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Aside from knitting, my other passion is food and wine. Richard and I LOVE to eat and we have shared many memorable meals together over the years. A romantic, delicious meal can be a wonderful way to set the Valentine’s Day mood and cooking together is a wonderful bonding experience.

The following is a menu I prepared with wine pairings. This would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day menu for any couple who loves food and wine. For more information, or to get the recipes, simply click on each picture.

The key to the perfect Valentine’s menu is the right combination of intoxicating flavors. You want a meal that is light, flavorful, and delicious. You also do not want to be in the kitchen all day. Keep it simple.

First Course: Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Strawberries

Pair it with: Henri Billiot Brut Rose $60

Main Course: Sautéed Scallops with Lemon Beurre Blanc

AND Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

Pair it with: Sokol Blosser Evolution (White Blend) $13.00

Dessert: Butter Cookies dipped in Chocolate

Make them a day ahead and store them in an air tight container in the fridge.

Pair them with: Warre’s Otima 20 Year Old Tawny Port $40.00


Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember to keep it simple. 🙂 Share with us if you try any of these recipes or wines and tell us how you liked them in the comments below. What are you serving for Valentine’s Day?