Romantic Dinner Menu


Valentine's Day Ideas and Romantic Dinner Recipes

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It's wonderful when my husband and I can have some romantic time alone. Just like every other married couple we need to reconnect in a romantic way. Enjoying a romantic dinner at home has become our favorite thing. There is absolutely nothing romantic about a crowded restaurant. At home it's just us, candlelight, music in the background, a bottle of wine and his favorite meal.


Check out our just added recipe for Persian Love Cake. The ultimate dessert for your romantic dinner.

The first Valentine's Day dinner I made for my hubby was Chicken Divan. The recipe I used is from the Gourmet Magazine, so naturally it's made from scratch. No canned cream of mushroom soup in this one. Your loved one is sure to enjoy this recipe.

The ultimate Valentine's Day Cake or dessert idea has got to be Red Velvet Cake. It's perfect. Cook your Red Velvet Cake in a heart shaped pan like I did to add to the romance of the dinner.

If you really want to get your loved one into the "mood" you can always try to plan your Valentine's Day dinner menu around foods with an aphrodisiac quality.

Food know for their aphrodisiac quality; Asparagus, Almonds, Avocados, Basil, Bananas, Chocolates, Carrots, Garlic, Ginger, Honey, Licorice, Mustard, Nutmeg, Oysters, Pine Nuts, Pineapple, Raspberries and Strawberries, Truffles, and Vanilla.

We've picked the best of the best recipes from today's top chef's and gourmet magazines to help you plan a romantic Valentine's Day Menu.
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Valentine's Day & Romantic Dinner Ideas & Recipes

Asparagus with Orange, Ginger and Sesame Oil

Bernaise Sauce
Chicken Divan from Gourmet Magazine
Chino Carrot and Ginger Soup
Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Mascarpone
Orange Salmon with Fennel
Oyster in the Patty Shell
Red Velvet Cake/Buttercream Frosting
Shrimp, Mussel and Scallop Orechiette Pasta
Steak,The Perfect Romantic Steak Dinner

Tasty & Easy Green Bean Recipes

Armenian Green Beans with Ground Meat and Tomatoes (Fassoulia
Blanched Green Beans
Cream of Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Fried Green Beans
Dilly Green Beans Recipe - Canning Recipe
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Greek Green Beans
Greek Potatoes and Green Beans
Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Green Beans a'la Waterman's
Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine (with a hint of lemon)
Green Beans Almondine (with an Asian flair)
Green Beans Almondine (with mushrooms)
Green Beans and Prosciutto Pasta Salad
Green Bean Casserole (Campbell's)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook's Illustrated)
Green Beans, Endive & Boston Lettuce Salad
Green Beans in Sour Cream & Tomato Sauce
Green Beans Provençal, Chef Simone Beck
Green Beans Provençal, Cooking Light
Green Bean Salad, Dill, Parsley & Savory
Green Bean Salad, Feta & Pecans
Green Bean Salad, Soy Glazed Almonds, Cilantro
Green Beans with Coconut
Green Beans with Ginger Butter
Green Beans with Onion Paste (Madhur Jaffrey)
Green Beans with Roman Mustard
Green Beans with Shallots
Italian Green Beans (St. Anna Beans)
Lemon Green Bean & Celery Salad
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Pears with Green Beans & Bacon
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Sautéed Green Beans with Hazelnut Crumbs
Sesame & Portobello Green Beans

Sicilian Green Bean & Fennel Salad (Cooking Light)
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Thai Green Beans (Cooking Light)
Three Bean Salad Recipe
White Bean, Green Bean & Red Bell Pepper Salad