Just because you can't face another Valentine's Day set menu in a restaurant full of tables for two doesn't mean you have to let the day pass uncelebrated. We've found some fabulous foodie activities so you can spend time with that special someone doing what you love.
DIY Biscuit Icing
Take that sweet someone and spend an hour or two getting creative, with art you can eat afterwards. There are several options for these Biscuiteers biscuit decorating classes:
Valentine’s DIY Icing
You get a quick tutorial then it’s over to you to design your own Valentine’s biscuit creations. You get three biscuits, edible decorations and up to five line icing colours. You'll also get a hand-illustrated gift box for your favourite design.
Every day throughout February: £24pp
Perfect for date nights or just unwinding with family and friends, this is your chance to learn all the tips and tricks that the Biscuiteer icers use at the Ministry of Biscuits. Kick things off with a glass of prosecco and create a box of 5 hand-iced biscuits to take home.
Various dates throughout February: £70pp
School of Icing
Whether you’re a home baking enthusiast wanting to improve your repertoire or you just fancy learning something new, the School of Icing is just the ticket. Here you’ll master the techniques that they use in the Icing Hall at the Ministry of Biscuits - including colouring, piping, feathering, line and flood icing.
Various dates throughout February: £90pp
Book on their website here.
Immersive Foodie Screening of Mean Girls
Grab your girlfriends for the hottest ticket in town to celebrate Galentine’s this February with an immersive ‘eat what you see’ experience of the cult-classic Mean Girls, with screenings on the weekends of 11th & 12th February and 18th & 19th February.
Nestle in at The Refinery City Point (Moorgate) and indulge in a menu consisting of six imaginative dishes and drinks, all cleverly inspired by the film’s favourite moments… with nobody being personally victimised by Regina George. Get ready for the ultimate foodie adventure to Girl World! Dishes include chicken kiev with potato dauphinoise and thyme butter broccoli - wait, is butter a carb? – as well as baked goats cheese with honey and burnt chilli orange. For dessert, tuck into an indulgent peanut butter fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream inspired by Regina’s famous Kalteen bars.
Tickets are priced at £75pp: click here to book.
Interactive Culinary Experiences from Ibérica
We've actually covered this in a full review but we couldn't risk you missing it. If you've got a special someone in your life who is into their food and drink, then any of these would be a fabulous evening. Choose between Ibérica's Jamon Carving, Spanish G&T or Sherry Discovery experiences; read the full review here.
Tickets are from £40: click here to book.
Do you secretly envy those people who can open the fridge and whip up a delicious meal with whatever they find? Oma Kitchen has a range of courses designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to do just that, and would make a fun couples/bezzies activity.
Courses include The Oma Volume, a collection of recipes, stories and inspiration to help you really understand the flavours and how they work together; the authentic pantry ingredients you need to get started and access to the Members' Area of their website with video tutorials from chefs, explanations of ingredients and background information on the chosen cuisine.
Options start with the mini Tortilla Kitchen course for £29.99 where you are given everything you need to make corn tortillas from scratch - including a tortilla press!
Book courses here.
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