer.
Reservations are now being accepted, through January 28th, for this truly unique dining experience which will take place on Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12, and Monday, February 14th. Each night there will even be a visit from one of Como’s animal ambassadors. Before or after dinner guests can stroll in the warmth of the popular Tropical Encounters exhibit while sipping wine. Don’t procrastinate; this special event does sell out every year, and because of the ongoing pandemic we are limiting capacity to 75% from previous years.
Guests can choose to sit in the Sunken Garden amongst the vibrant purple azaleas, pink lilies, and camellias. Cyclamen, cineraria, veltheimia, and amaryllis will add beautiful pink and red accents throughout the garden. For a more tropical, cozy, secluded setting guests can choose to sit amongst the lush vegetation inside the North Garden or Palm Dome.
The cost for this all-inclusive event is $180 per couple. To make a reservation click on the links above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your reservation.
Reservations and cancellations will be accepted up to January 28. All refunds will be less a $10 administration fee. After January 28 no refunds will be given for cancellations.
If for some reason outside of our control that would prohibit us from executing the event, you will be given a full refund at the time of the event.
Don’t be left in the cold, instead, warm up with a romantic candlelit dining experience in an unforgettable enchanting setting.
Salad: Raspberry Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad. Crispy Chick Peas, Red Onion, Cucumbers, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Grape Tomatoes on a bed of Baby Romaine Lettuce with Sumac Vinaigrette Dressing served with Foccacia Bread and Garlic Butter
Entrée: Petit Teres Major Steak and Seared Cod with Tamari Ginger Glaze, Pineapple Mango Relish and Curried Rice Cake with Brocolli
Vegetarian Entree: Roasted Portebella stuffed with 5 Spice Quinoa, Tamari Ginger Glaze, Pineapple Mango Relish with Curried Rice and Tofu with Brocollini
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Drunken Cherries
While tips are always appreciated, this is a full service dining experience and they are not expected. A portion of the cost is tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser.