Everything You Need for a Valentine’s Date Night In
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. Instead of hustling around to get ready to go out on the town and dealing with crowded restaurants and movie theaters, have a romantic date night at home.
These West Virginia goodies are all you need to have a special Almost Heaven evening with your significant other.
This occasion is the perfect opportunity to showcase your amazing cooking skills. Cook up a filet or pork chop from The Farmer’s Daughter Market & Butcher. The locally sourced meat really makes a difference in the taste of a dish.
Or pick up fresh oysters, scallops and shrimp from the Capitol Market and treat your loved one to a dinner you wouldn’t typically have. While you’re there, you might as well purchase sides to go along with it. This way you can spend more time with one another rather than in the kitchen.
If you’ve had an exceptionally long week, there’s nothing wrong with ordering takeout from one of your favorite local restaurants. Here are some restaurant ideas with delicious menu items:
- The Dish Café – Daniels
- Minard’s Spaghetti Inn – Clarksburg
- Stardust Café – Lewisburg
- Vagabond Kitchen — Wheeling
No Valentine’s Day celebration is complete without West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these Almost Heaven wineries:
- Lambert’s Vintage Wine – Weston
- Kirkwood Wintery – Summersville
- Danial Vineyards –
- Stone Road Vineyard — Rockport
End the evening on a sweet note with decadent treats. Latte Da Cupcakery in Martinsburg offers unique cupcake flavors like caramel macchiato and orange dream sickle as well as French macarons made in-house.
Caffe Romeo in Charleston is known for its amazing gelato. Pick up a tub to go of a flavor your valentine will be sure to love.
For a dessert that’s both salty and sweet, get your hands on a bag of popcorn from Mountaineer Popcorn in Shepherdstown. On any given day you might find a mixture of sweet blends like cookies and cream, chocolate drizzled caramel and red velvet.
Make this Valentine’s Day an authentically West Virginian experience for you and that special someone.
This post was last updated on February 10, 2020