Love is in the air, and with a bit of luck, on our plates as well. Valentines Day 2021 will look a little bit different, with restaurants and date spots mostly closed throughout the UK. That doesn’t mean an end to Valentines Day celebrations though. If you’re planning to rustle up a special meal for someone you love on 14 February, sink your teeth into our Couples Steak and Chips Kit.
Our popular Steak and Chips kit has had a makeover for the most romantic night of the year and contains everything you need to make your feast extra special. Fortunately, butchers are still open and they’ll be able to help you choose the perfect piece of meat. The fillet is prized as the most tender cut of beef and often comes with a hefty price tag. It’s best served rare and will be tough if you prefer your steak a little more well done. Sirloin, t-bone and rib eye all contain a bit more fat – meaning more flavour – and can stand up to a bit more cooking.
For chips, starchy potatoes are king. Look for King Edward, Maris Piper, Romano, Désirée, or russet potatoes, and avoid waxy new potatoes like Charlottes or Jersey Royals.
Inside the box, you’ll find:
This is more than just a box of ingredients. We’ve produced a special interactive recipe card, with steps allocated to each partner. Put on some tunes, pop open a bottle of bubbles and create a lockdown feast to remember.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, help is a hand. The Man Box was created in response to the woeful selection of gifts for men that we found in shops, but is loved by men and women alike. We’ve sourced eight of our favourite treats from local artisan producers and created the XL Man Box Valentine’s Edition.
Beer, meat and spice come together in a beautiful trinity that’s a pleasure to unwrap. We’ve sourced two of our favourite beers from The Cotswold Brewing Company in Bourton on the Water – Cotswold Lager and Cotswold IPA. Over in Cirencester, we picked up Original Salami and Spicy Chorizo from the Cotswold Curer, the perfect accompaniments to a cold beer. We’re huge fans of the irresistibly crunchy Mr Trotter’s Great British Crackling, so we’ve included the original and the spicy jalapeno varieties. Finally, we’ve thrown in two of our top accompaniments for all things porky – our smoked apple and plum chutneys. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, this is clearly a direct route!
Order the XL Man Box Valentine’s Edition for the one that you love.