If there’s anything more exciting than a Valentine’s Day gift, it’s an early Valentine’s Day gift…and better still, a fully edible early Valentine’s Day gift!
I was overjoyed this morning when I took delivery of an incredibly beautiful present, sent to me by Aubaine – one of their raspberry and pistachio macaron boxes. Presented in a smart little cake carrier and with a Valentine’s Day card (the contents of which…is between me and Aubaine – hey, some things need to be kept private!), the box contains four very pretty handmade raspberry and pistachio macarons. Rather fantastically, the macarons are housed in a box made entirely from Valhrona chocolate, which of course means that it’s fully edible. With a light dusting of gold glitter (of course, that’s edible too), it’s a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift – so thank you very much, Aubaine! My only problem is that I’ve so far found the box too beautiful to eat – although it has sat on my desk all day, so I can give it a loving glance every now and again! (And don’t worry, dear readers, I am sure I will overcome my problem very soon…)
These boxes are also available to purchase at all Aubaine restaurants in London, on sale at the moment until Thursday 14th February, costing £14.50. With a real ‘wow factor’, the macaron boxes offer something different from the norm – and I have no doubt that your loved one would be as delighted to receive one of these as I was.
Aubaine will also be serving up a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu at all their locations for just £52 per person. With a delectable choice of dishes per course, and a glass of champagne included as part of the menu, diners will also be in with a chance of winning a Tiffany necklace. During the evening, with the serving of desserts, each table will be given a sealed envelope – one of which contains the necklace. Will you be the lucky ones? (One necklace per restaurant to be won.) Book your Valentine’s Day dinner online at www.aubaine.co.uk/restaurant/valentines.
Aubaine in Kensington & Chelsea
37-45 Kensington High Street W8 5ED
260-262 Brompton Road, SW3 2AS
(Five other locations in London)