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Food for thought: Valentine's Day dining

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ByThe Badger

Feb 15, 2011

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If you are planning a romantic meal out to celebrate this year, we’ve found the best deals in Brighton. Café Rouge are offering customers 2-4-1 on main meals throughout this month when you download a voucher off their website. However, this excludes Valentine’s Day itself.

To celebrate on the day itself, Pizza Express have a three-course set menu for just £15. Similarly, Ask! are offering a three-course set menu plus a glass of Prosecco for £16.95. Fancy something a bit more unusual? Global cuisine restaurant Giraffe are offering three courses for £18.95 from 5pm.

Alternatively, if you fancy a night in, why not try Marks and Spencer’s special Dine In For Two deal this Valentine’s for £20. Or, for something a bit more memorable, surprise your partner with a pink-themed picnic (indoors of course!). Serve individual prawns on cocktail sticks with thousand island dressing for dipping.

Transform ham sandwiches into a heart-shaped treat using a cookie cutter. For dessert, how about simple yet delicious raspberry jelly served with strawberry ice cream. Wash it all down with a strawberry milkshake or bottle of pink lemonade. Afterwards, enjoy sharing a bottle of rosé and a bag of pink marshmallows in front of a romantic movie.

Romantic treats are also popping up all over the high street. If you’re looking for something sweet to spoil your loved one, read on. Here’s our pick of the best on offer. Millie’s Cookies have created the suitably named Love Bites, which consist of a delicious heart-shaped brownie topped with a swirl of icing and a sugar heart; a steal at £1.25. Choose from milk chocolate, white chocolate or our favourite – double chocolate. Find them at Churchill Square and Brighton Railway Station. 

Krispy Kreme have adapted their Strawberries and Cream favourite into a Love Heart special just for Valentine’s Day. This £1.55 heart-shaped doughnut is filled with strawberry sauce and cream and covered with sprinkles and white chocolate curls. Get one on North Street. Gregg’s have also produced several themed baked treats, including Valentine’s fairy buns, Jammy shortbread tarts and Valentine’s cupcakes.  Located on North Street, Western Road and London Road.

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