library supper

A romantic library supper revolves around delicious food, warm atmosphere and most importantly great company. If procrastinating is your strong suit, and you still haven’t made reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Danielle’s cupids are here to save the day and make you look like a super hero!

Here are some full-proof steps for planning a heartfelt library supper at home:

Embrace the hopeless romantic inside of you and make the occasion extra special by drawing up some beautiful invitations and popping them in the mail.  Snail mail is far more romantic than Paperless Post.

Peruse your home for an unexpected location to enjoy your delightful meal. We loved the plush, warm library for this cozy gathering. The intimate atmosphere makes the tabletop decor look like a picture.

Get your hands dirty in the kitchen and whip up your festive vittles! Work together with your lover in the kitchen—our short ribs recipe is simple enough to make the clumsiest of men feel like an epicurean master. Plan a menu that you know will titillate the taste buds of your guests. Ours’ represents a hearty yet delicate feast for the soul!

library supper for two

library supper for valentines

Valentine’s Day Menu

GRAPEFRUIT AND BEET SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH RED WINE AND THYME REDUCTION

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

Danielle Rollins

Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf

When the big moment arrives (and your super hero cape has been cast aside), light the candles, set the place cards, pour the champagne, and let the wooing begin!

Special thanks to the following for contributing to this blog:  The Printery for their fabulous stationery, Matouk for the exquisite table linens, Mottahedeh for the gorgeous china, and Ginna Dunlap Emmet Calligraphy for her incredible  artistic penmanship.