19 April 2016

Five to try: Valentine's Day

| Bec Cuzzillo
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in between.

With V-Day coming up this Sunday, I’ve put together a list for all the lovers out there who want to stare into each others eyes and hold hands across the table in celebration of all things love – while eating good food, of course.

5. Breakfast at Pod Food

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Hidden away in the gardens of an old farm in Pialligo, Pod Food is one of my favourite breakfast destinations. For Valentine’s Day, they have a $40 breakfast tasting menu. Their sample menu, which is subject to changes, currently features favourites like ricotta hotcakes and interesting items like a kimchi pork hock toasty. They also offer the option to add matching breakfast beverages for $20 – and with a breakfast cocktail list that includes espresso martinis, it’s not even a question. Find out more: www.podfood.com.au

4. Lunch at Hoi Polloi

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Hoi Polloi at Old Parliament House is hosting a 3 course lunch for all you V-Day lovers out there. With a jazz duo playing in the background, a glass of sparkling on arrival and the added touch of a rose, this is romance at it’s finest. It’s $75 per person and the menu includes goodies like hot smoked trout, pumpkin and goats cheese cappelletti and cheesecake with peanut praline and salted caramel icecream. Yum. Find out more: www.hoipolloioph.com

3. Picnic from Gingham & Green

Gingham & Green is a local Canberra business that curates gourmet picnics using local produce and delivers them straight to your door. They have a special “Hopeless Romantic” picnic on offer for Valentine’s Day. The $125 picnic includes goodies from all your local favourites, including baked goods from Autolyse and charcuterie from Poachers Pantry. They’ve made it extra special with the addition of a single red rose from Moxom & Whitney, chocolate dipped strawberries and a box of handmade chocolates from Patisserie Valerie. Find out more: www.ginghamandgreen.com.au

2. Afternoon Tea at the Hyatt

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Let’s get a little sophisticated and talk about High Tea at the Hyatt. The Hyatt is always a great option if you’re looking to impress that special someone and on Valentine’s Day, their famous afternoon tea buffet will feature a strawberry and chocolate dessert theme. It’s $65 per person and there are two sittings at 11.00am and 2.30pm. Find out more: www.canberra.park.hyatt.com

1. Dinner at Parlour

If you’re after a romantic evening with your beloved, then Parlour in New Acton has you covered. From 6pm, they are serving a “romantic” 4 course degustation. You can also order off their regular menu, but when $55 gets you 4 courses plus a glass of sparkling, it’s hard to say no. Find out more: www.parlour.net.au

So lovers, I’m curious to know, what are your plans for Valentines Day this year?

Read more from Bec Cuzzillo at her website: www.inexplicablewanderlust.com

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The cupping room is my all time favorite brekky place

pink little birdie10:03 am 09 Feb 16

Tegs said :

What about Guild, the board game restaurant? Perfect for a date night!

Double date maybe… Not for a romantic evening alone with your partner.

It’s quite noisey and people playing a bunch of two player games would ruin the atmosphere.

Maybe market as a group activity for those avoiding valentines day

What about Guild, the board game restaurant? Perfect for a date night!

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