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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Menu Items

It’s that time of year again! Cupid has fired off arrows in every direction which means love-struck couples will soon be flooding your restaurant in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner! To make the occasion truly memorable, plan a menu that creatively evokes the spirit of the holiday while remaining elegant and sophisticated. We’re here to help you play matchmaker with 5 romantic Valentine's Day menu items that are sure to sweep your guests off their feet!

1. Love at First Course

Warm things up with a unique take on a classic appetizer! These Strawberry Balsamic Chutney and Goat Cheese Bruschettas are the perfect way to ignite the romance! Did you know -- Strawberries are the official fruit of Valentine’s Day, and this app is the perfect way to add them to your menu in a subtle way. Pro Tip: Serve on a modern, white dish to let the colors of the chutney stand out.

2. A Match Made in Heaven

A few things are meant to be together. (Surf ‘n turf, for instance, is the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman of the food world!) Make your guests feel like romance royalty with a hearty surf ‘n turf dish. We recommend a prime cut of steak and lobster tail with butter sauce, served on a simple white dish with few garnishes so as to let the food shine!

3. A Side of Love

Your main course wouldn’t be complete without a delectable side dish. This hearts of palm salad works fantastically with the theme and compliments the flavors of the steak and lobster! It’s also light enough so that it won’t fill up your guests before dessert! Serve in a modern, square side bowl or plate in a pattern that matches the rest of the dinnerware used. 

4. Love Potion

Along with a selection of wines served in elegant glassware, try offering a signature Valentine’s Day cocktail! Your guests are sure to adore a martini like this Love Potion #9, made with pomegranate juice, strawberry vodka and black raspberry liqueur! Garnish with heart-shaped strawberries for that added touch!

5. Sweet on You

What better way to end a romantic meal than an interactive, nostalgia-inducing dessert? Chocolate fondue is fun and delicious dish that easy to prepare and hard to beat. Serve the chocolate dip in a ramekin and on a platter surrounded by fruits, cheeses, pretzels and sweets. You’ll provide another way for your guests to bond over their bites!


Here at International Event Products, we love nothing more than helping our customers’ businesses succeed! We carry a large range of dinnerware, glassware and event supplies that are sure to fit any occasion. Haven’t found the right supplier yet? Well, you’ve found us! 

Written by Jenna Cesary — December 21, 2017


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