Looking to impress your special someone this Valentine's Day? Cook a romantic dinner at home! Here are the 25 Best Valentine's Dinner Recipes to inspire you.
Do you prefer to go out or stay home for Valentine's Day?
While I enjoy romantic dinners out with my husband, I do look forward to staying in on Valentine's Day. Cooking at home in comfy pajamas, laughing with my family, a glass of wine in hand, not fighting traffic or trying to find a parking space... Special dinners at home are pure bliss!
And for all of you looking to cook up a romantic dinner at home, I've compiled a list of great romantic Valentine's Day dinner recipes that are easy to make at home!
What to Cook for Valentine's Day Dinner
If you're not sure what to cook for Valentine's Day, think about meals that you reserve for special occasions.
Dishes such as:
- surf and turf
- filet mignon, duck, lamb
- scallops, prawns, lobster
- decadent vegetarian meals
Special occasion meals don't have to be fussy or complicated. I've compiled a list of some easy romantic dinner recipes for two.
STEAK + LAMB RECIPES
Valentine's Day calls for special occasion meats like filet mignon and lamb. Here are some delicious steak recipes and lamb recipes for Valentine's Day dinner!
Every day chicken gets elevated with these simple yet impressive romantic dinner recipes!
I LOVE seafood, and think shrimp, scallops, fish, mussels, clams make any meal a romantic, elegant one! Here are some great seafood recipes for Valentine's Day dinner!
Here are some delicious vegetarian dinner recipes for Valentine's Day!
Wines to Serve on Valentine's Day
Champagne and other sparkling wines are the obvious choice to pair with these best Valentine's dinner recipes. Some of my favorite special occasion sparkling wines are Argyle Extended Triage Brut and Roederer Estate Brut Rosé.
But Valentine's Day is also a great time to try new-to-you wines. Wines that you can't necessarily pick up at the grocery store on a Wednesday night.
Making a light seafood dish? Think a Melon de Bourgogne.
Having steak, duck, or lamb? Try to find a rare Refosco. This Italian varietal has notes of rich cherry and blackberry and high acidity.
Cooking up some salmon or chicken dish? Seek out Sicily's Frappato. It's a pale red wine with notes of sweet strawberries and pomegranate.