Picture this: four restaurants, four courses, and a whole lot of romance! If you're on TikTok, you might have already seen the "Four-Course Meal Challenge" – diners head out on a culinary adventure and eat (and drink) their way through four different restaurants, grabbing drinks at the first, appetizers at the second, entrees at the third, and dessert at the fourth.
If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day, this challenge is for you! Keep reading to get the Green Bay version of the Four Course Meal Challenge – with a romantic twist.
Course 1: Drinks
There is no shortage of spots to grab a drink in Green Bay (this is Wisconsin, after all), but where can you find the most romantic drinks in the city?
131 N Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303
What's more romantic than sharing a glass of wine and gazing into each other's eyes? If that sounds like your cup of tea (or glass of wine), then head over to Amphora Wine Bar. Located in the Broadway district, this unique Art Deco-inspired lounge has an expansive array of wines on their menu, as well as cocktails and craft beers, if that's more your thing.
Our pick: You really can’t go wrong with a glass of the Cycles Gladiator Merlot. It contains lush, velvety notes of cherry, cocoa powder, and herbs de Provence.
101 Bay Beach Rd Suite 5, Green Bay, WI 54302
Looking for something with a little more oomph? Head to Paradise North Distillery on Green Bay's east side. This artisan distillery makes and sells their own premium hand-crafted spirits, including rum, whiskey, and vodka – so you know their cocktails are next level. After your drinks, head out for a brisk stroll and get a beautiful view of the bay!
Our pick: The Chocolate Walnut Old Fashioned. Keep it Wisco with an Old Fashioned, but kick up the romance with the addition of Essen House Chocolate Vodka, walnut bitters, and muddled orange.
2233 Kaftan Wy, De Pere, WI 54115
If you and your date are looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, Cocoon is the place to hang. This De Pere brewery offers a friendly, welcoming taproom and small batches of unique craft beers, so find a new favorite while it lasts. You and your main squeeze can also rent one of their cozy "cocoon" buildings for a more intimate experience.
Our pick: Crumbs - NYT Cookie Pastry Stout. This is a decadent cookie-inspired beer with actual cookies in the mash, plus brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate. Who doesn’t want to drink a cookie?
Course 2: Appetizers
Now that you've wet your whistle, it's time to take on the tastes of the city!
1749 Riverside Dr, Suamico, WI 54173
It's going to be hard to pick which apps to order at Chives, located in Suamico's Vickery Village. Every single option on their menu is incredible! Fried calamari, chicken and goat cheese wontons, almond-crusted brie, jumbo crab cakes, baked French onion soup – how can you pick just one?
Our pick: Luckily, you don't have to settle. Order The Trio and get one crab cake, two wontons, and two almond-crusted bries for a delicious on-deck app before the main course.
1950 S Ridge Rd, Green Bay, WI 54304
Treat yourself to great appetizers and a great view at Taverne in the Sky at Lodge Kohler in Ashwaubenon's Titletown district. You'll get to pick from an array of sumptuous starters, from fancier options like Salmon Cucumber Tarts to more traditional tastes like Wisconsin Cheese Curds, all while taking in a panoramic view of Lambeau Field.
Our pick: You don't want to fill up before the entree, so keep it light with Samon Cucumber Tarts – smoked salmon mousse, crispy shallots, and capers. *chef's kiss*
Course 3: Entrée
We hope you didn't fill up on drinks and apps because it's time for the main event!
117 N Adams St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Spend Valentine's Day with classic, romantic Italian fare at Green Bay’s favorite Italian spot, Angelina. This place has been a Green Bay staple for over 25 years and it has been voted Best Italian Restaurant for the Best of the Bay Awards five times. Safe to say this is a meal you won't soon forget!
Our pick: Rigatoni Alla Rustica. Rigatoni pasta, Italian sausage, mushrooms, onion, red wine, cream, and tomato sauce. Delizioso!
200 N Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Touted as a "fine dining destination steeped in the supper club traditions of Wisconsin," you can't go wrong when visiting the iconic piece of De Pere history that is The Union Hotel. They've been perfecting their menu since 1883, which means they've had 141 years to hone their fine dining skills… and it shows!
Our pick: Definitely the Surf & Turf. You get 8oz Aspen Ridge Tenderloin and 10oz Tristan Island cold water lobster tail. It's Valentine's Day – why not treat yourself?
875 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304
If you and your date lean more toward the ultra-modern aesthetic, then you’ll want to try out Koko Sushi Bar & Lounge in Ashwaubenon. Grab a spot next to a cozy fireplace and browse the menu to find your favorite sushi, and then be sure to try some new varieties, too!
Our pick: The Dinner for Two, which includes two miso soups, two salads, eight pieces of chef's choice assorted nigiri, full chef's choice sashimi, and choice of one traditional maki and one specialty maki (we recommend the Don Juan for Valentine's Day).
Course 4: Dessert
Let's finish this night off with something sweet!
310 Main Ave, De Pere, WI 54115
With a rotating monthly menu of cupcakes each week, plus cookies, cake balls, cheesecake, edible cookie dough, and more, it will be hard to pick just one dessert to cap off the Four Course Meal Challenge – so order something to enjoy with your date and something to bring home!
Our pick: The Sweetheart cupcake, of course! This is a confetti vanilla cake cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting topped with conversation heart candies, so you can tell your sweetheart "ILU" without saying a word.
Finish the night off with creamy, flavorful artisan gelato at Sara's. This delectable dessert is made with high-quality natural ingredients using traditional Italian techniques and hand-crafted by Sara Santaga, who puts her culinary arts degree and training in Italy at Carpigiani Gelato University to good use! Stop by Angelina, Hinterland Brewery, Iron Duck, Mangiare, or The Turn Green Bay for a taste of Sara's Artisan Gelato to cap off your evening.
Our pick: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Gelato. This limited Valentine's Day flavor contains hand-crafted strawberries & cream gelato, strawberry sauce, and the perfect stracciatella-style chocolate chips mixed throughout.
144 N Wisconsin St, De Pere, WI 54115
784 Willard Dr, Green Bay, WI 54304
Hear us out! It may not be a fancy, sit-down kind of dessert, but is there really anything more quintessentially Valentine's Day than a box of chocolates? And if you're going to do chocolate, you can't go wrong with Seroogy's, who have been making homemade chocolates since 1899!
Our pick: Classic 1lb Assorted Box of Chocolates. Meltaways, snappers, nut clusters, toffees, butter caramels, chocolate butter fudge, coconut clusters, creams, and more.
Where are you taking your date this Valentine's Day?
If you're doing the Four Course Meal Challenge in Green Bay, let us know on TikTok or Instagram!