Love in Brooklyn
Six reasons to dine out this Valentine’s Day
Caribbean Life, February 7-13, 2020 41
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. One
of the more popular methods of spending time with a romantic partner is
over a delicious meal at a nice restaurant.
Statistics Brain says that 34.6 percent of Valentine’s Day celebrants in the
United States dine outside of the home, making this day dedicated to couples
one of the most popular days to dine out all year.
Dining out on Valentine’s Day helps to make the day more special, and the
following are a number of additional reasons why couples should enjoy a meal
out on the town this February 14.
1. Embrace the chance to try new foods. Dining out gives individuals the opportunity
to try new cuisine they may not attempt at home. This is a chance to
expand fl avor profi les and give something new a chance.
2. Enjoy creative plating. Many restaurants expend extra effort on presentation
on Valentine’s Day, dressing the plates with special garnish or with a
unique presentation of the foods. Valentine’s Day meals are often as beautiful to
look at as they are delicious to eat. Experiencing such visual masterpieces can
add to the enjoyment of the night out.
3. Enjoy a night off from cooking. One of the biggest benefi ts of dining out on
Valentine’s Day is enjoying an evening away from the kitchen. Heading out for a
restaurant meal means no stressing over what to cook for dinner, no wrangling
with ingredients and no post-meal cleanup.
4. Learn something new. Chefs and restaurants may pull out all the stops
for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Diners may learn more about exotic
foods and wine pairings on Valentine’s Day than they might when dining out
on less popular nights.
5. Beat the winter blues. For much of the country, Valentine’s Day occurs
during a time of year when winter is at its most harsh. Wintertime can be isolating
as many people spend increased hours indoors to avoid inclement weather.
Dining out gives couples the opportunity to get some fresh air and dine in a social
environment that can help buoy spirits.
6. Jump start other activities. Dining at a restaurant may be the precursor to
other things to come on Valentine’s Day. While out, couples may opt to head to a
movie, enjoy some local live theater or stroll through a museum gallery. A good
meal can make for the perfect starter to a memorable Valentine’s Day.
Dining out on Valentine’s Day is a tradition that can benefi t couples in various
ways and make an already special holiday that much more memorable.