This February, treat your valentine to an indoor picnic by the fireplace. Keep things simple with a loaf of artisan bread, some great cheese, and a bottle of wine—and maybe a little dark chocolate to finish.
While you’re at it, why not show a little love for your neighborhood small shop owners? Here’s a sweet plan to keep things local this Valentine’s Day.
Stop by Bespoke for Opinel’s corkscrew knife, a beautiful lightweight knife and wine opener all in one. A good investment for camping and travel, this is the classic 1890 model outfitted with the industry standard Chateau Laguiole corkscrew, known as the Rolls Royce of wine openers. (We’ve also got Opinel’s brand new 2012 outdoor knife, complete with a survival whistle and shackle key.)
Take your pick from our selection of dark chocolate—like Dark Quinoa from Alter Eco, or Dagoba’s Chai Infused Chocolate.
Next, head to The Pourhouse for a bottle of Zinfandel from Truckee River Winery, the “coldest and highest” winery. For 23 years, owners Joan and Russ have produced award-winning wine in small batches, right here in Truckee. Finish up your shopping at New Moon Natural Foods, for a sourdough baguette and suggestions on a handcrafted artisan cheese.
Now all you have to do is roll out a cozy blanket (Faribault makes a lovely one), light the fire, and drink a toast to your love.