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A romantic meal in your own home is just a matter of planning

Valentine’s Day is coming, and with it the desire for a romantic dinner that treats your special someone to the “Wow!” factor. But restaurants are often overbooked, and cooking an “A” level meal may seem daunting. Here’s a foolproof four-course menu that’s not only a romantic meal, start to finish, but is also perfect for the big night because most of the items can be made ahead. In just a short time, you’ll put this five-star meal together and look like a chef!


Arugula, Fennel, and Pear Salad
Wine-Roasted Grape Crostini with Rosemary Ricotta
Short Ribs Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta
Easy Orange Chocolate Mousse

Daisy Hollender is a personal chef who’s new to the Georgetown scene. As a service member’s wife, she and her family have had the opportunity to see many different places, but she’s made herself right at home in Texas. Chef Daisy is passionate about working with local farmers and ranchers to come up with dishes made with the highest quality local ingredients. Her service, Wild Ginger Personal Chef, provides healthy, delicious meals to solve the “What’s for dinner?” dilemma.

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