Category: Valentine’s Day

Make Valentine’s Day Theatrical with these 6 “Dinner & a Movie” Pairings

Dinner and a movie—it’s a classic date-night combination. But when Valentine’s Day rolls around, the occasion calls for something a little more intentional. Why not pair a carefully selected movie with a dish inspired by it—a dish that makes an appearance in the movie?

This list of 6 dinner and movie pairings covers the gamut of dining options from decadent to casual, and includes a wide variety of movies too. Which combo would you pick this February 14th?

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7 Gifts You Both Can Enjoy this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day get your partner a gift you both can enjoy. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite gifts that two can share!

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Try these New Video Recipes to Impress Your Valentine!

When it comes to romantic occasions, your sweetheart is guaranteed to be impressed if you put the time and effort into a delicious, intimate, candlelit dinner at home.

Nothing shows your affections better than the attention required to craft the perfect menu and attend to every detail of a lovingly prepared meal.

To inspire you, we’ve asked some of our friends on YouTube to create an amazing entree worthy of this romantic holiday using product from our online butcher shop. What they’ve come up with are some really drool-worthy preparations.

Check out these all-new videos (below) and get inspired for your best Valentine’s Day dinner yet!

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Cut of the Month: Rack of Lamb

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

Mild and delicate, Lobel’s Frenched Rack of Lamb is exquisite. It is a sophisticated roast that makes a beautiful presentation and is easy to carve.

At 24 ounces, it’s the perfect cut for two to share. And since Valentine’s Day is almost here, we’ve selected Rack of Lamb as this month’s Cut of the Month.

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Culinary DIY: Sweetheart Steak

When you mean “I love you,” say it with steak

Here’s a delight for the eye as well as the palate: The Sweetheart Steak—a boneless rib or strip steak butterflied into the shape of a heart. As you might imagine this is a popular presentation for birthdays, anniversaries and, of course, Valentine’s Day.

And while you can have one of Lobel’s master butchers butterfly a steak for you, here are DIY instructions to butterfly at home.

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Ask the Butcher: How do you make Valentine’s Day romantic?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you enjoy a romantic dinner with your significant other or spend the day with family and close friends, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating and enjoying the love in your life. We asked the Lobels how they make the day special and to share with us their recommendations for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

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Cut of the Month: Sweetheart Steak

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

Try searching anywhere else for this cut and you won’t find it–it’s a Lobel’s exclusive! The Sweetheart Steak is a 20-ounce boneless strip steak or boneless rib steak that has been butterflied into the shape of a heart.

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Sweet Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day only comes once a year—making it the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious treats! Whether you stick with traditional staples or try a new recipe, no Valentine’s Day menu would be complete without a few delicious desserts.

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Desserts for Valentine’s Day

A Valentine’s Day without dessert is like a night without stars. They simply go hand in hand.

A dessert on Valentine’s day isn’t just a sweet way to end the meal–it can be a great gift as well! To make the best dessert for your Valentine, just be sure to keep that special someone in mind when choosing your recipe, ingredients, and presentation. Whether store-bought or home-made, sweets are a sure way to show you care.

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Foods of Love

Food is one of the most potent arrows in Cupid’s quiver.

While actual scientific cause-and-effect evidence may be lacking, the power of suggestion imbues certain foods with the ability to enflame the heart of the object of your passion with overwhelming desire, leading ultimately to surrender—in other words, love.

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