Sometimes it’s more peaceful to have dinner outside, away from indoor dining’s terrorizing fire alarms, foghorn-blasting waiters, and constant threat of Vikings jumping out from salads. Enjoy a meal within a quiet, Viking-less setting with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a gourmet outdoor picnic for two at the VanLandingham Estate (a $65.55 value, with tax included), located in Midwood.
Named one of “ten great dates” by Charlotte Magazine, VanLandingham Estate’s picnic dinner guarantees an exquisite, elegant evening. Picnic sites are available through the estate’s five-acre charming garden and grounds. Upon arrival, you and your romancee will be directed to either a private table or a cushy blanket, with food and wine prepped for romantic consumption in a large picnic basket specially designed to thwart smarter-than-average cartoon bears. This deal comes with the “Simply Southern” meal, so your basket will be overflowing with barbecue pork sandwiches, fresh fruit salad, a green bean, corn & tomato salad, and creamy banana pudding. Also included in the basket are lemonade and a bottle of the red or white house wine. While dining, you and your date can sink into the wildlife beauty of the gardens, with the waterfall’s gentle whoosh, and birds singing the score of The Barber of Seville. Couples can also share the evening with the furry friend in their life, as dogs are welcome.
Built in 1913, the VanLandingham Estate features a picturesque butterfly garden, several rare and fascinating shrubberies, and a dignified mosaic fountain. Freely stroll the grounds, share a moment in front of the Monet-esque lily pond, trade turns at the tree swing, and enjoy an elegant dinner—all without having to give the butler a complimentary noogie—with today’s Groupon to VanLandingham Estate.
Interior seating may be available during inclement weather.
Charlotte Magazine named picnics on the VanLandingham Estate one of their Ten Great Dates. BedandBreakfast.com reviewers give the VanLandingham Bed and Breakfast a four-star average overall, with five stars for their service, and four stars for their guest rooms, value, cleanliness, and dining. TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 stars:
- The VanLandingham Estate makes it easy for you. The chef prepares a splendid meal for two, and you simply say when you're coming and where on the picturesque grounds you'd like to dine, and they'll have a blanket laid out with the food-filled basket and a bottle of wine. – Charlotte Magazine
- The estate is beautiful, in a beautiful, peaceful setting. A great place to get away while still in the busy city of Charlotte. – BedandBreakfast.com reviewer, posted 5/28/2009
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