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While it’s always a treat to go out to dinner, Valentine’s Day is one of the few nights that I’d prefer to stay in. Sometimes the prix-fixe menus and forced romantic atmosphere can feel stuffy. Staying in can still be a major indulgence with the right ingredients…I plan on trying the following menu this Thursday (thanks, Martha!):

Appetizer: Artichoke-Parmesan Crostini, Main:Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon, Side: Creamy Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes, and dessert:Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse.

My husband and I will whip this up together while rocking out to some good records and sipping Rusty Red. This 100% Syrah is the perfect match for the pepper-crusted meat and veggies. It’s also the “Wine of the Month” at Cathedral Ridge Winery, so it’s a great time to stock up!
Cheers!     –AG

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