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Looking for Valentine meals "to go"

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shocked Jan 15, 2009 12:03 PM

A few years ago, Senses used to make a "Valentine meal in a box". It was basically a great meal, that was all ready for Valentine's day. It came with re-heating instructions, and all.

I believe Whole Foods does this too, but have not seen signs up yet.

I was wondering if there are other restaurants/high end food stores that offer this option as well.

With two little ones at home, my husband and I would rather have a romantic dinner after the babes are in bed, vs adding the expense of babysitter, wine etc to our romantic little dinner.

Let me know if you know of any restaurants who do a special Valentine meal to go. (Also, if you know if Senses or Whole Foods is offering it this year)

Thanks

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  1. TorontoJo RE: shocked Jan 15, 2009 12:35 PM

    Summerhill Market does wonderful meals through their catering department. At Christmas, they had a beef wellington dinner as an option. Even if it's not on their website, I'm sure they still offer it (I ordered a turkey dinner from them "off season" with no problem).

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      Cat123 RE: shocked Jan 15, 2009 02:36 PM

      Last year, Petit Four bakery in Commerce Court (the offshoot of Four Restaurant) did a fantastic Valentines meal in a box - you got two house made beef wellingtons, side vegetables, salads and desserts as well as your choice of snacks (savory cookies, etc). The beef Wellingtons had not been cooked but were completely prepped for the oven and came with cooking instructions. Everything was very tasty. I'm not sure they are doing it again this year but it is worth a try as I think it was really well received. I recall that the price was quite reasonable. 416-368-1221

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        Cat123 RE: Cat123 Jan 21, 2009 09:03 AM

        Confirmed that Petit Four in Commerce Court will be doing the same dinner this year - not sure of the price yet but info should be available in the next week or so.

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          shocked RE: Cat123 Jan 23, 2009 10:25 AM

          I will call them next week to see what the details are. I work downtown, so that would be convenient as well!

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        stapler RE: shocked Jan 15, 2009 04:31 PM

        it has been my experience that any rest worth it's name will do take out for you. just call ahead to order and you'll be good to go.

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          JamieK RE: stapler Jan 15, 2009 04:58 PM

          I agree. check with any of your favourite restos to see if they want they will do.

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          torontoconcierge1 RE: shocked Jan 20, 2009 05:27 AM

          I have friends that have gotten valentine's day meals to go from North 44 and the restaurant at Park Hyatt. Everything come scomplete with instructions and garnishes. They highly recommend them.

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            Wil RE: shocked Jan 21, 2009 08:30 AM

            Anyone know of a place in Markham/Richmond Hill?

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              grizzlyman RE: shocked Jan 22, 2009 03:15 PM

              Not that this is necessarily what you're looking for, but somehow nothing says romance like a quarter chicken and rib dinner from swiss chalet. It would be my girlfriend's and my traditional Valentine's Day meal. Throw in a good bottle of wine and some candles and all of a sudden its a classy event.

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                JamieK RE: grizzlyman Jan 22, 2009 04:26 PM

                You're a brave man to post that on this site. But I could go with that. Love their fries and the chicken is good too. Am sort of addicted to the sauce. At least there's no major clean-up after!

                Not every girlfriend or wife or husband or spouse or partner might agree.

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                  haggisdragon RE: grizzlyman Jan 23, 2009 10:49 AM

                  Agreed! My girlfriend and I just moved in together on november. And guess what our very first meal was; 2 quarter chicken dinners and a bottle of Veuve. You need the bubbles to cut through the grease

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