Valentine’s Day Dinner and Wine Pairings

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but perhaps one of the most appealing qualities from a woman’s perspective is a man who can cook. Even the most novice cook can whip up a great meal with a little preparation. Just be sure to have plenty of wine on hand to help get you through the process. Spice up your Valentine’s Day with any of these delicious recipes. Your date is sure to fall head over heels and nothing says I love you like a romantic dinner for two.

No romantic dinner is complete without an aphrodisiac and freshly shucked oysters will do the trick. Pair the oysters with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to begin.

One of our favourite appetizers is Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus. So easy to make and very elegant. Serve with a luscious Riesling or Viognier.

Next, Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Rack of Lamb with Crushed Potatoes is perfect for your Valentines entree. Simple to prepare but ever so impressive. Roasted lamb is delicious when paired with a lush Chilean Pinot Noir, or a juicy PR Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi, CA. Even better, a big bold Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia!

Finally, chocolate covered strawberries are a classic dessert option to conclude your dinner. They can easily be prepared in advance and are wonderfully charming served with a sweet Apres Dessert Wine.