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Valentine's Day 2014

Where did you go (food shop/restaurant), what did you eat, and was it everything you hoped it would be?

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  1. We are having dungeness crab, and wine and veggies and bread at home as we've discovered Valentine's Day at a restaurant is a whole new level of challenge, cost and sport.

    And I felt awfully less wussy, even vindicated, after reading this -

    http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/v...

    BTW - my husband is still buying me ice cream for lunch - I'm only human : )

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    1. re: happybaker

      Hahaha! I don't have dinner plans, but my husband and I are going out for lunch. I also have a bunch of treats on order, so I'll be commenting later.

      1. re: Full tummy

        Lunch...what I great idea!! I don't know why more people don't do that. You get to avoid the crowds, and the exorbitant mark ups, not to mention the Valentine's Day menus :)

        1. re: kwass

          Exactly! Right now, we both work from home, so it probably works better for us than for others. Also, during the day, our three-year-old is at school, so no need to get a babysitter!

    2. My SO is working for other couples tonight. :) So I'll be having a waldorf salad, lobster and a lemon tart with mini firefly and my parents at home. I'm hoping for a nice bottle of wine around midnight though when the SO gets home! :)

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      1. re: LexiFirefly

        Homemade lemon tart or from a bakery?

        1. re: Full tummy

          My lemon tart. I made it lastnight so super easy prep for post kindergarten activities.

        2. My DH is out of town tonight, so last night I gave him a huge bag from Soma, heavy on the "Old School" chocolate bars. Fortunately he will share.
          We also made reservations at Bero for a belated Valentine's dinner.

          1. I just dropped my last penny at Hooked...picking up some pre-shocked oysters from Oyster Boy (with all the trimmings - these guys are AWESOME), and a couple of Littorai Chard are ready to be cracked open.
            My beau (and more importantly, my tummy) is a lucky SOB!

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            1. We had takeout from sushi2go (5 funky rolls), with Antica Formula Vermouth, Chateau des Charmes Brut Rose MC 2010 VQA NOTL, Stoney Ridge Excellence Chardonnay 2010 VQA Lakeshore, and a St. Emilion, also with chicken livers in a haggis mode with steel-cut oats that my wife made.

              Leftovers tomorrow, including the wine...and yes, we had all our clothes on.