For those who like the finer things...
Take a leap of faith with The Champagne Spy at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
Dates: 29th February
Book a place at Champagne Memories, an exclusive evening at world-renowned Grand Resort Bad Ragaz's signature restaurant Memories, in Switzerland. Co-hosted by Dan Roznov, aka The Champagne Spy, and the restaurant's prospective Master of Wine Amanda Wassmer-Bulgin, diners will be led through a Champagne tasting experience, with a series of unique and rare Champagnes served alongside a seven-course menu. Each dish will be crafted by Swiss star Chef Sven Wassmer, who invites diners to enjoy contemporary Alpine cuisine inspired by the forests, mountains and fields of the Alps.
Priced at £313 (395 CHF) per person. Price includes an eight-course Champagne tasting paired with a seven-course menu, plus a surprise flight. Those booking the dinner can benefit from 25% discount for accommodation following the event (subject to availability). For further information and reservations, please contact Grand Resort Bad Ragaz on +41 81 303 3030 or visit www.resortragaz.ch/en
For music & culture buffs...
São Vicente Carnival with Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, Cape Verde
Dates: 22nd-26th February 2020
Celebrate a late Valentine's Day in style and head to Cape Verde's Carnival for a week of unforgettable celebrations, with colourful dance troupes, spectacular floats and vibrant music taking over the streets from morning through to noon and night. When the party is over, island hop to the neighbouring Sal Island, famous for its white sandy beaches, salt craters and turquoise waters, and stay at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort. This five-star hotel is in the picturesque town of Santa Maria and is the ultimate destination for some post-carnival R&R. Enjoy this mini Rio Carnival getaway with your loved one as part of a 10-night festival package offered by Cape Verde Experience.
Cape Verde Experience offers 12-day/ 10-night itinerary for £5,154 for two people. Package includes all accommodation on bed & breakfast basis (five nights at Foya Branca Hotel and five nights at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort), return flights from London Gatwick to Sal, return private airport transfers, internal flights in Cape Verde, and full Cape Verde Experience São Vicente Carnival package. For more information or to book, please call 01489 866969; www.capeverde.co.uk.
"Stars in Paradis" at Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, Mauritius – International Michelin-Star Chefs arrive in Mauritius
Dates: Ongoing in February and 2nd March 2020
The award-winning Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels is currently holding a two-month foodie extravaganza with Michelin-Star Chefs from across the globe. Seven world-class chefs have headed to the Indian Ocean for a series of gastronomic dinners at five-star hotels Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa and neighbouring Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa.
Following a successful January, February will see 2 Michelin-Star French Chef Philippe Mille host two dinners at Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, whilst Italian Chefs Antonella Ricci and Nino di Costanzo – who hold 1 and 2 Michelin-Stars respectively – will be hosting dinners throughout February at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa. Finishing off the show on 29th February and 2nd March is 1 Michelin-Star Italian Chef Luca Marchini at Dinarobin.
Dinners are available to book through Beachcomber Tours. Lead-in room rate at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is £270 per night, half board. Book by 31 January 2020. Call Beachcomber Tours on 01483 445 610 or visit www.beachcombertours.uk