Valentine's Day Showdown: Bistro Dinner with Our Resident Chef

Our Virgin Cook, Wynter Holden, refers to the Valentine dinner menu as a competition! In spite of the size your knife (is that from the tool shed?) Wynter, game on! And no apologies, Cyndi Coon, Thrifty Cook, we planned our menu to celebrate with a little extravagance for the night.

The romance for a Valentine's Day celebration should be ignited in the kitchen with a few French bistro style dishes. Mais oui? I planned the four coarse menu with a few of my favorites thinking you can't ever go wrong with the classics. Photographer and go to web guy, Jonathan McNamara, seemed to agree as he snapped the shutter and sampled the menu. I candidly reveal there was some appreciative moaning behind the lens.

Valentine's Day Dinner for 2 Crepes with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, and Truffle Caviar Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomato and Shallot Steak au Poivre with Mushroom Merlot Sauce Potato Galette Baby Greens with Asian Pears,Toasted Walnuts with Truffle Oil Vinaigrette Baked Hot Chocolate with Cocoa Cream

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Carol Blonder