Bringing the Magic Home
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and I want to do something special, because why not!? So I got to thinking… and I thought it might be fun to recreate one of our favorite meals!
Lately Ryan and I haven’t been able to stop talking about The Polo Bar in New York. We don’t miss our old hectic travel schedule, but we do miss our trips to the city. We’ve toyed around with moving to New York so many times over the years because we just love it so much. But the flight from Florida made it easy for us to get our NYC fix every few months.
But it’s been a little while since our last trip and we are dying for some of our favorite meals! If we were in the city or close by I would most definitely be ordering takeout this weekend, but since we are a *few* hours away ;), I thought it might be fun to recreate bits and pieces for Valentine’s Day!
Photos from The Polo Bar, August 2019
So below is a special (gluten and dairy free!) menu for Valentine’s Day! Full of all the good stuff from martinis to a decadent chocolate cake. I promise these recipes won’t disappoint.
I hope you enjoy, and cheers to a cozy and fancy night at home!
GLUTEN FREE / DAIRY FREE: ValentIne's Dinner Menu
It’s time to set the table!
When Ryan and I go out, this is our cocktail of choice, but we never make them at home! So shaking up a few gin martinis at home would be so fun. Shaken hard, extra cold, with a lemon twist!
via The Spruce Eats
New York Strip
This is Ryan’s favorite, so for special occasions I’ll bring out the cast iron skillet and make a steak happen! This recipe is SO good and the whole thing just feels special!
via: Taste of Home
*Subsitute the butter for vegan butter to make this recipe DF.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie
I’ve made this cake for Valentine’s Day the last few years and y’all it is SO GOOD. Promise me you’ll make this one.
via: Minimalist Baker
*Substitute flour for gluten free flour to make it GF & DF