My remedy. Candle light dinner at home, enjoying a my own versions of Valentine's day special, and a few good wine pairings, each filled with emotive and romantic connections.
So I present to you my modest Valentine's Day 2012 , Dinner Special Men, that the Queen and I enjoyed.
Valentine's day Special Menu
Chilled Prosecco Wine Toast
-Warm Yellow Zucchine Florets over a bed of yellow potatoes
- Lobster and Yellow Zucchine Risotto
I created small florets using some barely blanched yellow zucchini ribbons arranged over some thin slices of . Each were cooked independently , each seasoned and flavored differently . EVOO and sea salt for the base potatoes. EVOO, hints of light white wine vinegar and herbs for the ribbons.
|Warrn Yellow Zucchini Floret|
|Lobster and Yellow Zucchini Risottto|
And now a few notes on the wine. t was the first time that I was able to find, this Gravello di Val di Neto, an IGT wine from Calabria, the region of Italy where I was born. The importer, Librandi , tells us only about 90,000 bottles of this wine are produced. Sounds like a lot but it is not .
I had held on to this bottle for a couple of weeks now. The strong connection to Calabria meant for me that this wine would be perfect for a special occasion. Valentine's would be it. Typically, a white wine I owuld have paired a white wine with today's dinner, but I decided to break the rules. Risotto or not, I was going to let my heart do the talking.
|Gravello - Val di Neto|
Peace and Love My Friends and Happy Valentine's Day.