Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!


Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the number one day for proposals? Yes, it’s time to think champagne, flowers, chocolates. Quaint Downtown Galena is decorated in red and pink, our local bakeries are filled sugary-smelling sweets and chocolate shops are overflowing with sweet delectables.  
With wedding season just around the corner we have engagements on our minds here at the Inn. Our Innkeeper Patricia says in her years as wedding coordinator at Goldmoor Inn, the most popular place to get engaged in Galena is the lovely footbridge .. bridging two families together. Our current wedding coordinator, Christine’s favorite engagement spot? A hot air balloon ride. Visit www.buyaballoonride.com for more details. And what is more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage? Check out these romantic packages at www.galenacarriage.com. We are also a big fan of Amelia’s Galena Ghost Tours, who are hosting a romantic Valentines and Vinneyard Tour. What a lovely idea … wine, roses, chocolates, and romantic dining. All the details are available at www.ameliastours.com.
 
Are you thinking about getting engaged on the most romantic day of the year? Or do you really want to woo your Valentine this Valentine’s Day? For three nights only, Feb. 14, 15 + 16, for one special couple we will WAIVE the fee to reserve our elegant private gazebo for Valentine dinner. With flowers, twinkling lights, an exclusive view of the sunset and soft music, it's the most romantic spot on the Inn grounds. What a perfect place to get engaged! First come, first served, so call to reserve now. Plan your Valentine’s Day at the restaurant Open Table just named “Most Romantic Restaurant” in the Chicago/Illinois region.

We have some very cool things planned here at Goldmoor Inn & Dining for the coming few months. Just around the corner, we have a lovely and amazing Valentine’s Dinner planned. February 14, 15 and 16, enjoy a decadent, romantic, candle-lit feast including our chef-selected Charcuterie Plate, Proscuitto Salad, choice of Veal Porterhouse or Sea Scallop & Garden Salad, and rich Layered Mousse Cake for just $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. You may also add champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to woo your special Valentine.
 
We have oh so many ways for you to impress your Valentine here at the Inn. How about whipping out and dusting off your culinary skills? Learn how to cook fresh Salmon en Papillote or savory Beef Wellington in our world class kitchen with our highly-trained Goldmoor Chefs. We offer private cooking classes each Monday at 2:00 p.m. $65.00 per person – what an inventive date idea!
 
Culinary classes too “hands-on” for you? How would you and your Valentine fancy dinner at our Chef’s table? Sip wine and watch first-hand as our highly-skilled Goldmoor Chefs prepare your dinner before your eyes from our exquisite "Chef's Table."
 
How could we possibly have more romantic events up our sleeves, you ask? Reserve now for our fabulous Wine Lover's Dinner on Saturday, March 23. Who doesn’t love decadent wine and food pairings? Treat the foodie in you. Also, visit us at the Farley Bridal Fair in Farley, Iowa on Sunday, February 12. And Goldmoor Inn, along with I Do Bridal, is hosting the Galena Bridal Expo at Turner Hall in Galena on Sunday, April 28th. It’s going to be a gorgeous day of wedding vendors, free giveaways and a stunning fashion show for weddings and proms. Plan to stop by!
 
Bon app├ętit and Bonne Saint Valentin!