If you’re a hopeless romantic looking to impress your beloved with a Valentine’s meal, but are just as hopeless in the kitchen, these clever DIY meal kits bring the Leeds restaurant experience to your dinner table. We promise we won’t tell…
A LITTLE PIZZA MY HEART
Sela Bar’s sister venue brings everything you loved about a night in the hip Chapel A village straight to your kitchen. These at-home kits combine the holy trinity of beer, cocktails and pizza. You’ll get sourdough balls to start (keep the puns to yourself Romeo!) with an authentic pizza bass ready to roll and top with house sauce and mozzarella. Add a couple of cold brews or pre-mixed house cocktails, from a classic Negroni to a fruity Rum Bongo, and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.
£22.50 for two
ITALIANS MAKE THE BEST LOVERS FOOD
These cook-at-home pasta kits from the Quarry Hill lovechild of The Brunswick and Laynes flew out the door during previous lockdowns for good reason. You get all the ingredients you need to recreate the Sarto magic at home with five different dishes from squash, sage and toasted almond campenelle and wild mushroom marsala fettuccine, both topped with Italian matured vegetarian cheese. If you’re really looking to score brownie points, grab a slice of the house tiramisu to make your other half swoon.
Mains from £8.50
A FRESS TO IMPRESS
Owl Dine at Home
MasterChef semi-finalist Liz Cottam offers a range of dine-at-home experiences from Owl, her latest fine dining venture under the wing of Kirkgate Market. Her Signature boxes contain five weekly-rotating courses of freshly prepared house classics, plus petit fours for two, securely packaged and clearly labelled for easy reassembly. Fear not, Liz provides “simple instructions” to help the more basic romantics among us enjoy her restaurant-quality creations as intended – all you need to bring is the romantic atmosphere and charming conversation.
£85 for two
Trinity Kitchen favourite Rola Wala has put together a meal kit with all the ingredients you need to create your very own naan rolls, and best of all, it’s available for next day delivery (just in case the date had slipped your mind… we’re looking at you fellas!). Each box includes fillings and marinades, ready to be stuffed inside the vegan naan bread and served with a selection of chutneys, sauces and pickles. Oh, and did we mention it all comes with a dusting of fiery Moruga Scorpion Chilli powder? Better go easy on that Casanova!
£14.95 for two