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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...?

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  1. 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.?

    1. 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.

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      1. re: Ray

        Don't forget the whipped cream.

        1. re: Lee

          and a drop cloth.

          1. re: bryan

            Better yet, a jar of Nutella (goes great with strawberries, too).....I won't explain why it's better because I might get kicked off the board. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

      2. I don't have it here right now, but the book Intercourses may have some good ideas.

        For me, of course, the meal would have a nice bottle of red. Chocolate at the end (molten lava cakes, chocolate covered strawberries that you can feed to each other, etc).

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        1. re: adam

          elsie,
          I would concur with adam, re: chocolate covered
          strawberries for dessert. With that in mind, here's
          what I'd suggest:

          Appetizer
          Nobu New Style Sashimi
          http://starchefs.com/sushi_and_wine/h...
          (here, you could use gravalox [not smoked salmon]
          )
          Salad
          Ron Siegel's Tomato Salad
          http://cbs5.com/xtra/focus/recipes/he...
          (here, I think you could use just really good really ripe tomatoes
          )
          Entree -
          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

        2. Steamed Mussels.

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            Amin (London Foodie)

            OrientRice@aol.com

            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:

            http://chowhound.com/boards/general34...

            Good luck
            Amin

            1. 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...