Valentine's Day Dishes ----- The longest Celebration (pic heavy!!)

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  1. dcarch

    dcarch

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    I had to make many Valentine's Day dishes for a few parties which I was invited to.

    All pastas were home-made.

    dcarch

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    Langostino in Alfredo sauce

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    Palm hearts, artiochoke hearts, napa hearts, romane hearts and rose petals

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    Sous vide drum sticks

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    tufo, red beans, truffle flavored

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  2. chefedb

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    Nice stuff, very artistic.and imaganative
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    Very pretty.
     
  4. chrisbelgium

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    Nice dishes and clever work with the Valentine theme. You're indeed very creative.
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    I wish I could be plate as pretty and creatively.  Our valentine's dinner was straight up meat and potatoes.

    http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv108/Koukouvagia1/DSCF5520.jpg

    The prime rib I made was small just for the two of us so it was difficult to carve nicely.  My hollandaise came out a bit too runny and the potatoes overcooked a little.  But the flavor was there eventhough it lacked in good looks.
     
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  6. chrisbelgium

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    Don't be too hard on yourself Koukou. I'm sure your Valentine dinner was made with a lot of love, the main ingredient. I'd love to eat your dish any time.
     
  7. nicko

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    Great photos. Really nice photography work just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. kyheirloomer

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    Great work! Puts a whole new slant on the phrase "eat yer heart out." /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif
     
  9. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Your plates look great KouKou I am with Chris they look like a lot of Love was poured into them and that is what matters.
     
  10. gunnar

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    Excellent pics Dcarch,I really liked the the "hearts" salad and that bottom pic of Shrimp and Salmon is just beautiful

    KK, That is a fine looking piece of of Med- rare Prime..And whats in those red potatoes they look good.
     
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  11. koukouvagia

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    I agree, those shrimp hearts are to die for, very clever.  How did you get them to stick together?

    Yes lots of love went into my dish, I say I love you with meat lol.  It was just hard to get a good carve on the roast because it was rather small and hubby is no expert.  I think I could've carved it better myself but he was my valentine and he wants to be the carver so I let him. 

    The potatoes, just plain boiled potatoes, then tossed in a little olive oil and fresh dill.  And I didn't show it in the picture but I smother them in hollandaise too haha!

    Sorry for the link, can't get my photobucket pic to appear on the reply.
     
  12. prairiechef

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    Nice work!

    The only criticism I would have... and it's meant constructively. so please don't take it wrong.. next time pipe your whipped cream, don't use an aerosol can.
     
  13. dcarch

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    Not a criticism at all. I agree the canned stuff was just a short cut. Not the best. I was rushing.

    Thanks for the comment.
    [*]Koukouvagia , I used cheap ingredients, no prime ribs. so I had to go for a lot of smoke and mirrors. :)[*] 
    And thanks everyone for your wonderful comments also.

    dcarch