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


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


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



Crème Brûlée

Credit Photo and Recipe: ChefSteps

Paired with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Wine Suggestion: Chandon Brut Classic


Menu number 2
: The Adventurous


Warm Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts

Credit Photo and Recipe: ChefSteps

Paired with a floral Gewurztraminer

Wine Suggestion: VML 2014 Gewurztraminer


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



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.

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

Louise Veron 
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Originally from Bordeaux (France), I moved to the Napa Valley to work for 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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