Valentine's Day

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.

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Valentine Weekend input!

by Gup 3 years ago

So last minute! Would love input on where to go. Wife and I are thinking of doing the valentine day weekend in Manhattan. We can make it Friday night, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday - o...

Valentine's Day Weekend in Austin

by SobeChower 3 years ago

I will be visiting Austin in February and it will be over Valentine's Day Weekend. I need 3 dinners and 2 lunches. We don't have good BBQ where I'm from so BBQ is a must... Probably at least 2 ...

Partners for Valentine Pasta ?

by Kaymoz 3 years ago

Look what I found the other day when I stopped by Aldi to pick up a gallon of milk....the cutest pasta in ages! Its red color is food based too. The question for chowhounds is -- what sauce o...

V-day dinner suggestions - young couple

by dunjailic 3 years ago

Hi guys! V-day falls on a Sunday this year and the SO and I both work in the restaurant industry, and both of our respective workplaces will not be opening on the 14th, so we can actually go out...

Valentines Dinner for 6 in Portland

by dnrcallis1 3 years ago

My wife and I are meeting some friends in Portland over Valentines weekend. We are doing a food tour on Saturday and going wine tasting in Willamette Valley on Sunday. We are looking for a great ...

Romantic Weekend in Manhattan - Help Us Eat Well

by JonnyB74 3 years ago

My wife and I are spending 3 nights, 4 days in Manhattan over Valentines weekend. We'll be staying in midtown. We are regular travellers and always enjoy splurging on exciting and innovative rest...

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

by buttertart 4 years ago

Haven't pulled the trigger on the books I was thinking about yesterday, but I did get Brooks Headley's "Fancy Desserts" book for Kindle. What are you looking at or for these days?

Woman Sues Restaurant for Ruining Her Valentine's Day, Seeks $100,000 in Damages...

by fourunder 4 years ago

http://pdx.eater.com/2015/3/3/8145259/woman-sues-restaurant-for-ruining-her-valentines-day No wonder her husband didn't show...I'm actually surprised he's still married.

Asheville Valentine's Excursion

by Nocturnalbill 4 years ago

DW and I spent Valentine's in Asheville for this past weekend. A few notes; aside from violating a personal rule about eating prix fixe menus on holidays, it was a lovely time. Rhoubarb was lovel...

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

by buttertart 4 years ago

Greetings all! I made a sour cream apple pie yesterday with Northern Spy apples and a few dried currants, and I have a white/rye/whole wheat bread starter going at the moment, to be finished later ...

Trip report: Valentine's day weekend in St. Pete / Sarasota

by sweet100s 4 years ago

Thanks everyone for your help and advice I had an excellent long Valentines Day weekend in St. Pete / Sarasota. Weather wise it was a gorgeous sunny weekend, and gloriously cool - no overbea...

Dinner given these 4 considerations after the Sarasota Art Festival next Saturday (also Valentines evening...)?

by sweet100s 4 years ago

Looking for a delicious dinner after the Sarasota Art Festival on main street next weekend. I do realize this night coincides with Valentines day evening, historically one of the worst times to t...

Valentine's Day Retrospective

by Lambowner 4 years ago

It's always nice when V-Day falls on a Saturday, right? So did you brave the tide and wade into the restaurant scene? If so, please share your experience. I'm curious if you enjoyed a relaxing m...

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

by roxlet 4 years ago

As far as I'm concerned, Valentine's Day is a great excuse to hunker down, have a cocktail, and cook some amazing food. The weather here in the NE has been utterly abysmal-- there's no other way t...

What are you Cooking for Valentine's Day?

by L.Nightshade 4 years ago

I'm refining my menu now, and thought it would be fun to share our menus, dishes, drinks, etc. Toss out ideas now, and report back with results (and photos if possible) after the event.

Movie Scenes for Valentines Day

by jpr54_1 4 years ago

I enjoyed watching these short videos http://relish.com/articles/the-most-romantic-food-scenes/?utm_source=relish-daily-dish&utm_campaign=2015-02-13&utm_medium=email

Valentine's Day Dinner Party

by Snd485 4 years ago

I'm planning a galentine's party and invited a couple of friends. I was going to prepare a sit down dinner, but the party has grown to 7 attendees, which is too many to sit comfortably at the kitc...

Off-beat Valentine's dinner?

by cheapandspicy 4 years ago

Please help! I'm looking for a good spot for a Valentine's dinner for an adventurous eater -- almost anything goes, but the more unusual, the better. It doesn't have to be Bouley, but a little cozy...

What's for Dinner? #347 - the Post-Groundhog & Pre-Valentine's Day Edition [Old: through February 9. 2015]

by LindaWhit 4 years ago

More Snow. Why'd that little rodent have to say more snow? Someone put him out of our misery, please? It's bitter cold in New England; there's drought in San Francisco. Sure wish we could sen...

Need help with my menu..

by AshleyCas 4 years ago

I'm making a nice dinner for my Husband for Valentines day. We're HUGE raw oyster fans, so I've ordered a bunch from Island Creek Oysters. I know my husband will most likely get pretty full off t...