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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
Entertaining

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

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

Whip Up These Restaurant-Quality Chocolate Lava Cakes with Just 5 Ingredients
Food News

Whip Up These Restaurant-Quality Chocolate Lava Cakes with Just 5 Ingredients

These chocolate lava cakes are so easy to make you'll be wondering why they were never in your repertoire...

How to Open a Bottle of Champagne 01:00
How To

How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

Now that Valentine's Day is upon us, it's high time to learn how to open a bottle of Champagne the...

How to Shuck an Oyster without Injuring Yourself
How To

How to Shuck an Oyster without Injuring Yourself

Oysters can be challenging, not only in terms of taste and texture, but in the effort it takes to...

How to Feel Right at Home at a Fancy Restaurant
Guides

How to Feel Right at Home at a Fancy Restaurant

If you're not accustomed to fancy restaurants and are nervous about exactly how to act or what to...

5 Icons of the French Pastry Case That'll Make You Say J'Adore
Guides

5 Icons of the French Pastry Case That'll Make You Say J'Adore

The pastry case at a French bakery can hold a dizzying array of baked goods. There are breads, cakes...

11 Easy Mug Cake Recipes That Make the Best Single Serving Desserts 01:40
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Easy Mug Cake Recipes That Make the Best Single Serving Desserts

Whether you're limiting your calorie intake or don't enjoy sharing food, microwavable mug cakes are...

A Guide to Appreciating Oysters for Those Who Are Bivalve-Curious 00:38
Guides

A Guide to Appreciating Oysters for Those Who Are Bivalve-Curious

Oysters are synonymous with romance—hailed as an aphrodisiac and allegedly enjoyed 50 at a time by...

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...

Videos on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Recipes

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...

Lambic Marshmallows with Chocolate Stout Fondue 3 Saves

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 581 Saves

Red Velvet Cake

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

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...

Lobster Scrambled Eggs with Caviar and Crème Fraîche 3 Saves
Cannoli Dip 3 Saves

Cannoli Dip

Spend Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day with this cannoli dip, a blending of sweet cheeses, chocolate...

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