5 Valentine’s Day Menus for Date Night at Home

Skip the over-priced prix fixe menu and surprise your loved one with a restaurant-worthy meal right in your own home! Whether you sit down for a fancy dinner at the dining table or curl up on the couch and queue up your favorite Netflix series, these recipes will earn you some serious brownie points!

Menu #1

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Risotto

Whip up Roasted Mushroom Risotto (with truffle oil!) this Valentines Day and serve it alongside a bright and fresh Herb Salad and don’t forget Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake for dessert!

Salad: Herb Salad with Shaved Parmesan Cheese
Main Course: Creamy Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil
Dessert: Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake

Menu #2

Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter

How to make steakhouse-quality steak at home. Step 1: Buy a great steak from the butcher. Step 2: Salt liberally. Step 3: Gradually build up a crusty sear. Step 4: Finish it off with creamy blue cheese compound butter!

Appetizer: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Soy-Garlic Mayo
Salad: The Everyday Dinner Salad
Main Course: Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter
Sides: Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Cake

Menu #3

Pork Tenderloin au Poivre

Pork Tenderloin au Poivre is a twist on a classic Steak au Poivre made with juicy and succulent pork tenderloin seared to perfection then smothered in creamy, peppercorn infused pan-sauce. Serve it with Persimmon and Blue Cheese Salad, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chop Blondies for dessert! Pro tip: serve the blondies warm and top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Salad: Persimmon and Blue Cheese Salad with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette
Main Course: Pork Tenderloin au Poivre
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies

Menu #4

Creamy Mushroom Chicken with White Wine and Dijon Mustard

Francophiles rejoice this one’s for you! Bring the bistro home with this dreamy French-inspired menu. Whether you’re planning a night of French New Wave Cinema or bingeing the latest season of Emily in Paris… this menu will leave you feeling très bon!

Salad: Steamed Clams with White Wine, Garlic and Butter
Main Course: Creamy Mushroom Chicken
French Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
Dessert: Stone Fruit Clafoutis or Rustic Blueberry Galette

Menu #5

Only Appetizers

You’ve already committed to your partner you don’t have to commit to your food. Rather than one set menu, play the field with a wide variety of snacks and appetizers like; Whipped Feta Dip, Crudités or Charcuterie and Cheese.

Appetizers: Charcuterie and Cheese Board, Crudités Platter, Pimento Cheese Crab Dip, Whipped Feta with Jalapeño and Herbs, Creamy Tahini Labneh Dip
Dessert: Caramelized White Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats or Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

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