Valentine's Day February 14 is celebrated with romantic candlelight dinner: Welcoming with pink frothy sparkling wine with lumpfish caviar on blinis.
Valentine's Day Slotsmenu:
- Fiskebouillaisse med estragon mayonnaise
- Anguskalv lyserødt stegt med rodfrugt og tyttebær
- glace og pommes mousse
- Chokoladesymfoni med skovbær
Evening coffee, tea and chocolate are served in the living rooms. Price: 495DKK.
There are many other legends behind Saint Valentine, none of them based on historical facts. One is that in the 1st century AD it is said that Valentine, who was a priest, defied the order of the emperor Claudius and secretly married couples so that the husbands wouldn't have to go to war.
The legend claims that soldiers were sparse at this time so this was a big inconvenience to the emperor. Another legend is that Valentine refused to sacrifice to pagan gods. Being imprisoned for this, Valentine gave his testimony in prison and through his prayers healed the jailer's daughter who was suffering from blindness. On the day of his execution he left her a note that was signed “Your Valentine.”
Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D. Later, during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds' mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of February -- Valentine's Day -- should be a day for romance.