As you look for a unique touch this Valentine's Day, fall for one of the most intimate food trends and create a themed board for two to celebrate the occasion. We've pulled together three romantic board ideas that are anything but boring.
First up is our fondue for two board! Like so many things we love, the etymology of the word "fondue" originates with the romantic French language. Fondre literally means "to melt," but the earliest known recipe for what we affectionately call "fondue" traces back to Switzerland.
Melt equal parts of shredded Emmentaler and Gruyère with a dry white wine, like Domaine Labbé Vin de Savoie Abymes.
On the Board
Fill your board with dipping accoutrements, like sliced DLM Mini Baguettes, roasted potatoes and broccolini tossed with olive oil and sea salt, blanched carrots, and sliced Granny Smith apples. If you don't have a fondue set, prepare your fondue in a small crock and use dipping sticks!
The ultimate romantic board? Breakfast in bed! This morning starter is sure to impress and is the best excuse to waffle about the day. Even better, this thoughtfully curated board requires minimum cooking thanks to Taste of Belgium Waffles! While your Valentine is still sleeping, start frying your DLM Uncured Bacon. Wash your fruit and begin assembling the board, tucking the finished bacon into its place. Don't forget the roses!
On the Board
Explore the pancake selection in our Frozen department, fresh fruit (blood oranges, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries), DLM 100%Pure Maple Syrup, DLM Uncured Bacon, Nutella, Candied Pecans (The DLM Cheese Shop), Brie, Taste of Belgium Waffles, chocolate chips, DLM Organic Peanut Butter, and Jules Destrooper Butter Waffle Cookies.
There may be only one fish in the sea for you, but this do-it-yourself board pulls together a little taste of coast-to-coast seafood favorites! Whether you make this Seafood Lovers' Board your full meal or are bringing the surf to your turf in a unique way, it's a fresh take for your Valentine's date. *Indicated items are pre-made dips and salads available in our Seafood department.
On the Board
Herring in Wine Sauce*, crab legs, oysters on the half shell, DLM Sushi, smoked trout fillet, grilled lemon for squeezing, Shrimp & Crab Salad*, tartar sauce, French Ficelle, shrimp cocktail, Smoked Whitefish Salad*, Echo Falls Hot Smoked Coho Salmon, DLM Pumpernickel slices, Castelvetrano olives, and sliced English cucumber.
Swimming With Possibilities
Each week, we curate a new selection of oysters from both the East and West Coast. Check the Seafood department to see what's available!