Romantic Dinner For Two

When planning your weekly date night with your significant other, do you often opt to dine out? This week, break with the routine and instead make something together at home for a romantic dinner a deux.

We've pulled together some of our favorite fresh flavors of the season — crisp asparagus, tender pea shoots, and just-picked strawberries — in creating this menu. Open a bottle of your favorite Crémant or rosé wine and work on the tart together first. While the asparagus steams, whip together a fail-safe hollandaise and take a moment to savor the sunset together (along with your wine and asparagus on toast, of course). Set the table with proper linens and flickering candles, while the other begins to prepare the mussels and salmon. Enjoy.


Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise

Serve along with a crisp white, such as a Picpoul or Chablis


Steamed Mussels

A big bowl of fresh, steamed mussels is perfect for sharing. Serve along with crusty bread and sweet butter.


Seared Salmon with Sautéed Pea Shoots

Round out the meal with this simple yet utterly delicious recipe from Eric Ripert.


Fresh Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

Finish the evening with a slice of this spring tart (and a glass of Moscato or Champagne, for a splurge).