This is the week of love. First we have Galentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 13th…. an unofficial holiday to celebrate your female friends (it’s been around for about 10 years). And then there’s Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14th. Yes, it’s about romance. But, in a broader sense, Valentine’s Day is a chance to show your love for the people who make your life a little sweeter.
Here are a few ways to celebrate this love-filled week, whether you’re raising a toast to the gals in your life, that special someone, or your entire book club ….
Sweets for Your Sweetie(s)
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~Charles M. Shulz
Of course, chocolate tops the list of ways to express your feelings during the week of love. And the good news is: chocolates come in all shapes and sizes. Grab a large box of assorted chocolates for your significant other and individual candies for friends and family. We’ve got lots of chocolate gifts (large and small), including the prettiest chocolate bars you ever saw (check them out on Instagram).
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ~Alan D. Wolfelt
This is the week to indulge. We all have favorite foods we don’t allow ourselves to enjoy often enough. Well, the week of love is the perfect excuse. Make a special dinner featuring your favorite food and drink. Or host a Valentine’s potluck or cheese tasting. We’ve got some amazing Valentine’s Day cheeses that would make a beautiful cheeseboard.
Wondering what to serve for dessert? Our bakehouse has been busy pumping out all kinds of love-ly treats. Check out our Valentine’s Day bakery menu. Or grab a few ingredients (located alongside the Valentine’s candy…near the registers) to make your own chocolate fondue.
“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” ~Coco Chanel
These may be our favorite bottles on the shelf right now. Leave it to the French to turn wine into art. We’ve got sparkling wines from Italy, Spain, Austria, and France. Along with lots of mini Champagne bottles, perfect for gifts or dinner for two (if you’re planning on an early ski day!).
Surf & Turf
“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ~M.F.K. Fisher
You could go out. But then you’d have to brave the cold, find a parking spot, and be social. We prefer dining in. Check out our weekend Surf & Turf specials, available in Woodstock only, (Thursday to Sunday, 2/13-16): 10% off tenderloin, rack of lamb, and hot & sweet Italian sausage; 15% off scallops, tuna, and mussels; and oysters are buy 9 get 3 free.
Happy Love Week!