Valentine’s Day should be filled with flowers, chocolates, and delicious food. However, once February 14th rolls around, it seems all we do is scramble to get a reservation for a decent restaurant—nearly impossible if you haven’t planned over a month in advance! Instead of boycotting the holiday all together, why not stay in and create a romantic evening for you and your loved one? Avoid the hassle of going out and instead try cooking a romantic meal! Follow these guidelines and we promise you, dinner for two can be simple and even more delicious then a restaurant. So put your roses in a vase, play that sappy music, and enjoy that extra bottle of champagne – you deserve it!
Start the meal off with a yummy caprese salad. Start by slicing up tomatoes, add fresh mozzarella cheese, sprinkle with chopped basil, and drizzle with a balsamic reduction. This dish is a delicious way to start your meal.
For the entrée, nothing says lets celebrate like a juicy, tender cut of beef. Try a filet or a ribeye, you can always ask your local butcher for their suggestion. Season your preferred cut with salt and pepper (on both sides!), then throw it in the oven – cooking time will vary depending on your preferred cook. Once it’s finished, toss your steak in a cast iron skillet with some butter and garlic, and voilà!
Nothing says I love you like a mouthwatering gooey chocolate dessert. We recommend preparing some fudge brownies, or get fancy and add some nutella to the middle of a mini cake for a personalized version of a molten chocolate lava cake. Whatever you decide, this decadent desert won’t disappoint. To really spice things up, pour a glass champagne and add some sliced strawberries – trѐs romantic.
Just remember, there’s no need to overcomplicate it – simple can be delicious. If you aren’t ready to show off your culinary skills, we’ve got you covered. Just give us a call or email and we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you!