Sure, making a reservation and enjoying a nice meal in a restaurant on Valentineâ€™s Day is one way to go. However, for those who prefer not to sit two feet too close to a complete stranger at a 5 pm setting or be charged a bit too much for a prix fixe menu, making a delicious and romantic meal at home is the way to go.
Deciding on the menu can be a bit tricky, but lucky for you, some local food bloggers have done the dirty work. All you need to do is click, shop and get to work. Oh, and donâ€™t forget to grab a nice bottle of wine.
Have these cooked and ready to go for your Valentine to munch on while you finish up the rest of the eveningâ€™s prep.
- Yotam’s Taleggio Stuffed Portobellos from Arugula Files.
- Bacon-Wrapped Figs from Arugula Files.
- Fried Squash Blossoms from Not Derby Pie.
- Nothing says HEART like POM Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Shallots and Carrots from Mango & Tomato.
- Impress your Valentine with a Top Chef meal. TryÂ Mike Isabellaâ€™s Pepperoni Sauce from Girl Meets Food. Pair with some pasta, some pizza or serve it over some meat.
- Snapper with Harissa and Rose from Not Derby Pie is sure to get your evening heated.
- Ratatouille Topped with Goat Cheese and Pesto Vinaigrette from Arugula Files is a fresh and savory meal.
- You canâ€™t go wrong with heart shaped sâ€™mores from Amanda McClements or try Fifth Floor Kitchen’s coconut macaroons with chocolate.Â
- Amandaâ€™s Aperol Bourbon Sour and Mrs. Wheelbarrowâ€™s Salty Dog are two great cocktail options to whip-up.
- If you canâ€™t do dinner with your Valentine, consider letting him/her sleep-in while you make something yummy for breakfast. Try Girl Meets Foodâ€™s fruity and rich take on French toast or Mango & Tomatoâ€™s heart shaped breakfast: Smoked Salmon, Egg & Avocado Cilantro Cream Cheese on an English Muffin.