Get Creative This Valentine’s Day with Meal Kits and Wine Tastings Made to Be Enjoyed at Home
All the love without having to leave the house.
Every year, our favorite restaurants are usually booked and busy on February 14th as lovebirds come together to share a delicious meal, a nice bottle of wine, and a chocolate-themed dessert made for two.
This year will unfortunately be a little different as restrictions on eating out are still in place in parts of the U.S. But it doesn’t have to be a bummer night in just because you’re stuck in the house. There are plenty of ways to turn your home into a romantic getaway with the right bottle of vino and accoutrements.
That’s why we’ve pulled together our favorite meal kits and tasting sets that you can get delivered directly to your front door just in time for the lovers day. With bottles of sparkling paired with local California cheeses, afternoon tea sachets to make your partner’s morning more special, and coursed-out meal kits from local restaurants, we’ve got everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Find the full list below and don’t forget to grab a bouquet!
BlueCut and Nik Sharma Collab
James Beard-nominated cookbook author Nik Sharma and Los Angeles apron company BlueCut have teamed up to curate a dreamy night in. The kit comes with matching aprons, an autographed copy of Sharma’s new book, and a cooking package to prepare his favorite recipes at home—oh, and there’s a Spotify playlist to set the ambiance of your night, all delivered to your front door.
Sans Wine Variety Pack
Sans Wine Co. is a natural wine company based in California that’s sans additives, sans chemicals, and, most importantly, sans pretense. Going beyond organic with their naturally crafted, old vine and vegan-certified eco-friendly canned wines, they manage to maintain the unique flavor you look for in natural wine, all conveniently in a can. Bonus points for the fact that one can is the equivalent of half a bottle of wine, so your wine-obsessed bestie will savor these generous pours.
Chocolate Love Tower from Kokak Chocolates
San Francisco-based Kokak Chocolates’ has put together a chocolate collection perfect to gift anyone for Valentine’s Day. The painter’s palette pictured above is almost too beautiful to eat, but after one nibble on the 70% heirloom dark chocolate you’ll definitely be back for more.
Raw Bar Kit from MAYDAY Seafood
If you’re lucky enough to be a Los Angeles local, you’ll want to put in your order with the crew at MAYDAY ASAP. With locally sourced, high-quality seafood and meat options, they are bringing the best of the west coast to home cooks and seafood enthusiasts across SoCal. The raw bar kit comes with steamed cracked Dungeness crab, Scallop Crudo, 6 peeled gulf prawns, pink peppercorn mignonette, smoked tomato cocktail sauce, herb remoulade, prepared horseradish, and more.
Virtual Valentine’s Day Baking Kit from Maker Wine
Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, Maker is hosting a virtual cookie and wine tasting that you will definitely want to be a part of! Each tasting comes with a six-pack of Maker Wine and a custom baking kit from Cookies by Katrice to bake brown butter chocolate chip cookies at home. Don’t worry if you’re not a baking expert; Katrice will be there to bake alongside you and answer any questions.
La Mar Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner at Home
La Mar is known for its delicious homemade empanadas and beautiful waterfront views on Pier 1 in San Francisco. Now they are bringing their Peruvian classics to your front door for Valentine’s Day where you’ll get hands-on insight alongside the chefs and mixologists from La Mar to create dishes such as Baked Empanadas, Cebiche Classico, Quinoa Chaufa, and more.
Domaine Carneros Bouquet de Rose
Is your V-day date a fan of sparkling? If so this virtual tasting from Domaine Carneros is a great way to start or end your evening. You can choose from a variety of pre-selected tastings or customize your own, and each comes with a 30-minute Zoom call with a wine-educator so you can learn the ins and outs of each bottle together at home.
Teance Afternoon Tea Subscription
Founded nearly 20 years ago in Berkeley, Teance maintains a careful curation of teas from artisan farmers and producers in China, Japan, Taiwan, and India. They’ve put together three different tea subscriptions that each send you new teas to try each month. Start off with morning tea on Valentine’s and your loved one will be reminded of the gesture every month when their new teas arrive.
Mayne & Co. Modern Mimosa St. Valentine’s Box
If you and your Galentine can’t brunch this Valentine’s Day, send her the Cupid’s Box from Mayne & Co. It comes in a super cute pink box with a 4-pack of The Modern Mimosa—made with sustainably produced wine from Italy and organic California orange juice, 3 macarons, linen cocktail napkins, and custom stationery.