the way to a man's heart, right?
- elsie Jan 19, 2005 11:26 AM
I want to cook dinner for that special someone for valentine's day. I'm thinking "sexy comfort food that's not too complicated." Any suggestions for apps/ main course/ dessert...?
How about home-made macaroni (I use penne-style noodles instead) and cheese with a couple of "ritzy" touches such as lobster, fresh herbs, bacon/pancetta, etc.?
I don't know your level of cooking skill, but this dinner doesn't require a lot of intense preparation...
For an appetizer, try shrimp cocktail. For dinner, steaks, a baked potato, and some sauteed spinach. Not too complicated, but classy and romantic.
As for dessert, a bottle of chocolate syrup...and you figure out the rest, lol.
I would concur with adam, re: chocolate covered
strawberries for dessert. With that in mind, here's
what I'd suggest:
Nobu New Style Sashimi
(here, you could use gravalox [not smoked salmon]
Ron Siegel's Tomato Salad
(here, I think you could use just really good really ripe tomatoes
elsie, here, I think you need to pick a dish that you
and your significant other both like. I could suggest
one, but this is really something between you and your
SO. The notion behind this menu is that you share the
dishes (i.e. FEED EACH OTHER).
Bon appetit, and here's hoping you have a wonderful valentine's day
Elsie, your desire, and many of the responses are
along the lines of a thread dating back to Nov'04
on the General board titled ''Aphrodisiacal or
suggestive foods'' so you may like to go through
the various responses received back then as well.
Shall try to link it below but in case it does not
work, here it is:
Thanks for prompting me to think of what I will make for my man since eating out on V-day has NEVER been worth it IMO. What I may do that I consider to be 'sexy comfort food':
App: Baked oysters topped w/ bread crumbs, parsley, minced garlic, olive oil
Salad: Shaved fennel, blood oranges, red onions w/ champagne vinaigrette
Main: Filet mignon, seared rare finished w/ herbed butter
Sides: Mushroom & potato gratin; green beans w/ balsamic caramelized onions
Dessert: Warm chocolate cake in a light pool of raspberry sauce served w/ vanilla ice cream (shared btwn. us, of course)
Hmmm...lots of onion and garlic, but that's a good thing for us. Sounds like it could be too heavy, but I always keep portions on the small side so we don't feel bloated.
To drink, may start w/ a prosecco or dry white and then move on to a rich cab. A chocolatey port w/ dessert might be good, but well, that might put us to sleep...