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Some St.Valentines Trivia .....
An old Valentines day custom in France and now officially banned was called the "une loterie d'amour" or "drawing for love". This entailed single people of all ages entering houses that faced opposite each other and calling out through the windows till eventually they paired off with each other. The male suitor if not particularly attracted to his partner would leave her and the women left single would build a large bonfire and ceremoniously burn images of the men that had deserted them whilst simultaneously hurling abuse and curses at the ungrateful men. Though this was probably very therapeutic for the rejected women inevitably it was a practice that soon became out of hand and was eventually banned by the French government.
In France Valentines cards are called cartes d'amities, the first recorded Valentines greeting was supposed to have been sent by the Duke of Orleans, a Frenchman who was held prisoner in the Tower of London after his capture at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. During his imprisonment the young duke is said to have sent poems & love letters to his wife in France.
It is also traditional for religious pilgrims in France to travel to St Valentin a pretty village in Indre that is named after St Valentine. These days the village holds many events and ceremonies dedicated to Valentines day including marriage vow renewals.
Here at La Petite Bouchee we'll be creating our own traditions and treating you and your loved one(s) to a lovely evening of French favourites, A delicious Valentines cocktail in unique and beautiful surroundings. Come and be spoilt on this night of all nights.
The Evening la Saint Valentin
- A welcoming Cocktail
- Three course meal ( menu choices to be supplied to guests prior to the evening and agreed)
We are fully licenced and will have the champagne on ice.