The countdown to the most romantic night of the year is on. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to think about that special meal and how you're going to make your date feel that you've really gone to town on planning the perfect evening.
Nothing could be more intimate than a cosy dinner for two at home – even better if you can get the professionals to do the cooking for you. We've rounded up some of the most opulent dishes for you - from Indian cuisine to Italian or French - all of which can be brought to your door.
1. Kings seafood platter
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If you're in the mood for an luxurious sharing platter, then you probably couldn't make a better choice than the Kings Seafood Platter from Caviar House and Prunier. You'll be following in the footsteps of one of the world's greatest lovers: Casanova apparently ate raw oysters for breakfast every day to keep up his stamina. The platter comes not only with rock oysters, but there's also lobster and king crab and some Prunier house caviar to woo your Valentine.
2. Chargrilled sirloin steak
You might not be able to whizz your love to one of the world's most romantic locations this Valentine's Day, but you can treat to them a meal that's cooked using traditional ingredients from the Amalfi coast. The chefs at Made in Italy will prepare their delicious sirloin steak Amalfi-style just for you and your date. Sautéed porcini mushrooms add a heavenly earthy flavour to the chargrilled meat and therefore to your special evening.
3. The 'Odyssey de l'amour' taster menu for two
If you want the perfect combination of flavours and textures to entrance your Valentine, then let the experts do the choosing for you and order Purple Poppadom's one-night only special: the 'Odyssey de l'amour' taster menu. It might be for sharing, but you and your date should have a light lunch ahead of the evening's excesses! The Odyssey presents you with Serenade by the sea – a sea bream and rice noodle dish from Kerala – as well as fusion dishes like Mushroom Biryani 'Arancini'. And of course, what romantic meal wouldn't feature chocolate? The Tarte aux Chocolate Silk served with pear ice-cream is the perfect way to end your decadent, seven-course dinner for two.
4. Spaghetti all'Aragosta
Although its looks aren't all that cuddly, lobster has long been associated with love – featured in many a movie's romantic dinners and trysts. Perhaps it's because lobsters mate for life. Who knows? One thing's for sure, shelling out on a plate of Vicino's Spaghetti all'Aragosta, where the lobster is served whole atop a divine tomato, garlic and chilli sauce, will show your Valentine how serious you are about impressing them!
5. Veal Milanese
Maybe your valentine isn't a seafood lover? If not, no worries - they can indulge in that timeless classic Italian dish of Veal Milanese. Order from Mediterraneo for a tender and succulent cut of meat that's cooked to perfection in a coating of golden breadcrumbs and served with a fresh green salad. "Squisito" as they say in Italia!
Lobster, oysters, steak or veal, all you need to do is decide which hedonistic dish your Valentine will like the most and place your order with Deliveroo.