We may not be able to dine out this Valentines but Ciara Leahy has plenty of delicious options to surprise your loved one.
Oysters, beef Wellington and tarte au citron, the menu at Ghan House in Co Louth doesn’t just sound delicious, it’s also good value for money. Last orders are 3pm on 10 February – for pick up on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 February. All items are picked up cold with full instructions to finish off in the oven/under the grill. Visit www.ghanhouse.com for the full menu.
No matter where in the country you are, The Twelve Hotel in Galway is always worth visiting.
alltaBOX is a weekly changing provisional menu of allta’s sensational handmade sourdough, house charcuterie, freshly prepared pasta and dessert for you to cook allta-style at home.
Allta have a special Valentine’s box which includes a delicious menu for two, a bottle of Champagne and a bottle of red wine for €130, with delivery available for Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath for €9.95. www.alltabox.ie
If you want to keep things a bit more low key, then SuperValu have a great meal deal for €10 which includes lamb tagine and jasmine rice, a scrumptious fish or cottage pie or a tasty butter chicken with potato gratin followed by a delicious chocolate, coffee or carrot cake. And the good news is that they are all Irish made.
Finish your meal with a delicious dessert paired with this Contevedo Sparkling Pink Moscato from Aldi (€9.82). Bright and sweet, this pretty pink moscato has intense flavours of white flowers, peach and apricot.