When it comes to romance, let’s face it, the French do it best.
But if you can’t whisk your amour off to Paris for Valentine’s Day this year, then we have a very tempting alternative.
Namely, this Big Deal from chic French bistro, Hotel Du Vin. You and your loved one can share three courses plus a bottle of Champagne, all in an atmospheric Old Town setting…
Intimate dining venue
Based just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the 18th century Hotel Du Vin has bagged itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its bistro dining.
Bistro Du Vin serves classic French dishes with a Scottish twist in a chic, intimate space. The flickering candlelight and restored fireplaces make it a perfect spot for a Valentine’s weekend meal.
Three course Champagne dinner
This Big Deal is for a deluxe three course dinner for two with a bottle of Champagne on ice.
You can choose either Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th of February. So why not surprise your loved one with a lavish meal?
Take a look at the French-inspired menu:
Chicken liver parfait, brioche toast, raisin chutney
Soupe a l’oignon, classic French onion soup
Fritto misto with chilli, lemon and coriander, courgettes, artichoke, tender stem broccoli, asparagus and spring onions fried in a tempura batter with sweet chilli sauce
Garlic roast scallops and tiger prawns, scallops roasted in the shell with garlic butter, alongside juicy tiger prawns, served with lemon and watercress (for 2 to share)
Duck shepherd’s pie, braised duck legs in their own rich gravy, topped with velvety pomme puree
Cod and mussel dauphinoise, cod, mussels, spinach and onions poached in a cream sauce, topped with dauphinoise potatoes
Chateaubriand, 500g of roasted beef fillet steak, cut off the top end of the fillet, served with beef tomatoes, watercress, pommes frites. green beans, peppercorn and bearnaise sauce (for 2 to share)
Tomato and garlic vegan sausage cassoulet, walnut and kale pesto
Baba au rhum, creme chantilly
Chocolate and avocado pots, topped with pistachio, pomegranate and dried cranberries
The cheese plate, a selection of four French and British cheese, served with biscuits and chutney
Passion fruit and white chocolate brownie cheesecake, tropical fruit salad (for 2 to share)
This is a snippet from the kind of rave review that has bagged Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence:
‘Amazing experience in a special place. I have had the most wonderful birthday at Hotel Du Vin with family and friends, from start to finish it was wonderful, such a professional team looked after everything. The food was fantastic, tables beautiful, great attention to detail, service second to none…I recommend Hotel Du Vin very highly.’ 5/5
Sweep them off their feet
Imagine your loved one’s face when you whisk them out for a Valentine’s dinner at a top dining spot like Hotel Du Vin.
With this Big Deal, you can enjoy your three course Champagne dinner on either the 14th or 15th.
Afterwards, you could cosy up together in the hotel’s mezzanine bar or whisky snug and share a romantic Valentine’s toast.