by Andrew Regnier
Valentine’s Day is always tricky. Go out for the evening and fight the crowds and cold - and good luck getting a sitter, while trying to squeeze in a few “romantic” moments during the hustle? Or stay in and try to make our everyday routine special?
I almost always vote for staying in and making the most of the time with my loved one. I start by perusing the cheese counter at Zabar’s. I pick out some of our favorites, add a new item or two, throw in some pate from D’Artagnan, a few good olives and of course a Sullivan Street baguette. That is the beginning for a beautiful evening. The last thing I always pick up before leaving is some Valrhona chocolate and strawberries for chocolate fondue. It’s a simple, but impressive, finish for a romantic evening.