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Romance is dead. Long live romance.

Everyone has a different concept of what romance is:
– flowers and chocolate
– dinner out
– candlelit meals
– love letters (you know, on paper)
– dancing (not at a club)
– other things I won’t admit to liking

Cooking food, to me, is one of the best ways I can show someone how much I care. Flour-less Chili Chocolate Cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, holiday meals for my family, weekend breakfasts. The more they are appreciated, the greater the occurrences. Now. If a meal is made for me, when it’s for more than just sustenance, you have been elevated in status in my book. Of course, there’s a vast difference between my best girl friends making dinner and a boyfriend/husband making a meal – chances are good that the latter got laid lucky.

Romance is knowing what the other person will appreciate and making it happen for the enjoyment of the other. And while it’s not reserved for special occasions or Holidays, Valentine’s Day is a quick pass to GO in the kitchen. And maybe somewhere else.

If cooking with/for your main squeeze sounds like a good way to go, here’s some options for you to explore: **

Sur La Table @ La Cantera
“Celebrate your love and join us for an intimate evening of courtship in the kitchen. Working alongside your special someone, you’ll discover how fun and romantic it is to prepare a meal together. Delicious, authentic and approachable, this meal will offer you the opportunity to experience the passion that comes from sharing great cuisine.”

Feb 6 & 11 Date Night: Night of Romance
Spinach and Pancetta Salad with Dried Cherry and Port Dressing – Spice-Crusted Sea Scallops with Blood Orange Beurre Blanc – Smashed Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes – Vanilla Pots De Crème with Chocolate and Almonds

Feb 7, 12 – 15 Date Night: Valentine’s Dinner
Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette – Tuscan New York Strip with Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce – Tarragon Roasted Asparagus – Chocolate Soufflé with Espresso Crème Anglaise

Central Market

Feb at 11:00 AM
Macarons

Feb 11 at 6:30 PM
Wine Workshop

Feb 12 at 12:00 PM
Chocolate Brunch

Feb 13 at 6:30 PM
Lobster for Lovers

Feb 14 at 6:30 PM
V Day Dinner
[Waiting List]

Feb 16 at 11:00 AM
Romantic Brunch

Boerne Cooking Cottage

Chocolate Indulgence
Ages : 18 and up
Feb 07 Seats available 8. Prepare Red Velvet Crepes with Mascarpone and Ganache, Chocolate Torte, Champagne Truffles and a Chocolate Kiss Martini!

Be My Valentine
Ages : 18 and up
Feb 14 Seats available 4. Prepare Butternut Squash & Bourbon Bisque, Beef Tenderloin with Chocolate-
Wine Sauce, Green Beans & Mushrooms with a Tarragon Vinaigrette and a Flourless Stout Chocolate Cake with Meringue.

GauchoGourmet
935 Isom
210-277-7930

Feb 2
10 and Noon
Learn to make chocolate truffles
$10

Now, I’m not sure how romantic it would be to have an intimate meal with a dozen or so other people, but hey, different strokes.

**There are other classes in and around SA, however, they are not all V Day related. Google it.

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