5 Heartfelt Ideas for Valentine's Day

There are several different ways to approach this day beyond the standard heart shaped box of chocolates. We wanted to provide some fun and slightly different ways to spice up your day, and breathe a bit of new life into your V-day plans.

  1. Cooking together = romantic!

If you’re planning time together at home, it’s always extra special to incorporate the fiery side of romance in cooking together. Turn your phones off, set the scene, and it’s a perfect, simple way to share quality time around the foods you love.

  1. If you are going out, plan ahead and give it a twist

It’s a good idea to make reservations for the actual night of Valentine’s Day about a month in advance. That way, you get the best time slots and can make requests for a certain table. Another really great way to take your romance game to the next level is to work with the chef and/or restaurant manager in advance to pre-plan your meal. You can request that the chef make your sweetheart’s favorite meal that is off the menu, or arrange for champagne or a card on the table upon your arrival. That way, when the night arrives, dinner just happens, and you can really enjoy his or her reaction to your genius advanced planning!

  1. Write a haiku for each other and read it out loud

One unique way to get the day or night started is to spend a few minutes writing a haiku poem for each other. It is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. However, you can make it about each other, the first time you met, your kids, your love for your dog – you get the point. It’s surely a memory maker and something you can stick in your scrapbook (or dare we say, post on Facebook).

  1. A healthier dessert

We always like to suggest a healthier option for special occasions. When it comes to dessert, a terrific alternative to chocolate is a simple serving of fresh cut strawberries, light sour cream, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. It’s so delicious and with hardly the calories as other sugary options. If you’re not watching your waistline that night, then consider chocolate fondue. You can have a lot of fun with that (can you see the ideas swirling around in your head?)

  1. Cocktails and dreams

How thoughtful would it be to serve up your sweetie’s favorite drink (in a real glass) and then re-reading your vows? A little sap might be well worth it. If you didn’t have vows or aren’t married yet, then sharing some #relationshipgoals might be a way to go. No matter, you’ll have a cocktail to sip to make the moment less serious and more lighthearted.

A little planning and a lot of heart are all you need to make it a great season of romance. Here’s to living, loving and eating!

To make reservations for Valentine’s Day at Roundabout Grill, please call 775-398-5454. The 3-course prix fixe menu is available from February 14-17, 2018.