Valentine’s Recipe Ideas from bin on the lake Waterfront Restaurant in Kirkland, Washingtonphoto

Recently landing on Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Of" lists, it’s no surprise that the chefs and bartenders at bin on the lake waterfront restaurant in Kirkland consider themselves the experts when it comes to special occasion celebrations… and Valentine’s Day is no different.

Developed by restaurant manager Claire Hansen and prepared by bartender Joey MacDuff, these delicious Valentine’s cocktail recipes will tantalize the senses and put anyone in the mood for love. Inspired by all things romantic, they invoke the fragrance of fresh flowers, the intoxicating taste of champagne and the heart-warming sweetness of chocolate. Enjoy these Valentine's recipes that the ‘romance experts’ at bin on the lake have concocted for guests who want to commemorate this day dedicated to love in a special way.

Valentines Recipe Ideas
Photo: Valentine's Cocktails pictured from left to right
the 'Pink Truffle' and 'Fiore di Amore'


Savor classic Valentine’s Day flavors with a creamy cocktail that replicates the sinful sweetness of a raspberry chocolate truffle. Bet you can’t have just one!

1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Godiva White Chocolate Cream
1 oz Chambord
1.5 oz White Crème de Cacao
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain and serve in a martini glass rimmed with raspberry puree. Garnish with white chocolate flakes.


Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the Fiore di Amore combines the delicate sweet flavor and floral aroma of crème de violette, a brandy-based liqueur with intoxicating bubbles of a sparkling wine. It’s like receiving a fresh bouquet of violets and a bottle of champagne from your loved one.

1.5 oz Crème de Violette
4 oz Sparkling Wine
Pour the crème de violette in a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a nasturtium flower.

This Valentine’s Day in Kirkland, bin on the lake is offering a perfect combination of romantic ambiance and an inspired prix fixe menu that highlights fresh, local cuisine. The evening city lights sparkle across the water making for a magical setting to enjoy an anything-but-ordinary three course meal.

To learn more about Valentine's Day waterfront dining at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, visit or call 425-803-5595 for reservations.