Surprise your Loved One: Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

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Don’t you want to escape from the crowd on Valentine’s Day? Wouldn’t you like to avoid the packed restaurants and spending a fortune for an imposed Valentine’s menu? Then celebrate this romantic day at home! But to make this day special, you should plan an exquisite menu to amaze your other half. And, of course, pair it with delicious wines!

Here are 2 different astonishing menu ideas, along with their recipes and wine pairing recommendations. Bon appétit!  


.Menu number 1: The Sea Lovers

Appetizer:

Oysters on the Half Shell with Rosé Mignonette

Credit Photo and Recipe: Food & Wine

Paired with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Suggestion: Darioush 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Main Course:

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter


Credit Photo and Recipe: Saveur

Along with:

Thyme Hasselback Potatoes


Credit Photo and Recipe: The Kitchn

Paired with a toastier Chardonnay

Wine Suggestion: Grgich Hills 2012 Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Dessert:

Crème Brûlée


Credit Photo and Recipe: ChefSteps

Paired with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Wine Suggestion: Chandon Brut Classic


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Menu number 2
: The Adventurous

Appetizer:

Warm Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts


Credit Photo and Recipe: ChefSteps

Paired with a floral Gewurztraminer

Wine Suggestion: VML 2014 Gewurztraminer

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Main Course:

Classic Steak Tartare


Credit Photo and Recipe: ChefSteps

Along with:

Truffle Oil Sweet Potato Fries


Credit Photo and Recipe: Breaking Muscle

Paired with a dark Dolcetto

Wine Suggestion: Cristaldi Vineyards Dolcetto

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Dessert:

Chocolate Fondue


Credit Photo and Recipe: Chowhound

Paired with Champagne Rosé or Sparkling Wine Rosé

Wine Suggestion: Schramsberg Brut Rosé



There you have it. Treat your lover with the feast she/he deserves, prepared with your very own hands. Impossible to resist!

And you, which Menu would you pick? Tell us in the comment section below.

Bonus:
Have you found the perfect gift for your loved one? Here are two articles that should definitely help you in your hunt:




Louise Veron 
– louise@vinovisit.com
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at VinoVisit.com

Originally from Bordeaux (France), I moved to the Napa Valley to work for VinoVisit.com last February. I just finished my trilingual Master’s degree in Wine Tourism and International Marketing and graduated with honors. As a real food and wine lover, I’m enjoying exploring the area and relating my discoveries from a very French point of view.

 

 

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