Yesterday I walked past colourful Valentine’s Day decorations in my local shopping centre. It’s quite a shock to the system to get rid of the festive feel of a few weeks ago, just to get into the new spirit of “Love is in the Air”!
However, some people take it more seriously than others. A young couple who walked passed me could not hide their affection for each other, while another young couple was looking at carefully crafted gemstones in one of the heavily-decorated-with-hearts-and-red jewellery stores.
Although I have been married to the same wonderful man for nearly ten years, Valentine’s Day always had been one of my favourite days of celebration. Although very much impossible, my idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day is to turn back the clock to a time where I can spend my day wafting around a country garden, having a picnic between lavender and listening to Norah Jones’s “Come away with me”. Okay, a bit unrealistic perhaps, but still perfect in my mind!
For others, Valentine’s Day has a totally different meaning and they can come up with many (sometimes valid!) reasons why this day is foolish and totally futile – overcrowded restaurants, artificial affection, and the sudden longing to be single after looking at the prices of a simple Hallmark Valentine’s Day card (also heavily decorated, almost an art project!)
Having said that, this day can be turned into a day of fun, embrace and laughter. In today’s already complicated existence, it can have many positive outcomes altogether. To think… even if Valentine’s Day will give you and your “Valentine” a chance to communicate over a deliciously prepared dinner in today’s hurried life – after all, conversation is the simple but powerful act that leads to connection at the end of the day – isn’t that something that we can all embrace and what Valentine’s Day should portray?
At Grande Provence we try to set the scene and create an ambience for you to connect with your loved one – in your own unique way.
Our Valentine’s Day menu is specially put together to honour our guests by treating them to a truly fantastic meal. The setting is an elegant and intimate – with indoor and outdoor seating – depending on the weather. For any romantic setting – the flickering of candles are a must – not to mention the dried apricot and cream aromas of a Grande Provence Viognier Chenin Blanc – a perfect match for many dishes on the Valentine’s Day menu!
Please join us for a truly special day.
Book a table by either calling us, or email.
Barbara at (021) 876 8600 or