With Valentine's Day falling on Thursday, it isn't as easy to get out to celebrate. Life can certainly get in the way of a weekday holiday. If the way to the heart is indeed through the stomach, then the Valentine's Day dinner needs to be artfully planned. It is the perfect day to pamper your partner and show your love through food.
Plan a romantic at-home dinner date for Valentine's Day with these tips for setting the mood. Create a romantic Valentine's Day atmosphere with candlelight. Create a playlist of your favorite romantic songs and put it on repeat. Set the perfect mood with a bouquet of red roses or carnations for a centerpiece. Make the dinner table look special by setting out your best china on an elegant red table runner, and if the dining room is near a fireplace, get a cozy fire going to add to the ambience.
Fortunately, there are many culinary cupids across our Island who can do the cooking for you. Think of it as a romantic heat and eat dinner. Heart shaped lobster ravioli with champagne sauce or heart shaped bacon-wrapped fillet mignon are festive entrees.
Here are some delicious places to bring home a romantic dinner:
Uncle Giuseppe"s Marketplace
Locations in Smithtown, Port Jeff Station, East Meadow, Massapequa and Port Washington.
Locations in New Hyde Park, Woodbury and Wantagh
Whole Foods Market
Locations in Lake Grove, Jericho and Manhasset
739 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown (631) 360-2211
81 Glen Cove Road, Glen Cove (516) 621-5100
The Happy Hostess
318 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Center (516) 766-1046
The Culinary Studio
136 Wall Street, Huntington (631) 385-8500
Locations in East Hampton and Bridgehampton
Locations in Plainview and Westbury
110 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove (516) 676-8500
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