Over the 2.5-hour class, you’ll learn everything from whipping meringue to cooking ganache from chef Simon Herfray.Visit a Valentine’s themed bar Murray Hill’s Barlovento is flipping to a Valentine-themed bar from Feb.Learn to love yourself The best gift you can give your partner is learning how to love yourself.No, that’s not a euphemism — feeling like you are worthy of love allows you to better receive it.Whether you’re looking for floral, spicy, fresh or musky fragrances, Sue Phillips of Tribeca’s Scentarium will help you create a custom scent for just 0 (prices normally start at 5).Take a personality quiz, and she’ll take it from there!Explore the dark side Burlesque dancers, aerialists, a drag queen, a theremin player and more all make up We Want It Darker, a show about “what is in the midst of the darkness.” Whether that’s a metaphor or not, find out as they paint a “dreamy portrait of the surreal” at The Slipper Room. The Institute of Culinary Education will take you around the world of sparkling wines at its Valentine's Day Champagne Gala.Led by sommelier Richard Vayda, you’ll get the 101 on bubbly from vintage to rosé as you taste paired wines and hors d'oeuvres.
That just means you have to try a little harder than a dinner reservation to get in the celebratory mood.
Marvel at a sexy circus You must be 21 to attend the Dirty Circus, where 10 performers will showcase the theme of love in three raunchy, messy acts featuring everything from aerial stunts to the moments of hilarity that define a great circus act.
Make your own dessert Step into the studio kitchen of Atelier Sucre for a course in the delicate art of French macarons.
From Here to Halvah is a full night of sampling delicious treats (and egg creams!
) from the likes of Shelsky’s and Gefelteria, accompanied by bakers who’ll highlight the role of various foods within Jewish traditions.