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The way to everyone’s heart is through their stomach according to the Valentine experts in Sligo Food Trail. Everyone’s going crazy for food-related love – eating in, eating out or just making your presence known with a foodie Valentine’s present.

How about getting the day off to a seductive start with breakfast in bed – delivered of course! That’s the imaginative offering from Wild Atlantic Food who will arrive at your door with freshly baked goodies, chocolates, flowers and a card. This Valentine’s Day order some Love. Book online (www.wildatlanticfood.ie).

Eating in is definitely the new eating out according to The Gourmet Parlour in Collooney who have an attractive Valentine Take Home menu priced at just €35 for two. The three imaginative courses include options for each including a seriously tempting salmon starter combining a smoked roulade with a fresh salmon pate. Choosing dessert could be a real challenge as a chocolate brownie and raspberry combination vie for attention with fresh strawberry shortcake. Surely the food of love! Orders must be in by Saturday 11th February.

Going out for a special Valentine’s dinner is still the traditional way to celebrate the festival of love and you need look no further than Sligo Food Trail for some seriously good options. Some are available for the whole week and others for the weekend before 14th February. The Glasshouse Hotel has a wonderful gourmet menu for €30 per person. Pink is a bit of a theme with pink grapefruit in salad and pink beetroot risotto competing for attention with roast tomato soup and ruby orange ice cream. Visit to newcomer to the food scene in 2016, Nook in Collooney who are holding their first Supper Club or a romantic afternoon tea at Eala Bhán.

At the Radisson the menu has some rather interesting colours and ingredients. Gunpowder Gin and Lemon Cured Salmon anyone? Or perhaps baked purple potatoes. Desserts are interestingly divided into ‘his’ and ‘hers’ with a white chocolate bias for the lady and a darker hue with a spicy twist for himself. Costing €35 per person the menu includes a glass of bubbly.

Cawley’s in Tubbercurry also offer a glass of Prosecco or wine to start with so everyone is feeling the love. Their menu is just €50 per couple and includes a special Valentine’s dessert plate for two – because sharing is caring especially on St. Valentine’s Day.

Laura’s of Carney are open for food especially for the festival of love. The restaurant opens at 5pm and all couples will receive a complimentary homemade duo chocolate box to share.

For a Valentine gift that is quirky and different, how about a proper six pack from The White Hag Brewery? This one isn’t about muscle toned tums though, it’s a mixed six pack of real beers from the Ballymote based brewery. Six of the best for sure. Or a delicious array of chocolates from Le Fournil.

Keep a close eye on Facebook and Twitter for more Valentine ideas between now and 14th February.