(And how gorgeous is this quilt, a gift from my talented friend Leland Burnham? Very! It is named “Temptation,” and looks good enought to eat!)
Now, for Valentine’s Day, or for a treat to enjoy later on, how about trying one of these:
Dinner at Brother’s Moon in Hopewell, and/or a gift of cooking classes with Chef/Owner Will Mooney. Or, for the truly ambitious, Will is going to be the chef for an unforgettable rafting trip in Oregon July 7-10, “Wine on the River.” Details at www.oars.com.
Tapas at Tre Bar, definitely one of the more swish spots around.
Enjoy a weekend getaway at the newly renovated and reopened Chauncey Conference Center.
Book the new Rat Hole dining room at Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture and enjoy a trip into the kitchen with Executive Chef Nowakoski to create a tasting menu for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. (Or go for the $38 prix fixe 3-course menu weeknights in the regular dining room; details on website.)
Tickets to an Artisan Cooking Class for couples at Griggstown Quail Farm on February 28.
Make a colorful glass plate for your sushi sweetie at Red Green Blue in Princeton.
Enjoy a special dinner at The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick. The choice is yours: Five-course tasting menu, à la carte, or the bistro menu.
Dinner in the Chocolate Lounge at the wonderful Donna Toscana chocolate shop in Cranford.
(Yes, some restaurants will be sold out for Valentine’s night already, but why not give the gift of a dinner on another night, and stay cozy warm at home with a home made gourmet dinner on Valentine’s night?)