Although we are all familiar with the name Saint Valentine and we associate him with a very important day of the year, nothing is actually known about this mysterious character apart from the date and place of his burial.
It is not quite clear whether the 14th of February celebrates one Valentine or more saints with the same name and, in fact, Valentine is not even part of the Catholic calendar of saints since 1969.
The feast of St. Valentine was first established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, however even this Pope seems to be a little unclear about his achievements since he describes him as among those "…whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."
We all know that traditions are far more important than historical accuracy and, anyway, what is wrong with invoking someone we know nothing about for making us go that extra mile for the person we love.
The main thing about St Valentine is to give us an excuse to try and make the special person in our lives feel even more special.
Are you going to achieve that by going out for dinner together with hundreds of other couples, trying not to be seen eyeing up someone else's partner or attempting to be as entertaining as possible so that your partner does not spend all his\her time eyeing up someone else? Of course not.
What you need to do is to order a fantastic meal online from www.urbanbite.com so that you can concentrate on preparing yourself and your home for the special evening.
Our advice on the food to order? Aphrodisiac food of course. Any of the following will work magic on you and your partner: asparagus, almonds, avocado, bananas, basil, chocolate, eggs, figs, foie gras, oysters.
Happy Saint Valentine from Urbanbite