Menu for your Valentine

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Menu for your Valentine

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If you’re looking for something to impress, satiate and stimulate, here’s some menu ideas if you’re on cooking duty this Valentine’s eve.

We’ve designed a menu easy to digest (no awkward moments), laced with aphrodisiacs, included some food eaten with hands and focused on sexy textures (silken panna cotta, pink fleshy ocean trout) food that reference nudity, and token phallic nibbles.

There’s even vegetarian and vegan options to impress those of you who’ve managed to pick up your yoga teacher.

Entree

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears

Because every romantic meal needs something phallic.

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Sugar-Cured Ocean Trout

It’s pink and fleshy, and tastes good.

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Strawberry and Mozzarella Salad

A creamy, rosy and delicate number.

Strawberry and mozarella salad

Main

Mussels and Chorizo

Don’t pussy foot around with dainty food if you want to get to known someone better. Tuck into a big bowl of these babies with your hands. It’s messy, spicy, requires slurping and all feels a bit primal.

Mussels with Tomato and Chorizo

Rare Beef with Oyster Sauce and Herb Salad

Surf & turf, reef & beef – there’s a lot of meat & seafood combinations that make my skin crawl but this combination of beef and oysters is a match made in heaven. The subtle sweet salty flavour of the oyster mayonnaise is a welcome balance to the robust flavour punch of the rare beef. Aphrodisiac

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Basil, Ricotta Gnudi

Gnudi means ‘nude’ in Italian, referring to these as ‘nude’ ravioli, as they are have a pasta-less outer.

Basil, spinach and ricotta gnudi

Dessert

Creme Brûlée

Bring out the blowtorch. You can both have a go. There’s flame, excitement, adrenaline will be high. Then you get to eat creamy creme brûlée that you have both made, cracking the and spooning up with silky, rich and caramelly cream.

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Persian Love Cake

Exotic sounding and tasting, with the additional benefit of nutmeg’s aphrodisiac qualities.

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Goats Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Rosemary Dust

This dessert tastes like the countryside, and the countryside is wholesome sexy.

Goats Yoghurt Panna Cotta with rosemary dust