Guide To Date Night Dining by LAURA LUSHINGTON
romance/noun/ ro-man(t)s, ro-; ro-/ 1a) a love affair b) sentimental or idealized love c) a prevailing sense of wonder or mystery surrounding the mutual attraction in a love affair 2) a feeling of excitement and adventure.
Choosing the right restaurant for your date can be a challenge. Is it a special occasion? A first meeting over drinks or a night away from the kids? You’ll need to consider the location, atmosphere, and how luxurious and intimate the restaurant is to find the perfect place for romance. Once you’ve made your decision, don’t make the rookie mistake of forgetting to make a reservation. Book your table in advance and show your date you care. ambience/noun/ am-bi-n(t)s, ämbi-än(t)s/ the atmosphere of a place; mood. Whether you’re looking for white linen or a place with a cool and casual vibe, the ambience of a restaurant dictates the feel your date will have. Most importantly, you’ll want to pick an atmosphere that both you and your date feel comfortable in. That said, it’s always fun to try something new together or take your date to a restaurant where you’re an expert in the wines or food. Be their guide and let the romance flourish. The Bear’s Den: With grand cherry wood walls and a fireplace that will warm your heart, The Bear’s Den is straight out of an old Hollywood movie. This far northwest restaurant serves upscale comfort food fit for special occasions. Il Sogno: In the heart of Bridgeland, Il Sogno’s plush red chairs, pressed tin ceilings and gorgeous curtains scream romance. Combined with its decadent Italian fare, this restaurant is sure to please every heart. Laurier Lounge: Nothing is more romantic than sharing food with another person. Dip your way to love with one of the Laurier Lounge’s fondues for the perfect first date. intimate/adjective/in-t-mt/ 1) closely acquainted; familiar, close 2) private and personal.
The Bear’s Den
The art of distance is crucial to the success of a date. You don’t want to be too close to each other or another couple. The table
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