While this Valentine’s Day may be a wee bit different from previous years, it doesn’t mean you can’t show your love while supporting your local favourites.
We’ve compiled a list of some great offerings being made by Windsor-Essex businesses to help you say you’re in love.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Bevy Box and Paglione Estate Winery have collaborated to include their popular Rosé Lemonade and Sangria bottles within Valentine’s themed boxes that are delivered to your doorstep.
From the popular Treat Yo’Self boxes to new boxes that contain macarons from Sweet Revenge, hot chocolate bombs and flowers, they’re the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day.
MAKE IT A SPARKLING VALENTINE’S DAY
Pelee Island Winery wants you to have a sparkling Valentine’s Day. They’re put together a LOLA Sparkling Valentine’s Gift Box which includes 3 of your favourite Sparkling LOLA wines in a beautiful gift box accompanied by a bag of strawberry chocolate pretzel bites.
They’re also constructed a two person Pelee wine tasting kit. It includes everything you need to have a fun and unique Valentine’s/Galentine’s night in the comfort of your own home:
- 4 x 375mL wine bottles
- Individually packaged portions of locally produced meat, cheese, bread and chocolate
- 2 Pelee Island Winery branded wine glasses
- 2 Special Valentine’s tasting mats (Tasting instructions included)
JOHNNY SHOTZ DOES VALENTINE’S
Johnny Shotz is serving up two Valentine’s Day specials to enjoy at home. First is a fettuccine pasta with a rich creamy homemade parmesan and Romano cheese topped with chicken or jumbo shrimp Served with garden salad and garlic bread for $19.99.
The second is a classic seafood stew called Cioppino. Mussels, scallops, shrimp, and halibut, in a lightly spiced tomato broth served with garlic bread for $24.99.
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES AND WINE
If you love Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, they put together a Valentines Gift Box for your loved one, which they will deliver to their door on February 14. (Windsor Essex region only)
Included in the box is a bouquet of flowers and 4 chocolate covered strawberries from Sweet Revenge Bake Shop.
$60 gets you the flowers and chocolate covered strawberries, then purchase the type of wine you would like added into the box. The cost of wine is not included.
LOVE GIVES YOU WINGS
Like to keep it casual on Valentine’s Day? While they don’t have any pink and heart themed offerings, The Loose Goose does have their wings special available on Sunday. Get 2lbs of chicken wings for $17.
FOUR COURSES OF LOVE
North 42 Degrees Winery is offering a beautiful 4-course meal for Valentine’s Day for $149 per couple.
Couples will enjoy a French onion soup to start with caramelized onion, thyme, veal stock, brioche, gruyere. To follow, enjoy pan seared U10 scallop and maple roasted pork belly with duck fat pound cake.
The main course gives you an option of bacon wrapped lamb loin with rosemary fingerlings and carrot puree, or an organic salmon that is pan seared with pommes Anna, roasted parsnips and beet chips, or Parisian gnocchi made with oyster mushroom, roasted butternut squash, Grana Padano and crisp sage.
We can’t forget about dessert, which is a dark chocolate & lavender cheesecake.
If you want something a little simpler, they also offer a charcuterie board for 2 for $99 where you keep the locally hand crafted board.
VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH AT HOME
Thyme Kitchen is offering you the opportunity to still enjoy a Valentine’s Day brunch in the comfort of your own home. There are multiple options and add-ons available, including dishes like cheddar cheese omelettes, red wine poached eggs, tater tot waffles with pulled pork and Hollandaise sauce and more. Of course, they’re also offering an all vegan brunch option.
If brunch is still too early for you, Thyme also has 4-course heat and serve Dinner Date option available.
SHOW YOUR LOVE ON A PLATTER
If you’re a fan of keeping it casual on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you can’t put your love on a platter for your significant other.
Rock Bottom is offering an appetizer trio platter with your choice of 3 of their appetizers for $25.
You can also get 2lbs of wings, fresh cut fries and a large salad for $30 or, if you have a sweet tooth, 2 mini cheesecake and a 375ml bottle of bubbly for $20.
BEERY BEST FRIENDS
Want to show your Valentine just how “beery” much you love them? Walkerville Brewery can help with that with their Valentine’s Day Gift Pack. It includes:
- 6 x 473ml cans of a variety of popular Walkerville Brewery beers
- 1 x Branded pint glass
- 1 x Branded galvanized bucket
- 1 x Branded bottle opener
- 1 x Conversation Heart Cookie from Roslyn’s Sweet Treats
- Beer swag
All wrapped up with a festive gift tag for only $55! Limited quantities available, so don’t wait to place your order!
MAKE VDAY A SMASHING SUCCESS
Who doesn’t love smashing things? Wolfhead Distillery wants you to smash the pandemic blues away with this unique Valentine’s gift. Treat your sweetheart to a giant hollow chocolate filled with cookies, Wolfhead boozy chocolates and a selection of Wolfhead flavoured mini’s with cocktail recipes for only $39.95. They’re available for pick up February 8-14.
I THINK YOU’RE A CHAR-CUTE-ERIE
Love is more than a piece of meat. It’s also some cheese and pickled vegetables. Sandwich Brewing Company is offering up charcuterie for Valentine’s Day for only $26.
The brewery is also offering up beef pot pies for $12 and a coconut chocolate tart for just $3.