Scanway Catering Ltd
6088 Quinpool Rd., Halifax
Dinner & drinks for two: $60 – $75
To try a stay-at-home option for Valentine’s I order a Scanway Catering’s year-round picnic basket — the Taste of Thai ($60).
We start with four Thai salad rolls — fresh, crunchy and delicious although they come with soy instead of the promised ginger sauce.
Next up is sushi: Beautiful avocado rolls served with soy and a good hit of wasabi.
The four chicken skewers are tender and tasty. There are two salads, one with sesame dressing over snow peas, orange and fennel, the other is a rice salad with green onions, fresh mango, cilantro and pistachios.
Included are rice crackers, two yummy rolls and sparkling mineral water.
For dessert are lemony tarts with toasted coconut. They are exquisite, but where are the promised Unni’s Famous Florentines? Valentine’s at home could break my heart.
Trattoria Della Nonna Ristorante e Pizzeria, 9 King St., Lunenburg, was closed all January but has now re-opened in time for Valentine’s celebrations. For reservations call 902-640-3112. www.trattoriadellanonna.ca
Trendz Café and Wine Bar, 15 Spectacle Lake Dr., Dartmouth, offers a three-course Valentine’s dinner on Saturday, $35 each. Dessert choices are: triple chocolate cheesecake, toffee torte, and strawberry panacotta. www.trendzcafe.ca