With only a week and change to plan the best date of the year (no pressure!), it's time to think beyond the usual Valentine’s Day routine—i.e., herding in to an overcrowded restaurant for an overpriced meal—and consider some out-of-the-box alternatives. And, lucky for you, our friends at Vancouver's Dirty Apron are sharing their top three ways to be deliciously romantic:
tickle your tongue and your heart. Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like champagne. So, The Dirty Apron is once again hosting their annual Valentine’s Champagne Tasting Class. The evening features five different champagne styles that will tickle your tongue, and perhaps your heart. Learn to recognize the difference between a blanc de blanc and a blanc de noir; discover a preference for vintage or non-vintage champagne; and revel in the passionate pleasures of taste and aroma. To add to the romantic experience, each champagne course is elegantly paired with decadent small plates chosen to heighten and enhance each drink.
plan a romantic indoor picnic (bearskin rug not included). Valentines will be smitten with a romantic indoor picnic. Dirty Apron’s Fresh Feast Valentine’s Day Picnic features artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, fresh baguette, olives, house-made Dirty Apron spreads and more. Rounding out the feast is a gorgeous bamboo board, and a beautiful bottle of your choice of red or white wine—everything you need for a romantic indoor picnic.
get “dirty”. The Dirty Apron has stacked its calendar with classes inspired by romance including: Culinary Couplings: Adding Romance To Your Plate; Better Together: An Ocean-Inspired Couples Class; Roma: Small Plates for Two; and Demo & Dine: Entre-Nous- French à la Carte. Or, surprise your sweetheart with a Dirty Apron class gift card, beautifully packaged up with ribbon and wax seal.
Whether learning new kitchen skills together, or simply making delicious memories, this is fun and romantic experience you can share together! —Vita Daily