Monday, February 2, 2009

Most Romantic Foods Ever!

Valentine's Day is in a couple of weeks and already my inbox is flooding with press releases for special dinners, special chocolates, special dinner and chocolate pairings. You name it.

But what I want to know from you is what you think are the most romantic foods or dishes someone could prepare for you or you are planning to prepare for your loved one. Does it include dining out or do you prefer to eat in? Must it include chocolate or does some other food melt your heart? You can make it easy on yourself and take my poll -- just look on the right-hand column and choose your weaknesses.

I'll be going on KPBS radio's These Days a week from Tuesday (Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.) to talk about Valentine's Day foods and would love to share your great ideas for a special romantic meal. Just click "comment" below to add your thoughts. You can also send me a note through Twitter to @carondg.

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  1. We'll eat in - as on most holidays. Our favorite aphrodisiac menus include oysters and asparagus (both available on V-Day at the Mercato, she says self-servingly) and some kind of seafood that involves getting your hands messy: crab, mussels. There will be champagne involved, and Eclipse chili-infused Chocolat (see Mercato note above) at the end.

  2. Traditionally we have stayed home on Valentine's Day and avoided the crowded restaurants. I have had several dinner parties and the menu usually includes Beef Tenderloin and my yummy Bavarian Torte which is really a thin creamy-like cheesecake with cinnamon dipped pears on top! Beautifully decorated table with treats for my guests (chocolate, of course!) make for a nice, enjoyable evening (and the guys like it pressure! Ha!)

  3. Chocolate covered strawberries! I know its chocolate but the combinatin is a classic.

  4. It's a tough call because I'm usually the cook, so I get presents. A lovely bottle of champagne is always good since my husband will actually share a bit of it with me, but I'm the one who buys it. He usually gets me a box of Chuao chocolate and I put it in the fridge and savor the pieces over the next month or so. YUM!