3 Romantic Dinner Menus from Provence to Try
While there is no reason to wait until February 14th to show your affection, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a good love strategy. In France, la fête de Saint Valentin has historical and religious roots. In the middle ages, the belief was that birds started mating in the middle of February. The card or love note originated when the captured Duke of Orleans wrote to his beloved wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.
Since food is often the way to win someone’s heart, we wanted to share three (3) romantic dinner menus from Provence. And, if you were wondering about aphrodisiac foods, follow this link.
Chef Eric Fraudeau created this special menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The chef and his wife, Yetunde, are the power couple behind Let’s Eat the World and Cook’n with Class, with cooking school locations in Paris and culinary travel weeks in Uzes, Seville and beyond. In addition, the team has developed various cooking classes, hands-on workshops, wine-tasting, and culinary holiday programs. Learn how to make French bread, cook fish to perfection or put on an apron for a week-long culinary adventure in the South of France.
Modern Love Menu
Imagine spending Valentine’s Day in Provence, snuggled up by the fire, listening to the mistral and sharing a few glasses of Provence Rosés. Well, this menu aims to get you as close as possible to a romantic French Riviera break and a good bottle of Rosé, preferably Maison Mirabeau, would be a suitably dreamy choice to get your evening à deux off to a very smooth start. Inspired by the flavours of Provence, Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine curated a 3-course Valentine’s Day Menu to celebrate the romantic evening. So this February 14th, celebrate life and happiness with your sweetheart, family or best friends and enjoy Jeany’s festive menu!
Pretty in Pink Menu
There are many considerations for food on Valentine’s Day – nothing too spicy, smelly or heavy, but something luscious and out of the ordinary so your beloved feels special. The following menu allows for options, but there is a clear leaning toward pink food.
Start with a Festive cocktail
Delicious Main Event
Pretty Pink Desserts
Enjoy the romance!