On Friday, Feb.14, 2014 at Michael's on Main, lovers can begin with two glasses of liquid romance - bubbly laced with strawberries, or choose from an extensive list including local Santa Cruz Mountain wines such as Alfaro Family Vineyards Rose of Pinot and Pinot Noir, Storrs Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Bargetto, Sones Cancion del Mar 2010, Cinnabar and Thomas Fogarty Skyline.
Appetizers to set the mood…choose one
Baked oysters with spinach and bacon
Oysters restore lift to lagging libidos and are brimming with zinc
Half artichoke stuffed with creamy crab dip
Artichokes: increases powers of seduction
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus…go ahead, be naughty. Eat them with your fingers
Asparagus: packed with vitamin E - French lovers dined on it the night before their wedding
Followed by a little culinary foreplay…
Michaels House Salad - Spring greens, cranberries, apples, candied pecans, and blue cheese in a yummy tarragon vinaigrette
And for the main inter-course…
Pine nut crusted salmon topped with a mint Hollandaise sauce
Pine nuts: enhances nesting instinct and increases fertility
Petite filet in a pomegranate sauce
Pomegranates: associated with virility and passion as well as anti-oxidants
A non-carnivore option
And then a tiny nibble of succulent apricots soaked in Port and served with Farmstead cheeses
And finally, the cresendo’ing climax…
Triple chocolate mousse accompanied by a raspberry coulis
Mysterious Montezuma reportedly drank 50 cups of chocolate each day to better serve his harem of 600 women….
Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, the very same molecule that courses through the veins of those in LOVE!
A Valentine’s dinner note: A chocolate dessert can be packaged for enjoyment later in the privacy of your home or hotel room. Please ask your server.
Michael’s on Main Valentine menu will be also served on Saturday Feb.15 to extend the love…
Michael's on Main and MoM's Catering
By June Smith