SOURCE: The Frog and The Peach

February 01, 2007 12:17 ET

Romeos Are Gearing Up for Valentine's Day: New Jersey Restaurant Offers 'Rules of Engagement'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Valentine's Day is one of the most popular times to pop the question. Romance is already in the air and you are usually planning to spend the day with your significant other. A restaurant is one of the most popular places to get engaged which is why Betsy Alger, owner of The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick, is always ready on this romantic day.

Alger explains, "We have seen couples recreate their first dates by getting the same table and trying to recreate the same experience they had on that very special day. We've also had couples who have gotten engaged and married here, so they've returned year after year to celebrate."

Alger offers five tips on how to make the most of this momentous occasion:

--  Select a special place -- Whether it is the restaurant where you had
    your first date or where you first said 'I Love You,' the place is key.
--  Make reservations -- The worst thing that could happen would be to
    show up at your favorite restaurant and there is no seating available.
    Make reservations as early as you can to ensure you have a special table.
--  Speak with the host or hostess -- Make sure the host or hostess is in
    on your plan. They can help you pay attention to the details.
--  Ask for advice -- Restaurant employees are well versed in such events,
    so they are creative and can help, whether it's writing "marry me" on the
    dessert plate in chocolate or going for a nearby walk and returning for
    champagne and dessert, they know what will work.
--  Put the ring in perfect place -- Make sure the ring is somewhere that
    it won't get lost.  You don't want to put the ring in any food because it
    can get swallowed!
The Frog and The Peach was the first Contemporary American fine-dining restaurant in New Brunswick which pioneered the city's downtown renaissance in the early '80s. Alger owns the restaurant with her husband Jim Black. The progressive restaurant serves modern cuisine with an international spin. The restaurant has an ongoing commitment to innovative preparations, fresh ingredients, well-being and the environment. For more information, visit

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