The best delivery packages for celebrating Valentine's Day at home
Just because restaurants are closed, fine dining and wine tasting needn't be off the table with these innovative packages
If your relationship has stood the stress test that is almost a year-long lockdown, why not commemorate your love for your partner with a luxury delivery package for Valentine's Day?
Restaurants and bars may be closed, but these companies are offering first-class dining and drinks options for a joyous Valentine's Day at home.
LOVE CHINOIS AT HOME BY PARK CHINOIS
Available on 13 and 14 February through the Park Chinois website and via Supper and Deliveroo, the special Love Chinois at Home Valentine’s menu for two (£195) includes impeccably prepared Chinese dishes from Executive Chef Lee Che Liang, a stunning rose-inspired Valentine’s dessert, two pre-bottled cocktails of your choice, two beautiful Park Chinois fish chopstick holders and a calligraphy notecard, ensuring your table setting is as elegant as your dinner.
Pre-order in advance via the restaurant’s website by 10 February to add a stunning FLOWERBX bespoke bouquet of 15 Balthazar roses to your dinner package for an additional £80.
PRIVATE VIRTUAL WINE TASTING BY BOLNEY WINE ESTATE
One for those who may not be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day in person with their loved one, Bolney Wine Estate is offering stunning virtual wine tastings online.
Let Bolney’s experts guide you through their award-winning wines such as their Cuvée Rosé, Eighteen Acre Rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Cuvée Pinot Noir to see, swirl, sniff and sip a selection of wines as you go from amateur to connoisseur.
Bolney can create a bespoke package to include any of their wines and offer wine and food pairing tasting packages with cheese and chocolate selections, and customers can add a personal touch with an engraved message on a bottle.
VALENTINE'S BANQUET BOX BY ORMER MAYFAIR
Created by GBM finalist 2020 and Executive Chef Kerth Gumbs, Ormer Mayfair’s Valentine’s Banquet Box (£159 for two excluding delivery) features a stunning four-course meal with the option to add flowers, cocktails and champagne, delivered direct to your door.
Start your romantic feast with a creamy pumpkin soup, followed by standout scallops. For mains, it’s all eyes on the côte de boeuf to share with sides of aged beef ragout, foie gras, truffled wild mushrooms, caramelised shallots and triple cooked chips, before rounding off with Ormer’s signature apple crumble, and handmade chocolates.
Add the finishing touch to this luxurious dining experience with a choice of fine wines and champagne selected by Master Sommelier Svetovslav Manolev, as well as artisan pre-batched Negroni, Espresso Martini and Manhattan cocktails from Moore House Cocktail Company. Delivery is available from 12pm – 7.30pm from 11 - 14 February and orders must be placed at least 48 hours’ in advance.
For a romantic Scandi feast, opt for Aquavit London’s DIY Delivery Box this Valentine’s Day, available for nationwide delivery.
Head Chef Jorjon Colazo has created three exciting seasonal sharing menus that are sure to impress. Designed for two to share, choose from the Meat box (£80), Pescatarian box (£90) or Vegetarian box (£60).
Simply heat, plate and present the food and you’re ready to go. A selection of fine wines, beers and inventive soft drinks are also available to order. Orders will be sent out each Wednesday to arrive on Thursday and must be placed before 11pm on Tuesday.
HOT STONE AT HOME
Critically acclaimed Hot Stone may have had to temporarily closed its doors, but the pass is anything but quiet... introducing, Hot Stone at Home! Carefully reimagined for at home dining by Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai, the menu features a plethora of à la carte favourites and new exciting Nepalese dishes. Perfect for a date night with a difference this Valentine’s, the Hot Stone Omakase box (£110) takes diners on a 24-step culinary journey of authentic and innovative Japanese cuisine.
Available for delivery across most London postcodes (and collection), Hot Stone at home is available Thursday-Sunday from 6-9pm. Order via Supper or Slerp or, for London-wide private deliveries, please phone the restaurant on 020 3302 8226.
Charm your partner with an exquisite eight-course feasting menu from fine dining Indian restaurant Benares, delivered direct to your door from the heart of Mayfair with just an hour’s notice.
Executive Chef Sameer Taneja has pulled out all the stops with a menu featuring some of Benares most loved dishes, such as halibut lime tikka, adraki lamb chops, paneer malai korma and an impressive tandoori whole roasted chicken.
An assortment of freshly baked breads and pulao rice will also be included, alongside a chocolate gol gappa and passionfruit malai cake for dessert. Pop the bubbly and spread the love further by opting for the Champagne bundle which includes a bottle of the finest, to make the evening extra special.
The Valentine’s Menu for two is £200, or with Champagne it is £250. It is available from 8 - 14 February.
DRAKE & MORGAN’S VALENTINE’S DINNER AT HOME WITH LAURENT-PERRIER
The exclusive DIY kit, serving two, includes all the ingredients and recipe cards you need to create a restaurant quality, three-course meal in the comfort of your own home, plus a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé for added Valentine’s sparkle.
Begin your feast with whipped duck liver parfait, served with sourdough and pickles, before moving on to a 32-day aged Chateaubriand with confit potatoes, béarnaise sauce, salt baked beetroot, thyme roasted carrots and buttered cabbage. Round things off with heart shaped chocolate ganache with strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream & edible flowers.
Orders must be placed by 11:59pm on Wednesday 10 February for delivery on Friday 12 February.
£125 including delivery.