Anything your heart desires for Valentine’s Day
Taking your sweetie out for the most revered or 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. We’ve done some research and compiled a list of some notable spots to suit your fancy.
Providence Restaurant, 5790 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem
What’s not to love about Providence Restaurant and its mission of changing lives with Second Harvest and its Providence Culinary Training program. The menu features Tuna Tartare, Roasted Beet Salad, a choice of a Beef Filet, Pork Osso Bucco, or Snapper for your entrée 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 online.
Vin 205 Wine Bar, 205 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem
One of the hidden gems in Winston-Salem, Vin 205 will offer a three-course prix fixe menu all week leading up to our sold-out Chef’s Table on Sunday, Feb. 16. Don’t just consider the Valentine’s Day meal, Vin 205 also offers Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (336) 765-8175.
Spring House, Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, 450 N. Spring St., 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 were just released. Call Spring House for info and to reserve for any of the above, (336) 293-4797.
DiLisio’s Italian Restaurant, 301 Brookstown Ave., 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, specially 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 p.m. 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. The price is $140 per couple and includes a bottle of wine. Visit www.undercurrent.com to view the menu and for reservations.
GIA: Drink.Eat.Listen, 1941 New Garden Rd., Suite 208, Greensboro
We’ve always thought of GIA as a great place for a cozy date night. Chef Anders Benton said he is adding an Aged-Steak For Two, a Shareable Scallop Dish, and Heart-Shaped Dessert to their existing menu from Feb. 14-16. Reservations always recommended, (336) 907-7536.
Sophie’s Cork & Ale, 23 W. 2nd Ave., Lexington
Getting a jump on things, Chef John Wilson is offering a five-course (yes, five) wine dinner on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Cost is $80 per person. Call for reservations, (336) 300-7338.
Perhaps you’d rather go a different route this year and let a personal chef come to you for Valentine’s Day.
Chef Angelica Dantzler, of Your Dinner Awaits, offers a personalized experience in your own home and takes care of all the clean-up. Customers say your kitchen will look better than before they arrived. 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 Feb. 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 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 Rd., North Wilkesboro
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.
Butcher & Bull, 425 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem
The restaurant is featuring a Valentine’s Day menu in addition to its regular menu from Feb. 13-Feb. 15. If you want to make it a little mini-getaway, the restaurant, along with the Downtown Marriott, are offering a deluxe room package for $229 plus tax.
It includes a Deluxe Room, a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, $100 food and beverage credit for dinner at Butcher & Bull along with breakfast for two the following morning. The package is available for Feb. 14 and 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!
Kristi Maier is a food writer, blogger and cheerleader for all things local who even enjoys cooking in her kitchen, though her kidlets seldom appreciate her efforts.