Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and we can’t wait to pamper our guests on the most romantic weekend of the year.  We enjoy these special event weekends because it gives us a chance to come up with theme menus and change our routine a little.   Not to mention that this particular weekend gives us an excuse to eat chocolate, in the interest of quality control of course.    

When I think of food for Valentines, I immediately think of the color red, heart shapes and chocolate.   So we’re going to have plenty of things that fit all three of those categories this weekend.

Here’s a sneak peak preview of the menu I’ve planned so far for Saturday dinner.    Of course, being a Gemini, I reserve the right to change my mind on any or all of these items between now and then, particularly if something fun strikes my fancy when I shop for supplies later this week  🙂

White Winter Vegetable Soup garnished with Slivered Roasted Beets

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Blueberries, Candied Pecans and goat cheese, with a Cranberry Pomegranate Dressing

Choice of:
Eye of Round Beef with Bearnaise Sauce
Atlantic Salmon with a Honey Glaze, Black Sesame Seeds and Teriyaki Sauce
Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells with Marinara Sauce
Neapolitan Potatoes
Roast Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes and Portobello Mushrooms

Chocolate and Hearts Dessert Trio – Chocolate Bavarian in a Chocolate Shell, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry and a Shortbread Heart

Hoping everyone has a delightful weekend, and to quote the song by Stephen Stills, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”

Yvonne Martin

White Oak Inn