Valentine's Dinner: Splurge vs. Steal

Photo by: Vosges
Vosges Exotic Truffle Heart Collection, $45
A head-spinning array of Vosges' best-selling truffles (with Chinese five spice, ginger, Cointreau, and soft caramel) tastes divine but ... more 
Photo by: Vosges
Vosges Exotic Truffle Heart Collection, $45
A head-spinning array of Vosges' best-selling truffles (with Chinese five spice, ginger, Cointreau, and soft caramel) tastes divine but costs a pretty penny. vosges.com
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012 2:34 PM EST
If you've got a load of cash to drop on V-Day, there's no shortage of store-bought or restaurant-procured luxuries on which you can blow your dough. But a frugal romantic need not fall short in the wooing department. Just look at Lady and the Tramp: drippy candle, table for two, smoochfest. But if you want a touch more luxury than a plate of spaghetti in an alley, a little know-how and imagination can create a Valentine's Day that's more thoughtful, more delicious, and much more affordable than anything you can find in a restaurant, promise. Stay home on Valentine's with our guide of swoon-worthy steals, and you should have money leftover for flowers. Happy romancing!