50 Valentine’s Day Recipes for a Romantic Dinner In
From oysters to steak to chocolate, these romantic date night recipes will show that you care—from the comfort of home.
Sure, we’re all getting a little sick of our own cooking this year—but is there really a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a home cooked meal prepared with love? For this Valentine’s Day dinner (and for all those special date night dinners to come), it helps to have a few romantic recipes for two up your sleeve. Sophisticated entrées, chocolate desserts, and a bubbly beverage or two will remind you and your sweetie that love is in the air (even in your very own kitchen).
If you and your date are staying in together (lucky you!), consider marking the occasion with some lavish seafood like oysters, lobster, and crab—or maybe with a special Italian-style steak for two. Logging online for a Zoom date instead? Pour yourself an eye-catching festive beverage like a pink champagne cocktail or a vibrant red Negroni.
And don’t forget dessert—chocolate-lovers have plenty of options on this list, as do cooks looking for lighter, fresh red fruit desserts. As for that morning-after breakfast in bed? Plan ahead so that the two of you can enjoy breakfast pastries like flakey croissants, savory danish, or sweet Mexican- or French-style crêpes. After all, a special day merits great meals, morning, noon, and night.
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