Valentine’s Day Smart Dinners & Wine Pairings

January 25, 2017 


valentineCelebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a special dinner  menu and specially selected wines to serve with each dish.  We are delighted to present two elegant dinner plans and wine pairings that guarantee a romantic experience for two or a delicious celebration with friends.

That’s just part of the story. Now, for the first time, you can also make the cooking itself easy and a certain success by following step-by-step videos for each dish.  Check this out!

Our friends at PannaCooking.com put together these two delicious Valentine’s dinner menus.  The first features a Caprese Roasted Tomato  & Mozzarella appetizer, Lobster with Lemon Basil Butter and a rich chocolate dessert. The second Valentine’s dinner menu features Roasted Oysters, Spaghetti in Red Wine and a Fig fruit dessert.

You can learn to create these and other amazing dishes with easy-to-follow videos from well-known (James Beard award-winning) chefs at PannaCooking.com.  Panna calls itself “the smart home cook’s go-to video resource for learning to cook like a chef.” (There is a 30 day free trial membership. The annual fee is just $19.95. ) You don’t need to be an expert cook or spend hours in the kitchen to make these recipes. Just watch and follow the step-by-step videos and the dishes will come together perfectly. Pair with the wines recommended by a professional sommelier for a delicious and impressive Valentine’s Day dinner.

The following two dinner menus have been composed just for Wines.com users. In honor of the day, we are offering 15% off ALL wines and wine gifts in the Wine Lover’s Shopping Mall*.  Just enter the code VAL15 at checkout. Cheers!

Lobster Dinner with Caprese Appetizer and Chocolate Dessert

Valentine's Menu #1

Ready for a clean, fresh and delicious dinner? This mouth-watering and fresh mix of flavors is sure to send your senses into overdrive while leaving room for romance at night. You’ll start with a light and delicious caprese appetizer before moving to a flavorful lobster dinner. This meal finishes with a delicious dessert of flourless chocolate cake.

Try the Lobster Recipe and watch the video.

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Dish: Mozza “Caprese”
Wine under $20: Bell ‘Agio Lambrusco, Placido Sangiovese
Wine over $20: Banfi Belnero Sangiovese

MAIN COURSE

Dish: Lobster With Lemon Basil-Butter
Wine under $20: Charles Smith Riesling Kung Fu GirlTom Gore Chardonnay
Wine over $20: Franciscan Chardonnay Cuvee Sauvage,  Simi Reserve Chardonnay

DESSERT

Dish: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Wine under $20: Zen Of Zin Zinfandel Old Vine, Geyser Peak, Zen of Zin, Estancia Zinfandel
Wine over $20: Ravenswood Zinfandel Big River, Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel, Federalist Zinfandel

 

Red Wine Spaghetti with Oyster Appetizer and Roasted Fig Dessert

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Ready for a hearty and rich meal that is sure to impress? If romance means big flavors and radiance, this is the menu for you. You’ll start with a baked oyster appetizer before moving on to some delicious pasta. Once you’ve finished, your date and friends will be impressed as you surprise them with a fabulous fig dessert that’ll leave them in awe.

APPETIZER

Dish: Oyster Roast with Bacon and Parmesan
Wine under $20: Josh Cellars Sauvignon BlancClos Du Bois Sauvignon Blanc
Wine over $20: Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc

MAIN COURSE

Dish: Red Wine Spaghetti
Wine under $20: Niro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Another under $20: Carletto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

DESSERT

Dish: Roasted Figs with Red Wine
Wine under $20: Ruffino Moscato d’Asti
Another over $20: Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco

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