Whether you're looking to wow a new flame or show a long-time lover how much they mean to you, these recipes are guaranteed to impress, with special presentations, luxury ingredients, or dressed-up twists on comforting favorites.
The creamy filling of this black forest-inspired tart is adorned with heart-shaped swirls of cherry jam and cradled in a chocolate-cookie crust.
Duck Breasts with Saba and Grapes
Plump purple grapes and saba, a syrup made from pressed wine grapes, lend a sweet note to this sauce, which is draped over crisp-skinned seared duck breasts.
Lobster with Sauternes and Curry
This poached lobster is served in a rich reduction sauce of lobster stock, Cognac and Sauternes, mild curry powder, and cream.
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramelized Pistachios
If love is bittersweet, then this tart is love itself: a crisp shell filled with silky-smooth bittersweet chocolate ganache, topped with a crunchy salty-sweet pistachio brittle.
Indescribable. Cookie royalty. Unlike
American macaroons dense with coconut, pillowy soft, ethereal, ever-so-slightly chewy
yet melt-in-your mouth French almond macarons are a coveted Valentine's day gift you can really make yourself.
Devil's Food Cake Verrine
Get a little bit naughty with this deconstructed take on Devil's Food Cake: dense chocolate cake layered with creamy chocolate mousse and topped with a rich chocolate sauce and crunchy, salty cocoa nib streusel.
Chicken Pot Pie in a Potato Bowl
In this dressed-up riff on the classic pot pie, a "bowl"
of buttery whipped potatoes replaces the traditional pastry crust,
while the stew gets sophisticated flavor from fennel and exotic
Oysters on the Half Shell with Verjus Mignonette
Legendary for their aphrodisiac powers, oysters are the perfect starter for a romantic dinner. Here they're dressed in a simple sauce of cracked peppercorns and shallots in sweet-tart verjus.
For a rich main course that won't weigh you down, a savory soufflé is the perfect choice. It's less temperamental than you might think and makes a stunning presentation hot out of the oven.
Truffled Game Hens with Prosciutto
A whole game hen makes an impressive main course, and this recipe ups the luxe factor with a stuffing of wild mushrooms, truffle oil and prosciutto slipped under the skin before roasting.
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Spring Dinner Salads
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