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Taking your sweetie out for the most revered or dare I say, dreaded day of the year gets some extended love this year as Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. So you know that means most restaurants are offering multiple days of multiple courses of all things date worthy. I’ve done some research and compiled a list of some notable spots to suit your fancy.
What’s not to love about Providence Restaurant and its mission of changing lives with Second Harvest and its Providence Culinary Training program.
Tuna Tartare, Roasted Beet Salad, a choice of a beef filet, pork osso bucco or snapper for your entree and a choice of dessert. At $80 per couple, it’s one of the best deals in town and a fine looking menu. You can view the menu and make your reservations at providencews.org/valentinesday.
Vin 205 Wine Bar, 205 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem
One of the hidden gems in Winston-Salem, Vin 205 will offer a three-course prefix menu all week leading up to a sold out Chef’s Table on Sunday, Feb. 16th. And don’t just consider the Valentine’s Day meal, Vin205 also offers Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm. 336-765-8175
Spring House, Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, 450 North Spring Street, Winston-Salem
For one of the sexiest spots in town, enjoy lighter fare in Spring House’s Library Bar. Pop in a couple of days earlier for their White Tiger Noodle Shop on Wednesdays this winter or enjoy the main house for a truly elegant experience with approachable food to match. A St. Valentine’s Day Love at First Bite and an early winter menu was just released. Call Spring House for info and to reserve for any of the above. 336-293-4797 springhousenc.com
Di Lisio’s Italian Restauarant, 301 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem
That’s Amore! Italian is always a favorite for Valentine’s Day and DiLisio’s is one of the best spots to consider. You and your sweetheart are invited to a four course wine dinner especially curated by Tony and Maria DiLisio. This is a reservation only event and DiLisio’s will have two seatings available, 5:30 and 8:30. Price $75 per person. You must call to reserve your seat. 336-546-7202.
Undercurrent, 327 Battleground Ave, Greensboro
Always a go-to for a special occasion, once again Undercurrent Restaurant is offering special prix fixe four-course menu on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. Price is $140 per couple and includes a bottle of wine. Visit undercurrent.com to view the menu and for reservations.
Gia, Drink, Eat, Listen, New Garden Road, Greensboro
We’ve always thought Gia as a great place for a cozy date night. Chef Anders Benton says he is adding an aged steak for two, a shareable scallop dish, and heart shape dessert to their existing menu Feb. 14-16. Reservations always recommended. 336-907-7536
Sophie’s Cork & Ale, 23 West 2nd Avenue, Lexington
Getting a jump on things, Chef John Wilson is offering a 5-course (yes, five) wine dinner on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6pm. Cost is $80 per person. Call for reservations. 336-300-7338
Your Dinner Awaits
Literally. Perhaps you’d rather go a different route this year and let a personal chef come to you. Chef Angelica Dantzler offers a personalized experience in your own home and takes care of all the clean-up and customers say your kitchen will look better than before they arrived. Your Dinner Awaits. Find Angelica at Your Dinner Awaits on Facebook for information and to contact.
Chef Dion Sprenkle is also offering a Valentine’s Day special with his Table ‘0 on February 14 from 6:30-9:30. Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, multiple course dinner with wine pairings. Space is very limited so please call for your reservation, 336-343-9314.
Roselli’s To Go & Dessertery, 2190 Boone Trail Road, North Wtilkesboro
John Roselli will have your favorite Italian dishes or even pizza ready for you to take home but what he’s really loving this year is his heart-shaped Red Velvet Cheesecake. We suggest you call ahead for your order 336-818-4343.
Stay for awhile….
Butcher & Bull, 425 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem
The restaurant is featuring a Valentine’s Day menu in addition to their regular menu Thursday, Feb.13-Saturday, Feb.15. And if you want to make it a little mini-getaway, the restaurant, along with the Downtown Marriott, are offering a deluxe room package. It includes:
-Bottle Champagne & Chocolate Covered Strawberries upon arrival
-$100 Food & Beverage credit for Dinner in Butcher & Bull
-Breakfast for 2 the following morning
$229 plus tax
(The package is available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15)
You can reserve the room at Winston-Salem Marriott 336-725-3500. Dinner bookings can be made at Butcher & Bull 336-722-5232.
Have a sweet time with your sweetie, foodies! And comment below so our friends might learn where you love to go on Valentine’s Day.