Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you will be spending the day with that special someone in your life or throwing a party with a group of friends to celebrate singledom, these drool-worthy dishes will surely please everyone’s taste buds!
Almond-Crusted Fried Goat Cheese is a delicious and elegant appetizer. Add some greens to turn it into a salad.
Red wine, aromatic herbs, and dried porcini mushrooms add intense flavor and complexity to this Porcini Mushroom Red Wine Reduction. Drizzle over pan-seared sirloin steaks or lamb chops.
The cocoa powder added in the end is the flavorful secret to this Braised Beef Short Ribs with Tagliatelle.
To go with the steak, make this Proscuitto Di San Daniele and Caramelized Carrot Risotto. For James’ birthday last year, we celebrated at Asiate where we had a dish with baby carrot risotto and glazed escargot. He enjoyed it so much that he suggested we try to recreate the dish (meaning, I should recreate it). And I did as promised! The carrot risotto is earthy, sweet, and hands down, one of the most unique dishes I have made to date.
Got a sweet tooth? Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse is decadent, velvety smooth, and hits the spot without being overly sweet.
These Chocolate Ganache Cake Truffles requires several steps to assemble. Use store-bought chocolate cake to save time.
Impress your date with this showstopping French pastry: French Fruit Tart with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Lemon Tart is always a great dessert option for non-chocolate lovers. The sharp tang of lemon makes this a refreshing dessert after a big meal.
Last but not least, a breakfast dish! Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which means that if you want to be extra nice to your sweetheart, you can surprise him or her with breakfast in bed over the weekend. Some of the prep work for Eggs Benedict with Horseradish Hollandaise can be done ahead of time.
To serve, toast some English muffins, cook up few slices of Canadian bacon, top with poached eggs, and drizzle the sauce over the eggs. Not sure how to make the perfect poached eggs? Check out my How To: Make Poached Egg tutorial.