Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine's Round-up: Something for everyone (specifically men & vegetarians!)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Men tend to get left out of the Valentine's equation.

And oftentimes, as vegetarian friends have told me, finding a good veg prix fixe for Valentine's Day dinner is tough.

Here come some potential solutions to both issues!

For men, giving a good Scotch or other alcoholic beverage is a nice idea. But try taking it a step further and finding something truly unique: For example, for Valentine's Day, The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky came out with a small batch of chocolates infused with their 14-Year-Old Caribbean Cask - this will be the *perfect* thing for Mark, I think he'll love them - me, well, I'll give them a try, and not to sound sexist or ridiculous or anything but doesn't it even just sound like a really manly gift? Anyways they are going to be perfect for Mark, can't wait to try them out - we'll update this post with photos when they arrive.

As for our vegetarian friends, Toronto Vegetarian Association has partnered up with Toronto restaurant L.A.B. (Live and Breathe) to offer Toronto's very first Veggie Valentine in support of Meatless Mondays - and if you check out the site and enter their contest, you could win Valentine's Day dinner for two at L.A.B.! From what I've heard about L.A.B. they are nothing short of amazing when it comes to treating vegetables as the star ingredients of their dishes so even if you're not veg, this place sounds like a true culinary experience not to be missed.

Hope everyone has an amazing Valentine's Day!
Yours in food,