Hiwan Homestead planning Valentine’s dinner

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By Stephanie DeCamp

The Hiwan Homestead's Valentine observance has long been at the heart of the holiday in Evergreen, but this year it will also be in the heart of the evening.

Instead of the museum’s usual afternoon tea, a Valentine's dinner will be held on Feb. 13, said program coordinator Meghan Vickers, so that patrons can enjoy a quiet dinner and still partake in other Valentine's happenings the following day.

“It’s a much more intimate setting to celebrate in,” Vickers said of dinner at the historic homestead, “and in such a beautiful old building. And we figured that we’d do it the day before so that if people still wanted to do something else for the 14th, they can.”

The dinner will be catered by Evergreen’s 252 Creations, Vickers said, and professional harpist Maria O’Bryan will play throughout the evening.

The dinner will be nonalcoholic, though Vickers said the museum might provide a carbonated substitute.

Museum director John Steinle added: “We have several teas a year, and they’ve all been successful, but we wanted to try something new out this year to see if we could get people here to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different way.”

The dinner will benefit the Jefferson County Historical Society, Steinle said, which helps fund and support the museum. Seating is limited to 24 people, so reservations are a must. The dinner is $25 per person, and will start at 6 p.m. To make reservations, call 720-497-7650 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Contact Stephanie DeCamp at Stephanie@evergreenco.com or 303-350-1043. Check CanyonCourier.com for updates and breaking news.

Valentine’s menu

The Hiwan Homestead Museum, along with 252 Creations, has put together the following menu for its first Valentine’s Day dinner:

• Entrée (choose one when making reservations): penne alfredo (vegetarian) or chicken piccata served over orzo pasta

• Salad

• Garlic bread

• Tiramisu cups