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 peek 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
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
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.”
White Oak Inn