Set your table with your nicest china and flatware. Make sure to have candles and flowers on the table, and if you have a fireplace, light it! Some soft music makes a wonderful background for your romantic meal. And choose a really nice wine; a floral white wine would be perfect with the pork and asparagus. Enjoy.
Romantic Valentine's Day Menu
- Melon and Avocado Cocktail
This unusual cocktail recipe is the perfect light starter for your romantic meal. You can prepare the melon ahead of time; the avocados need to be prepared just before serving.
- Cherry Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Frozen or canned cherries work just fine in this gorgeous recipe. For a more intense color and cherry flavor, use the cherry juice. The tender and moist pork is perfect with this sweet and slightly sour sauce.
- Baked Rice Pilaf
This pilaf recipe bakes in the oven so you don't have to worry about it while you're making the main dish. Season it any way you'd like. I like to make mine just as written so it complements the flavors of the main course.
- Parmesan Straws
Make this simple two ingredient recipe ahead of time. These straws are light, crunchy, and addictive!
- Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus starts to appear in the market around this time of year. If you can't find it, roast green beans instead (cook for 13-16 minutes at 425)! We're looking for color and texture contrast here.
- Chocolate Chocolate Icebox Dessert
This beautiful and rich dessert must be made ahead of time, so it's perfect for your romantic meal. Drizzle it with some salted caramel sauce for a very special touch.