Valentine's Day Menu (Dinner for Two)

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Here's the deal - unless you're going out to celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early, I'll always tell you to skip the Valentine's Day pre-fixe menus! It's a wild night in the industry and you guys are about to be armed with an incredible assortment of ideas for a Valentine's Day Menu at home.

I'm all about staying in, cooking dinner together and celebrating Valentine's Day at home (preferably in pajamas)! So in an effort to help make sure everyone has an epic night, a few Valentine's Day Menu options are below!

Menu #1 - if you guys are surf and turf lovers...

T-Bone Steak for 2, Lobster Risotto, Avocado Citrus and Fennel Salad, and a Rosé Spritz

Steak with the ultimate Valentine's Day Menu

Menu #2 - if you're feeling a more vegetarian vibe...

Eggplant Rollatini with Parmesan Risotto and a Blood Orange and Radicchio Salad

Eggplant Rollatini from (@whatsgabycookin)

Menu #3 - if you want to go the fish route...

Herb Crusted Roasted Salmon, Spicy Garlic Green Beans, and my Winter Greens Salad and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Herb Crusted Salmon // Part of the Valentine's Day Menu from (@whatsgabycookin)

Menu #4 - if you're obsessed with pasta...

Cacio e Pepe, a side of sautéed Brussels Sprouts and a Farmers Market Salad.

Cacio e Pepe from (@whatsgabycookin)


Chicken Parmesan and a Butter Lettuce Salad. Add some pasta with the chicken if you want too!

Chicken Parmesan from (@whatsgabycookin)

And let's not forget desserts! You're for sure going to need one of these:


S'more Pudding Pie - one of the very best things I've ever made!

S'more Pudding Pie / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Caramel Brownies - super simple but SO addictive. Try stopping after just one.

Caramel Brownies / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Tart - OMG. Game changer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart / Desserts for Chocolate Lovers from (@whatsgabycookin)

or any of these Valentine's Day themed desserts over here!

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson 


  1. Most of your recipes are for families. This is a good thing BUT many singles and couples follow as well.
    When I see a 9 x 13 pan I know I need to cut it in 3rds or 4ths. I’ve see recipes that do this for you.
    Is this something you could incorporate in yours? Even 1/2?

    1. Hi Jan,
      I wonder if you ever thought to make the entire recipe and instead of cooking it all , first divide it into 2 dishes, one to cook that day and another into maybe a disposable foil baking container you Can freeze to make later? I realize that you could not do this on every dish without taking all your freezer space but maybe on just the extra large recipes.

  2. These V menu is fantastic!
    My husband and I love to stay home and cook together, it doesn't matter the occasion.
    Thank you Gaby!

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