Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and the best way to heat things up on a cold winter night is with a romantic evening for you and your special someone! Whether you are in the mood to make dinner for two or are leaving it to someone else to do the cooking for you, we’ve rounded up our favourite ideas (and sexy sips) to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.
Home Cooked with Love Courtesy of Ninja®
Available from Amazon.ca and other major retailers
With the Ninja® Foodi™ 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven, you can dazzle your Valentine by making a divine multi-course feast with the touch of a button. The 60-second preheat makes transitioning between appetizers and entrées seamless. Use the multitude of functions to create crispy, crunchy appetizers, specialty heart-shaped pizzas or decadent chocolate brownies - the options are endless. When dinner is finished, all pieces can be added to the dishwasher, which means more time to spend with your S.O.
Steal Hearts with these Summer Fresh Meal Ideas
Summer Fresh is available at grocers nationwide
Impress your partner by making a delicious appetizer for two using one of Summer Fresh’s APPYS recipes, such as the Spinach Dip Crostini or Cranberry Bruschetta Baked Brie. Don’t stop with one course, the beloved Canadian brand also offers a variety of dinner ideas (for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike) all using Summer Fresh products. Spice things up by trying a new recipe like the brand’s Red Pepper Marinated Rack of Lamb.
Culinary Luxury at Home with TOCA
Available through TOCA Restuarant or TOCK Pick-Up
For those who want to experience the luxury of a decadent dinner without any of the prep-work, the Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s TOCA Restaurant has all you lovebirds covered. Indulge in a mouth-watering five-course menu for $95 (per person) including Nori Wrapped Cured Salmon, Braised Ontario Beef Short Rib and Prawn or Spinach and Mushroom Cannelloni. Finish your meal on a sweet note with classic Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a creamy White Chocolate and Yogurt Soup.
Have a Red Hot Valentine with La Presserie’s Cold Pressed Juices
La Presserie’s luscious collection of red cold-pressed juices are perfect for a red-hot stay-at-home Valentine’s Day! Whether you’ve extended your dry-January or you’re seeking an artisanal mixer for a romantic, hand-crafted cocktail, incorporate one of the brand’s delicious flavours like Beet Carrot with Lemon or Pomegranate Raspberry with Strawberry. These versatile products can be enjoyed on their own or alongside any meal, from brunch to dinner.
Stay in and Sip with La Crema
Splitting a bottle of wine with that special someone on Valentine’s Day never goes out of style. These two Sonoma Coast staples are sure to please both red and white wine lovers! The rich La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is the ideal red to toast to a romantic night with your loved one. For those who gravitate to white, the La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a lush wine that will upgrade any evening in. Our recommendation is to enjoy both with a box of your favourite chocolates!
Fall in love with Shark Clean Canada
Available at SharkClean.ca
Enjoy your romantic evening for two without the worry of cleaning your love nest! You’ll be swooning over the Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty™ XL Robotic Vacuum. Schedule a whole-home clean or target specific rooms with the SharkClean™ app while you spend time with your loved one. With a bag-less, self-emptying base that holds multiple cleaning sessions worth of dirt and debris, emptying the canister won’t be on your to-do list for up to 30-Days. Love, your secret admirer.