Making last-minute Valentine’s Day plans for your Hoosier honey in Indianapolis? There may still be time to inquire at the Morris-Butler House about their spectacular Victorian Valentine Dinner tonight. If you’re one of the lucky ones to grab a seat, you can get a head start on the big day, and in a proper lavish style.
Everyone knows that romance flourished during Victorian times. The repression of the moment for anything that smacked of outright sexuality was transformed by those who lived then into one of the most romantic epochs in human history, creating a flavor and profile of the Victorian age with its own sensual, if understated, style.
Valentine’s Day in Indianapolis, the sometimes worldly, always charming capital of Indiana, is perfect for a glance back in history to those gentler Victorian times. And what finer venue could one find for such a celebration than the beautiful historic Morris-Butler House, an Indianapolis attraction and monument to the Victorian Era?
You will both delight in the opulent setting as you are treated to the Morris-Butler House Victorian Valentine Dinner celebration of romantic love. The gourmet dinner, put together by well-known Chef Seth Elgar, features:
- Three styles of oysters
- A creamy butternut squash soup
- Succulent pork loin
- Bacon-braised Brussel sprouts
- Carmelized shallot in home made mashed potatoes
- Heirloom tomatoes and asparagus salad
- Fromage blanc sorbet, toasted hazelnut, chocolate tuile and vanilla bean poached pear
Once you’ve dined in such satisfying luxury, repair to the Victorian parlor to be inspired by readings of classic love poems from that most romantic age.
Tours of the Morris-Butler House will also be available.
For a detailed, closeup view of the Morris-Butler House Museum in all its glory, check out Mark Cline’s report in Fun City Finder’s news here. Whether it’s a Victorian dinner with your valentine, or just going for a tour on another day, a visit to the Morris-Butler House is always a unique idea for a dating and romance in Indianapolis and a fun thing to do in Indianapolis for the entire family.
Victorian Valentine Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
$130 per couple
The Morris-Butler House Museum
1204 North Park Av
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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