We don’t know where the time went, either, but Valentine’s Day will be here directly. Whether you’re single or coupled or you’re staying in or heading out, you gotta eat, and we’ve got the scrumptious scoop on where you find the city’s best bites guaranteed to spark some l’amour. Let us know who we accidentally overlooked in the comments below.
🎁 Asheville Detours (85 W. Walnut St.)
The Date Night at Home Box ($50) includes ingredients to make your own chocolate-dipped strawberries, a scavenger hunt, massage oil, a candle, tea, and a curated local musical playlist. Going solo? Check out the Self Love Box ($50), full of goodies like bath salts, soap, candles + even a few truffles so you can treat yo’self. Best of all? A portion of the proceeds goes to help locals affected by the pandemic. Get it shipped anywhere in the country or pick it up free downtown.
Wanna sip into something more comfortable? Couples will enjoy Tea for Two ($68), which features three boxes of tea, two mugs, a card + extra treats. Just you? Be Mine, Valentine! ($29) comes with a box of tea, mug, card + goodies. Find a card, a tea infuser, extras, and three flavors of loose-leaf chai in the Give Love a Chai ($27) box. Pick your favorite tea and get an infuser, treats, a card + a handmade spoon in the Date Night Custom Tea box ($16). Protip: Get free shipping with promo code FREESHIP at checkout.
V-Day drink options for Bouchon + Rendezvous I Photo courtesy of @avlrendezvous
Dine-in or take-out a classic French feast for two at either of these esteemed eateries and enjoy steamed lobster, beef Wellington, chocolate mousse and half bottles of Champagne + Cabernet. Wanna take it home? Place your order through Sat., Feb. 13, and pickup at RendezVous Sun., Feb. 14 from noon to 5:00p.m. Want to get dressed up and leave the house? Make your reservation at Bouchon here or at RendezVous by calling (828) 348-0909.
The former Chef de Cuisine at Posana uses locally sourced ingredients for his four-course tasting menu ($60 per person) consisting of creamy mushroom soup (vegan option available), beets with pistachios and feta, pork tenderloin, halibut, or squash for your entree, and ruby chocolate panna cotta. You can also order caviar service ($120) with one oz. Osetra Caviar, homemade blinis + accompaniments. Email here to order before 8 p.m. on Weds., Feb. 10. Delivery will be on Sat., Feb. 13 between 5-9 p.m.
Tapas for Two I Photo by @curatetapasbar
You won’t need your passport with Cúrate’s Tapas for Two ($92 plus tax + tip). It comes with Spanish cheeses, chicken fritters, goat cheese-stuffed piquillo peppers, sauteed shrimp, salad, fried bread crumbs with roasted veggies, cheesecake + your choice of marinated lamb skewers or charcoal grilled trout. Order here for pickup or local delivery.
Valentine’s Day at Home I Photo by @forestrycamp
Want your spread to have a variety of sweet + savory bites? Forestry Camp’s Valentine’s Day At Home Package ($60) features a bottle of wine, house-made chocolates, and various charcuterie board fixings, including two local cheeses, one meat + more. Order here for pick up on Sat., Feb. 14.
French Broad Chocolates I Photo by @packsquarecollection
Yes, your sweetie will be delighted by anything you select from these master chocolatiers, but we are really loving the Deluxe Valentine’s Gift Set ($200). This massive collection contains each flavor of their handcrafted bonbons (that’s 60 bonbons) as well as three chocolate bars, chocolate-covered cherries, and raspberry white chocolate-covered macadamia nuts that are almost too pretty to eat.
Need some shellfish for V-Day? Lobster Club WNC offers 1¼-2 pound live Maine lobster, as well as frozen lobster tails. Place your order online by noon on Tues., Feb. 9. Orders will be available for pick up between 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 13 at the Innsbruck Mall (85 Tunnel Rd.) If there are any problems with delivery, they’ll call you on the phone. Payment in cash will be due at pick up.
Both locations of this Mediterranean-inspired spot are offering customizable four-course meals. Through Sat., Feb. 13 you can get a four course meal ($45) with two appetizers, two entrées, a dessert, and a bottle of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage). The Weaverville location is unveiling new dishes for Sat. + Sun., and the four course meal contains two appetizers, two entrées, a dessert, and a glass of wine or draft beer for each person ($50 if you go the non-alcoholic drink route).