Let's explore some ideas to make this a night to remember!
Preparing the venue
The setting is just as important as the food...take the time to set the table with linens, folded napkins and your best flatware. Even if you don't drink, put out stemware for your water or cranberry juice. Lastly, add the touch of flowers and candles.
Floating candles and rose petals sprinkled around the table are also a nice touch. Don't forget to dim the lights and put on soft, romantic music.
Preparing the menu
Prosicutto wrapped figs
When deciding what to cook, be sure to choose ingredients known to boost dopamine or endorphin levels (classifed as an aphrodisiac). These include honey, oysters, chocolate, vanilla, eggs, figs and almonds.
Need menu ideas?
How about a FREE class hosted by Taste this month?
Here are some of the classes:
Mole Oaxaca with spanish rice and refried beans
On February 14th, Sharon Liapas will teach A Chocolate Dinner for All to Savor. During her honeymoon in Hawaii, she visited Steelgrass Farms where she discovered amazing chocolate recipes.
Get ready to taste these decadent chocolate cuisines!
Thai shrimp bisque
Taste will also have Warming Winter Soups. You will sample Thai Shrimp Bisque and a hearty sausage, potato and rosemary soup.
Other classes this month include Italian comfort foods and more! Check out Taste's website for details!
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Tell us about your most memorable Valentine's Day!
Our favorite answer will win entry into the February cooking class of their choice