Yes, Valentine's Day is about love, passion, gifts and extravagant dinners at fancy restaurants. But what if you are craving a Valentine's Day menu you can make at home?
Enter these gourmet recipes designed to tantalize your palate and that of your loved one. These romantic dishes are laced with truffles, fragrant spices and other goodies you'll love.
Don't worry. We know a Valentine's Day menu can't be complete without strawberries (even if they are out of season) so we've included them in our decadent desserts.
Take a look and let the romance begin:
The Perfect Valentine's Day Appetizer? Lobster Salad
Lobster salad never looked this good or romantic!
Kick off your Valentine's Day menu with sous vide lobster paired with orange, verbena, beetroot puree and fresh blackberries. It's a stunning appetizer that will set hearts aflutter.
A Luxurious First Course: Tajarin with White Alba Truffles
Steal your Valentine's heart by whipping up homemade egg pasta dressed in butter, sage and Parmesan cheese. Don't forget a generous sprinkle of white truffles.
A Classic Valentine's Day Dish: Spaghetti and Shrimp
There is just something about this classic recipe that works so beautifully for a Valentine's Day menu. Perhaps it's its simplicity: just garlic, shrimp, crushed red pepper flakes, spaghetti and white wine.
San Valentino alla Catalana con il King Crab
A refined and sophisticated dish for Valentine's Day: a catalan of King Crab, a recipe from the renown Langosteria in Milano. Be sure to purchase the finest seafood and you'll have already done 75 percent of the recipe. You'll love the zesty mustard-based vinaigrette.
Main Course for Valentine's Day Menu: Grilled Lamb Chops
Take the work out of your Valentine's Day menu by adding these succulent grilled lamb chops to your lineup.
Served with a side of sautéed spinach and grilled cherry tomatoes, this recipe is simple yet to die for.
Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts: Sweets with Heart
Surprise your Valentine with these adorable raspberry tarts filled with a matcha tea filling. The contrasting colors and flavors are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Make your Valentine's Day menu epic by serving this spectacular strawberry lasagna topped with fresh meringue. It's the perfect dessert to wow your Valentine.
Or keeps things classic with a homemade cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries and raspberries. It's a sweet treat that always makes an impact.
Finally...A Berries and Cream Tart
Add a twist to classic berries and cream by layering them over baked puff pastry squares. Try this recipe for homemade whipped cream.