This Valentine’s Day, fall in love…with your food. We’ll help you set the mood for a scrumptious dinner with memorable appetizers, romance-inducing entrées and sweet-nothing finales. We’ve got three simple and quick menus to impress your one and only.
Fancy & Romantic
Instead of blowing your paycheque at a restaurant, indulge in a simple-to-create gourmet meal at home. We suggest starting with Strawberry & Arugula Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette, an enticing combination of sweet, tart and peppery flavours. Next, impress your valentine with a luscious-yet-tangy seafood dish: Lobster with Gribiche Sauce. It sounds and looks fancy, but the ingredients are affordable, and the recipe is easy enough for even a newbie chef to follow. Finally, sweeten the finale with our classic Raspberry Phyllo Squares—these simple, delicate treats take just 20 minutes to make with the help of frozen phyllo pastry.
Casual & Indulgent
We love the idea of spicing up a fuss-free Valentine’s Day menu with big, daring flavours. For a bold appetizer, mix up a batch of Seared Scallops With Artichokes & Salami. When you’re only making enough for two, these tasty bites take just a few minutes. For the entrée, enjoy rich-tasting Beef Medallions With Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce. Served with a side of roasted potatoes and your favourite vegetable, it’s an impressive dish. Then dazzle your sweetheart with decadent No Limits Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cake mix and just a touch of barbecue sauce to add spice.
Easy & Delicious
If you’re short on time and shopping on a budget, celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day with a hearty spread of prepared foods. Kick off the evening with a gourmet salad—minus all the prep work—with Sensations by Compliments Salad Kits. They’re pre-washed and ready to eat, and come with your choice of either tomato-avocado or orange vinaigrette. For a tasty comfort-food entrée, we love Sensations by Compliments Rich & Creamy Meat Lasagna, layered with seasoned beef and pork, heaps of mozzarella cheese and a creamy béchamel sauce. Dessert? It’s a snap with our luscious Sensations by Compliments Limoncello Blackberry Trifle made with layers of rich custard, but no artificial flavours or colours.
We’ve done our part to help you have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner—the rest is up to you. (Adding candlelight and romantic music couldn’t hurt!)