7 Romantic Feast On® Restaurants to Take Your Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day | Ontario Culinary
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7 Romantic Feast On® Restaurants to Take Your Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day

These 7 Feast On® restaurants are serving up romantic vibes and loads of goodness

Celebrate love by indulging in a romantic dinner at one of Ontario’s finest Feast On® certified restaurants.

What is Feast On®?

Feast On® = Certified local – it isn’t just a badge; it’s a promise of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that your romantic dinner is as sustainable as it is delicious. After all, nothing is sexier than supporting local, right? So, grab your sweetheart’s hand, and let’s dive into these 7 romantic spots!

1. DaiLo, Toronto

Where: 503 College St, Toronto, ON. (View Map)

Head on over to DaiLo in Toronto for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate your special someone by sharing dishes, like the exquisitely flavourful Singapore Curry Cauliflower, featuring purple fingerling potatoes, heirloom carrots, garlic scapes, and almonds.


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For a truly spectacular dish, consider the Whole Fried Giggie Trout with nahm jim, green curry aioli, and soy glaze, or the Smoked Duck Bokkeum! We recommend you pair these culinary delights with a hand-selected VQA wine, or some delicious cocktails made with Ontario spirits that are thoughtfully chosen to complement the flavours and elevate your romantic dining experience.

2. The Springwood, Whitby

Where: 1645 Dundas St E Unit #1, Whitby, ON (View Map)

At The Springwood, the essence of a neighbourhood restaurant blends seamlessly with a passion for local ingredients, hyper-seasonality, and sustainable practices. Founded by the dynamic duo of Matthew Simpson (Chef) and Jasmine Lee (General Manager), this Feast On® certified eatery represents their journey from a local Whitby restaurant to the upscale dining scene of Downtown Toronto, and back to their roots. The Springwood is more than just a dining spot; it’s a realization of a dream, a tribute to the town that shaped their culinary path.


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The Springwood in Whitby invites you to try their ‘Come Over For Dinner’ special. This signature offering lets you enjoy a 3-course extravaganza with seasonal dishes for a set price. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a relaxed and indulgent meal with your loved one.

3. Beckta, Ottawa

Where: 150 Elgin St. Ottawa, ON (View Map)

The story of Beckta Dining & Wine in Ottawa is a tale of passion and hometown pride. Owner Stephen Beckta honed his skills as a sommelier in New York City’s prestigious restaurants before bringing his vision back to Ottawa. Beckta is a celebration of what happens when world-class dining experiences meet local commitment. The restaurant’s focus is on serving dishes that don’t have to travel far, emphasizing quality and support for local farmers, and reducing their ecological footprint.

This upcoming Valentine’s Day they are offering a delightful selection of dishes. Start with their Community Biscuits, share a Charcoal Grilled Quail, and choose between Charcoal Grilled Cauliflower and Line Caught BC Lingcod for your mains. Enhance your meal with optional wine pairings for each course. We also recommend you let them take care of the selection and enjoy their 5-course tasting menu.

4. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa

Where: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, ON (View Map)

At Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in Cambridge, the essence of local cuisine is celebrated with every plate presented. Executive Chef Jason Bangerter draws daily inspiration from Langdon Hall’s 75-acre estate, creating dishes that are a true reflection of the land’s bounty. The culinary experience here is rooted in the chef’s kitchen garden, honey production, and the art of foraging for wild edibles.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Langdon Hall with their special offerings. The Wine Shop will be open for custom floral arrangements and special gift packages, including wine and a Spa gift card.

We also recommend you check out their “Wine and Dine,” experience available Mondays to Thursdays, starting February 5th. It includes a 6:30 PM wine tasting with three samples, led by an expert sommelier, followed by a 3-course dinner and priced at $115 per person, excluding taxes and gratuities. Reservations are essential and can be made by phone.

Note: the price covers the wine tasting, with dinner drinks extra. This experience is also available on Valentine’s Day, offering a unique way to celebrate.


5. Ricky & Olivia’s February Pop-Up at Bodega Henriette

This February, Leslieville is the place to be for an exciting culinary pop-up by Ricky & Olivia at Bodega Henriette. Every Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM to 10 PM, they’re offering a dynamic and ever-changing menu that’s sure to delight.

A little birdie told us something extraordinary is in store for the 14th. While the details are still hush-hush, anticipate a night to remember.

For the latest scoop, keep tabs on their Instagram @RickyandOlivia. And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is more than just a single day – it’s a month-long celebration of love! Embrace this February as the perfect opportunity to support local dining and enjoy special moments.

6. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora

Where: 77 Mill St W, Elora, ON (View Map)

Take a road trip to Elora, and discover the magic of Elora Mill Hotel & Spa. They are offering a romantic getaway that beautifully combines luxury, culinary delight, and a touch of local charm. The hotel’s stunning architecture, elegant decor, and serene ambiance provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable Valentine’s Day.

The dining experience here is a celebration of local flavours and culinary craftsmanship, where each dish tells a story of regional bounty and creative finesse. From February 9th through 18th, Elora Mill Hotel & Spa features a four-course prix fixe menu alongside their a la carte options.

Enjoy a romantic dining experience with stunning views and exquisite cuisine at Elora Mill.

7. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Elmhirst’s Resort

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day at Elmhirst’s Resort with an exquisite prix fixe dinner. Delight in a variety of appetizers, carefully selected main courses, and a range of sumptuous desserts, each designed to complement the romantic atmosphere.

Some of the mouth-watering mains options include:

  • Carved whole tenderloin with chimichurri sauce, pomme William & green beans
  • Duck leg confit a l’orange with honey-glazed carrots and Brussels sprouts

Priced at $60 per person, the dinner is a testament to culinary excellence, complete with coffee, tea, and a sweet heart-shaped macaron to end your meal on a delightful note. Available from 5 PM to 8 PM, ensure you book your table either through OpenTable or by directly contacting Elmhirst’s Resort.


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Love means sourcing locally – Happy Valentine’s Day!

And there you have it – 7 incredible Feast On® certified restaurants where you can take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Each spot offers its unique blend of romantic ambiance, mouth-watering local cuisine, and that special something that makes a dinner date more than just a meal.

Remember, Valentine’s Day is not just about chocolates and flowers; it’s about making memories with someone special. And what better way to do that than over a meal that not only tastes fantastic but also supports local farmers and producers.

So go ahead, book that table, and get ready to impress your date with not just your excellent taste in restaurants but also your commitment to supporting local.

After all, as we said at the beginning, nothing is sexier than supporting local!