Table for Two: Domini Kemp’s Valentine’s Day feast includes steak with sticky bourbon sauce and a truffle cheese fondue

After consuming this entire meal, you may end up in a food coma, but that’s still a lot more romantic than heart-shaped chocolates and red roses.

Steak with sticky bourbon sauce and best-ever oven chips

Oh how we all dread Valentine’s night in hospitality. Rose petals, chocolate-dipped fruits, prosecco and a whole heap of pressure are piled onto this wretched night.

Maybe that’s just my 50-year-old cynicism. Regardless, do yourselves a favour this year: stay at home and whip up something properly delicious.

I would suggest you do a few bits the night before to alleviate the inevitable time constraints, allowing you to emerge from the kitchen looking victorious rather ...