Aphrodisiacs at Aquagrill
This Valentine’s Day, if you want guaranteed results (we think you know what we mean), we recommend going to Aquagrill in New York City for an Aphrodisiac Brunch. Start with a warm basket of mini blueberry muffins and scones with butter and apricot jam. Then, order your valentine a mimosa, a bloody mary, a riesling, or a glass of sake to further enhance the mood. Start with the "foie gras of the sea," Japanese Monkfish liver (ankimo) with shaved jalapeños and fennel. Then comes the ultimate aphrodisiac, the oyster sampler— 25 varieties of East Coast and West Coast beauties. You get a list to track the oysters as you and your date slurp them up happily. Their names only add to the suggestiveness of their appearance: Canada Cups, Watch Hill, Fanny Bay, and, of course, the orgasmic Hama Hamas. If that doesn’t seal the deal, walk down the block to Kee’s Chocolates for truffles. If oysters and chocolate fail, don’t lose hope— President’s Day can also be very romantic.