Deliver the Perfect Valentine’s Day… 

Want to plan a stress-free Valentine’s Day? Turned off by overpriced and overbooked restaurants? Get the goods delivered to your door or pick them up from a selection of venues leaving only the food to serve up and the romance to dish out. Cut down on your to-do list and ramp up the canoodling by sourcing your meal from our top cheat-sheet!

Red Apron


If the path to your partner’s heart is through the stomach, impress them with a home-cooked meal requiring nothing more than a quick reheat. Unleash your inner Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson by hiding the boxes and banging some pots and pans in the kitchen with flair for extra credit! Red Apron offers freshly prepared meals for delivery or pick up that come with rewarming instructions to fill your home with mouth-watering aromas. Enjoy locally sourced deliciousness that is sure to ignite passions.
Dinner for 2 $40-50 https://www.redapron.ca/

The Whalesbone 

Oysters are the Cadillac of aphrodisiacs and there is no better time to stimulate those sensual senses! The Whalesbone’s fish counter & restaurants are ethically stocked with top-quality sustainable seafood. So sweep guilt to the side while sweeping that significant other off their feet, whether it’s lobster, steak or steelhead trout you’re looking for with three locations in Ottawa this group has your seafood needs covered.

Platter of a dozen oysters 35$ http://thewhalesbone.com/

NeXT

Marking a significant milestone this Valentine’s Day? Yank out all the stops and head straight to NeXT in Stitsville for a sumptuous meal crafted by the renowned Chef Blackie. Having mastered the art of the take-away Christmas feast during his tenure at the NAC’s Le Café, Chef Blackie provides top-quality full on decadence to enjoy in the intimacy of your own home. We suggest the Blind Sharing Menu letting the chef take control of the menu and your senses in this 8 course dining extravaganza.

8 course Sharing Menu for two – 120$ http://www.nextfood.ca/

Pure Kitchen

With two restaurants and a yoga studio to boot here’s an option that is sure to meet the on-trend needs of the vegan, gluten-free, nut-allergy, lactose-intolerant love of your life. The fact that this operation serves alcohol warmed even my carnivorous heart when sampling their delicious poutine, tacos and warming bowls. Sell this selection as a healthy choice to mirror your healthy relationship and make your date swoon.

Entrees 15$ - http://www.purekitchenottawa.com/



Double-down on the love with El Camino and Datsun

Chef Carmichael opened these bang-on-trend venues next door to one another so impress your date with a selection of mouth-watering tacos and Asian plates. Keep the hip vibe strong by serving it up with shots of tequila and beers to create a laid-back fully-curated soiree. Winning!

Tacos & Plates 5-15$ http://eatelcamino.com/ http://eatdatsun.com/

The Card – don’t forget the card!

The card is the clincher – it demonstrates attention to detail. But you’re busy right? So, let us help because… there’s an app for that! Who has time to muse for the muse when there are dinners to be picked up and reheated so load up Robbie Burn’s “A Red, Red Rose” and fill in that blank space with literally effortless flair! Who’s to blame should people believe, literary soul that you are, it was stumbled upon in a well-thumbed first edition. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 Free - Love Poems app for iPhone and