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Ten romantic things to do in February

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, here are my top ten tips of things to do with the one you you love. Some are a bit ‘out there’ but stick with me 🙂

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Dough Bistro

I met Luke from Dough Bistro at  Swillington Farm’s Meat up where he created so amazing canapés on the day.

He had just compiled a molecular menu which sounded intriguing to say the least. As luck would have it there was a Groupon voucher available for the experience so I snapped one up to use on a rainy day.

So, one rainy day in September, my friend and I decided to check it out. Dough Bistro is situated in far Headingley. Since the last time I went, the restaurant has been extended and has a bar.

I have to say I loved the creative flair of some of the dishes, you really did not know what you were going to get until it arrived at the table.

The Dough Bistro’s Prawn Cocktail was a good example of this, the cucumber gels mixed with the rose marie foam was a interesting mix of textures but you did not lose the essence of the dish.

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Black Swan Hotel

‘Sunday is the new Saturday’

Well, according to the Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley it is.

The Other Half and I are massive fans of North Yorkshire so when we were looking for a place for our ‘non anniversary’* last month the Black Swan’s great Sunday deal made it to the top of our list.

The ‘Sunday is the new Saturday’ deal comprises of a half bottle of chilled champagne, a six course tasting menu with accompanying wine, an overnight stay and breakfast in the morning. I know, for under £200 we were thinking this deal was a bit too good to be true and the Other Half was on the look out for ‘the catch’.

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