THE TASTE OF LOVE....

Author: Miranda Jessop / Date: Fri, 10/02/2017 - 18:34 / Tags: Miranda Jessop, Valentine
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Miranda Jessop finds herself in the mood for romance as she takes a sneak peek at some of Twickenham's gourmet treats.

 

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If music be the food of your love, book a table at the 'Sway with Buble' Valentine's Dinner Cabaret with Mikey JC on Saturday 18 February at The Cabbage Patch.  Two course dinner and show £25 per person.

The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road

www.cabbagepatch.co.uk

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For anyone needing some lessons in Italian romance, you'll definitely fall in love with Masaniello's Valentine's specials.  Sure to take your fancy are oysters with shallots and red vinegar marinade served with carrots and celery salad and dark chocolate and red chilli fondant with runny heart and pistachio ice cream.

Masaniello, 22 Church Street

masaniello.org

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Show your passion by treating your sweetheart to a Valentine's champagne cocktail (£7.95) at TW2 Bar and Grill before tucking in to a special menu.  Why not start with grilled lobster and garlic butter, followed by duck with blood orange sauce, rhubarb and wild rice and finish with champagne soaked strawberries and mint panna cotta for dessert.

TW2 Bar and Grill, 80-82 The Green

www.tw2barandgrill.com

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Pop into RosieChai for afternoon tea and enjoy some scrumptious Valentine's cupcakes.

RosieChai Tearoom, 13 Church Street

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Spread the love by reserving a table at Twickenham's new Sicilian restaurant and you will both enjoy a glass of Prosecco on the house.  

Ballaro, 34 Heath Road

www.ballaro.co.uk

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Start the day as you mean to go on by indulging your amour with a heart-shaped egg for breakfast at Caffe a Roma. Evening diners will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco while they take their pick from the delicious Valentine's menu. Specials include avocado with prawns and smoked salmon, linguine with lobster in a tomato and brandy sauce and grilled sea bass with citrus fruits and coriander.

Caffe a Roma, 45 London Road

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If you're sweet on someone special, spoil them with an adorable gingerbread man to dunk in their cuppa.  £1.60 each.

Cavan Bakery, 34 King Street

www.thecavanbakery.co.uk

Stokes & Moncreiff

Food lovers won't be able to resist the Valentine's menu at Stokes & Moncreiff.  The three course menu includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival as well as complimentary coffee to round off the perfect evening. £35 per person.
Stokes & Moncreiff, 13 Richmond Road
www.stokesandmoncreiff.com

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Any self-confessed chocoholic simply won't be able to resist a lollipop from Twickenham's old fashioned sweetie shop. £2.95 each.

Sweet Memories, 47 Church Street

Pincho sign

Feast your eyes on the Valentine's menu at Pincho with pan-fried scallops, king prawn and sauteed lentils, followed by red mullet in a caramelised orange jus with roast potatoes, grilled courgettes and cherry tomatoes and a decadent dessert of a white chocolate nest with cinnamon ice cream, roasted almonds and a dash of Baileys.   

Pincho, 55 Church Street

www.pincho.co.uk

Treat your lover to one of Ruben's signature pizzas, cooked in the shape of a heart.  No longer a BYO, Ruben's now offers a fine selection of hand-picked Italian wines and craft beers.  There's even a beer made from bread.    

Ruben's Bakehouse, 52 Heath Road

www.rubensbakehouse.com

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And finally, if you like the idea of a cosy night in, set your beloved's heart aflutter by serving up some fresh Irish oysters from Sandys. 95p each.

Sandys Fishmongers, 56 King Street

www.sandysfish.net