Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and, even though indoor dining is back open, many restaurants are still offering themed take-out meals and virtual events, so you can skip the reservation without sacrificing taste. Whether you’re keen to celebrate the love in your life or just want an excuse for some delicious eats and treats – we won’t judge.
Below are some meal kits and virtual events that, if nothing else, will make your taste buds fall in love.
The cozy College Street spot known for small plates of seasonal Italian fare has developed a succinct Valentine’s Day meal kit for the perfect date night feast at home. The four course meal is available for pick-up or delivery and comes with instructions to prepare the salad, handmade tagliatelle pasta and lobster dish and roasted chicken with rapini. To sweeten the evening, finish with the Torta Caprese, dark chocolate cake with roasted piedmontese hazelnuts and drizzled with milk chocolate.
Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world, so of course they’d do Valentine’s Day better than most. This year, you can snag a super special five-course Italian meal for two for from Eataly. For $150, you get a ready-to-heat feast complete with everything from antipasti to dessert. Pre-order for pick-up February 11 – to February 14.
This is the perfect night in for you and your significant other – or even a friend! For just $74.50 per person, you get all the ingredients and access to a chef-lead demonstration via Zoom to create the Valentine’s Day dinner of your dreams. Connect with other foodies and learn some new techniques, all in the comfort of your own home. The best part? You get to eat your delicious creation which includes pan-seared scallops on fresh greens, Sourdough baked brie and chocolate torte. Yum!
The 1552 Avenue Road spot is offering a three-course menu available for takeout on February 13 (in case you want to celebrate a little early) or on Valentine’s Day itself. You can choose from three to four starters and main options, like oven-baked duck that’s honey glazed and baked in the oven, served with caramelized apples and oranges, or lamb marinated in red wine and serviced with veggies, horseradish and mashed potatoes. If nothing else, you will fall in love with this food.
Looking for authentic Filipino food on the day of love? Order in off of Lamesa’s $60 prixe fixe Valentine’s Day menu and enjoy all the fixings of a traditional Filipino feast at home. You can choose from starters like the chopped papaya salad and milkfish rillette and opt for something heartier for your main, like seared adobo featuring juicy chicken thighs complete with chimichurri, garlic puree and jasmine rice. And for dessert? Why, mango or ube tiramisu, of course.