Win over a special someone or plan a romantic date night in with this Valentine’s Day menu that includes a special brunch, dinner, cocktails and dessert.
Start the morning off right with a brunch that will effortlessly wow. Keep it simple and elegant with a platter of smoked salmon, buckwheat blinis and all the fixings.
For something a little more time consuming and incredibly delicious, make homemade Mochi Donuts and serve with Candied Bacon.
With dinner ahead, keep the appetizer course light. Nothing too time consuming—just a few options to nibble on alongside a cocktail or glass of wine.
For a romantic dinner in, opt for a cozy, comforting pasta dish. Serve with your favorite red wine (Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc would be delicious).
Choose a pasta dish:
Choose a side:
For something a bit heartier, try these Pan-Seared Lamb Lollipops or Stuffed Cornish Hens. Going for the big wow factor? Serve up Filet Mignon.
Choose one or two cocktails to serve up with appetizers or after dinner. If you love the bitterness of campari, try the Chocolate Orange Negroni. And if you’re a whiskey sour fan the Blood Orange Boston Sour is perfect.
Red wine or sparkling wine is also a great option.
- Chocolate Orange Negroni (for the person who loves a bitter cocktail)
- Blood Orange Boston Sour
- New York Sour
Skip the gifts—give dessert. These sweet bites are a great dessert option when you don’t want to spend too much time baking. if you’d rather serve up cookies or cake, try these Chewy Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies or this delicious Lemon Olive Oil Cake—both recipes are great for special occasions.