I Heart Valentine’s Day

For what other occasion could I make such a girly Valentine’s Day meal, than for a ladies luncheon?  It was fun to flip through all of Martha Stewart’s books and February issues of Living for inspiration, and then to do my own takes on pink and heart shaped food.  The salad of artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, heart shaped beets & croutons with a pink peppercorn champagne vinaigrette was especially fun to prepare (maybe tied with the crudites!).  And, of course, the whole meal was even better served at Amy’s pretty table, a white take on Valentine’s Day with cut out hearts and classic roses.  Hope that everyone had a sweet Valentine’s day; if Instagram is any indication, it looked like a good one! xoxo

The Menu
sips

pink champagne
snacks

pink & red crudités: radishes, currants, goji berries, red peppers, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, dried cherries, red delicious apples, red carrots & radicchio 
savory coeur a la creme with cucumber hearts
pink radish tea sandwiches with french butter
to start

salad of artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, heart beets, heart croutons and baby kale with a pink peppercorn champagne vinaigrette
savory

lobster risotto with tarragon & fennel
sweet

strawberry shortcake