The lavish nature of Extravagance





So, why not? It’s Valentine’s Day. And if you can’t be lavish or imprudent with your lover then when else are you going to be? Whether it is splashing the cash on bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Rosé or bathing in the stuff at London’s latest pop-up restaurant The Cadogan, there are lots of ways to be extravagant.

If it’s a flash restaurant you are looking for then try Hakkasan Mayfair – it might not be intimate but it is certainly one of the hottest, low-lit restaurants in London right now. If it’s Champagne you want then Vertigo 42 in the old Nat West Tower is definitely the best spot to sip good fizz with London at your feet. Posh Italian? Murano, Angela Hartnett’s current abode, has to be one of the best in town. Expensive French? L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris’ best in the heart of London, where you can spot the stars and imagine you are in the world’s most romantic city.

Perhaps if the trial of going out and being extravagant is a little too much, try ordering in, in style. The Harrod’s traiteur will whip up a storm for you and deliver it – all you have to do is call or go on lineor you could simply pick up a jar of Beluga or Sevruga caviar from Selfridge’s and a bottle of Belvedere Intense vodka and you are onto a winner.

CellarVie hopes you enjoy your extravagant Valentine’s (Day?) and, by the way, we spotted some very indulgent special Valentine’s menus at Morgan M in Smithfield Market or Sauterelle in The City that should put a smile on your love’s (lover’s?) lips. 

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