I need a really simple recipe that's not too boring. I can't make another plain chocolate cake. I just can't.
It's my husband's birthday in two weeks (April 24) and I really want to make him a really nice picnic in somewhere beautiful in NYC. Cute wicker basket, *real* plates and forks, champagne and glasses etc. Any ideas where I could do this? It would also be around 6ish. And of course menu suggestions would be incredibly helpful!
I went to my local grocery store and was seriously surprised to find Scharffen Berger chocolate. I've never used it and have never even tried it and decided to splurge on it for something special. Any ideas on what that something special should be? My first thought was to make truffles, but I want to use the chocolate to make something good, excellent. Any ideas?
An Italian braise with tomato sauce and red wine is always a winner, and a step away from being a complete meal with the addition of pasta, spaetzle, or polenta.