What are you cooking for Valentines day?
Obvious topic is obvious. I haven't decided yet, so I think I'll scout your plans for ideas. I know I'm starting breakfast with American-style pancakes with blueberries and creme fraiche.
Coconut banana bread has already been baked for breakfast.
Dinner will be; app: some type of crostini, entree: sea bass over risotto, dessert: a cake of some sort (I need to finally use this heart shaped pan I bought about 4 years ago!). A bottle of bubbly saved from a trip to Napa shall be popped as well.
Un-chucked fresh oysters on the grill until they open...mmmm yum
Marinated, bacon-wrapped quail to follow on the grill
Unsure what to serve with the quail - last time we did the oysters we filled up on them!
Dessert, I know - his favorite creme brulee (he gets to torch it!)
We're having a good soft cheese on crostini to start with some bubbly. Then, I'm cooking:
pork tenderloin with apple and onion compote
sauteed green beans
brown rice medley w/ garlic and shallots
arugula salad with blue cheese, pecans and grapes w/ dijon vinaigrette
For dessert, we're having chocolate lava cakes baked in heart shaped ramekins and served with fudge sauce and ice cream. Should be delicious!
Cioppino as a first course, shrimp stuffed chicken, lemon rice, asparagus for the main and chocolate ravioli for desert. Champagne of course.