Valentine’s Day Menu Made Simple

Make a date to cook dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Cooking together is a creative and collaborative way to spend an evening, and you get a meal at the end.

Or maybe you are cooking to impress a date? Don’t get too ambitious; work within your skill level so there are no surprises. Here we offer options that are easy to prepare, yet are unique enough to make your romantic dinner a memorable one.

Our menu is perfect for a laid-back food lover. Choose one of the appetizers and one of the main dishes for an easy-going evening of flavorful dishes. Traditional and rustic, these recipes are fun to make, and even more fun to eat.

Just for Starters

Our Fig & Prosciutto Tart is  so simple and beautiful on the table. If fresh figs are not available, replace with the ripe stone fruit of your choice. The combination of buttery, flaky crust and salty prosciutto with sweet fruit is simply perfect.


Or try this Kale Galette with a truffle butter crust. It’s free-form and packed with flavor from garlicky sautéed kale, shallots, and crispy pancetta.


Your Main Dish

Our Mushroom-Stuffed Wild Boar Roast with Black Truffle Sauce makes hearty wild boar the star of the meal. It is easy and delicious, and has that certain magic that truffles impart.


In Italian, saltimbocca translates to ‘jump into the mouth,’ and if you try this simple recipe for Veal Chops Saltimbocca with Tomato Cream, you’ll understand why.


There is a famous recipe known as “engagement chicken,” because it is supposed to inspire proposals of marriage. We cannot promise those results, but this easy recipe for Lemon & Herb Roasted Poussin with Duck Fat Potatoes delivers big flavor with just few simple ingredients. High roasting temperature and a few aromatics ensure moist, flavorful meat. A little duck fat and pan-drippings combine to create crispy potatoes with super tender flesh. In an hour you have a charming and delicious dinner for two, just add salad.


A Sweet and Savory End

There is something so comforting about a homemade cookie. These hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, then sprinkled with maple sugar for an extra dimension of flavor. They’re sweet and salty, chewy and crisp – delicious no matter when you eat them. Make them ahead and serve with coffee or tea for a sweet end to your meal.


Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day – and a successful dinner. If you try any of our recipes, please let us know how they turn out. Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – and be sure to share photos! 


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