Cupid’s Arrow has taken aim at these four Pocono ski resorts and quaint inns that have something delicious planned for couples this Valentine’s Day.
From red beet tartare to lobster bisque to chocolate covered strawberries, these Pocono and Lehigh Valley spots are ready to prove that the way to your love’s heart can be through their stomach.
If you’re looking for a place to dine for that most romantic vacation with the one you love the most, check out the offers below:
Slopeside Pub and Grill at Blue Mountain Resort
After a day on the slopes, après-ski with your loved one at this cozy and popular restaurant and bar.
Rock bands Trick Stacy Duo perform 6-9pm Friday and Saturday and Billy Bauer Duo perform 5:30-8:30pm Monday.
On the menu: Hot Nashville Chicken with Buttermilk Fried Quail (with hot sauce and pickles on a baugette). Special entrees are the airy chicken breast with roasted potatoes, sautéed squash, apples, and cherry tomato sauce; surf n’ turf (beef Wellington and lobster tail, roasted potatoes, asparagus and half raspberries; and bruschetta pappardelle (with tomatoes, garlic, baby spinach, basil and fresh ricotta).
Dessert individual cheesecakes with chocolate covered strawberries.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday
Cost: Varies by menu item
Reservations accepted on OpenTable.com for Friday and Monday. First come, first served on Saturday and Sunday.
Information: 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, 610-826-7700, bit.ly/3oysp2j
Mount Airy Casino Resort
Bet your love of food on this wine and gourmet pairing experience featuring wine from the Clos Du Val Napa Valley vineyard.
On the menu: Starter (Lyonnaise salad, frisee, poached egg, bacon) accompanied by Clos Du Val Chardonnay. Second course (chicken confit, celeriac puree, Amaranth) served with Clos Du Val Pinot Noir. Third course (Salmon rillettes, crostini, baby watercress) accompanied by Clos Du Val Merlot. Fourth course (osso bucco, white bean cassoulette) with cabernet from Clos Du Val.
Desserts include cheesecake, strawberry compote, Oreo crumbs, white chocolate paired with Cockburn’s 10-year-old tawny port.
All reservations are non-cancellable.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $145 per person, plus tax and tip
Information: 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, 888-810-9427, bit.ly/3LjaXc0
Warm up by the fireplace while dining at this romantic inn. Local favorite Michelle Oram performs love ballads. Call ahead to reserve a spot.
On the menu: Choice of entrees such as classic baked onion soup; leek soup with truffled potatoes; red beet tartare, cardamom vinaigrette, goat cheese whipped cream; Granny Smith salad and apple-strawberry spinach with honey-balsamic, avocado, feta, grilled almonds.
Main dishes: Choice of one dish such as mussels with prawns and chorizo paella seared red snapper with coconut curry; seared red snapper in a red coconut curry broth; bucatini with creamy pesto and roasted cauliflower; crispy pork belly with five spices; Grilled 14 oz rib steak with gorgonzola cream.
Dessert (choice of one) includes signature caramel pudding; red velvet cake; mango crème brûlée, chocolate mouse, chocolate covered strawberries.
When: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday
Cost: $89 per person, plus tax and tip
information: 4 Main Ave, Hawley, 570-226-2993, bit.ly/3GA00iz
River Room at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
The historic inn has concocted an elegant menu which will be presented on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Reservations are suggested.
On the menu: Appetizers include the lobster bisque ($9.95); shrimp cocktail ($12.95); mixed green salad ($9.95); grilled tomahawk prime rib for two ($79.95). Salmon in a crust for two (wild Atlantic salmon fillet with spinach and roasted peppers cooked in a crust, served with Hollandaise sauce on a bed of julienned vegetables) ($69.95).
Desserts include chocolate mousse with Chambord ($8) and traditional creme brulee ($8).
When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday to Monday
Information: 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee, Delaware, 570-424-4000, bit.ly/3oxGEo8