Whether you love it, hate it, or have absolutely no opinion about it, Valentine’s Day is always a good excuse to gorge on good food and chase it down with a couple of drinks. For let’s face it, few things in life besides great meals can make our taste buds, hearts, and stomachs simultaneously perform little somersaults of delight.
We have a couple of ideas of what you can do on the 14th. While food and beverage consumption and a healthy appetite are a must, having a partner is absolutely optional!
- RICE TO THE OCCASION
If all you feel like doing on Valentine’s is slip into your pjs and curl up in bed with a good romcom, a box of sushi to go from ZEN and a fine bottle of wine from Talbot & Bons can add flavour to your evening. ZEN’s 48-piece Valentine’s Box is meant to be shared with a loved one, but it looks so good that we suspect you might want to keep anyone else’s chopsticks off it!
- LOVE MAY BE A BREWIN’
Blondes, browns, ambers… whatever your tastes, you can trust Beer Kitchen’s impressive selection of beers from all over the world to tickle them this Valentine’s Day. While wine is often portrayed as the more romantic beverage, we’re pretty sure that a beer-tasting evening at the cosy Beer Kitchen is equally likely to brew a lasting romance… just be careful it doesn’t also land you with a beer belly in the long run.
- FOUR (OR MORE) IS NOT A CROWD!
Talbot & Bons have prepared something for those who find the idea of a candlelit dinner for two absolutely unappealing. Groups of four people or more dining here on Valentine’s Day will get a complimentary 3-litre bottle of Grandisca beer by Amarcord.
- YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING
How do you get a taste of four of Vecchia Napoli’s 19 mouth-watering pizzas in one night? By going on a double date with people who do not mind sharing their food, of course. Swapping pizza slices with another couple may not exactly scream Valentine’s Day romance, but they say that food tastes better when it is shared in good company and that sounds pretty good to us!