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01 February 2018

How to create the perfect Valentine's Day

Written by Khiet Le

Love it or hate it, but Valentine’s Day is officially on its way and we at eho chef appreciate the stress, concern and anxiety that can accompany this special day. However, as passionate romantics we are rather big fans of this occasion, so we have compiled this rather helpful list of pointers for the Valentine’s novice, so come February 14th you will feel prepared, prepped and primed.

1. Make it personal
Don’t feel like you have to buy your Valentine chocolates, roses or another clichéd item. Sure….this could be perfect for one individual, but your Valentine may fancy something alternative – a visit to your local abattoir, a meal cooked by one of our chefs. Who knows? Have a serious think about your loved one’s predilections and choose something that fits them, not the day.

2. The card
The Valentine’s Day card can often get overlooked amongst all the excitement of the present exchanging. However, a truly well written card can make an enormous difference, so take some time. Perhaps even write a draft on a separate piece of paper – be authentic, genuine and heartfelt, thinking about how your significant other makes you feel and maybe even consider your future together?

3. Private dinner party
Valentine’s day menus at restaurants are, let’s be honest, often overpriced and filled to the brim with other couples. Instead, try something a little different. Have an intimate dinner in the comfort of your own home. Not only does this have the advantage of allowing you to choose your own alcohol, but you can also choose from any one of our fantastic chefs who will be a discrete and subtle presence in your home. Doing everything from the set-up to the cooking to the cleaning this means you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy your special Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one.

4. The music
This can make or break any date and is often overlooked. Particularly if you are organising for one of our eho chefs to visit your home for a private, romantic dinner party having a personalised and meaningful playlist can make all the difference. Try to think of songs that have been important in your relationship as well as some Valentine’s favourites – we find anything by Billy Joel and Elton John could go down well.

5. After dinner stroll
It’s February, so hopefully the weather should be warming up slightly. And after eating all that fantastic eho chef food you may well feel a little bloated. So why not head out for a romantic stroll? Like star crossed lovers, you can hold hands and cross meadows and farms and remember why you fell in love in the first place.

Do you have any more ideas for Valentine’s Day? We would love to hear from you. And, of course, if you are interested in arranging a fine dining experience catered in your very own home in both London and surrounding areas. Please feel free to give us a call on 0207 183 1628 or drop us a line on foodies@ehochef.com