Well it is that time of year again folks, when Saint Valentine spreads his annual magic.
Valentine’s Weekend is one of those strange feast days. Do it right and you escape revenge for another year. Do it wrong and the topic will be raised during every argument. So don’t leave anything to chance.
It used to be a huge rush to book a table on one day which could often prove inconvenient. Now it is marketed as a weekend, which splits up the huge surge of restaurant bookings.
Firstly, for a novel little gift, Krispy Kreme in the Bullring is doing a special heart-shaped doughnut for Valentine’s day. Be quick or they will be gone.
So for the big night there is one place I can recommend you start. Island Bar, the fabulously well known cocktail bar on Birimgham’s Suffolk Street, is producing their very own Valentine’s day cocktail. It contains Frangelico, chocolate, and a little Island Bar know-how.
For the dining out experience take her somewhere made for the occasion. Tease her by saying you will take her somewhere she will love.
Loves Restaurant is fast becoming something of a Birmingham hot-spot. Run by the husband and wife team Steve and Claire Love, Chef and Host, respectively, it has now been awarded three AA Rosettes.
Owing to time constraints I have been unable to review it myself. However I do have positive reviews from Rickie Josen, who has eaten in some of the best restaurants all over Europe and even New York. She is a lady who knows good food and service when she sees it.
Looking over their Valentine’s menu the highlights, for me anyway, are Teriyaki Trout, Cotswold Pork Belly, and Mango Tonka Bean Pannacotta. For more details check out their website via the link above.
Good luck Birmingham, have a great Valentine’s day, and then get ready for Mother’s Day. And then Easter.