Every Valentine’s Day, restaurants ditch their traditional setups for an army of two top tables ready to face the coupled up crowd. Couples scope out new restaurants and book reservations months in advance with some people even snatching up top spots to later sell them on Craigslist. While going out on Valentine’s Day can be a nice romantic date night, I have always loved avoiding the crowd and cooking up something at home. Pair a delicious and potentially more extravagant meal than a usual Tuesday with a nice bottle of wine and your dodging crowds and saving money. Win. Win.
I’ve pulled together a list of 5 absolutely delicious meals from surf to turf and paired them with a wine that holds up and goes nicely with the flavorings.
Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs // Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Scallops // Steak - How-to Cook on The Stove Top // Rosemary Lamb Chops with Beet and Artichoke Risotto // Sesame Crusted Tuna