It’s hard to believe January is already coming to an end. Despite the cold weather, it seems to me as if this month has flown by.
Just around the corner is Valentine’s Day, one of the strongest business days for restaurants everywhere. The day of prescribed romance falls on a Thursday this year, which means anytime that long weekend, or even the weekend before, would be a nice time to celebrate.
Everybody has a different vision of the perfect amorous ambiance for a dinner — to some it’s dim lighting and candles; to others maybe it’s a favorite spot where a first kiss or a first date took place. Or maybe you aren’t into all the cliches, so a perfect Valentine’s Day with your partner would be sharing a pie at a favorite pizza joint.
In an upcoming issue of The Roanoke Times, I’d like to help readers choose the perfect place to go to dinner for Valentine’s Day. So whether you plan to go out or not, I’d love to hear about your favorite romantic restaurant. What little details make the atmosphere perfect there?
One person who comments on this blog entry will randomly win a copy of “Sweet Celebrations” by Kathering Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, authors of “The Cupcake Diaries,” along with a bottle of McCormick red food coloring and a bottle of McCormick raspberry extract with natural flavors!