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Valentine's Day

Holidays | Chocolate and Hallmark aside, Valentine's Day is a high-pressure holiday for good dining. Ask Chowhounds about the best places to go for a Valentine's Day meal, and tell us your best (and worst) experiences! Also get advice on what to cook, from chocolate desserts to romantic pasta dishes.

Articles on Valentine's Day

What Is the Difference Between Caviar and Roe?
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What Is the Difference Between Caviar and Roe?

Caviar vs roe—what's the difference? They're both fish eggs, true, and to some, that makes them equally...

What Is the Difference Between Champagne and Cava? 01:00
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What Is the Difference Between Champagne and Cava?

There are so many different types of wine varietals that are infused with bubbles. There’s Champagne...

Your Guide to Creating the Best Champagne Bar Ever 01:00
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Your Guide to Creating the Best Champagne Bar Ever

There is something inherently luxurious about Champagne. Whether it’s paired with a decadent food...

11 Surprising Foods to Dip in Chocolate Fondue 01:08
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11 Surprising Foods to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a natural for Valentine's Day, and for good reason: Dipping luxurious foods in...

The History of Red Velvet Cake 02:43
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The History of Red Velvet Cake

What exactly is in a real red velvet cake and where did it come from in the first place...

How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue 02:51
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How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue

Dipping bread and vegetables into a pot of hot cheese fondue makes a fun and delicious meal, but what...

How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Bash
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How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Bash

Galentine’s Day has officially transcended the television screen, where it was mentioned by Leslie...

The Best Galentine’s Day Gifts for Your Girls 01:08
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The Best Galentine’s Day Gifts for Your Girls

Let’s hear it for the girls! Galentine’s Day is all about appreciating the strong women in your life...

What Is the Difference Between Pots de Crème and Pudding? 02:14
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What Is the Difference Between Pots de Crème and Pudding?

Valentine’s Day is coming up and surprising your partner with a decadent, sweet treat is worth all...

Videos on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Recipes

Cupid's 'Buch Valentine's Day Cocktail 3 Saves

Cupid's 'Buch Valentine's Day Cocktail

This unique Valentine's Day cocktail recipe combines sweet red strawberries and pink grenadine with...

Lambic Marshmallows with Chocolate Stout Fondue 1 Save

Lambic Marshmallows with Chocolate Stout Fondue

Make homemade marshmallows with a fruity lambic beer and dip them in rich imperial chocolate stout...

Red Velvet Cake 578 Saves

Red Velvet Cake

Make Chowhound's red velvet cake recipe for an impressive, irresistibly moist cake topped with sweet...

Strawberry Cheesecake 306 Saves

Strawberry Cheesecake

This amazing cheesecake recipe is made with cream cheese and a touch of lemon then covered with a...

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail 2 Saves

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail

This sparkling Champagne cocktail garnished with gold leaf is an award-worthy drink perfect for any...