SlowFoodPicnic

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Slow Food Picnic

The first official day of summer is on Saturday, and there’s no time like the present to plan a romantic alfresco meal. Adopt the philosophy of the Slow Food movement, which counters fast food and fast life, and take time out to indulge in a laid-back picnic. Here’s what to do for this kind of date…

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DinnerToDieFor

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Dinner To Die For

Lies, mayhem, murder and, most importantly, food! An evening at a murder mystery dinner theater has it all. Los Angeles-based Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Dinner has been around since 1985 and was voted 2009’s Best Dinner Theater in the city. They host weekly dinners in Los Angeles and Texas, special dinners at Maggiano’s restaurants nationwide and weekend events at resorts throughout the United […]

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ToMarket

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To Market, To Market!

A trip to the market promotes a healthy diet and a healthy relationship. Load up on veggies and lovin’ as you stroll through the outdoor aisles of fresh produce and artisanal coffee roasters at your local farmers’ market. There may be a flower vendor too, in which case you should treat yourselves to a bouquet. Then head […]

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AwShucks

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Aw, Shucks!

Sample the aphrodisiac powers of oysters! These slippery shellfish are said to boost libidos while satisfying hunger. Hit your local oyster bar to get in the mood.

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GoOnRestaurantCrawl

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Go On A Restaurant Crawl

Add an extra fun factor to the most common of dates, going out for dinner. Instead of having your meal at one restaurant, go to several!

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DoAHoneyTasting

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Do A Honey Tasting

There’s a whole world of honey beyond what you find at the supermarket in plastic squeeze bottles.

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Tapas

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Tap Into Tapas

This delightful Spanish food tradition has made its way around the globe. Tapas are merely snack-sized portions of savory food that are great for sharing. Visit a tapas bar for a leisurely evening and make a meal of them.

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RentACook

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Rent A Cook!

Enjoy a romantic dinner chez vous—without having to cook or clean up afterwards! Find a chef or caterer who makes house calls for two. Rent a Chef serves up customized meals around Ottawa and western Québec, while Simon’s Fine Foods in Saskatoon cooks up local, organic and seasonal dishes for you and your honey. In the U.S., check out Hire a […]

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KissTheCook

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Kiss The Cook

Channel your inner Julia Child and take a cooking class for two. Many culinary schools offer one-night cook-and-dine classes.

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SunsetPicnic

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Enjoy A Sunset Picnic

Fill your basket with healthy snacks, a blanket and some vino and head to a prime sunset-watching spot for some intimate alfresco dining. Turn off your cell phones (or better yet, leave them at home) and enjoy the peaceful setting with your sweetie.

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