The Peacock at Rowsley has won three AA Rosettes for its fine dining.
The Peacock has held two rosettes for the last six years and inspectors described the cooking of head chef Dan Smith as ‘precise, beautiful to look at, and based on high quality produce.’
The menu runs from inventive amuse-bouche to mains including fricasee of monkfish, squid and pancetta with red pepper arancini and squid ink sauce.
Real ale pub The University Arms off Brook Hill roundabout reopens on Valentine’s Day.
The chef is Tom Delaney, who ran Sheffield Uni’s Student Union hangout The Interval Bar and was previously head chef at Sheffield Ski Village, Menzels and The Old Library.
Home-cooked pie of the day and sausage and mash will be among the dishes.
The pub is the first in the north to take Meantime Brewery’s London Lager, as seen on Oz and Hugh’s Beer Journey. Its local brews include Crown, Thornbridge, Kelham Island, Abbeydale, Ossett and Acorn.
Sweet-toothed Rotherham folk are enjoying a confectionery revival thanks to Kara Chapman of Swinton.
Three months ago she followed in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents, opening her own sweet shop, The Whistle Stop in Imperial Buildings.
Customers’ Top Three are cola cubes, fizzy bubblegum bottles and liquorice.
Kara is selling themed gift sets for Valentine’s Day.
Couples can get loved up with a “Viagra and Roses” sorbet and a Celine Dion tribute act at the Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield on Saturday.
The Simply Celine Valentine event features tribute artist Julia Martin.
The sorbet - which contains not the impotence drug but a potent blend of vodka, Red Bull and Blue Bolls - is followed by four courses, all for £29.95. Booking essential.
Yankees on Ecclesall Road are feeling the love - they’re giving couples who dine after 6pm on Valentine’s night a free bottle of house wine.