Valentine Day Recipes: 7 Unique Ways to Spread the Love this Valentine’s Day

Sharing an intimate dinner with your partner is the ‘go-to’ way to express your love for many of us. The air is thick with romance, with the both of you all dressed up, at a dimly lit bistro, dining by candlelight. While the whole restaurant experience has it’s charms, it can sometimes leave a lot to be desired as well. Considering that you may be sharing the restaurant with dozens of couples with the same idea, the whole event can seem a bit impersonal, not to mention the lingering safety concerns and social distancing.

But making something with your own hands, a creation of pure affection is perhaps a truer representation of one’s love toward another. We at Urban Platter believe that cooking for your loved ones is one of the highest forms of appreciation. What could be better than cooking your partner’s favourite dish, savouring it with them in the comfort of your own home, in a setting that is both private and deeply personal, only for the two of you.

Urban Platter’s Limited Series of Gourmet Themed Cuisine Boxes have been specially curated just for moments like these. Each hand-crafted hamper contains “just” the ingredients you need to bring your desired creations to life, whether it’s meant to be a sensual surprise, a fun-tastic kitchen co-op, DIY with your single friends or simply a gorgeous gift to someone who would genuinely admire it’s contents. With 7 uniquely Themed Cuisine Boxes to choose from, you should have no problem picking one that suits your situation

The Urban Platter Make-it-Yourself Sushi Kit

It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s simple! Sushi rolls are loved by all, but for many, it can be a bit of an expensive affair at a decent restaurant. With a little bit of prep and guidance, you make the same stuff or even better versions at home. The Make-It-Yourself Sushi Kit come with all the ingredients to make the perfect maki rolls with the fresh veggies and seafood of your choice. Give ‘Rolling in the sheets’ a whole new meaning with this DIY Sushi kit.

What’s in the Box?

  • Japanese Sushi Rice
  • Japanese Rice Vinegar
  • Nori Sheets
  • Tempura Flour
  • Furikake Seasoning
  • Togarashi Seasoning
  • Japanese Sushi Rolling Mat
  • 1hr Sushi Making Tutorial

The Amore Box for a Decedent Italian Feast

The Amore Box by Urban Platter contains premium ingredients of the highest quality such as Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Marinara Sauce made from San Marzano Tomatoes & Cold-pressed, 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, all imported from Italy, among others. Make your dishes more luxurious and authentic, whether its homemade pizzas, pastas or bruschettas. The only way it could get any better is if Michelin-Starred Chef Massimo Botura himself were to do the cooking.

What’s in the Box?

  • Redoro 100% Italian Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • San Marzano Tomato Marinara Sauce
  • White Cannelini Beans
  • Italian Seasoning Mix
  • Pizza Flour
  • Polenta Bramata
  • Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • Sundried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Jashn Box to share some Mediterranean Mezze

Mediterranean cuisine is the embodiment of ‘Baatne se Pyar Badhta hai’. It encourages you to share small or large plates of flavourful dishes with each other – Mezze, and also ensures that no two morsels taste alike. A variety of flavours on your palette is sure to make for variety of close conversations into the wee hours of the evening.

What’s in the Box?

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Green Olives in Oregano
  • Hummus Seasoning Mix
  • Chick Peas in Brine
  • Harissa Sauce
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pomegranate Molasses
  • Zaatar Seasoning Blend
  • Sumac Powder
  • Tahini Paste

The Baker’s Choice

Don’t you think gifting a box of chocolates is so overdone? If you really want to indulge your sweet side while showing your love, why not bake your way to a tasty cake or confection? Combining high quality ingredients like Dark Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Chips, Fine Almond Flour along with a few baking essentials, The Baker’s Choice Box by Urban Platter arms you with everything you need to bake up a storm and make something truly unique to show your partner how much you love them!

What’s in the Box?

  • Baking Soda
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Flour
  • Dark Cocoa Powder
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • T55 Bread Flour
  • Caster Sugar
  • Dark Brown Cane Sugar

K-pop with K-Town in the Kitchen

The flavours of Korean cuisine are vibrant and punchy, just like the colourful K-pop videos we like to watch. Whether it’s the sweet and spicy flavours of Korean BBQ or a condiment-crazy bowl of Bibimbap, The K-Town Box brings authentic Korean flavours straight from the source to your next course.

What’s in the Box?

  • Yondu Umami Seasoning
  • Ssamjang
  • Gochujang
  • Gochugaru
  • Kimchi
  • Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Korean Solar Salt
  • Oriental Chilli Threads
  • Kombu Seaweed

Get Vocal with The Local Box

This one’s for all the singles! So what if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Hanging out with all your other single friends can be just as fun, especially when you have good food on the table. Sharing stories over cutting chai and pakora is practically a right of passage into adulthood for us. So get the ‘kitli’ ready and say Cheers to the good ol’ days and a Toast for the days to come!

What’s in the Box?

  • Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Awadhi Galouti Masala
  • Bomb Bay Seasoning
  • Malai Tikka Masala
  • Raw Mango Pickle
  • Solapur Groundnut Chutney
  • Vadapav Chutney
  • Instant Idli Chutney
  • Lucknowi Biryani
  • Assam CTC Tea

Everyone for themselves with The Wild West Box

Another perfect box for the singles out there ready to mingle. While others hop from bar to bar, you can score ‘mucho’ points for throwing the most fun Singles Fiesta with The Wild West Box. Gain the ‘hometown’ advantage by setting up a DIY Burrito / Taco station, put on some mariachi music and let the tequila and conversations flow over a fun Mexican Themed Party. You never know, you might find your soul mate with the same taste in tacos as you.

What’s in the Box?

  • Mexican Salsa Sauce
  • Vegan Tortilla Wraps
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Whole Dried Cranberries
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • California Almonds
  • Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt
  • Jumbo Pecan Nuts
  • Yerba Mate South American Loose Leaf Tea

Whether you’re a single pringle or hopelessly in love, pick up one of our Limited Series Gourmet Themed Cuisine Boxes to gain the odds in your favour and bring some Simply Good Food into your life. The rest will work out as the universe deems it.

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