Menu Ideas

The Classic Steakhouse Dinner <br>(at Home)

February 10, 2011 • 20 Comments

This Valentine's Day, why go through the hullabaloo of dinner at a crowded, pricey steakhouse when you can make it (better) at home? Your menu is below.

Wicked Witch Martini by thecrabbycook

 

Caesar Salad with Pancetta by Marie Viljoen

 

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese by Sonali

 

Spinach Gratin by Lizthechef

 

Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce by Aliwaks

Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce

 

Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau and Chocolate Shards by merrill

 

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over 3 years ago LisaCooks

Merrill,
I have a side question for you: Can you tell me who makes the spoon in your delicious mousse photo? It's beautiful.
Thanks!

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over 3 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

It's actually Amanda's spoon -- I'll ask her!

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over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Ugh -- wish I had bought more of them! I got them at a tabletop store in SF that has since closed. And there's no brand stamp on the back of the spoon.

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over 3 years ago LisaCooks

So sad. But thanks for checking into it!

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over 3 years ago Daphne

My husband is the James Bond type for drinks, we'll make vodka martinis, love the recipe and the cook name too! I will eat most of the steak too : ), and my guy will love the mashed potatoes, spinach gratin and of course the chocolate!
Happy Valentines Day everyone!

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over 3 years ago Guy

There is only one word that describes this Valentine Menu......FOREPLAY

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over 3 years ago Federico_

My thoughts exactly, Guy....

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over 3 years ago KudosKitchen

I think I'm in love with this menu! Starting off with the wicked witch martini is certainly not a bad way to go either.

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over 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Like LND, I've made almost all of these recipes - some more than once - and I'm DROOLING and suddenly wishing for a carnivorous husband. I'm counting on this - he'll be so happy with Liz' spinach gratin, he won't notice that I've eaten the entire rib-eye.

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over 3 years ago ChefJune

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I only want to do dinner at home for days like Valentine's and Mother's Day. Imho it's so much more personal, and the restaurants never seem to put their best feet forward when they're beseiged. I also suggest that the roses are more fun when he can get 2 dozen for less than the price of 1 dozen on V-Day.

That menu looks delightful. ;)

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

That chocolate mousse looks ridiculous! I think I'd call the recipe Heaven in a Bowl.

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over 3 years ago Waverly

Great menu - especially that chocolate mousse. We love making a special Valentine dinner at home. With children, Valentines Day becomes more of a family celebration anyway....the last time we went out alone, we paid a fortune at one of the best restaurants in town only to be rushed through the meal so that the next seating could come in. It was no fun.

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over 3 years ago nicole_pearce

I can't agree more with using the money you would have spent going out to have a nice meal at home. I never have understood what is romantic about eating out on Valentine's Day, except the fact that someone else washes the dishes!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Ribeye (and all else) looks amazing -- I can't wait to stay home Monday night!!!

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over 3 years ago cookedheads

I'm pretty sure I'm a lush. It's only 10:42 and you had me at martini.

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over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

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My husband Tad and I have decided to stay in this year -- I'm going to make this menu.

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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What a great menu! But honestly, I'd be perfectly happy with just the Chocolate Mousse. ;)

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over 3 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks, mrsl!

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over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

Having made most of these recipes at least once, I wholeheartedly agree! Save the money you would have spent at a restaurant and buy a really nice bottle of wine instead :)

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over 3 years ago Bevi

This is a gorgeous menu!