Romantic Valentine's Day Menu

Treat your sweetheart to an intimate dinner with rich, decadent dishes and sweet, tasty desserts, the perfect combination for an unforgettable Valentine's Day!

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1. Elisa's Champagne Cocktail

Start off with this delicious cocktail, made with great champagne, budget brut, and garnished with an orange or lemon peel.

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2. Shrimp Bisque with Bourbon

This flavorful cream soup, garnished with shrimp, makes a fancy introduction to your romantic meal. Because of its richness, you could even make this your main course.

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3. Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata

You only need five ingredients (plus salt and pepper) for this Italian meal for two -- lamb chops, olive oil, mint, garlic, and lemon -- making it a perfectly easy and impressive dish.

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4. Deep Chocolate Pudding

It wouldn't be a romantic dinner without an indulgent chocolate dessert. Made without eggs, this pudding can be prepared right on your stovetop, then served up in an elegant champagne glass or classic coupe dish as shown here.

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5. Block Island Fog

End the evening with a warm nightcap. Strong coffee, ice cream, and coffee liqueur combine to make this rich punch.

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