Sharing the love
It’s that time of year again, love is in the air. Shops are filled with chocolates, teddy bears and cards, while couples are trying to think of something different to do for Valentine’s Day. So, to make it easier, we’ve rounded up a few foodie treats for you to enjoy with your loved one…
Payne & Gunter, part of Levy Restaurants UK, are hosting the Loved Up pop up at Madame Tussauds on 14th February. The evening will begin with a canapé reception amongst the much loved Hollywood figures at Madame Tussauds, followed by a romantic three-course meal held in the Victorian inspired World stage ballroom. The menu features an ‘It takes two’ starter, ‘Roll in the Hay’ main course and a ‘Threesome’ of desserts.
For an extra twist, the pop up will also include a performance from former finalist of BBC One’s The Voice, Nate James. Tickets are available at £69 per person.
This Valentine’s weekend, Hertfordshire-based Brocket Hall will be treating couples to a range of romantic packages.
Brocket Hall will be welcoming guests for a traditional afternoon tea overlooking the 543 acre estate, as well as offering couples looking for an intimate setting to indulge in an evening of fine-dining tucked away in the estate’s restaurant, Auberge du Lac.
The special six-course tasting menu at Auberge du Lac, prepared by head chef Marcus McGuinness, includes slow roast rose veal with parsley roots and confit potatoes and, for dessert, a choice of warm dark chocolate tart with salad caramel and bay leaf ice cream or Champagne poached Yorkshire rhubarb served with tonka bean and rhubarb jelly.
Guests are also welcome to spend the night at the estate’s converted Georgian coach house, the Melbourne Lodge. As part of the Auberge Valentine’s Experience package, couples will be treated to Champagne, flowers and chocolates in each bedroom. Prices for all packages can be found on their website.
Strada is introducing a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for only £18.95 per person. The romantic menu includes starters such as Mini Rosotto Zucca with sweet butternut squash and pumpkin, salty pancetta bacon, spinach and pine nuts.
Main courses include a range of limited specialties such as Linguine Alla Pescatora: pasta with sautéed king prawns, squid and mussels in a tomato, white wine, chilli and garlic sauce; as well as the original Queen Margherita pizza, topped with Buffalo mozzarella, pachino tomatoes, basil pesto and a drizzle of olive oil.
And finally, for dessert couples can indulge in treats such as Cherry & Ricotta Cheesecake, and Zeppole Doughnuts – Southern Italy’s version of warm and fluffy, hand-made mini doughnuts served with chocolate sauce for dipping.
After high demand in recent years, Strada is offering this special menu between the 13th and 16th February.