Let's not forget though that food and ambience are the most important for the success of a special event. I went on to research on aphrodisiac ingredients and created a menu with each dish having one of these ingredients. Three single red roses were held by vintage wine bottles on each table strewn with rose petals and illuminated by candle light. And to cap the evening, special giveaways of chocolate truffles I prepared in simple gift boxes tied with a red ribbon were given to the women.
It was indeed a wonderful Valentine's surprise!
To start off, here are my two table settings, each with three roses in vintage wine bottles and menu cards framed by dinner napkins
Roasted chicken with GARLIC confit, saffron scented couscous and pine nuts
Wicked hot CHOCOLATE mousse