On Valentine's Day, the Nicollet Island Inn should be cuter than a heart-shaped box of chocolates, more intoxicating than a bottle of champagne, and at least as romantic as Prince's boudoir. With its cozy tables and pretty river views, the restaurant inside the charming old inn draws nearly 300 couples on our national night of big love. Some of the guests will book the Ultimate Romance Package to combine their dinner with a carriage ride and an overnight stay, and if things play out as they have in years past, manager Ross Long expects there will be dozens of wedding proposals. "I almost need to have a security guard on hand because there are so many diamonds," he says. As Long recounts stories of guys spreading rose petals on the restaurant's tabletops, reading poetry, and getting down on one knee, he can't help but get a little choked up. "It's like there are angels in... More >>>
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