Valentine's Day is approaching and whether or not you're celebrating, we can all agree that heading out to find a table at your favourite restaurant for the occasion is less than ideal. If you feel the same as us, and would rather avoid the sheer awkwardness of planning and Valentine's date (whether with your partner for 10 years or 10 minutes), we're rounding up the best Valentine's Day recipes for an at-home feast.
Perhaps it looks like a wholesome bowl of pasta, or just a round of drinks to cheers a frivolous holiday, maybe it looks like a three-course meal lit by candles to express your affections. Whether it's for a housemate, sibling, friend or lover, we've put together a number of recipes to put you all in the mood for boundless affection and nourishment, below.
Porterhouse Steak with Summer Au Poivre Sauce
If you're in the mood to give a gift alongside the gift of abundant food/alcohol, you can check out our best Valentine's Day gift guide. If you're needing for something slightly more specific, our best Valentine's Day gifts for her, or for him, might be of interest.
Perhaps you're wanting to go down the activity route, in which case you can take a look at our guide on Valentine's Day activities, or you might be opting to do nothing at all (best paired with the above martini) and are planning on cementing yourself to the couch for a Valentine's Day movie marathon. If your romance is new, and the art of gift giving hasn't yet been established, we have a gift guide for that, as do we one for platonic relationships. Happy V day to you and yours.