You know, there was a reason that kings in the Bible ate raisin cakes and honey, right? Those things were considered aphrodisiacs, and with so many wives it probably was one of those things that kings deemed to be necessary.
Valentines Day is one of those holidays that can be very romantic and seductive, but also very innocent. Consider the differences in food that you would serve at a Valentine’s Day party for kids, a Valentine’s Day Tea, or a Romantic Dinner for two. I once went to a couple’s Valentine’s Day dinner at a church we were attending and was amazed that they were serving Mexican food. YIKES! I love Mexican food, but who wants to have all of the rumblings and potential explosions when you are trying to be seductive?
When planning your romantic menu, keep it light. Too much food does not make you feel sexy, it makes you feel full. Here is a partial list of foods considered to be aphrodisiacs:
- chocolate (well DUH!)
To me, the flavors of Valentines Day need to be intense, passionate, clean, and rich. Sparkling wines, in moderation, will compliment most of these flavors. Check back..I am posting menus later today.