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7 Chef-Approved Valentine’s Day Recipes

This Valentine’s Day, break out of your reservation-rut and try cooking a gourmet meal at home. A restaurant worthy-meal in the comfort of your own home combines the best of both worlds. Pajamas are acceptable attire and as an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about deciphering a wine list. To make your Valentine’s Day a breeze, our chefs have put together a romantic (and easy) at-home menu. Feeling ambitious? Nothing says amour like 7 delectable courses. Not in the mood for that many dishes? Just pick and choose your favorites. Simply download the recipe cards to get started.

Appetizer:

Lobster Toast for Two by Chef Matthew McClure. Lobster elevates everyday toast into something special for Valentine’s Day.

Salad:

Roasted Beets and Pistachio Vinaigrette by Chef Levon Wallace. The citrusy, pistachio vinaigrette featured in this salad will convert even the most skeptical into a beet evangelist.

Sides:

Delicata Squash with Chevre, Sorghum, and Walnuts by Chef Jonathan Searle. The seasonal ingredients featured in this side come together nicely to showcase and complement each other’s flavor.

Charred Sweet Potatoes, Feta, Pimenton Pecans & Sorghum by Chef Jared Bennett. Charring these sweet potatoes and pairing them with zesty feta upgrades a traditional potato side dish.

Entrées:

Chateaubriand for Two by Chef Mike Wadja. This only sounds intimidating; it comes together beautifully and easily at home. Your date will be nothing less than impressed.

Potato Gnocchi with Bacon Parmesan Cream Sauce by Chef Thomas Card. Romance and Italian food go hand-in-hand. You’ll want to use the bacon parmesan cream sauce featured in this dish on everything.

Dessert:

Loaded Brownies by Chef Jason Campbell. We highly recommend following Chef Jason’s advice to “eat these right out of the pan with a side of ice cream and your someone special”.

Enjoy your perfect Valentine’s Day dinner at home and prepare yourself for the impending wave of compliments.

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