Everyone has their dream Valentine’s Day date. Even if that date is going to Five Guys before going home and rewatching the entire first season of Master of None. Uh, or so I’ve been told.
However, another wholly reasonable Valentine’s Day fantasy is an evening alone with Idris Elba. I mean come on people. Perfection is perfection.
And now, you can take a shot at winning such an evening, thanks to a charity raffle that includes said evening as a grand prize. But don’t take my meager written word for it. Rather, take Elba’s dulcet tones:
Yeah, this sounds nice, via the AV Club:
According to the official details, the winner and a friend will be flown to undisclosed (but presumably romantic) city to spend the evening with the 44-year-old actor and share “a meal at his favorite restaurant.”
“We’ll get things started off with cocktails or perhaps champagne. And once we’re feeling comfortable, we can order whatever your heart desires: Maybe some truffles, perhaps some steak, pepper soup, and fufu. That’s an African dish,” he seductively explains in the promo video. “And for dessert, you can have whatever you want. And I mean, whatever you want.”
The whole thing is obviously to raise money for a worthy cause, in this case W.E. Can Lead, an organization offering support for educational access for young women in Sierra Leone. And, of course, for the chance at love. Elba is apparently single, if his Wikipedia page can be believed. This could be my ch-your chance.
Though my goodness, what if his favorite restaurant is Five Guys? (It’s not.) (But what if it is?)
Don’t mind me, the writer who is absolutely not rushing off to buy 500 entries. And definitely isn’t going to end up getting 1000. The rest of you have until February 14th to enter, as the payoff wouldn’t take place until after the holiday.
I’d think an evening with Idris Elba is worth the wait, though.