Valentine’s Day is all about showing appreciation and affection to the ones you love, and what better way to do that than through food? It provides comfort, nourishment and is one of the most timeless ways to show someone you truly care.
The holiday’s on a Wednesday this year, so going out for a fancy dinner and making an entire night out of it may not be reasonable for everyone. So, we wanted to share some amazing recipes and wine pairings for you to really impress that special someone and maybe get some ideas on what you could prepare in the comfort of your own home this Valentine’s Day.
Beware, mouth watering may ensue if you keep reading…
Lobster with Chardonnay
This is one of the most coveted wine and food pairings in the world. There are people out there who would say enjoying this rich shellfish without a Chardonnay would be absolute blasphemy. Both citrus and butter are notable flavors in both Chardonnay and lobster, and they truly do highlight each other beautifully.
Steak with Cabernet Sauvignon
There’s something about a juicy steak that makes most people think of a filling and luxurious meal. Satisfying both refined palettes and large appetites alike, this meat undoubtedly pairs best with a Cabernet Sauvignon who’s rich flavors won’t get lost in the richness and salt of a steak.
Roasted Vegetables with Sauvignon Blanc
With their earthy flavor and texture, roasted vegetables are something that can be tricky to pair. However, the crispness of a Sauvignon Blanc is a good bet to help balance out the rich, almost decadent flavor that roasting veggies has. This is a much healthier, lighter alternative for a romantic night in!
Pizza with Pinot Noir
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This is one that really could go either way, depending on your pizza toppings! Traditionally, a pinot noir is a light and easy to drink red that will go with any type of pizza you’re craving!
Creamy Pasta with Pinot Grigio
The Italians sure know what they’re doing when it comes to food. Pasta is the most traditional Italian dish you can think of, so naturally pairing it with an Italian style wine makes sense. (Just be sure it’s an actual Italian wine! Pinot Grigio is from many regions naturally). A Pinot Grigio is a crisp white that will pair amazingly with both creamy white sauces and rich, hearty red ones. Whatever you choose, it’ll be delicious.