Whether you’ve been married for five days or 55 years, it’s always great to give or receive a Valentine.
If you’re a local business, the holiday dedicated to love offers an opportunity to celebrate returning customers or meet new ones.
Looking for a way to spend the holiday? Here are a few ideasTerrace Bistro at Lake Junaluska Valentine’s Dinner for Two — Feb. 11-14, $60 per couple. Includes a beverage of your choice (mocktails included); a starter to share; two entrée choices of cedar plank salmon, asparagus and sweet pepper penne; filet and lobster tail or buttermilk oven-baked chicken; choice of two sides and a dessert to share.
Bosu’s Valentine’s Day Dinner — Feb. 13 and 14, 6:30 p.m., $60 per person. Includes cherry brandy-baked brie, oven risotto with crispy roasted mushrooms, red-wine-basted short rib with celery root and potato puree and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Each dinner includes a wine and sparkling wine pairing.
Laurel Ridge Country Club — Feb. 13 and 14, 5-8:30 p.m. The clubhouse will be open to the public with a reservation. Valentine’s menu features several specials. A dinner drinks and dessert menu is available. Tables are set for social distancing; masks are required.
WildFlour Blue Bakery Fondue Date Night — Feb. 13 and 14, $40 per couple. Chocolate is the star of the evening during the bakery’s first-ever fondue party. RSVPs will be scheduled every 30 minutes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at both bakery locations in Waynesville and Canton. The store will be closed to customers during the special event; social distancing will be in effect.
Ingles and Publix — The supermarkets have got sweethearts covered with everything from single-stem roses and red rose bouquets to chocolate-dipped strawberries and red velvet cake. In addition, store specials will help plan a memory-making feast.
“We’re getting busy right now,” said Bob Kelly, Floral Department manager of Ingles at 259 Barber Blvd. “Valentine’s Day ranks right up there with Mother’s Day. We have ready-made bouquets and all sorts of flowers, depending on what your special someone likes. A dozen red roses in a sleeve starts at $18.88 with your Ingles card.”