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10 Romantic Food and Wine Pairings for Valentine’s Day

What could be a more romantic way to celebrate your Valentine’s day than by cooking your loved one a home-cooked meal. Or even better, you could cook with your loved one to make it an affordable and fun Valentine’s Day dinner. Choosing what dinner to make can be difficult, not to mention determining what wine best pairs with your Valentine’s Day dinner. We have 10 romantic food and wine pairings for Valentine’s Day that will leave you more time with your Valentine, and less time pouring over cookbooks.

1. Field Greens Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese and Mandarin Oranges paired with a glass of Pol Roger Champagne

A light and refreshing start to the meal, we are pairing a fresh field greens salad with a glass of champagne. Always refreshing, most champagnes have lovely apple and pear flavors that finish with a burst of lemon that would go perfectly with a field greens salad topped with fruit. We topped ours with goat cheese and mandarin oranges to incorporate the creaminess of the cheese, and the fruity taste of the colorful oranges. We also served ours with a light tomato soup, but if you wish to save room for the main course, then a salad with champagne is the perfect duo.

2. Spicy Shrimp Miniature Tacos with a glass of Hugel Riesling

Keeping in the white wine family, we’re serving our signature spicy shrimp miniature tacos with a glass of citrusy Riesling. This fruity wine is the perfect balance with the spicy flavors of the taco. Plus the petite size of the tacos makes it an ideal size for an appetizer and appealing to the eye.

3. Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with a glass of Santa Margherita Chianti

Another practical Valentine’s day appetizer is an heirloom tomato bruschetta. Bruschetta incorporates all things good in this world, as it is the perfect combination of chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil and garlic. Seriously, does it get any better? Pair this classic Italian dish with a glass of Chianti and you will be falling in love with your amor all over again.

4. Duck Sliders with a glass of Oyster Bay Pinot Noir

It’s ok if you are not that familiar with duck, that’s what Valentine’s day is for. Experiencing new dishes and flavors with your partner in crime. These duck sliders would go well with a sweet and light glass of Pinot Noir. We like to top our duck with a blueberry compote. This would elevate your dish to another level, and leave it hard for you to ever go back to a beef slider again.

5. Lamb Chops with a glass of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Zinfandel

Whether you are in a relationship with someone with a Greek background or not, lamb makes for a beautiful romantic dish for Valentine’s day. Lamb chops are relatively easy to make, and it makes it seem even easier if you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel. Wild raspberry and rose petal aromas permeate from Zinfandel and compliment lamb chops very well.

6. Swordfish with a glass of Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir

Swordfish is the steak of seafood and makes for a hearty meal that would fill you up this Valentine’s Day. This meaty fish would pair well with a light red, like a pinot noir. This ruby red shows notes of black cherry, tart cranberry, potpourri, tobacco, black tea, forest floor, or cloves. An unbeatable pair, just like you and your Valentine.

7. Coq Au Vin with a glass of Hardys HRB Cabernet Sauvignon

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish of chicken that is cooked in red wine. It is a delectable rustic dish that is sure to comfort you and your loved one this Valentine’s day. Since the chicken is cooked with red wine, then it only makes sense to drink a glass of red wine with the meal. We would recommend something light like a Cabernet Sauvignon.

8. Portobello with a glass of Tall Horse Merlot

A vegetarian Valentine’s Day meal option, this portobello stack is absolutely beautiful and beyond tasteful too. The portobello mushroom is stuffed with slices of tomato, squash and mozzarella cheese. It’s topped with a balsamic glaze that is the perfect touch of flavor to these roasted vegetables. A full-bodied wine like a Merlot would pair well with this rustic meal.

9. S’mores with a glass of Taylor’s Fine Ruby Port Wine

What better way to end your Valentine’s day romantic food and wine dinner, than with s’mores? We make ours on lollipop sticks, to avoid the ooey-gooey mess and to easily top them with warm chocolate and crumbled graham crackers. What would be better is if you have a fire place, and you can cuddle next to your Valentine and make s’mores while drinking a glass of port wine.

10. Chocolate mousse with a glass of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Zinfandel

Chocolate is a must for Valentine’s day, so we made our chocolate mousse cups to enjoy with a glass of Zinfandel. The sweet, fruity red wine works perfectly with the rich dark chocolate. Your favorite chocolate dish will work perfectly with this aromatic red wine.

We hope you enjoyed these 10 romantic food and wine pairings for Valentine’s day. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!

Adapted from - https://zeffertandgold.com/15-romantic-food-and-wi...

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