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Valentine's Day

Chocolate treats, indulgent desserts, and menus to woo your loved one

  • Menu

    A Swoonworthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

    This delicious menu is tailor-made for twosomes—no math necessary when planning your ingredients, and no need to deal with crating up leftovers after the meal. If you both like to…

  • Recipe

    Red-Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

    This recipe is great on its own but can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may have leftover chocolate-wine…

  • Recipe

    Cocoa-Rubbed Rack of Lamb with Gremolata

    Smoked paprika and cocoa powder add a subtle earthiness that complements the full flavor of lamb. If you can, use New Zealand or Australian lamb; it tends to be smaller,…

  • Recipe

    Spice-Roasted Beets and Carrots

    Small beets and carrots have tender skins that don’t require peeling. Just be sure to scrub the skins well before roasting.

  • Recipe

    Oysters with Blood-Orange Mignonette and Tajín

    Classic oysters on the half shell are given an update here,  bathed in a mignonette flavored with blood orange and then sprinkled with zingy Tajín. You can ask your seafood…

  • Recipe

    Apple of My Eye Cocktail

    Unlike most cocktail recipes, this one’s designed for two. However, if you’d like to mix one up for yourself when you’re flying solo, just split the ingredients in half.

  • Recipe

    Jeweled Israeli Couscous

    This simple side is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Use whatever tender herbs you have on hand. Parsley and cilantro make fine substitutions for mint.

  • La Pomme Rouge
    Recipe

    La Pomme Rouge

    Two French classics—Calvados (French apple brandy) and Lillet Rouge (an apéritif wine)—are shaken over ice with lemon and topped with chilled sparkling wine, for an easy, nuanced cocktail that reads…

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    Holiday Sparkler

    This blushing cocktail features Cinzano prosecco, extra-dry vermouth, and an intriguing grapefruit-thyme flavor profile. Need more festive cocktails? Check out the Bianco Refresher and Pom-Groni, also featured in this video.

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    Pom-Groni

    This twist on the classic Negroni adds pomegranate juice for a boost of ruby-red color. Freshly grated nutmeg makes it especially holiday-worthy. Need more festive cocktails? Try the Bianco Refresher…

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