Lidl Cyprus once again celebrated Valentine's Day in a special way with an atmospheric dinner for two at the Lidl Food Academy. Ten couples had the opportunity to enjoy a romantic evening in te the Lidl Food Academy’s idyllic setting and tasted a luxurious 7-course dinner prepared exclusively for the special day by the Academy's top chefs.
The winners were selected in cooperation with Lidl Cyprus with Mix FM, where during the radio show ‘Breakfast Show’, all listeners and friends of the Academy were given the opportunity to take part in the competition and claim an invitation at the specially prepared Love on Menu dinner for Saint Valentine’s Day.
By candlelight and amidst crimson roses, on Valentine's Day at 20:30, couples enjoyed a 5-star service with a personal waiter, many surprises and the chefs' luxurious dishes.
The evening's specially designed menu kicked off with a cool and aromatic glass of Passion Fruit Prosecco and continued with a delicious shrimp tempura amuse-bouche and panko with a sweet chili sauce. For mains, couples enjoyed a Sous-Vide Prime Beef Tenderloin, Turmeric Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Broccoli, Crispy Onion and Black Pepper Sauce. The delicious meal was accompanied by fresh bread, a stunning focaccia with cherry tomatoes and aromatic truffle as well as a unique Dino white melon sorbet with thyme honey.
Among the chefs' fine creations was the flavoured octopus with lemongrass with velvety avocado cream and cool mango sauce which impressed all attendants, as well as the wonderful beetroot soup with sour cream, radish, Parmesan croutons, pecans and herb sprouts.
An exquisite dessert of jalapeno Dacquiose, almond bavarois, wild fruit mousse, gold leaf and red raspberry crumble was the finale of the dinner while the romantic atmosphere took off with strawberry madeleine petit fours with candied rose petals.
The Academy’s team once again gave their all to present excellent culinary proposals inspired by Cypriot and European culture, giving a truly special experience to this year's Valentine's Day.
Cyprus’ Lidl Food Academy, through events and free cooking classes, succeeds in introducing young and old to well-made home-cooked food, fresh ingredients and the joy of sharing, always with respect towards the planet and people.