Food to Love and Live By
Eating together can be one of the most romantic things two people can do. Choose one of our amazing menus for two, below, to celebrate Valentine’s Day—or any special evening. We also gathered some of our favorite heart-healthy dishes, the best recipes that use chocolate, and recipe photos of our sexiest foods.
Wonderfully juicy lamb loin chops are a delicious splurge and go perfectly with roasted potatoes. Swirled marble fudge brownies are as beautiful as they are incredibly decadent.
This perfect romantic menu starts with a down-to-earth and boldly flavored seared rib steak and finishes with a supereasy, velvety no-bake pudding.
Baked sea bass is the center of this dazzling menu that includes truffle oil drizzled over a salad of fennel and plump seared scallops, and a fantastic, silky version of crème brûlée.
- Chez es Saada’s Palmyra
- Fennel, Mushroom and Arugula Salad with Seared Scallops
- Baked Sea Bass with Warm Tomato Vinaigrette »
- Boiled new potatoes or steamed rice
- Citrus Crema Catalana
This ultra-romantic meal stars easy, buttery-lemony mussels and tender, rose-colored veal and finishes with a deliciously cloudlike pear soufflé.
Ros’ Champagnes and sparkling wines range in color from pale orange to luminescent pink, from delicate to forceful and almost brawny in flavor, and from fairly affordable to mighty expensive.
The comforts and sensory pleasures we derive from food and love are deliciously similar. So it’s not that surprising that many chefs who work together—in some of America’s top restaurants—are partners outside of the kitchen as well as inside.
Plus: Slideshow of culinary duos describing their most romantic meals.