Carluccio’s food shops are bursting with Valentine’s gifts to choose from. Flowers and chocolates are a classic choice for a Valentine’s Day gift so surprise your Valentine with a bouquet of milk chocolate roses. The beautiful Rosa di Cioccolato is available to buy individually (£4.50, 20g), by the half dozen (£24.95, 120g, boxed) or as a statement arrangement of twelve (£49.95, 240g, boxed). There’s also an option of a single chocolate rose with milk chocolate gianduja hearts (£7.50 70g). Old-school romantics will love the Bigliettini (£2.95, 25g) – milk chocolate hearts wrapped in foil with a love note printed on the inside of the foil.
For a cosy night in, try Carluccio’s brand new Cuori di Pasta (£3.95, 500g) – heart-shaped pasta coloured with spinach, beetroot and tomato. Pasta lovers will delight in this unique treat, which can be paired with one of Carluccio’s beautiful Italian sauces. Add a finishing touch by dressing the table with a single chocolate rose.
Alternatively, give your sweetheart some sweet hearts with Carluccio’s Cuoricini al Latte (£5.50, 150g, milk chocolate), Cuoricini alla Fragola (strawberry flavoured white chocolate hearts), or jelly hearts, Cuori Rossi (£2.50, 130g). The white chocolate and red berry Torrone (£6.95, 150g) won’t fail to hit the spot, along with a jar of Cuori di Cioccolato (£7.95, 330g) – gianduja-filled milk chocolate hearts wrapped in foil.
Carluccio’s online next-day delivery service can take the panic out of last-minute present-buying. You can order online right up until Thursday 13 February for next day delivery. Orders must be placed by midday.
The Valentine menu runs from Tuesday 11–Sunday 16 February. Treat your special someone to dinner at Carluccio’s with a three-course Valentine’s menu at £25 per person including a glass of prosecco. Start with the smooth chicken liver pâté served with toasted Tuscan bread and sweet onion marmalade, or share a platter of our Italian antipasti. Mains include a walnut pesto and leek risotto, topped with fresh ricotta; pan roasted cod fillet with herby potatoes, capers and lemon; or enjoy a chargrilled rump steak for two, topped with shaved parmesan and rocket, served alongside rosemary potatoes and tarragon aioli. For dessert, there is a sharing selection of chocolate and raspberry cake, raspberry panna cotta and chocolate-dipped strawberries to linger over.