Valentine’s Day Menu

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Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone in your life how much you care, and what expresses that more than a well planned, elegant dinner for two? It is suggested that if you are setting the mood for love, that you should keep the meal light, the portions small, and surround yourself with scented flowers and candlelight. I have created two complete menus for Valentine’s Day, one for those who prefer seafood, and another for those who would rather have meat. You can, of course, mix the courses, and have a little of each. This menu utilizes many foods said to have aphrodisiac powers, such as garlic, fennel, asparagus, chocolate, and shrimp to name just a few. So, set the mood, plan your dinner and tell the one you love, “Ti voglio bene”.

 

Seafood Lovers Menu

Breaded Mussels

OR Scallops with Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Shrimp In Creamy Tomato Sauce

OR Spaghetti With Shrimp & Artichokes

Slow Roasted Salmon With Caramelized Tomatoes

Ricotta Almond Pudding

 

Meat Lovers Menu

Arancini

Drunken Spaghetti

Or Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine

Mushroom Veal Marsala

Or Chicken Arrabiata With Pancetta

Chocolate Indulgence Cake

Or Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Deborah Mele
Revised January 2019