(Last years Valentine's Day feast!)
For our first Valentine's Day together, Peter and I made what felt like an insanely decadent meal, involving a warm bacon vinaigrette on frisee salad, asparagus goat cheese pasta and chocolate espresso cheesecake. This meal was a huge undertaking, especially because we relied on Trader Joe's frozen pasta creations for most dinners (and I often ate rice with lots of butter and salt for meals when we were apart!).
Now, we mainly use the holiday to buy things that are a bit too expensive for an ordinary dinner, like duck breast or lobster. I'm so excited for our menu this year, which is heavily inspired by my new love, Dorie*.
- Radicchio and haricot vert salad
- Veal chops with rosemary butter
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Chocolate mousse
What are you all up to for the holiday? A fun restaurant date? A meal at home? Chinese take-out?!
P.S. Cookie Bar this week! I'm hoping to sneak away sometime tomorrow to pick up a treat!