LOVE STUFF – CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY
Let’s face it, this years Valentine’s Day is probably going to look a little different this year. As we forgo the romantic weekend away to Paris and dinner at that restaurant that you’ve long had your heart set on, let’s take a look at some safe and socially distanced options to consider this February.
FOR THE FOODIES …
THE SALTBOX – ONLINE COOKING OVER FIRE COURSE
Bored of the same old special dinner that you’ve been dining on for the past few years? Fancy getting wild this Valentine’s Day? Wild cooking specialists the Salt Box have conjured up an online cooking over fire course’ that will not only enable you with the skills you’ll need should you decide to go and live your life off-grid, but also provides a unique experience for you and your loved one to share together. Get access to four video workshops that will guide and inform your every move. From constructing a fire to learning skillet, grilling and coal baking cookery, discover your wild side this February.
For more information, visit wearethesaltbox.co.uk
MANDIRA’S KITCHEN LOCKDOWN VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
Mandira’s Kitchen has put together a romantic Indian meal for two that can be delivered frozen to any UK Mainland address. It can be heated from frozen in just 4 minutes, so there is no need to waste ages in the Kitchen. Bringing some spice to Valentines Day, Mandira’s Kitchen have prepared a set menu which includes: – Selection of samosas; Chicken Rezala / Paneer Butter Masala; Cashew and Cranberry Pulao; Alu Gobi; Dal Makhani; Naan Bread; Spiced Crackers; Tomato and Date Chutney; Mango and Cardamom Gelato; Chai and some free heart-shaped chilli chocolates – all for £50 including delivery.
For more information, visit mandiraskitchen.com
BRITTEN FOR FOOD COOKING CLASSES / FEBRUARY 1 + 7 / ONLINE
Acclaimed chef Daniel Britten is somewhat of a whizz in the Kitchen. From appearing as a MasterChef semi-finalist, the chef has gone onto run his restaurant and can be found operating as a private chef and running pop-up supper clubs throughout Surrey. Known for producing vibrant dishes made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, wow your spouse by taking an online cooking class from the man himself and cook up a culinary storm this Valentine’s Day.
For more information, visit brittenforfood.com
PLOUGH – ONLINE FARMERS’ MARKET
Are you missing out on your fix of farmers’ markets? Fear not dear reader, for Plough, the online farmers’ market is here to serve yours and your larder’s needs. Foraging the finest foodstuffs from local artisan makers, scour the site online and find all the usual suspects usually found on Guildford’s High Street. Delivered straight to your door, why not order some luxurious goodies to devour this Valentine’s. Be sure to check out some of their Food Boxes packed with produce befitting your favoured occasion; be it breakfast, BBQ, cheese or cream tea.
For more information, visit Plough.Market
NAUGHTY BUT NICE…
HUNDRED WATT CLUB VALENTINES SPECIAL / FEBRUARY 14 – 19 / ONLINE
Hundred Watt Club invite you to snuggle up and cosy on down (Valentine Style) with them in the comfort of your own home as they present a special, fun-sized online edition of the show featuring a bevvy of your fave burlesque and vaudeville performers! The show is around 35 minutes long and is jam-packed with stunning performances recorded in the amazing cast’s homes. On the evening of Sunday, February 14 you’ll be emailed a private link to watch the show online, and it will stay live until the end of day Fri February 19 – so you’ll be able to watch it at any point over the week ..or multiple times if you just can’t get enough!!
For more information, visit hundredwattclub.com
SURREY HILLS VIRTUAL ARTISAN MARKET
Seeking that something special to give to your significant other? Visit the Surrey Hills Virtual Artisan Market, and you’ll be able to browse and buy from a multitude of local makers and creators selling their wares. From sustainable fashion, handmade jewellery and soy candles, to foodie treats and locally made drinks; finding something from your locale online couldn’t be easier – even amid a pandemic.
For something particularly special, an English Sparkling Wine Hamper from Albury Vineyard will be the perfect antidote to spending Valentine’s at home and indoors.
For more information, visit surreyhills.org
Hold hands, take a stroll, stay safe and stay local…
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