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5 Romantic Date & Gift Ideas in Cabarrus County

Feb 13, 2017 06:21PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

French macarons. Image courtesy of Chocolatier Barrucand.

Chocolates, flowers, and a dinner date. It's a routine that is lovely in its own merit -- there's a reason why it's a tried and true classic. 

There are plenty of local shops and restaurants in the Cabarrus County area that not only offer tasty and fun gifts, but also fun talking points. We've put together a few ideas for your consideration, as well as a few fun date ideas for when you're feeling like a change in the routine.

Keeping it Traditional

Gianni's Trattorria

Owners of Gianni's
(704) 788-0595

16 Union St S
Concord, NC

Nestled in historic downtown Concord, North Carolina, Gianni’s Trattoria was opened on the 4th of November 2008 by Proprietor Gianni and Executive Chef Heather Stadler. Relocating from the bustle of New York, it was their desire to open a locally owned neighborhood Italian Restaurant, based on Our interpretation of European style cuisine. 

They will be offering Valentine's Day specials, so be sure to call them or visit their website to learn more! 

Union Street Bistro

(704) 795-4902

48 Union St S
Concord, NC

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Gianni's, you can experience just the right blend of unique, casual, and comfortable at The Union Street Bistro. Whether you are looking to have a special date night, entertain a business client, or a night out with the family, the Union Street Bistro offers the right menu and atmosphere.

To find out if they have any exciting specials happening, head to their website or give them a call. 

Bonefish Grill


210 Glensford Drive
Fayetteville, NC 

Whether you're dining from the sea or the land, their uniquely crafted menu has a little something for everyone. Their most popular dish, Bang Bang Shrimp® with crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce, is a must try. Ready your forks and head to Bonefish Grill! They also offer plenty of fun and tasty cocktails that would be great talking points for any date night. 

It's bound to be a fun experience, be sure to visit their website to learn a little bit more. 

Gift Ideas

Chocolatier Barrucand

(704) 792-1234

1 Union St S
Concord, NC

Chocolatier Barrucand is made up of a husband and wife team. Jean Luc Barrucand is from Lyon France, and Ann Marie Barrucand is from Owego, NY. They have been together for 20 years and have each been in the business for 35 years. They make all of their chocolates, desserts, and cakes in house. They also make over 100 different varieties of chocolates and desserts, and make just about any cake flavor you'd like, for any occasion.

They usually have about 20 different kinds of desserts and 20 different kinds of chocolates in house daily, so be sure to stop in and grab some for the next date night.

To learn more about Chocolatier Barrucand, you can visit their website

Embassy Suites & Convention Center

(704) 455-8200

5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W.
Concord, NC

Stay in the heart of NASCAR racing at Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa. Our hotel by the Concord Mills Mall is located off I-85, only 20 miles from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and overlooks the Rocky River Golf Course, currently ranked in the top 100 golf courses in North Carolina. Our all-suite hotel in Concord, NC offers convenient access to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, SEA LIFE Aquarium, NASCAR Speedpark and Roush Fenway Racing Museum. Hendrick Motorsports, TIAA, Wells Fargo and other corporations are also nearby.

They also have a fun vacation package, as well as Rocky River Grill to enjoy that specieal meal, so before to visit their website to learn more! 

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