Preview: Love letters from The Ivy this Valentine’s Day

His Immortal Beloved
Adam Lowe

The Ivy Spinningfields has joined forces with Letters of Note to give diners a gift to treasure forever this Valentine’s Day.

Letters of Note: Love, compiled by editor Shaun Usher, features a collection of the most passionate love letters written in history. Delivering an exclusive new edition, the book has been reimagined by The Ivy Collection with a bespoke cover and foreword. It will be offered to all guests who book a table in the restaurant on Valentine’s Day.

Inspired by love, guests can also indulge in a limited-edition cocktail menu from Friday 11 February to Monday 14 February. Each cocktail is designed to make even the cold-hearted blush.

Napoleon to Josephine
Napoleon to Josephine

Celebrating love in all its many forms, the trio of cocktails honour some of the world’s most iconic love letters from days gone by. Guests will be guests sure to fall for these limited edition-delights:

Oscar Wilde’s Secret Affair (£9.50) incorporates Beefeater Gin, lemon juice and agave syrup.

Napoleon to Joséphine (£9.75) is a sparkling serve featuring Altos Tequila Blanco, passion fruit and a splash of prosecco.

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His Immortal Beloved (£9.75), inspired by Beethoven, consists of coffee liqueur, double cream and Amaretto.

In addition, guests can order Pillow Talk (£17.95) – an indulgent sharing dessert featuring peach and raspberry parfait, white chocolate mousse, popping candy and a raspberry sauce.

Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk

Kate Cooper, General Manager at The Ivy Spinningfields, comments, ‘We are delighted to join forces with Letters of Note in celebration of the most powerful messages of love this Valentine’s Day. We look forward to treating our guests to a copy of the book, and a menu of fanciful treats, which will pair perfectly with the much-loved favourite dishes on our menu.’

The Valentine’s Day specials are available from Friday 11 February to Monday 14 February, while guests will revel in the restaurant’s romantic setting with its beautiful furnishings and friendly service.

Oscar Wilde's Secret Affair cocktail
Oscar Wilde’s Secret Affair

Guests will a complimentary copy of Letters of Note: Love on Monday 14 February. The book includes letters by Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston, Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West, Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck and many more.

To book a table, please visit The Ivy Spinningfields website.

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.