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February 9, 2021

6 home-based experiences for couples this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day may be different for many, due to friends, significant others and families not being able to head out to their local restaurants and bars to splash out on the most romantic day of the year. However, you and your partner can still have an incredible experience at home. We’ve put together a tantalizing celebratory guide to give you the best couples treats yet for the 14th!

Tim Allen’s Virtual Masterclass

Cook up a storm with Michelin-starred chef Tim Allen’s Virtual Masterclass and recipe box! With ingredients provided by Wellocks, suppliers of ingredients to almost half of the UK’s Michelin-starred restaurants, this sumptuous Valentine’s gift is the delight foodies and perfectly timed to enjoy creating together and feasting on at home! £5 from each order goes to Wellocks at Home’s charity partner, Springboard’s FutureChef, which aims to inspire young people to explore food and cooking as a life skill.

Priced at £70, per kit, you’ll need to get your order in before the 5th February to secure your couples spot! Treat yourself and your loved one today.

No fuss, Noble House prepared meal set

Noble House Prepared are delivering Valentine’s meal sets nationwide. With the kitchen headed up by ex-Gordon Ramsey Chef, Owen O’Sullivan, the food is of restaurant quality standard and comes frozen and ready to pop in the oven and assemble, for truly hassle-free romance. Choose from three incredible meal options including fillet of Beef, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Honey and 5 Spice Roasted Chantenay Carrots plus tender Broccoli Florets and French Green Beans. Vegetarian options are also available and all meals come with a tantalizing dessert, of course!

Orders for Valentine’s Day should be placed by 10th February to ensure delivery in time for the big day. Prices from £40 for a meal for two persons, excluding alcohol.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime Champagne, 2008

You’ll need a glass of something special with some of the above meal options. Our absolute go-to is this outstanding Champagne from Charles Heidsieck from 2008’s tiny vintage, bringing an elegant finish with exceptional freshness and lemony richness. Crafted with a blend of grapes from ten Grand Cru vineyards this is a perfectly balanced drop. This is brought to your door by Cosaporto, a digital marketplace offering delivery of artisanal food, wine and gifts in London. Cosaporto offers concierge-style delivery, allowing products to be collected from the capital’s finest producers and retailers and brought direct to the doorstep within hours of ordering. Gifts can be accompanied by a hand-written card or audio message for an extra special personalised touch. What’s unique about Cosaporto is that you can order bottles from a range of independent drinks retailers across the city, including Enotecca Rabezzana, NYSA Wines and Spirits, Primo Aperitivo, Prosecco House and have all the items delivered to you in one bundle, often on the same day and sometimes within 2hrs if you live in central-ish London.

Order from specialist supplier NYSA Wine and Spirits, delivered by Cosaporto for £99 a bottle.

Take up a wine tasting course with WSET

Wine course is the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life – and also a great way for couples to explore the world of wine together. It’s now possible to take WSET’s (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) globally recognised Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Wines courses online from start to finish including an online exam so the current social distancing restrictions aren’t an issue. It’s a great way of igniting a passion for wine, learning how to navigate wine lists and impressing friends and family with your wine knowledge!

Book from multiple options including an enhanced online course from £135 on the WSET site here.

Get romantic with RUMOR Rosé

A contemporary new rosé wine that recently launched in the U.S. An elegant rosé produced and bottled in Cotes de Provence, France, RUMOR Rosé is the perfect gift to a loved one this Valentine’s Day. The gorgeous pink colour of the wine lends a topical yet tasteful elevation to any intimate celebration. Despite being a new brand, RUMOR can already be found at some of the world’s finest venues including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Soho Beach House Miami and London’s Chiltern Firehouse. RUMOR is the perfect accompaniment with a delicious meal this Valentines Day.

The easy drinking rosé is priced at $35 and available in the US via Sherry-Lehmann (NY).

Sweet treats with Jack and Beyond

Jack and Beyond is a Fulham bakery and cake shop has a selection of Valentine’s Day treats some of which can be posted across the UK from £2.99. They can be sent with a personal message (or anonymously if you prefer!)

You can choose from an incredible selection including heart shaped Jammy Dodgers, but nothing quite symbolises love like chocolate does, and Jack and Beyond’s chocolate brownies. The Red Velvet brownies are sure to leave a lasting impression with an eye-catching red colour and a smooth and creamy texture. Made with luxurious dark Callebaut chocolate and finished with beautiful patterns, they achieve the perfect balance of sweetness and intense chocolate. The full range of brownies include White Chocolate and Pistachio; Red Velvet; Salted Caramel; Peanut Butter; and Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry brownies. This is the perfect end to a romantic evening with your loved one, curled up tucking into something wonderful from a humble London business.

Order the sweetest treat on the Jack and Beyond website from an incredible £3.60.

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