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MOHI MATAL’S SPICE MASTERCLASS
Learn to know your cumin from your garam masala at Holborn restaurant Moti Mahal’s spice-blending masterclasses, where you will be taught by head chef Anirudh Arora how to mix Indian spices. Afterwards, you get a three-course lunch and your own spice-blending starter kit. Courses are running on the last Saturday of every month from 10.30am until 3pm. Tickets £75, to book ring 020 7240 9329. Moti Mahal, 45 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA.

PROPOSE WITH A COCKTAIL
Planning to propose on Valentine’s Day but not sure how to do the deed? Then head to the Purple Bar at the Sanderson Hotel. Champagne cocktails arrive with a Stephen Webster engagement ring set between the two glasses, creating the ideal scene to pop the question. Start planning now though, you need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance and select the ring. Cocktails cost £200 for the pair. Purple Bar, 50 Berners Street, W1T 3NG, Tel: 020 7300 1446.

TRY SPEED DATING ALLA ITALIANA
Avid foodies who are looking for love should give this new culinary take on speed dating a try. Cookery centre Venturi’s Table has just launched Italian cookery-based speed dating evenings where you meet other single people aged 25 to 38 during a cookery masterclass. You then get to eat the results at a sit-down meal. Mon 8 and Tues 9 February from 6.30pm-10.30pm at Venturi’s Table, 6 Morie Street, London, SW18 1SL. To book, call 020 8875 7488. Tickets: £55