Valentine’s Day Recap

I hope that you all enjoyed a great holiday weekend – both Valentine’s Day, and also I know that some of you got a holiday on Monday for President’s Day.  We got really lucky with weather over the weekend, and basically sat in the 80’s everyday (sorry East Coast).  It was great to have such gorgeous days to be outside.  The hubs and I made a point to squeeze in some time at the pool and the beach in between prepping for our lovey dovey dinner party on Sunday.

We tried to set up a romantic table for the celebration – both the table and the food came out great.  Add in some family, some music and wine, and we had ourselves a great night.

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After cocktails on our patio, and enjoying the last few sips of light for the day, we moved inside to start dinner.

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crab cakes with frisée and shaved fennel

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julia child’s bouef bourguignon with buttered potatoes

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molten chocolate lava cakes and vanilla bean gelato

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jacques & julia’s crème brûlée

Everything turned out great.  I was a little nervous because I had never made the bouef or the crème brûlée before, but they both turned out wonderful.  We all could have basically swam in the red wine sauce that coats the bouef, it was heavenly.  Seriously.

What did you do to celebrate?  Did you cook any new recipes?  Go out and try a new restaurant?  Whatever your plans were, I hope that you had fun celebrating and enjoying the weekend.  Now for the next great debate…what new recipe should I try next?

12 Replies to “Valentine’s Day Recap”

  1. The crabcakes and dessert look so good! I’m glad you had a nice Vday!

    -Dara
    http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

  2. This all looks so yummy!

    xx Kasey

    kasestyles.com

    1. Thanks Kasey!!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!
    http://silkypearl.com/

    1. We did!! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. That lava cake looks soooo good :D

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    1. It was soooo delicious, and really easy to make too!

  5. Craemer brûlée without a torch. Broiler only? Thanks for the inspiration! All your food is well composed, beautiful and so inspiring. It must be done with great love.

  6. Creme brûlée without a torch. Broiler only? Thanks for the inspiration! All your food is well composed, beautiful and so inspiring. It must be done with great love.

    1. Thank you so much Vivi!!

  7. The crab cakes look amazing!

    1. Thanks Lucy! They were so amazing!!

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