As you’ll know, it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, and it’s an event we look forward to every year. It’s a very special menu to prepare: Stewart, our Head Chef, enjoys rising to the challenge of creating a menu that will tantalise the taste buds on the most romantic day of the year. Front of house, Restaurant Manager Sarah-Louise is stoking the log stove, plumping the cushions and lighting the candles to ensure that Valentine’s Day really is a special evening for our guests at Crannog Restaurant. That’s how we do it here in the Highlands; how is St.Valentine celebrated in other parts of the world?
In the Italian city of Turin it was customary for an engaged couple to announce their engagement on this day. For a while before the day shops would be decorated and filled with all sorts of bon-bons. We’ve been known to have a few engagements over the oysters and champagne at Crannog Restaurant, so fingers crossed for this year!
In Spain it is customary for courting couples to exchange gifts and for husbands to send their wives a bunch of roses. If your significant other isn’t a fan of flowers we’ll bet they’d love a chocolate and almond heart from Crannog.
In Australia during the gold rush, miners who were flushed with new found wealth from the Ballarat mines were willing to pay a pricey sum for elaborate Valentines. Merchants in Australia would send orders of a thousand pounds at a time. We can guarantee our £29.95 St.Valentine’s menu is better value. ;)
Do you have any special Valentine’s traditions that are a bit different? Will you be joining us this weekend for a seafood treat?*
*We do have wonderful beef and vegetarian dishes if you or your partner prefers.