Valentines Day: Fine Dining At Home


Fine wine, chocolate, red roses and extravagant dinners, its Valentines Day and we’re all making plans to express our love and affection to the ones we hold dear. However, if you want to avoid crowded restaurants and celebrate in a more intimate setting, House & Garden’s Gourmet is here to save the day.

Released in celebration of Gourmet’s fifth year running, The Gourmet Cookbook features incredible drinks and dishes created by talented and top rated South African chefs. With over 100 recipes to choose from and tailored menu suggestions, the cookbook is a trusted companion that you will thrive with in your kitchen.

So, in the spirit of love, we’ve decided to tease your taste buds with visuals of the gourmet cookbook’s tantalising “Date Night” menu suggestions. Enjoy!

Date Night Menu

  • French Arthichoke Crisps
  • Fennel and Orange Cured Trout (featured image)
  • Quail Ballotine



  • Olive Oil Macerated Grapefruit Salad
  • Caramel Centred Chocolate Fondant



Images: The Gourmet Cook Book