With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it makes sense to go ahead and line up the food you’ll be whipping up for your love. After all, you’ll be too busy making googly-eyes at each other on the actual evening of, right? Although if it’s the food you’re making googly-eyes over, that’s totally understandable, too — especially if you rely on our delectable Valentine’s curated Day menu outlined below.
It’s often said the key to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and we’re not here to argue. In fact, we’re strong believers in food’s ability to enhance all those warm and fuzzy feelings you might have about someone (or about life in general, because obviously food is life).
While you’ve likely enjoyed strawberries and champagne before, you’ve never had them like this. Best Friends for Frosting adds an intoxicating combo of cardamom and bourbon to the rosy-hued cocktail, creating a bubbly beverage both you and your date are sure to fall head over heels for.
With other more complex dishes on the menu for the evening, you need at least one that requires only a few ingredients. And that one should be The Lemon Bowl’s roasted asparagus with za’atar. These slightly crisp, flavorful spears are the perfect accompaniment to the rest of your meal, plus the za’atar spice gives it a unique, woodsy flavor.
Entrée: Roasted Cornish game hens for two
There’s no rule saying you have to serve steak on Valentine’s Day. In fact, we prefer something slightly lighter for the evening, like these easy Cornish game hens from Bakers Royale. Not only are they perfectly portioned for you and your date, but they’re also elegant enough to make it look as though you spent all day lovingly preparing the dish (when in reality, you’ll have them from prep to plate in about an hour).