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Bring back the Romance

A Valentine’s Day dining guide

Forget the basic, candlelit dinner because many restaurants and businesses in Kane County are going above and beyond the call of duty for Valentine’s Day this year. Ballpark views, prix-fixe menus and delicious brunches are just the beginning. 

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day as a couple or your 20th, you don’t have to leave the confines of the county to make your loved one feel extra special. Here are eight places to wine and dine your date:

CHEZ MOI CAFÉ AND CATERING 415 W. State St., Geneva 331-248-0654 | chezmoigeneva.com

Get a head start on the holiday during Chez Moi’s Valentine’s Day High Tea. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, and will feature assorted scones, crème fraiche and jam, a cheese course, finger sandwiches, dessert, coffee or tea and a glass of champagne or wine. High tea costs $35 a person, and reservations are required.

OSCAR SWAN COUNTRY INN 1800 W. State St., Geneva 630-232-0173 oscarswan.com

Oscar Swan Country Inn will host a special Valentine’s Day brunch. Set in a beautiful, sprawling mansion, built in 1901, the spread will feature a chicken pot pie, shrimp, frittatas, roasted potatoes, a cheese board, fruit and a variety of desserts. Brunch starts as noon Sunday, Feb. 12, and costs $29 a person. 

HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARMS 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn 630-443-5989 heritageprairiefarm.com 

Heritage Prairie Farm is kicking off the first farm dinner of the year with its Valentine’s Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Fresh from the farm, the menu will include duck breast, seared pork belly, beet-cured Sitka salmon and more. The meal is served family-style, and vegetarian options are available. Tickets cost $100 a person. Tax, gratuity, beer and wine are included in the fee. 

PRESERVATION BREAD AND WINE 513 S. Third St., Geneva 630-208-1588 preservationbreadandwine.com

With the help of Preservation Bread and Wine, you won’t have to worry about a single aspect of your Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant, which is best known for its savory bites and wine, will offer a four-course prix fixe wine dinner for $65 a person. There will be a 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. seating Tuesday, Feb. 14, and reservations are required. 

PHEASANT RUN 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles 800-474-3272 pheasantrun.com

Why only spend a single day celebrating when Pheasant Run Resort is offering an entire month of romance-packed fun for couples. Every weekend in February, embark on a weekend adventure with overnight accommodations, in-room champagne and strawberries and  – for an additional $100 – an extravagant prix-fixe dinner for two at the Harvest Restaurant. For those interested in a little extra pampering, the Spa Vargas also will offer couples massages for an additional $199. 

KANE COUNTY COUGARS 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva 630-232-8811 kccougars.com

Sports lovers, rejoice. The Kane County Cougars are opening their doors for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. On Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Cougars will host a candlelit dinner at Northwestern Medicine Field at 6:30 p.m. A private suite option is available for $95 and a banquet room option is available for $75. There will be two meals to choose from, each of which will include a salad, entrée, side dishes and dessert. Beer and wine will be available for an additional cost, and each couple will receive ticket vouchers for a 2017 Cougars game. Last year’s event sold out, so booking early is recommended. 

ALL CHOCOLATE KITCHEN 33 S. Third St., Geneva 630-232-2395 allchocolatekitchen.com

You don’t have to be a chocolate person to appreciate every inch of the All Chocolate Kitchen. Three-time Guinness World Record holder chef Alain Roby always has something whipped up for guests to enjoy, which – in the past – has included a 23-foot chocolate tree. 

ROX CITY GRILL 100 W. Main St., St. Charles 630-845-5800 roxcitygrill.com

Nestled in a historic landmark along the Fox River, The Hotel Baker’s Rox City Grill provides a beautiful setting for a night out. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be hosting a prix-fixe menu with three different courses for $69 a person. 

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