A Roman legend about the origins of Valentine’s Day have inspired the menu on offer at Sheffield social enterprise Blend.
Venues around the city are already revealing their love-themed menus for February 14.
At Blend, on North Church Street in the city centre, there will be a five-course Italian based banquet and live music from local sax impresario Paul Anthony for £22.50 per person, served in Roman banquet style for all to enjoy rather than just couples.
The menu inspiration dates back 2,000 years - as one theory claims that in 3AD Saint Valentine secretly wedded couples when Emperor Claudius II banned marriage - he was sentenced to death when the emporer found out, and feasts were then held by the couples he married to commemorate the hero of love.
Thankfully the dishes - from king prawn bruschetta to a chocolate and amaretto torte - are not quite as ancient.
At Cubanas in Leopold Square, there will be a set tapas menu of £24.50 per person to mark Valentine’s Day. with dishes including meatballs, tortilla and tiger prawns.
Vegans can tuck into a special four course feast of plant based food on offer at Pom Kitchen, on Sharrowvale Road, for Valentine’s Day. Places are limited.
And in the Peak District The Peacock at Rowsley will be offering guests a specially curated 10 course tasting menu - along with deals for overnight stays and drinks.
The new Birdhouse Tea Bar and Kitchen, on Sydney Street in the city centre, is also hosting a Valentine’s supper.
See next week’s Telegraph for more Valentine’s suggestions.