Cause a stir in the kitchen this Valentine's Day with Sacla'
If you want to go the extra mile to impress this Valentine’s Day, why not set yourself the challenge of making a gourmet meal instead of booking a restaurant? You’ll certainly raise the romance stakes, and earn yourself some valuable brownie points with your other half or potential special someone. The rich textures and intense flavours of the best Italian recipes are guaranteed to delight your Valentine.
Luckily they’re often simple and fun to prepare, so you won’t have to spend too long agonising over lengthy ingredients lists and excessive cooking times. Sacla’ provides delicious ingredients and innovative recipes for your most romantic meal of the year.
Starter with style
First things first – the starter. This is all-important, as it introduces the tone of the evening and the style of food you’ve chosen. Take advantage of the delicious range of Sacla’ antipasti, and prepare a Ten Minute Antipasti Platter with all the trimmings. Use a selection of crispy focaccia and soft ciabatta breads drizzled with oil as the centrepiece for your platter.
Place mozzarella cheese and your own choice of antipasti around the bread – from the tantalisingly tangy Artichoke Antipasti to the filling flavour-fest of the Mixed Beans with Mushrooms, Sacla’ doesn’t leave you short of options. Easy to assemble and heavenly to eat, this is the quintessential fuss-free starter. And it’s ideal for sharing – an added benefit for Valentine’s Day.
Pièce de Resistance
For the main, you want an inspiring dish that will warm the chilly February evening and look fantastic on the plate. A simple One Pot Chicken and Pesto Risotto is the perfect solution – bursting with flavour and colour, it’s sure to make the right impression. The chicken and herbs make this Italian-inspired meal a hearty, fragrant option ideal for the winter, while the Fresh Tomato Pesto gives it a delicate touch essential for your Valentine’s main.
Valentine’s Day is no time for restraint, and what could be more indulgent than a cheeseboard for dessert? A selection of hard and soft Italian cheeses garnished with grapes, honey and any Sacla’ antipasti leftover from your starter platter is sure to do the trick.
If these dishes have inspired you to plan your own evening of romance and gastronomic pleasure, why not follow Sacla’ on Twitter, where you can share recipes with other Italian food lovers and catch up on news, competitions and deals.