One of Chef’s Plate’s biggest benefits is the time you will save by simply placing an order. Cut out the drive to the grocery store, the time spent lost in the aisles, the lineups, the unpacking and the portioning. By inviting Chef’s Plate to the table, you arrive home with everything you need and the entire night ahead of you.
That’s why, Chef’s Plate is especially useful when planning a great date night.
With the time and money you’ll save with Chef’s Plate, you can afford to get out into the city and pamper your sweetheart. By straying from the standard “table for two”, you’ll impress your date with your creativity and your cooking skills.
Following our recent expansion into additional cities in Ontario, we turned to Ottawa to see how to complement a perfect meal with a perfect night on the town.
Take some inspiration from an older era and re-introduce a pre-dinner cocktail hour. While Ottawa boasts a wealth of places to grab a delicious beverage, we recommend one of the city’s most romantic spots: Moonroom. This cool space, located in Little Italy, will set the stage for the evening ahead. Try their signature Bees Knees–a mix of gin, honey, lemon and orange bitters–or, a classic Mint Julep.
Cook first, cocktail later. In contrast to our first suggestion, end the night off in one of Ottawa’s most unique locations. Head over to Union 613, in Centretown, for drinks in the not-so-secret speakeasy. You’ll feel transported back in time, and add a little mystery to your date night, when a bookcase swings open to reveal this cozy spot, filled with candles and your own personal bartender.
We haven’t introduced Chef’s Plate desserts … YET… so, why not head to the Byward Market for a post-meal treat? Cacao 70 is a chocolate lover’s haven. Dessert pizzas, chocolate-covered waffles and crepes, toasted marshmallows and decadent hot beverages will make for a ‘sweet’ way to end your evening.
If you’re looking to spice things up for date night, look no further than Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern in Hintonburg. This trendy spot features live music on Wednesday and Sunday nights (until 11 p.m.), and hosts some of Ottawa’s best DJs on Fridays and Saturdays (until 2 a.m.). Sparks will fly as you burn a hole through the dance floor and lip-sync your way into your darling’s heart.
What are you waiting for? Make a date!
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