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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY
Questioning what to do for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got your again. 

Setting sail into the Battersea sundown; a magical tropical paradise; sky-high eating above London; love potions galore; and indulging in… chocolate bark?! We’ve rounded up one thing for everybody this Valentine’s Day.

Candy treats

Valentine’s Chocolate Fondue Love Package for Two from Cutter & Squidge

Head to newly opened Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Trade and seize this DIY fondue package. That includes a make-at-home heat chocolate ganache (simply add cream) and a luscious number of dipping gadgets together with slogan cookies (‘I’LL NEVER DESSERT YOU’, ‘I TOLERATE YOU’, and ‘WANT A PIECE’), pink vanilla cake bites, honeycomb and toasted marshmallows. What says ‘I am keen on you’ greater than getting frisky with melted chocolate?

Cutter & Squidge Royal Change opening 11th Feb, however this package is accessible of their different shops and for nationwide supply now.

Sexed-up gelato in Soho at Gelupo

You need luxurious artisanal gelato? You head to Gelupo in Soho. Reality. And this month they’re including a model new flavour to the internationally famend menu, all within the identify of lurrrve & ardour. The brand new gelato, named Sesso – which means ‘intercourse’ in Italian – is a collaboration with Gelupo and famend Sicilian chocolatiers Sabadì, and can be made utilizing Sabadì’s Sesso chilly pressed chocolate, with macadamia and cola nuts. Gelupo simply turned our no.1 dessert date spot… though tbh we’d not even hassle with the date. Single women + gelato = profitable.

The Sabadì impressed Sesso gelato shall be out there in Gelupo from 1st till the 28th February.


Consuming

There are many possibilities to get your lips on a love-potion this Valentine’s Day, with a plethora of locations creating particular amorous cocktails. Head to Blade Hairclubbing for the superbly vibrant and recent Valentini (vodka, Luxardo Maraschino, pomegranate juice, Himalayan pink salt, Copperhead guarana, lemon and mandarin bitters), or the Wild Romance cocktail from  Manetta’s Bar. This delicate mix of Chase Vodka infused with Haribo hearts, freshly squeezed lime, plum bitter, wild blackberry jam, lychee purée and apricot liqueur, is alongside a vessel of candy blueberry jam and cranberry juice to add to the drink and set pulses racing! 

#RELATIONSHIPSTATUSPENDING – A Valentine’s Week pop-up at *new* Women & Gents cocktail bar

‘Single’, ‘Married’, ‘Divorced’… who cares! Perhaps it’s none of your enterprise! This V Day, overlook the relationship standing and head to newly opened Women & Gents bar in Camden. They’re becoming a member of forces with Sekforde Drinks are serving up a collection of tasty ‘non judgemental’ highball drinks with a choice of premium spirits.

Maybe ‘It’s Difficult’ – by which case your cocktail of selection shall be Crabbies Whisky and Sekforde for Whisky. Should you’re ‘In An Open Relationship’ then make a beeline for Vestal Vodka and Sekforde for Gin&Vodka. Or simply nail all of them, who’s checking. Women & Gents is situated in a delightfully restored public rest room, whereas Sekforde Drinks are pure, botanical mixers particularly designed for whiskey, rum, gin/vodka and tequila/mezcal. Seems like the right pairing to us.

Monday 11th to Saturday 16th of February. Beat the clock every day with £5 drinks at 5pm, £6 at 6pm and £eight thereafter.

ladiesandgents.co/

Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo Version

Give your beloved the present of liquor… in a luscious bottle! Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has launched a gorgeous restricted launch bottle design, the right present for any bourbon drinker. Bringing a style of the US to the UK, the Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo Version Bottle has been created in collaboration with Jess Mascetti, the famend tattoo artist from East Aspect Ink, New York. The design has been printed immediately onto the long-lasting Bulleit Bourbon bottle and can look beautiful on any house bar.

The distinctive Bulleit™ Bourbon Tattoo Version can be that can be purchased from Amazon UK.

Drams within the Darkish whisky tasting with Mac & Wild

Let your sense run wild this Valentine’s Day – by heading to Mac & Wild for a seductive whisky tasting with a distinction. You’ll be taken by way of a tasting of a number of drams and difficult senses to probably the most intimate of whisky adventures in full darkness. Friends are invited for a candlelit welcome drinks and a heat introduction from the tasting host, earlier than embarking on the tasting expertise that might be described because the second most enjoyable factor to do with the lights off.

Drams within the Darkish for two individuals (Whisky tasting at the hours of darkness together with canapés) Worth: £80, begins at 7pm.


The place to Dine – Set Menus for each finances

Menus between £49 – 70

Multi-course romance at Gamma Gamma

Gamma Gamma, the Pan Asian tapas restaurant in Soho, has created a 9 course Valentine’s menu good for sharing and with romance in thoughts. The menu consists of elements recognized to be aphrodisiacs, reminiscent of oysters, chilli and chocolate. We can also’t wait to attempt the triple duck delight of Trio of Duck with house cured duck bacon, confit duck leg and beetroot croquette, duck liver ravioli and miso-orange caramel. With a Peanut Butter and Darkish Chocolate Mousse to complete, this could possibly be our concept of multi-course heaven.

£49 per individual. gammagamma.co.uk

Set sail beneath the celebs with Cinnamon Kitchen

All aboard for an Indian journey in Battersea this Valentine’s interval! Be a part of the River Bus with your beloved at any one among their 22 London piers and toast the event with a glass of Prosecco. Absorb London’s fabulous landmarks earlier than disembarking on the iconic Grade II listed Battersea Energy Station and heading for Vivek Singh’s famend trendy Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea. Right here a culinary journey awaits within the type of a scrumptious four-course feast of flavoursome East-meets-West dishes.

The particular Valentine’s Day four-course menu package deal consists of return journey from any pier on the MBNA Thames Clippers route* to Battersea Energy Station priced at £70 per individual. Obtainable for lunch and dinner reservations Thursday 14th-Saturday 16th February. Single journeys are additionally out there for £60 per individual.

Ebook now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/set-sail-to-cinnamon-kitchen-battersea-this-valentines-day-tickets-55206562314 or name 0203 9555 480


£71 – £100

Jazz, Blues & Soul at 100 Wardour St

Clean jazz, blues and soul, plus an unique Three course meal and a particular choice of drinks? You’ll be making candy music at 100 Wardour St this Valentine’s Day.

Included within the unique choice of drinks shall be indulgent cocktail Chocolat with a clean concoction of Belvedere Smogory Forrest, Tia Maria, Mozart Darkish Chocolate Liqueur, Angostura, Residence-made Tonka and Chocolate Bitters, Smoked Salt with Popping Sweet dusting. For the primary half of the night take pleasure in soul covers of well-liked hits from Refael Mirila Duo, adopted by Ray Charles classics from the gifted Jeremy Quartet at 9pm.

Visitors can e-book the unique Three-course menu for £75 from 5pm. 

Extra information – https://www.100wardourst.com/whats-on-soho/events/valentines-day/

Quaglino’s

Quaglino’s is providing visitors a luxurious £80 three course set menu, which incorporates delights corresponding to roasted cep risotto with black truffle, seared John Dory with cauliflower puree and a particular present stopping Music and Romance dessert (chocolate molleaux, praline, white chocolate and raspberry parfait). Visitors can even take pleasure in a night of stay music from Dover Road Band. The band will carry out a variety of basic and trendy love songs, the right accompaniment to a romantic night.

The bar will even be serving up a tasty sharing cocktail, very best for couples, named the 50-50consisting of Cassis, Bergamotto, Tanqueray 10, ginger and lemon tea, bubbles for £25.

£80 three course menu per individual. Ebook via the e-mail right here: quaglinos@danddlondon.com


£100+

Sky excessive romance at Bōkan

Depart the hustle and bustle of on a regular basis life far behind and head 37 flooring as much as Bōkan this Valentine’s Day. Canary Wharf’s vacation spot sky-high restaurant, bar & rooftop terrace have created the last word romantic eating expertise within the sky.

For £115 every, friends can be assured a window desk for 2 to allow them to absorb panoramic views of London with a glass of Taittinger champagne in hand, earlier than diving into a shocking six-course tasting ‘Romance’ menu specifically created by Government Chef Aurélie Altemaire. Highlights embrace confit of Scottish salmon, daikon velouté and black berries; British dry-aged beef fillet and foie gras; and a shocking pomme d’amour. What with the view and the gorgeous plated meals, we’re anticipating problem in gazing into your family members eyes…

£115 per individual. Bōkan’s Valentine’s Day menu is accessible for dinner solely on 14 February 2019, to guide: occasions@bokanlondon.co.uk

Sharing steaks and seafood at Smith & Wollensky

Famed American steak restaurant, Smith & Wollensky have created a shocking sharing menu this Valentine’s Day. Priced at £110 per individual, this features a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne, with a seafood platter to begin, that includes Pyefleet Pure oysters, crab, shrimp and lobster, adopted by Cote de Boeuf with sides of truffled Mac ’n’ cheese, creamed spinach and French fries. The meal is completed with a scrumptious pistachio and cherry baked Alaska. Their a la carte menu will even be obtainable within the occasion that, for one among you a minimum of, sharing isn’t caring.

£110 per individual. Smithandwollensky.co.uk 

Love Shacks at Madison Rooftop

Degree up this Valentine’s Day by getting cozy in a private ‘Love Shack’ at Madison rooftop. Beautiful views, heat blankets and scrumptious sharing dishes await. Choose one of many two packages; Love Is In The Air (£150) – Moet & Chandon Rose, Charcuterie board, Sharing darkish chocolate fondant and a couple of Valentine’s cocktails, or the Love Is In The Air – Diamond Package deal (£175) Veuve Clicquot Rose, Charcuterie Board, Baked Normandy Camembert, Sharing darkish chocolate fondant and a couple of Valentine’s cocktails. In case you are in search of a extra luxurious expertise, Madison is opening up some unique seating within the inside restaurant with spectacular window views, making the night time much more particular. The expertise has restricted areas and obtainable at £300 for two individuals together with Three course dinner for two and a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose.

Extra information – https://www.madisonlondon.net/event/love-shacks-at-madison/


The place to remain:

Retreat to the New Forest (plus chocolate bark) at Burley Manor

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town this Valentine’s Day and go to Burley Manor, the Grade-II-listed restaurant and rooms nestled within the coronary heart of the New Forest. With sweeping views of the grounds that overlook its pink deer sanctuary, roaring log fires and a soothing spa to unwind in, this lovely Manor home has romance sewn up. Oh, and it’s grown-ups solely.

As a pre Valentine’s day exercise friends can discover their playful aspect in Burley Manor’s unique Tempering Chocolate Masterclass the place Salisbury’s grasp chocolatier and founding father of Alexander Chocolate, Alex Seaton will information friends by means of an immersive workshop on tips on how to make their very personal luxurious chocolate bark. Make certain to additionally guide into Burley Manor’s beautiful eating room and indulge within the Valentine’s Champagne Dinner with its new Mediterranean impressed dishes, earlier than retreating to Burley’s newly adorned cosy bedrooms that function deep baths, heat panelling to create a soothing tone and opulent Hypnos beds for the right night time’s sleep. Sounds idyllic, though tbh you had us at chocolate bark.

Stays at Burley Manor begin from £129 per room per night time, based mostly in a Comfortable Room, on a B&B foundation.Valentines Champagne dinner package deal is out there from £40 per individual and features a tasty Mediterranean sharing menu and a glass or Perrier Jouet champagne. Out there from 11th-16thFebruary for pre-booked tables solely. 

Tempering Chocolate Masterclass takes place on 12th February 10am-3pm and will probably be out there from £40 per individual. For extra info please go to www.burleymanor.com.

Add some spice to V Day at The LaLiT London

Have fun Valentine’s Day with a keep and dinner at luxurious boutique lodge The LaLiT London. Situated only a stone’s throw from the long-lasting views of Tower Bridge, they’re making this an evening to recollect. You’ll discover a complimentary bottle of prosecco on ice, in addition to lengthy stemmed roses, candies and luxurious therapeutic massage oil.

A celebration of #PureLove, packages begin from £479 together with a one-night keep on 14th February in addition to the Valentine’s Day five-course menu full with a Kama Sutra cocktail. Tuck into dishes resembling spiced lobster soup flamed with brandy; tandoori monkfish with coriander and coconut chutney, and raspberry and chocolate tart with pistachio crumble and sorbet.

Need to utterly unwind? You’ll additionally have the ability to indulge with 15% off at Rejuve – The Spaand there’s even breakfast included the subsequent morning for that important lie-in.

For bookings, please contact the reservations workforce on res.london@thelalit.com or 020 3765 2000.

And in case you REALLY need to splash out…

Take a magical journey to Intercontinental Danang Solar Peninsula Resort

This dreamy vacation spot is a perfect retreat for couples in search of a magical paradise. The award-winning, five-star seashore resort is nestled within the coronary heart of Son Tra Peninsula Nature reserve, the place friends can take advantage of pristine seashores and a shocking ocean backdrop.

Take pleasure in a romantic night on the French impressed restaurant, La Maison 1888, the place world-renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire has created an extravagant five-course menu for an unforgettable culinary expertise. These wishing to create an unforgettable atmosphere may also organise a dinner underneath the celebs with a personal meal on the seashore full with stay music.

Actually need to make this a Valentine’s Day to recollect? E-book the posh Solar Peninsula Residence beachfront villa which options two personal infinity swimming pools, a personal cinema and backyard, in addition to a private butler, chauffer and personal chef, to cater to your each want. Solely drawback is – you gained’t need to come house.

www.danang.intercontinental.com

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