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Heart-shaped macarons, limited-edition flavours and gift boxes adorned with notes of love. Ladurée makes it easy to spoil with special collections available at La Vallée Village, Bicester Village and Ingolstadt Village. Look out for the vanilla and strawberry cream flavour – perfect for tucking into after a romantic dinner together.
For chocolate lovers, there’s also no shortage of delights. Heart-stamped slabs and exclusively designed gift boxes are the order at La Vallée Village’s Pierre Hermé Paris, while Maasmechelen Village’s Neuhaus and Leonidas are piled high with fresh-flavoured pralines, including a rose-infused collaboration between Neuhaus and Belgian chef, Lieven Lootens. Not forgetting Lindt’s classic gift picks, including the beloved foil-wrapped teddy, available to shop across Bicester Village, La Roca Village, Kildare Village, Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village.
They say cake is the way to the heart (no, just us?) and the pink marshmallow creation from Maasmechelen Village’s Le Pain Quotidien is certainly too good to pass by. Arguably as good is Ladurée’s Le Baiser – which translates as The Kiss. Light and fluffy, this dessert consists of an almond dacquoise, filled with strawberry compote and topped with orange blossom and vanilla mascarpone cream.
For a sit-down option, spend time indulging in the irresistible, semi-frozen chocolate cakes, available in select restaurants at La Roca Village. Created exclusively for the Village by expert chocolatier, Escribà, these indulgent red bakes are available for a limited time only. We won’t tell if you decide not to share…
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Toast to the season of love at the Bollicine&Co. Champagne Bar in Wertheim Village, where bottles of sparkling rosé and special cuvées await on ice for intimate celebrations. Or, pull up a chair at Bicester Village’s Cecconi’s, where cocktails are as decadent as the circular bar they’re whipped up on and the steaming bowls of pasta complement a cosy table for two.
If it’s a quick bite to eat you’re after, then might we also tempt you into ELLIS at Maasmechelen Village, where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco – or peach mocktail – with every meal over €20 at the gourmet burger restaurant.
As night falls, cosy up by candlelight across the Villages’ restaurants for pure indulgence.
As night falls, cosy up by candlelight across the Villages’ restaurants for pure indulgence. Love is in the air – and on the menu – with heart-shaped pizza at Wertheim Village’s La Piazza. Or, enjoy a traditional la dolce vita moment with Fidenza Village’s Parma Menù, Bicester Village’s Cecconi’s, or La Roca Village’s Corso Iluzione.
If a cosy night at home is on the cards, then Bicester Village’s La Tua Pasta has everything you need to create one of their multi-award-winning meals for two this Valentine’s Day. Bicester Village members can also enter the Valentine’s competition for a chance to win the at-home kit, filled with delicious focaccia bread, heart-shaped ravioli, flavourful sauces and much more.
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