Traditionally made by layering unfiltered coffee, foamed egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk, the custardy, caffeine-laced concoction known as kopi telur is a beloved treat in Padang, where it's typically enjoyed with a light snack. In restaurants it's also an invigorating pick-me-up after an expansive nasi padang meal. Sumatran coffee is the local choice for this drink, but any coffee that has a full, earthy flavor and low acidity is suitable.
Treat your Valentine to a luxurious breakfast in bed: French-style baked eggs with smoked salmon make an elegant presentation on a breakfast tray alongside fresh berries brightened by shrub and sprinkling of fresh mint, while homemade chocolate croissants add a sweet note to a decadent morning meal.
A flavorful combination of cardamom, dried mulberries, tart cherries, almonds, pistachios, and coffee beans tops dark chocolate in a crunchy, gorgeously-layered bark adapted from Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen. If you don't have dried mulberries on hand, finely-chopped figs are a fine substitute.