It was AMAZING. We spent much of the meal listening to him say totally inappropriate things to her while casually referencing his wife and kids. Instead of talking, Eugene and I just spent the meal eating silently so as to not miss any of the scandalous talk at the next table over. Occasionally, we'd widen our eyes or stifle a laugh.
Totally hilarious, but not quite the romantic evening we had in mind.
For the past few years, Eugene and I have opted to skip the fancy dinner out in favor of something fun and lavish at home. We splurge on treats like Champagne, expensive seafood or cuts of meat, good chocolate, and throw ourselves a little party at home.
I firmly believe it's totally the way to go.
I think a homemade Tapas Party for 2 is an awesome idea for Valentine's Day or any other home celebration (New Year's Eve or a birthday or even just a date night in!). Prepare a variety of small, tasty dishes, open up a bottle or two of wine, and settle in for an amazing night.
WHAT TO SERVE
Something sweet is key. Dried fruit, membrillo quince paste, or a fig jam would be lovely with the salty cheese. This is my favorite Homemade Membrillo Recipe.
Or try making these Puff Pastry Shells filled with Chorizo and Dates!
Some roasted seasonal vegetables are always a good idea (and will help balance out all that cheese and cured meat!).
Spicy Roasted Eggplant or these Roasted Carrots.
You can make a plain version with just potato and onion, or add manchego cheese and chorizo to spice it up!
orange marinated olives!) and crackers or good crusty bread.
Open up a bottle of wine, and get ready to enjoy your cozy tapas party at home!