Valentine’s Day will be strange this year. I’ve heard one person say that this is the first Valentine’s Day that might be hard for single folks and couples alike: single people because dating during a pandemic is certainly a challenge, and couples because it can be difficult to spice up a dinner at home with each other for the 300th time since last March.
That said, many of Door County’s great restaurants are getting creative to make sure you have plenty of options for making this Valentine’s Day a special occasion.
Fireside Has Limited Seating
The Fireside Restaurant in Egg Harbor has recently opened its dining room at reduced capacity. This weekend, it will offer limited seating for a wine-paired, five-course dinner that includes ahi tuna poke egg rolls, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and chocolate-stuffed beignets.
Glidden Lodge’s Special Sunday
Donny’s Glidden Lodge is normally closed on Sundays during the off-season, but it’s taking reservations for Sunday while they last. The Valentine’s Day specials include prime rib, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, seafood pasta, and bacon-wrapped tenderloin.
Romantic Meals To Go
Alexander’s is running its special Valentine’s Day dinner-for-two to-go menu all month long, following the success of its New Year’s takeout special. Scaturo’s Baking Co. and Cafe is doing a take-and-bake special and Valentine’s Day brunch, with pickup available.
Learn Skills for an Intimate, Home-cooked Meal
Glacier Ledge is serving its Valentine’s Day menu during special dining hours Feb. 12 and 13. It has also offered educational opportunities for couples leading up to the holiday as part of its virtual and in-person cooking classes, which began in December. The class will be available on Facebook Live for those who don’t attend in person.
Stay in with Delivery
The Lodge at Leathem Smith’s menu for sweethearts includes fresh oysters, dry-aged Duroc pork loin chop, and a dinner for two with lobster tails and scampi. The Lodge also delivers within the city of Sturgeon Bay.