Skip the restaurant crowds in favor of an intimate meal for two. With the creative cocktails, flavorful apps, hearty mains, and delicious desserts here, you won't regret staying at home. After your menu is set, plan a gorgeous table, then top it off with a special Valentine's Day toast. And don't forget the candles!
Pouring egg whites in the cocktail shaker sounds strange, but once you taste the silky texture, it'll be your go-to ingredient. This stunning cocktail rounds it out with rosé, grapefruit juice and champagne for one sweet pink drink.
For a spin on a traditional French 75, replace the champagne with Lillet Blanc, a must-have in any cocktail connoisseur's arsenal.
This recipe comes from Pinewood Social in Nashville, one of celebrity chef Carla Hall's favorite happy-hour establishments.
Try a new take on bubbly by sipping on prosecco and St-Germain-soaked winter fruit.
Set the mood with a tasty gin cocktail that gets its color from cranberry simple syrup.
What's better than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day?Chocolate blended with booze and poured into a fancy glass, of course.
Your copper mugs aren't used nearly enough. Strawberry soda puts a sugary spin on the classic Moscow Mule in this Valentine's Day edition.
The name says it all. Take a sip and pucker up!
Start by making your own grenadine with pomegranate and juice (). Finish with a heart-shaped ground cinnamon garnish.
This bright pink hummus is perfect to kick off your Valentine's Day celebration.
Oysters are famed aphrodisiacs — but they're also just plain delicious.
These bacon-and-cheese wrapped dates are delicious and incredibly simple to make.
Figs are a natural aphrodisiac, and with warm goat cheese and a balsamic glaze, well ... who wouldn't fall in love?
Whip up the light cream sauce in advance, then boil the pasta and sear the scallops just before serving. Easy peasy.
Celebrity chef John Besh says the key to cooking lamb is actually the quality of the meat.
Crack open a bottle of wine, pour a glass for you and yours, and use the rest in this genius boozy spaghetti.
gets deliciously dressed up for Valentine's Day with oranges and olives.
Ina's seafood potpie, lobster potpie, and vegetable potpie all have one thing in common: bubbly-warm goodness under a crispy crust.
This flavorful take on tender, juicy lamb with roasted tomatoes and garlic is sure to wow your partner.
A crown of lamb chops, soaking in a bed of spicy curry, makes for an unforgettable V-Day feast.
Impress your date with this elegant entree — they'll never guess it was such a cinch to make.
Spice things up with an authentic Mexican dish from Chef Roberto Santibañez.
This Italian-American fish stew originated in San Francisco and typically features the catch of the day.
With a spicy kick, this carbonara proves it can deliver flavor even without bacon.
No need to peel the sweet potatoes for this recipe — just scrub!
This tender cut of meat gets some unexpected but amazing flavors from the coffee crust and balsamic stout.
For extra flavor, top each serving of this hearty winter pasta with a fried egg.
This classic filet mignon with savory butter will be the star of any special dinner.
Beets and fire-roasted tomatoes give this vegetarian chili its intense color.
There's no room for error with a traditional, juicy salmon served with potatoes and veggies.