Between trying to snag a table at the most romantic spot in town or lining up to buy overpriced roses, Valentine’s Day can be a dreaded holiday. But just like the Beatles said, all you need is love. And food, you can’t forget the food.
What’s more romantic than popping a bottle of wine and cooking dinner together? It’s what rom com dreams are made of and what makes the perfect Valentine’s Day. Even if you were ahead of the game and already made plans, cancel your restaurant reservations and impress bae with your kitchen skills. Your scoreboard will light up with the points you get for whipping up his fave foods and you won’t have to leave the house or break the bank to do it.
Wait, I have to cook? If you use your oven for extra shoe storage, don’t panic. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has your back and has put together tasty menus for you to follow to really look like you know what you’re doing behind the counter. Since you’re at home, you don’t have to worry about drinking too many glasses of wine or getting a little intimate at the dinner table. Plus the bed is only a few steps away 😉
So roll up your sleeves, put your favourite Drake playlist on, and cook up your most romantic Valentine’s Day dates yet. If you need some #foodspo, your taste buds will fall in love with this menu from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen – all you have to do is follow the recipes, you’ll have your boo swooning in no time.
Get things started with a fresh Romaine and Artichoke Salad. Find the best, local ingredients at the Farmer’s market and keep it healthy by mixing up your own dressing. Follow up the veggies with an impressive main course. Your man will go crazy for you when you serve him this Grilled Steak with Blue Cheese Cream. You can’t go wrong with a freshly grilled rib eye, especially when it’s topped with a mouth-watering blue cheese cream. We can guarantee things will heat up once he takes the first bite and another glass of wine. Pair the steak with two delicious sides, Potato Pavé and Sweet Tarragon Carrots – both are impressive and foodie worthy. Pavé is a French culinary term used to describe a square or rectangular-shaped food and it’ll look fancy AF when you bring that out to the table. French cuisine master? On it.
Move your date night over to the couch or bed and get cozy for a romantic movie night in. Bring on the dessert and more wine, of course. Finish off your romantic dinner with handmade chocolate dipped strawberries. They’re simple to make (just watch the YouTube tutorial here) and they are sweetly satisfying.
Finish off the evening snuggling, bonding and getting close – there’s nothing that brings a couple together like a homemade meal made with love. Now it’s your man’s turn to impress you.
Photos by: Melissa Jill Photography
Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.