Create the perfect “Date Night In” this Valentine’s Day

filet mignon with shallots and figs

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend a little extra time with that someone special. Our favorite way to do that is by cooking together. We’ve all heard the old adage “the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach” and I for one am a firm believer.

So this Valentine’s Day, skip the expensive restaurant and enjoy cooking at home. Instead, cook one of our recommended Valentine’s dishes – easy enough for the novice home cook, but sensational enough to make the evening special. You can divide and conquer or work together, enjoy spending time just being together.

If you’re looking to get the kids helping too check out our Kid Approved Valentine’s Day for recipes the whole family can make together.


1. Filet Mignon with Shallots and Figs from Epicurious 
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to make something truly remarkable. Pears are a delicious substitute when figs are out of season.
filet mignon with shallots and figs

We recommend serving with:
Warm Spinach Salad and Flourless Chocolate Cake
Warm Spinach Salad 

2. Pan-Roasted Chicken with Creamy Mustard Tarragon Sauce adapted from Sabra Spoonful
This flavorful chicken is sure to impress!
Pan-Roasted

We recommend serving with:
Butter Lettuce Herb Salad, Baked Herb Polenta, and Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Honey
butter lettuce herb salad baked herb polenta roasted pears with ricotta and honey

3. French Potato Salad with Pan Seared Tuna adapted from Buvette by Jody Williams
Simple, yet elegant, this light dinner will leave time for more important things.
French Potato Salad with Pan Seared Tuna

We recommend serving with:
Victoria’s Bruschetta and Lavender Pound Cake
bruschetta lavender pound cake

2 Responses

  1. Shelley Stempek

    I love the pics of the dishes you have but I can never pull up the actual recipe. Every link just gives me the Gathered Table name and that’s it. Can you help me out?

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