Valentine's Day is only a week away! What better way to celebrate with your loved one than by exploring a mix of restaurants offering delicious choices from cocktails to appetizers, entrees and desserts! Take your own tour of Boerne with these recommendations:
For Cocktails –
You'll definitely want to hit up Salvador Dobbs’ for a tasty drink to start your Valentine's night off right! Dobbs serves martini’s, spiked hot cocoa, and everything in between. They also offer draft and bottled beers, wine, and champagne! Next to that, the Dobbs stage is typically full on the weekends with live music performances - sounds like a great way to spend time with your loved one for a romantic, fun night without the kids!
If you're looking for some delicious appetizers, Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. has the best food with the freshest ingredients. CCBC sources from local, Texas farms. That being said, the tastes are definitely something you don’t want to pass up! Opt for a “Bier Bun” which contains browned goat, cabbage, cheese and a fried egg all wrapped in a potato roll! Or pair their Market Board (complete with artisanal cheeses, meats, and pickled seasonal veggies) with house-made jam and beer-infused mustard.
Soup or Salad -
Boerne Soup Kitchen has a brand-new menu every week, and it’s always unique! Garden fresh ingredients are a priority every day, and everything is made from scratch! This team loves having the opportunity to provide the Boerne community with fresh cuisine, and they pride themselves on being 100% gluten free. So, feel free to indulge yourself in savory soups that are so good, you could swim in them! If you can’t choose which soup fits your fancy, try their soup shooters for a chance to taste them all. If salads are more your thing when it comes to multiple-course meals, fresh mixed greens with nuts, fruits and veggies drizzled in house-made vinaigrettes are available for your devouring pleasure as well.
What's more romantic than an Italian restaurant?! The philosophy at Valeria Ristorante Italiano is that “life is too short to eat bad food”. That statement rings true here, as they are another Boerne restaurant that bring fresh local ingredients to the table! The extensive dinner menu at Valeria will make it hard to choose what to have for your main course, but hey – who doesn’t like to have options? Every kind of pasta you can think of is available, paired with farm-raised meats and doused in delectable Italian sauces (ranging from red to creamy white) that will inspire your palate. Enjoy a glass of exceptional wine with your dinner as well – the chef is an expert on pairing wines with his entrees and will have several recommendations!
I mean, is it really even Valentine's Day if you don't have dessert? SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery carries decadent, rich cupcakes topped with sugary sweet frosting. They have flavors like hot fudge sundae, lemon drop, peanut butter cup, and red velvet – just to name a few! Freshly churned ice cream is also available for anyone who prefers a frozen treat. Try their 24 Karrot cream cheese ice cream infused with carrot cake cupcakes, or Lily’s Strawberry layered with fresh strawberries. Perfection!
Not quite ready to call it a night? How about one more stop for a nightcap!
After Dinner Drinks –
Opt for after-dinner drinks with Peggy’s On The Green! Here, you’ll find a full bar with wine and cocktail menus (both are 3 pages long). Try a signature cocktail or order your favorite go-to drink. Their bartenders are sure to please! Beer is in no short supply either – even non-alcoholic beers are available. Finish off your night in the relaxing, upscale bar Peggy’s has created inside the historic Ye Kendall Inn.
And don't forget to have a Happy Valentine's Day!