Love and food – two truly compatible concepts some may say are even a perfect match!
Whether it’s love that is put into preparing a dish or the pleasure of indulging in the delicacies prepared, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to savor delicious dishes with your significant other.
For this reason,we’re suggesting appetizing Valentine’s Day destinations where the perfect couple can enjoy a truly incredible meal!
Appetizing red wine in Serbia
If the color of love is red, the fitting beverage for the day of love is red wine. Though champagne is often considered the most festive drink, red wine is an aphrodisiac.
Planning a trip to the region that produces your favorite wine can be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Subotica, a small town located in Serbia, is currently one of the top destinations preferred by sommeliers. If you love remote places, wine sampling and relaxing at the spa, then a trip to Subotica is just what the doctor ordered!
A spicy getaway in Calabria
Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day with chili which is a particularly popular ingredient in Calabria. Though originally used by peasants to enhance simple dishes, today it plays a key role in local cuisine. Whether savoury or sweet, even the most sophisticated foods are prepared with a touch of chilli.
While in Calabria, visit the beautiful city of Diamante and sample some nduja, a specialty prepared with fish eggs, chili and olive oil. This dish, often referred to as the “caviar of the poor”, is perfect for highly spirited couples.
Chocolate in Bruges
Bruges is the ideal destination for chocolate lovers. This charming town, whose medieval center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, has a heart of cocoa that will seduce anyone with a sweet tooth.
Its small and charming narrow streets are filled with tempting chocolate shops, each more original than the next. If you wish to stay warm, we recommend you try the “tequila” praline.
Oysters in Côte d’Azur
If a romantic Valentine’s Day is what couples are craving, try oysters, seaside.
Oysters are not only an aphrodisiac seafood, but food connoisseurs will tell you that there is no better place in Europe to try fresh oysters or clams than in the French Riviera. Lucky for Valentine’s Day couples, the season ends in February, so it’s the perfect opportunity to sample while visiting the beautiful villages located in the southeast region of France.
When you go, visit Nice in the Côte d’Azur – an ideal location to stop in at one of the few traditional kiosks that sell oysters to take-away. Here, couples can have a picnic by the sea. Is there anything more romantic?
A hint of ginger in the UK
A sweet V-Day can be as simple as tasting a delicious cookie with your loved one. Indulge in the warmth of ginger spice with a gingerbread cookie from one of the delicious pastry shops in Edinburgh! These Anglo-Saxon specialties packed with aromas and spices, are bound to ignite passion in any couple.
Baking gingerbread has been a long-standing tradition in the Northeast of the UK dating back to the 17th century – this is what makes it a great place to visit if you want to sample pastries with ginger. If you’re not intimidated by clouds and rain, we recommend the city of Durham, a place renowned for its Norman cathedral and magnificent castle, both of which are listed World Heritage sites.