December 7, 2023


Discover The Difference

9 awesome Bay Area date night ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021 and beyond

Happy Valentine’s Day. This year, we can’t send you inside the hottest new restaurant or tell you where to reserve the most romantic table. We can, however, remind you how important it is to care for one another — and yourself.

Buy flowers weekly, light candles all month long and remember that chocolate (or beer or Dungeness crab or cheese or whatever else you consider special) is medicine for the soul.

Need inspiration? Peruse this list of nine great date night ideas for Valentine’s Day — or any day, quite frankly. You deserve it.

Cakebread Syrah with Andouille-Crusted Filet Mignon from the comfort of home. (Courtesy Cakebread Cellars) 

Dine with Cakebread Cellars

Just because you can’t traipse through Napa Valley’s tasting rooms — some have reopened for outdoor tastings with rezzies though — doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a winemaker’s dinner.

Cooking with Cakebread, which launched in October, offers virtual cooking classes with resident chefs of the famed Rutherford winery. The price includes four full-sized bottles of wine, such as the 2018 Cuttings Wharf Chardonnay, and an hour of instruction to make gourmet dishes like Dungeness Crab Souffle and Andouille-Crusted Filet Mignon.