How to Make a Romantic Valentine’s Day Meal

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jeffrey Buben, chef/owner of Vidalia Restaurant and Bistro Bis in Washington D.C., discusses three different romantic Valentine’s Day Meal ideas.

    Jeffrey Buben: Hi! My name is Jeffrey Buben. I'm a chef/owner of Vidalia Restaurant and Bistro Bis in Washington D.

    C. In today's video we're going to prepare a romantic valentine's dinner for two. In our clips today, we'll go over all the ingredients you need to prepare this magnificent dinner; we'll go over at equipment needs and any safety concerns, there are special tips you might need to make this a really special dinner.

    You're going to see we made a real simple dinner. Our first course which is an oyster stew with valentine-heart croutons is a very simple preparation using local oysters, rich layer of croutons, and a little cream.

    Our second course we use a roast duck for two. One of the neat things to do for Valentines is to create a dish that you can share for two and this is a great time to do it. We had a saffron and honey glaze on the duck, so it won't require any extra sauce to be made. We're serving that with roasted asparagus, a wild rice pilaf made with apricots and toasted pinots and then finish with our Ros Champagne, Grand Marnier Souffle with orange and a decadent chocolate sauce.

    The two things that will finish the meal really to make it quite a decadent and romantic Valentine's. With my wife Sallie we opened Vidalia restaurant in 1993, in 1998, we've opened Bistro Bis on Capitol Hill. I hope you'll enjoy these dishes as much as we have fun preparing it for you.