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Valentine's Day Dishes ----- The longest Celebration (pic heavy!!)

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I had to make many Valentine's Day dishes for a few parties which I was invited to.

 

All pastas were home-made.

 

dcarch

 

 

 

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Langostino in Alfredo sauce

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Palm hearts, artiochoke hearts, napa hearts, romane hearts and rose petals

 

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Sous vide drum sticks

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tufo, red beans, truffle flavored

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post #2 of 13

Nice stuff, very artistic.and imaganative

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post #3 of 13

Very pretty.

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post #4 of 13

Nice dishes and clever work with the Valentine theme. You're indeed very creative.

post #5 of 13

I wish I could be plate as pretty and creatively.  Our valentine's dinner was straight up meat and potatoes.

 

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv108/Koukouvagia1/DSCF5520.jpg

 

The prime rib I made was small just for the two of us so it was difficult to carve nicely.  My hollandaise came out a bit too runny and the potatoes overcooked a little.  But the flavor was there eventhough it lacked in good looks.

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post #6 of 13

Don't be too hard on yourself Koukou. I'm sure your Valentine dinner was made with a lot of love, the main ingredient. I'd love to eat your dish any time.

post #7 of 13

Great photos. Really nice photography work just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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post #8 of 13

Great work! Puts a whole new slant on the phrase "eat yer heart out." tongue.gif

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post #9 of 13

Your plates look great KouKou I am with Chris they look like a lot of Love was poured into them and that is what matters.

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post #10 of 13

Excellent pics Dcarch,I really liked the the "hearts" salad and that bottom pic of Shrimp and Salmon is just beautiful

 

KK, That is a fine looking piece of of Med- rare Prime..And whats in those red potatoes they look good.

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post #11 of 13

I agree, those shrimp hearts are to die for, very clever.  How did you get them to stick together?

 

Yes lots of love went into my dish, I say I love you with meat lol.  It was just hard to get a good carve on the roast because it was rather small and hubby is no expert.  I think I could've carved it better myself but he was my valentine and he wants to be the carver so I let him. 

 

The potatoes, just plain boiled potatoes, then tossed in a little olive oil and fresh dill.  And I didn't show it in the picture but I smother them in hollandaise too haha!

 

Sorry for the link, can't get my photobucket pic to appear on the reply.

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post #12 of 13

Nice work!

 

 

The only criticism I would have... and it's meant constructively. so please don't take it wrong.. next time pipe your whipped cream, don't use an aerosol can.

post #13 of 13
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Not a criticism at all. I agree the canned stuff was just a short cut. Not the best. I was rushing.

Thanks for the comment.

 

  • Koukouvagia , I used cheap ingredients, no prime ribs. so I had to go for a lot of smoke and mirrors. :-)
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And thanks everyone for your wonderful comments also.

 

dcarch

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