My parents were in town for a long weekend and I wanted to surprise them with a Valentine dinner. We decided to keep the menu simple, but tasty: salad, mushroom risotto, asparagus, bread and heart shaped meringues. Rather than be stuck inside at our local grocery store, we knew Pike Place Market was the perfect and more festive place to procure the necessary ingredients.
Valentine dinner shopping List:
something sweet and heart shaped
vegetables for salad
pink/red colored beverage
Our first stop was to select some gorgeous tulips. Spring is definitely in the air with such wonderful color abounding.
Le Panier is my favorite french bakery, where we picked up the heart shaped baguette and the pink heart shaped mini meringues.
I just love the intricacies of the parrot tulips.
The Confectionery, my favorite candy store/party supply place at University Village and picked up these tissue paper decorations. The best part about them is they store completely flat, which makes them ideal to hang onto all year long.
All ready to celebrate.