If you’re still looking looking for a romantic date night idea for Valentines Day 2016, the Triangle is full of great options! From carefully crafted menus to sparkling wine tastings to hotels where you could book a room after enjoying a delightful meal, here are some Valentine’s Day events around Durham and Chapel Hill.
Valentine’s Dinner at Burke Manor Inn
What’s more romantic than enjoying an authentic French meal while sipping wine with your sweetheart in the cozy and elegant setting of a quaint bed & breakfast? Plan a little escape to Gibsonville, NC to enjoy The Burke Manor Inn’s Valentine’s weekend menu for $75 per person. You could even make plans to stay the night. Call 336-449-6266 for reservations.
Valentine’s Dinner at 21c Museum Hotel and Counting House Restaurant
Counting House is heating up downtown Durham with three nights of special romantic dinners, lovingly prepared by Chef Josh Munchel. On Friday (2/12) and Sunday (2/14), treat your lover to an à la carte menu featuring Counting House favorites and decadent specials. On Saturday (2/13), set the mood with a three-course table d’hôte menu sure to satisfy. Cost is $40-$75 (add on wine pairings for an additional $25). Call 919-956.6760 for reservations.
Valentine’s Dinner at The Umstead
Enjoy an evening with your valentine this year with an intimate dinner in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. Sit close and savor this special four-course menu with choices and wine pairings. Cost is $115 per person, wine pairings $60 per person. Reservations can be made at (919) 447-4050.
Valentine’s Dinner at Basan
Basan, Eschelon Experiences’ sushi restaurant in Durham, has created an intimate Valentine’s dinner experience with delicious features for you to enjoy with your loved one all weekend long. For reservations, call 919-797-9728.
Valentine’s Day at Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Celebrate this romantic holiday at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Raleigh all weekend long! Special features and the full menu is available Friday and Saturday. And Sunday is a special three-course menu featuring a variety of Sullivan’s fan-favorites.
Sugar Euphoria at Lovestruck Dinner Event
Saturday, Feb. 13 – 7-9pm
For an unforgettable evening filled with music, five-courses of food, wine and delicous sweets from Sugar Euphoria, head over to The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Chapel Hill for Lovestruck: A Valentine’s Dinner.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Crossroads in Chapel Hill
Enjoy an exceptional four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill created by Executive Chef James Clark; share a romantic dessert made by pastry Chef Sara Thomas, and celebrate with a champagne toast. Dinner includes a rose for your one and only to make the evening complete. Cost is $75 per person. Call for reservations 919-918-2735.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at La Residence
Take part in a very special aphrodisiac four-course menu at La Residence in Chapel Hill during Valentine’s Day weekend. Cost ranges from $49-$50 not including tax and gratuity. Call 919-967-2506 for reservations.
Wedding and Event Open House at The Rickhouse
Sunday, Feb. 14 – 12-3pm
Spend some of Valentine’s Day planning the fun of your upcoming wedding! Join new downtown Durham venue The Rickhouse and some of its favorite vendors, including Catering Works, for an afternoon of delicious food and the opportunity to design your event! Pre-register now for this free event!
Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Tasting at The King’s Daughters Inn
Sunday, Feb. 14 – 4-7pm
Grab your sweetheart and head over to The King’s Daughters Inn for the annual sparkling wine tasting. Cost is $25 for five wines paired with interesting bites to complement the character of the bubbles! Plus, enjoy 15% off room rates if you book an overnight stay!
Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Durham Hotel
Sunday, Feb. 14 – 5-10pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Durham Hotel with a 3-course tasting menu dinner featuring Cape Hatteras oysters, black truffles, dry aged grass-fed beef, local vegetables, and baked alaska for two. Cost is $55 per person and wine pairings are available (beverage, tax, gratuity not included). You could also book a room for an overnight staycation! For reservations, call 919-768-8831.
Valentine’s Day at The Washington Duke Inn
Sunday, Feb. 14
Romance fills the Fairview Dining Room this Valentine’s Day with several events to share your love with someone special. Start your day with brunch, enjoy an unforgettable Sweetheart Tea, or linger a little longer with dinner and an overnight stay…whatever your fancy, it’s the perfect way to celebrate!
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Lantern
Sunday, Feb. 14
Going to Lantern in Chapel Hill any day of the year is a treat, but it’s extra special on Valentine’s Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, 919-969-8846.
The Love Market at Bull City Ciderworks
Sunday, Feb. 14
Join local makers who will be selling natural body care products, paper goods, art prints, flowers, chocolates and jewelry at Bull City Ciderworks in Durham on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy music by Chadbourne Doc Chad & His Contemporary Rock Band and good eats from food truck Buddahlicious!