Valentine’s Day is the most polarizing Hallmark-made holiday out there — it can be a day of cozy, romantic celebrations or… something else. For all of the single women and men out there, the holiday can be a reminder that there isn’t that special someone in their life; there will be no bouquet of roses, and no decadent, candlelit dinner… But there’s nothing wrong with being single, and there’s no reason why Valentine’s Day can’t be a happy holiday for all involved, especially when it comes to food.
Fear not, single-and-proud eaters, because we’ve compiled a list of our favorite restaurant recipes that are perfectly fit for a solo Valentine's Day meal. Created by the master chefs themselves, these indulgent recipes allow you to create your own delicious bistro experience right in your own living room.
There’s a decadent baked fontina dish from New York City’s Red Cat that will make you feel emotionally fulfilled, and spicy duck meatballs that will heat up your evening even though you’re alone. Last but not least, a triple chocolate brownie from pastry chef Pichet Ong to make sure your meal ends on a sweet note.
This menu you will treat you right, so put on your Sunday best, get out those comfy slippers, and make yourself a decadent Valentine’s Day meal that celebrates nothing more than your love for yourself. It’s about time it became a holiday for all to enjoy, right? Daisy Melamed is a freelance writer based out of New York City, and also writes for the New York Daily News and New York Magazine, among others.
Daisy Melamed is a freelance writer based out of New York City, and also writes for the New York Daily News and New York Magazine, among others.