You can tell I am a fan of this night of romantic love big time – Not!
It is generally hype to fill perhaps a quiet week night (a Tuesday this year) and dreaded by restaurants when it falls on a weekend night as they fill up in under capacity!
I have such strong memories of a “Valentine Night” in a restaurant I was working in when a couple came in for dinner who had obviously had a row and I think the guy was there under duress.
They ordered two” well done” fillet steaks and requested they be served with peas (we were upmarket and served a medley of vegetables)
The waitress thought for moment and then giggled and said I can’t tell them that… I said please try!
Some restaurants get all creative with overpriced pun induced menus using not in season produce – e.g. Asparagus, Strawberries etc or pink coloured foods! I even tried one year doing a Valentine themed dinner here for my Supperclub and found it a tortuous night so vowed never again!
I am much more in favour of seeing you all cooking something special at home and perhaps pushing the boat out with a meal lovingly prepared for a loved one. It makes much more a statement than splashing out on a substandard meal in a restaurant.
So this would be my suggestion on a good seasonal menu
You will note I have provided links for all the recipes so why not give it a go and impress a loved one and cook them up this special treat… it will not break the bank and I am sure it will impress the other half!
Failing that why not come along later in the month for our February dinner event that we are calling “Game On“ as we will be featuring assorted Game dishes from Venison to Guinea Fowl. You can book the dinners here on our dedicated ticketing site!
Alternatively if you what to learn how to prepare these or any other dishes there is always the Covert Cook School where we can help you build your confidence and assist those untapped wooing skills…
Far better than going out with all those other sad ones!!!