This year we’re mixing it up. No reservations, no expensive bill, no searching for parking. No pre-fix menu or cocktail lists. We’re doing away with restaurants and focusing in on what’s most important on Valentine’s Day: each other. Don’t be confused, we love to wine and dine as much as the next person, but this year we’re going rogue.
Instead of relying on the restaurant, we’re taking matters in to our own hands. No, we’re not making truffled risotto with braised ox tail, or roasting whole birds that take too long or come out, despite every effort, just a little bit dry. We’re picking up, when its all said and done, finger foods for two--just trust us on this one.
We went to the market, and at half the price of the dinner bill, selected all of the things our heart’s desired: wine, fruit, charcuterie, and cheese. Is there anything more unanimously loved than cheese? Maybe, but probably not. We went for camembert and a soft cow's milk cheese because they are great for smearing over crusty bread. For something a little firmer, try tomme, and if you want something semi-hard, we recommend manchego. In this case, there isn't really a bad choice.
The products do all of the hard work, and this sort of dining demands an intimacy that a noisy restaurant cannot replicate. Place everything on a serving piece with no specific order and stand back, you won’t be disappointed. We suggest you serve with toasted baguette and red vino, but a crisp white works wonders too.
Tell your loved one we’re staying in this year and enjoy by candlelight, sitting on pillows, or snuggled up in bed. Single this year? Don’t worry, this can be enjoyed on your own or with a best friend, too. So put on your best stack, dim the lights, turn up the tunes, and enjoy these moments.
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