The words “Valentine’s Day” and “sausage roll” don’t tend to go hand-in-hand all that much in modern society – unless there’s some weird pastry-based sex fetish loaded doesn’t know about.
But try telling that to Greggs, the pastry-led food-on-the-go retailer famous for its steak bakes, pizza slices and assorted pasties.
They are pulling out all the stops this February 14 to ensure customers can get their hands on something hot, steamy and ever-so-slightly sexual.
Greggs has teamed up with restaurant booking service OpenTable to unveil plans for a new romantic, candlelit dinner service that is being rolled out as part of Valentine’s.
For one night only, selected shops across the UK will be transformed into suitably romantic settings, complete with mood music, lighting, roses, candelabras and white linen tablecloths.
Diners can look forward to being waited on hand and foot, while classical music plays in the background. It’s being billed as the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat for anyone with a love of Greggs and comes complete with a very special menu.
Here’s what diners can expect:
Starter: A composition of canapés – seasoned pork and puff pastry slider, steak & blue cheese en croute, katsu tortilla wrap, Mexican chicken chipotle spoon, béchamel toasted honey cured ham square and tomato gazpacho
Main: Your choice of signature Greggs puff pastry parcel, freshly baked to order, accompanied by oven roasted spiced potato slices and a garnish of fresh Apollo and spinach leaves and sunblush tomatoes
Dessert: A brochette of miniature doughnuts paired with a rich butterscotch flavoured dipping sauce
Petits Fours and Coffee: Belgian dark chocolate brownie, raspberry and almond bite and caramel shortbread. Accompanied by freshly ground Fairtrade coffee made using our own unique blend of mild Arabica beans from Peru and Colombia and rich tasting Robusta beans from Tanzania
To drink: Italian prosecco, soft drinks, still or sparkling mineral water
A Greggs spokesperson said: “For the first time in our history, we wanted to offer the public the opportunity to enjoy their Valentine’s Day evening in the comfort of their local Greggs. We’re delighted to offer this experience for fans for one night only – whether they’re on a first date or have been married for 30 years, we can guarantee it will be a night to remember.“
Such fine dining doesn’t come cheap of course – well, compared to your standard fare at the bakery chain. The four-course set menu, accompanied by prosecco or soft drinks, will cost £15 for two and will be served at five Greggs shops nationwide on Wednesday 14thFebruary, at 7.00pm.
Tables will be available to book from Wednesday 7thFebruary exclusively via OpenTable – visitwww.opentable.co.uk/greggsfor more details.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.