Table for two: Romantic four-course feast

Surprise that special someone with a romantic, homemade dinner à deux this weekend

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Roasted veal chops

Roasted veal chops with shallot butter and pappardelle. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Instead of trying to wrangle a table at a crowded restaurant — why not impress that special someone with a romantic, homemade dinner à deux for Valentine’s Day? This four-course menu is simple to prepare, and from a creamy cheese course to chocolate-dipped fruit for the grande finale, it’ll feel like a four-star experience (without the hefty price tag).

 

Roberto Caruso

Herbed goat cheese.
Photo, Roberto Caruso

Starter
Herbed goat cheese

A quick and delicious appetizer! All you need is a log of plain soft goat cheese, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, then sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves, chili flakes, lemon zest and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm mushroom and arugula saladPhoto, Roberto Caruso

Warm mushroom and arugula salad.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Salad
Warm mushroom and arugula salad
Peppery arugula and baked, golden mushrooms give salad an earthy, savoury makeover. Top with shaved parmesan, and serve.

Main 
Roasted veal with shallot butter and pappardelle
Roasted chops are topped with creamy sauce and paired with buttery pasta for a classic Italian-style dinner.

 

 

Icewine martini and chocolate-dipped figs, Feb 13, p78

Icewine martini and chocolate-dipped figs.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Dessert
Icewine martini and chocolate-dipped figs 
Cozy up and enjoy an elegant toast to a romantic evening!