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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

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner 01:08
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Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is on a weekday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swing a memorable home...

Why You Should Give White Chocolate Another Chance
Explainers

Why You Should Give White Chocolate Another Chance

What is white chocolate anyway? It is really chocolate? Is it even worth eating? We've got answers...

How to Pull Off a Perfect Picnic Indoors 01:00
Entertaining

How to Pull Off a Perfect Picnic Indoors

An indoor picnic is a lot of fun, and sometimes a necessity due to inclement weather or other factors...

Caviar vs Roe: Some Fish Eggs Are Fancier Than Others
What's the Difference

Caviar vs Roe: Some Fish Eggs Are Fancier Than Others

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

Caviar 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fancy Fish Eggs
Guides

Caviar 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fancy Fish Eggs

Caviar, or fish eggs that are usually sourced from one of three types of sturgeon, is one of the symbols...

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

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
Entertaining

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
History of

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...

Videos on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Recipes

Cupid's 'Buch Valentine's Day Cocktail 8 Saves

Cupid's 'Buch Valentine's Day Cocktail

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

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail 9 Saves

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail

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

Strawberry Cheesecake 307 Saves

Strawberry Cheesecake

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

Easy Steamed Lobster 154 Saves

Easy Steamed Lobster

Learn to make steamed lobster the easy way, using just six ingredients in six steps. Guide includes...

Uni Filet 1 Save

Uni Filet

This super-luxe take on surf and turf tops a tender filet mignon with rich, oceanic uni (sea urchin...