10 Sexy and Sumptuous Meals for New York's Season of Love

It might be icy, snowy and frosty, but in the right arms, you will melt. Love season makes us all melt like cheese fondue, and as lovebirds cozy up in bars, outdoor hotspots, cozy up in blankets near heaters and do so much more, here are some sexy dinners and date nights (many to bring back at home) that will make things memorable in New York.

Restaurateur Roni Mazumdar and chef Chintan Pandya bring homestyle cooking to the plate with delectable flavors worth waiting (and traveling) for. A homemade and make-a-home Biryani Bol has what every couple needs to make their favorite, cozy dish of basmati rice and spices with meat or vegetables, cottage cheese and topped with dough. 

Bar Boulud comes complete with a $105 three-course menu to enjoy naked as cupid at home, or outdoor dining style, with whole lobster or pork osso bucco and a decadent dessert of Paris-Valence with raspberry confit, vanilla Chantilly and brown sugar choux.

Dante NYC
With accolades aplenty (World's Best Bars #1 amongst many), celebrate Valentine's Day this year with our specially curated, limited edition cocktails- The Rose & Heart of Gold.  For all cocktail lovers to enjoy at home with actual lovers, with each gift box complete with illustrated coasters, matches, Dante's signature playlists, recipes & tips from the award winning team.

Show off your love for plants - and plant based! Amanda Cohen has a delightful menu of 5 courses to go for Valentine's Day with playful dishes like “All the Vegetable Hearts Salad” and “Red Beet Spaghetti with Pink Beet Petals” to make your hearty dreams come true.

@forninopizza With views of the Statue of Liberty, Michael Ayoub's wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches are a treat to year long stays in the city. The Pizza Love Fest Kit has 2 heart-shaped pizza pies, alongside a salad, cheese and fruit platter, a tiramisu dessert and wine for the date night at home.

The NYC-Style Omakase spot will offer special heart-shaped sushi plates composed of delicious seasonal fish. Their specialty heart shaped roll is $20, in addition to having Japanese Strawberry Sake with Taittinger Champagne Rose. Home birds can also have an omakase box to-go.

Chef Raymond Mohan and Leticia Skai Young create the unison of Cape Cod and the Caribbean. Locally Owned and Locally Operated (hence LoLo) will feature a Split Roasted Lobster with a choice of LoLo’s signature sauces, wok seared veggies and a side of pineapple rice for two for $35. These are enjoyed in Heated Cabanas, with a complimentary glass of champagne. 

Our favorite French bistro named after the puppy LouLou serves up all kinds of magic. A Valentine’s Prix Fixe menu for $100 per person, starts with an Ceviche Cone amuse bouche followed by a first course of Roasted Baby Beets with muscat grapes, blood orange, mustard vinaigrette, smoked goat cheese and truffle, Tuna Tataki with seared yellowfin tuna, enoki mushroom, radish and ponzu or a Seared Sea Scallop with lump crab, parsnip puree, bowfin caviar, shishito tempura and uni beurre blanc. Mains include Beef Filet and Seared Foie with truffle jus, potato croquette and wilted charred, Poached Maine Lobster with baby bok choy, hon shimeji, celery root and passion fruit coconut emulsion and Berkshire Pork Chop with glazed heirloom carrot, cipollini puree and smoked bacon jus. Desserts include Wild Berry Crumble and Matcha Yuzu Finer with Joconde Biscuit, passion fruit, coconut and green tea ice cream.

Italian coastal seafood with a luscious interior and floral exterior, Michelin-starred Marea is offering up a collection of desserts to savor, lick and enjoy with your lovers. A bon bon collection of 8 pieces, a carnation tart (raspberry mousse, basil ganache, lemon and white chocolate), white chocolate pistachio truffles, and a Wonder Heart (chocolate heart filled with candy). Make it a sweet Valentine's Day!

The Greek hotspot is hosting a 5-course prix fixe menu, at $135 per person this Valentine's Day for indoor dining or in their winterized outdoor garden with heaters throughout. Diners can also opt for a wine pairing for an additional $60 per person. The first course features a Roasted Rainbow Beet salad with baby kale, pomegranate balsamic dressing, candied walnuts and halloumi croutons, the second course is a Butter Poached Maine Lobster appetizer with white asparagus, avgolemono hollandaise and red pepper metaxa bisque, the third course is Truffle Spaghettoni with truffle cream sauce, kefalotyri espuma and shaved truffles. The entree is a choice of Lavraki a la Polita with saffron dill reduction, artichoke hearts, snap pea puree and harit covert or a 28 Day Dry Aged Ribeye with feta mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, crispy shallots and mavrodaphne jus. Dessert to share includes Sokolatina with milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mirror glaze, raspberry puree and vanilla gelato and Galaktoboureko with custard pastry, candied lemon and chantilly cream. 

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