Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Every couple has its own February 14th holiday tradition. This celebration of love was first documented in the 1400s by way of a charter introduced by Charles VI of France. The festivities in the charter included poetry competitions, dancing, song, jousting, and a feast. While the days of jousting are well behind us in modern day society (with the exception of the occasional medieval fair) song, dance, poetry, and food are celebrated with equal passion and fervor.
Keep the passion alive in your relationship with the simple act of making a proper romantic dinner reservation. It’s easy to do. There are a number of wonderful restaurants to begin a new tradition with your loved one. Here are some excellent romantic Valentine’s Day dining options in the lakes region of New Hampshire.
The New Woodshed: Reservations are required for dining in the Barn at this upscale Moultonborough establishment. Begin your meal with Escargot, a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, or selections from the Woodshed Raw Bar. Entrees selections include 21 Day Aged Beef cuts and a New Zealand Free Range Lamb Rack (w/Lyn’s secret sauce). Compound butters and sauces are available, and always complimentary.
O Steaks & Seafood: This Laconia establishment will treat Valentine’s Day couples to steakhouse delicacies and exquisite desserts. You can begin your meal with Ahi Tuna, Oysters Rockefeller, or Laughing Bird Shrimp. Entrees include Salmon (w/roasted red & gold beets, Yukon gold potato, fennel, arugula, and orange vinaigrette) and a 28 Day Dry Aged KC Strip steak.
O Bistro at The Inn On Main: You can begin a romantic dinner for two in Wolfeboro with Escargot or Mushroom Bruschetta. Entrees include Salmon (w/saffron couscous, roasted root vegetables, braised greens, and preserved lemon sauce) and a Short Rib Stroganoff (w/local NH mushrooms, baby onions, peas, and pappardelle pasta).
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Lakehouse Grille: Begin your romantic meal with Lobster Avocado Toast in a comfortable environment complete with a cozy fireplace in Meredith. Enjoy Scallops (w/warm curried couscous salad and spring vegetables) and then peruse the Sweet Endings menu to choose between Crème Brûlée or Italian Lemon Cake.
Ellacoya Barn & Grille: Let your hair down, roll up your cuffs, and dig into some fine food in Gilford in a comfortable setting as you recite a little poetry from across the table. Share an appetizer of Kale Dumplings (w/purple cabbage and sesame soy) followed by a delicious entree of Maple Cilantro Salmon (w/maple cilantro cream sauce, jasmine rice, and vegetable) or Lobster Ravioli (w/sautéed shrimp, sherry tomato cream sauce and fresh basil).
The team at Maxfield Real Estate is passionate about life in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. We look forward to helping you find your perfect home and enjoy a life filled with passion around Lake Winnipesaukee. Remember to make that Valentine’s Day dinner reservation, and contact us for all of your Lakes Region real estate needs!
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