It’s a day of great expectations that calls upon the romantic in us all to craft an evening of epic proportions. Oh… the pressure! To make your Valentine’s Day dining woes subside, we’ve prepared a list of top-notch romantic experiences for you and your sweetie, that will keep you out of the “chateau chien” and have her wondering how you managed to select the perfect menu!
Prix Fixe: $45 for Three Courses
$50 for Four Courses
Known for its association with the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Benchmark Restaurant is privy to one of the best views in wine country. Nestled at the bottom of the escarpment, the restaurant overlooks the vineyard and a wintery wonderland of forest through the 270-degree windows of the dining space. The menu style is farm to table and culinary excellence is at the top of their priority list. This is a no-brainer for a romantic dinner for two.
Tasting Menu: $80
Or a la carte: $14 – $45
The name Treadwell has become synonymous with gastronomy in Niagara. In Stephen Treadwell’s restaurant the divine elements do not end on the plate, as house sommelier James Treadwell has an excellent palate that will see you well served on a pairing menu, or guided to a bottle selection that will have your taste buds begging for more. Located in the heart of historic Port Dalhousie, there is something particularly lovely about this restaurant. A gem in Niagara.
Prix Fixe: $65 for Three Courses
This restaurant, located at White Oaks Resort and Spa is a beautiful dining room with five-star service that will have you and your date feeling as though you’ve received the celebrity treatment. The menu never fails to impress and with a special Valentine’s menu offered for the evening, you can be certain that you are receiving a unique culinary experience.
Prix Fixe: $90 for Five Courses
Trius at Hillebrand is the quintessential wine country dining experience. Located on site at Hillebrand Winery, the dining room has big windows with gorgeous views of the estate vineyards. The interior dining space is elegant and inviting, the perfect ambiance for a romantic night out. Your dinner will be prepared by Chef Frank Dodd, seen on various television shows and often featured in culinary publications… a little celebrity for your indulgent night out for two! A beautifully crafted five course menu will be the ideal candlelit experience for a beautiful Valentines Day.