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!
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!
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
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
Sides: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette
Dessert: Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies
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
Sides: French Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
Dessert: Stone Fruit Clafoutis or Rustic Blueberry Galette
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