A Chocolate-Themed Vegetarian Valentine's Menu

This afternoon, I finally sat down and constructed my Valentine's Day meal plan.  I'm kind of ridiculously excited to steal Mel's idea this year of having a little family candlelit dinner.  I think the kids will be stoked.

There's a restaurant in DC that structures all of its food around chocolate.  I thought that would be a fun theme this year, so I came up with a little chocolate-inspired vegetarian Valentine's menu.

No recipes, because these are all experiments.  Experiments that are too nice/time consuming/pricey to test out twice in the same week, so you'll be getting a full report after the fact.  In the meantime, here's what I'm planning:

Baked Citrus & Pine Nut Brie with Shaved Chocolate

Spinach/Pear/Cranberry/Pecan Salad with Feta and Chocolate Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pasta di Cacao with Creamy Mushroom & Artichoke Sauce (inspiration)
Roasted Beets with Cacao Nibs
Cocoa Buttermilk Biscuits (inspiration)

Chocolate Lavender Fondue


  1. So fun! Can't wait to hear about the end result!

  2. Fun!! I started doing a nice dinner last year for Valentine's because Axel was only 3 weeks old, but also going out is just so crazy/expensive on the 14th. You can buy a lot of expensive food for the price of a moderately expensive meal at a restaurant. I can't wait to hear how these go!


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