February 9, 2015
Love Is in the Air—Chester County’s 5 Most Romantic Dinner Dates
 The month of February calls for couples to come together to share cherished moments, flirtatious glances and frivolous laughter. Why go anywhere else when the Brandywine Valley has it all? Revel in candlelit ambience, tap-your-toes music and exquisite cuisine—all right here.

Majolica

There’s no denying Chef Andrew Deery’s unbridled passion for creating exquisite new American cuisine at this quaint 11-year-old BYOB darling in Phoenixville. A regional four-course prix fixe menu awaits with promises of a few inspired vegetarian choices. Let the most intimate and upscale surroundings elevate the romantic ambience at Majolica.

258 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 917-0962

Additional romantic dining spots in the Phoenixville area include Sips Bistro & BarMarly’s BYO and Bistro on Bridge.

Spend more time together by listening to music at Black Walnut Winery on Saturday evenings, or check out The Colonial Theatre, which will be showing choice vintage films for Valentine’s weekend!

Sovana Bistro

Chef/owner Nick Farrell consistently wows with his sophisticated Sovana Bistro menu featuring grilled polenta with roasted mushrooms, prosciutto-wrapped Pocono trout, a straight-up NY strip steak or fish and chips with a brussels sprout slaw. The rustic-chic backdrop and inclusive wine selection are enticements to keep romance in the air.

696 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, (610) 444-5600

Additional romantic dining spots in the Kennett Square-Unionville area include Catherine’s RestaurantKennett Square Inn and Portabellos.

Spend more time together as you stroll the lovely grounds of Longwood Gardens with special Valentine’s weekend garden hours until 8 p.m.

Limoncello

Reservations are a must at Limoncello. Begin your evening with the “Nutty Love Martini” specialty cocktail in this brick-walled cozy space as you continue the glow with Chianti-braised short rib or pistachio-encrusted salmon. The pièce de résistance of this love-struck meal is without a doubt the hand-blown sugar candy heart oozing with homemade chocolate mousse as dessert. Don’t miss it. 9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230

Additional romantic dining spots in the West Chester area include TecaOlive Branch and The Mediterranean.

Spend more time together as you investigate Sprout Music Collective’s packed music and performance weekend within walking distance.

Restaurant Alba

Dive into an ambitious four-course Italian-flavored menu that begins with customer favorite seafood antipasto followed by a multi-choice indulgence of tuna-stuffed deviled eggs, minted love letters and Adriatic style seafood stew. Restaurant Alba also touts its highly successful and convenient “Valentine’s to Go” program; bring the deliciousness home with you to be warmed up. Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 11, for pickup on Sunday, February 14, from 2–5 p.m. 7 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-4009

Additional romantic dining spots in the Malvern area include Christopher’s Neighborhood Place and The General Warren Inne.

Spend more time together while enjoying live piano night on Friday and Saturday evenings at the White Horse Tavern and Wine Bar.

Nectar

A consistent Main Line tour de force, Nectar presents an Asian-inspired menu from chef Patrick Feury for the entire month of February. Warm winter offerings include Fire River oysters, steamed Peking duck buns, Nectar ramen and a show-stopping end to your meal with the perfect Café Mocha Bento for Two. 1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 725-9000

Additional romantic dining spots in the Berwyn area include Alfredo Italian BYOTiramisu Cucina Romana and Veekoo.

Spend more time together while you get your groove on to music at 30 Main in Berwyn.

Bonus: 3 Chester County Chocolate Havens You Have to Try

What Valentine’s Day would be complete without the taste of exceptional chocolate? Chester County is home to these decadent chocolate confection hot spots that will take your love to the stars!

At Éclat Chocolate, master chocolatier Christopher Curtin creates on-site award-winning signature chocolates, caramels, truffles and mendiants.24 S. High St., West Chester, (610) 692-5206

Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates in southern Chesco offers up gift boxes, novelties and even lascivious sugar-free selections of liquid gold. 461 Limestone Rd., Oxford, (610) 932-2706

Head to the northern part of the county for Best of the Main Line winner Bridge Street Chocolates’ taste of heaven. The shop’s artisanal truffles and seasonal melt-in-your-mouth fudge are unlike any in the area. 158 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 935-8100

With such a variety of passion-filled choices in the area, the entire month of February is sure to be a love-fest in the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Reservations are required for most restaurants. Check with individual websites for details, prices and hours.

Whether for an evening, a long weekend or an extended vacation, discover Chester County, Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley and its charming downtowns. We invite you to explore the scenic rolling hills and endless countryside landscapes within this nook of the Philadelphia suburbs and to appreciate our unique attractions (gardensmuseumstrailshistoric sites), energized restaurant culture, thriving breweries and wineriesspecialty shops and farmers’ markets, year-round events and much, much more!

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