5 places where we’d like to celebrate Valentine’s Day
If we could spend Valentine’s Day anywhere in the world here are the 5 places we’d choose ❤️
3 Places we’ve been to and would love to go back to
Al Mayass in Beirut ££
This Armenian restaurant located in a house in the heart of Beirut is always a good idea. Its authentic interior is incredibly cosy and homey, and its cuisine is so delicious that we find ourselves craving it on a regular basis. If you ever go, definitely don’t miss out on their house-special Basterma Al Mayass (cured beef canapé topped with fried quail’s eggs); on their exceptional Mouhammara (sweet spicy red pepper paste with crushed walnuts), or on their Lamb Kebab in sweet and sour cherry sauce (LBP 28.000/19$)!
Launceston Place in London ££££
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We grew up on this lovely street, so this Michelin-starred restaurant holds a very special place in our nostalgic hearts – not to mention that it’s incredibly delicious. Their weekday lunch menu (£23 for 2 courses, £28 for 3 courses) is totally affordable and yummy, and includes incredible dishes like Chicken granola served with brioche and blood orange or mushroom, Parmesan and shimeji yeast. We highly recommend this place!
Bacchanal in New Orleans ££
This wine and cheese joint in Nola is actually our favourite wine bar in the entire world (yes including France!). The atmosphere is special, with its warm outdoor area filled with fairy light and live music. First thing you’ve got to do here is step into the wine shop, pick your bottle and select your cheeses, which will be served on an impressive plate with candied pecan nuts, tasty jams and crunchy bread. Now take a seat outside, and enjoy the moment.
2 Places we’d absolutely love to go to (if anyone would like to take us)!
Fäviken in Sweden ££££
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This remote Michelin-starred restaurant stands on a 20,000-acre hunting estate and nature reserve in Jamtland, a Swedish province that shares the same latitude as Iceland. It is not easily accessible, which makes it all the more exciting (maybe because we want what we can’t have)!
The restaurant only has 16 seats and lunch is only served to customers who stay overnight in one of the six rooms! The menu is Nordic and seasonal, and dishes are made with ingredients from the estate or from very nearby (for example, fish are caught by the chef himself in a local pond). #Dreamy
Le Jules Verne in Paris ££££
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This restaurant, which is located on the second level of the Eiffel Tower, offers a panoramic view of Paris and mouth-watering dishes, masterminded by none other than Alain Ducasse. This place is expensive though (3-course lunch for 105€), but apparently totally worth it. Having just browsed through their menu, we’d particularly like to try the gratinated macaroni with black truffle! It doesn’t get more romantic and grandiose than this.