Love and food – two truly compatible concepts some may say are even a perfect match! But, where should you go on Valentine’s Day? What should you plan for Valentine’s Day? Read on for our delicious tips.
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 savour delicious dishes with your significant other.
For this reason, we suggest these appetizing Valentine’s Day destinations where the perfect couple can enjoy a truly incredible meal!
Taste red wine in Serbia
If the colour 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 favourite 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!
Enjoy a spicy romantic 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 on your romantic getaway, 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.
Feast on 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 on your lovers escape, we recommend you try the “tequila” praline.
Tuck into oysters on the Côte d’Azur
If a romantic Valentine’s Day is what you crave, look no further than enjoying fresh oysters by the seaside of the Côte d’Azur.
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 the French Riviera. Luckily, the seasn ends in Febraury, making it the ideal Valentine’s Day destination for couples.
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?
Get loved up with a hint of ginger in the UK
A sweet Valentine’s Day plan 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.