crab and fennel salad

Love, Actually

herbed crepes

The Two of Us

Make the world go away—a light yet bold romantic dinner for two rekindles the old flame or may start a new one.

Raspberry Smash Cocktails
Herbed Crêpes with Smoked Salmon and Radishes
Lobster, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad
Venison Tenderloin
Carrot Purée
Celery-Root Purée
Frozen Praline Soufflés

Champagne Wishes

Raise a glass to romance—or celebrate your independence. Schramberg's J. Schram 2000 ($89) combines ripe fruit flavors and crisp acidity. If you like your bubbly a little yeastier, Pol Roger Brut 1998 ($66.99) is rich, beautifully balanced, and quite complex. Charles Ellner Brut Prestige 1999 ($54.99) and Cuvée de Réserve Brut ($39.99) are both great for the money. They're also both intense, with very persistent finishes, but the 1999 is lusher. Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998 ($114.99) is a perennial favorite. This vintage is bright and elegant, with a pleasant hint of oak.
chocolate tart

...And Cacao Dreams

Whether or not you’re sharing it with a special someone, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to try one of our favorite chocolate desserts. From elegant truffles to boozy Bundt cake, there’s something here to suit every mood.

Robert Linxe’s Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Anise Bark
Cappuccino Brownies
Mini Brownie Cupcakes
Whoopie Pies
Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake
Chocolate Espresso Spelt Cake
Chocolate Tart with Candied Clementine Peel
Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dark Chocolate Cookies


Eat Hearts

Vintage Gourmet

If you’ve had enough of conversation hearts, try real ones. Pulled from Gourmet’s archives, these recipes will show you how to braise, bake, broil, and even skewer the oft-overlooked organ meat. Just be careful—we can’t guarantee the results if you serve these dishes to your loved one.

Braised Veal Hearts
Lamb Hearts en Casserole à la d’Arenberg
Skewered Beef Heart
Stuffed Veal Heart
Veal Hearts Charcutière
Calf’s Heart and Lungs
Stewed Pig’s Heart à la Pompadour (Coeur de Porc en Civet à la Pompadour)
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