Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Romantic Evening

Published January 24, 2024

DURANT, Okla. – After a successful inaugural Valentine’s dinner last year, the Choctaw Cultural Center is again offering a Valentine’s Day event, Chi Hullo Li. In Choctaw chi hullo li means “I love you.”

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 in the center’s Champuli Café, 1919 Hina Hanta Way, Durant.

The evening includes live music, an after-hours tour of the exhibit Bok Abaiya: Practiced Hands and the Arts of Choctaw Basketry, and a special menu curated by Chef Tanya Nicholas.

Guests will be treated to three entrée options, including:

  • Lamb chops with red wine reduction, potato fondant, roasted tri-color carrots, and side salad with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Pan-seared rainbow trout with crispy skin and beurre blanc sauce, roasted broccolini, butternut squash puree, side salad with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Spinach and wild mushroom quiche with roasted red pepper, side salad with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Also, warm fry bread with Native honey will be on each table

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and for dessert blackberry mascarpone bar with lemon and sugar dome. Beverages include choices of sassafras tea, lavender lemonade, or water.

Seating for this exclusive event is limited to 35 couples. Reservations for cultural center members are $125 a couple; non-member reservations, $150. Reserve online or phone 833-708-9582.


Chi Hullo Li