Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope everyone had an amazing day celebrating with your loved ones. I had a very special Valentine´s Day this particular year, my boyfriend decided to cook dinner for us. He is hands down one of the best cooks I know. He’s been experimenting a lot around the kitchen lately and oh man… he can make some GOOD dishes.
We decided to split the chores, I was in charge of decorating the table and he was in charge of the food. I tried to offer helping with something else but he insisted he wanted to do all of the cooking! Our dinner date consisted of a 4 course meal, and may I mention how much detail he put into every single thing that came out of the kitchen, from the beverage pairing, to plating. I’m so lucky to have him in my life!!
So now I’m going to walk you through all of them (pictures included, obviously)
He first brought some “California Champagne” for us to enjoy while I waited for the first plate to come out
After that he brought this dreamy cheese platter! (Cheese platters are my favorite thing in the entire world, unfortunately I don’t eat them much because I’m lactose intolerant and also strong cheeses usually give me migraines. So it’s very special when I do get a chance to enjoy one). I honestly don’t remember the name of the cheeses that we had but I know he did a soft, medium and hard. He also added some spreads like fig jam, mango-apricot jam and a balsamic glaze. Cheese & champagne definitely make a great combo!
Second came the salad. It had spinach, brussels sprouts, goat cheese, mini heirloom tomatoes and some homemade vinaigrette. This also was meant to be eaten with the champagne.
After the salad we had the main dish which I absolutely loved! It was filet mignon with sautéed mushrooms on top, baked mini assorted carrots and “teeny tiny”squashed baked potatoes. He also included some A1 and Chimichurri sauce on the side. He paired this meal with a Brown Ale.
And last but not least… dessert!
I was so excited when I saw that he made not one but two desserts! One of them was a chocolate lava cake and the other one was CRÈME BRÛLÉE! He made it all by himself, it was also his first time making crème brûlée and it was pure perfection!! He paired this last course with my favorite beer, Le Petite Fox. It’s a sour beer that we get form a local brewery here in California. I loved the contrast of having two really sweet desserts and the sour beer to tone it down!
And that concludes our Valentine’s Day dinner date! I’m such a happy girl and really appreciate what my boyfriend did for us! He mentioned he was excited for me to share his dishes with the internet world, it’s honestly the least I could do for him! Such an amazing night that I will always remember.
I wonder what we should do next year… It’s going to be hard to top this one off.