If you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC and are looking for a great way to spend Valentine’s Day, here is a great idea.
The Lakefront Lair
Stay: For a lakeside escape, head to Lake Norman and rent a home through VRBO or Airbnb. Enjoy the privacy that an individual home provides. Many houses feature personal decks and docks that call for leisurely mornings watching boats go by or whiling away the afternoon with drinks in hand. Select from romantic amenities like Jacuzzis and fireplaces.
Dine: Fork! in Cornelius serves locally sourced small plates that highlight seasonal ingredients. Chef Tim Groody has worked hard to develop relationships with local farmers and suppliers. Winter menus feature cold-season staples such as braised meats, rich stews, root vegetables, winter squash and flavorful greens.
Play: Venture out on the calm of the water with Queens Landing Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises. Take a two-hour tour on the Mississippi riverboat, the Catawba Queen. For dinner, opt for a buffet-style cruise aboard the Catawba Queen or a four-course meal on the Lady of the Lake yacht. Optional additions to make your meal even more special include a bottle of Champagne, private seating, chocolate-covered strawberries and more.
Indulge: Tucked into a tranquil cove on the eastern shore of Lake Norman, North Harbor Club is the spot for drinks and dessert. Order a bold red wine and pair it with something chocolate. Or choose a specialty cocktail and sip it alongside a creme brulee or bread pudding. A treat from nearby Davidson Chocolate Co. makes a delicious takeaway for the ride home. All of the chocolates are handmade in small batches, and the to-die-for assorted truffles look like edible jewels.