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Valentine’s Day: Pricey meals across the world

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As Valentine's Day comes around once again, many people across the world will be preparing to splash out on the one they love – and that includes a slap-up meal.

It is estimated that the average American will spend $142.31 this Valentine's Day weekend, while a total of $3.6 billion will be spent on the special night alone, according to the National Retail Federation.

But although many couples will spend a little, some foodies are likely drop a lot of dough. Here, CNBC takes a look at some of the most expensive set menus on offer this year.

By Alexandra Gibbs, special to CNBC.com

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