Perfect for a special night in, our mix and match menu takes the guesswork out of building your best Valentine's Day dinner. Find romantic dinner inspiration with our curated selection of cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Creating your perfect menu is easy – just select one recipe per category for an unforgettable meal!
Champagne, Aperol and club soda meld delightfully with the bursting flavors of raspberry, blackberry and orange in this Berry Aperol Spritz. Muddled raspberries and blackberries add natural sweetness and vibrant color to this classic Italian cocktail.
Strawberry and basil are all that’s needed to spruce up the classic limoncello cocktail! Sweet strawberries, alongside fragrant basil and smooth and sweet limoncello make this drink a refreshing go-to that’s sure to impress. Want to make it a mocktail? Replace the limoncello and vodka with lemonade for a non-alcoholic beverage.
Strawberry Tequila Rosé
Easy. Light. Flavorful. This Strawberry Tequila Rose is a simple, yet flavorful cocktail that requires minimal effort for gorgeous results. To make this cocktail, simply blend lemon juice, agave nectar, tequila and roséwine and garnish with fresh strawberries.
Salads are a great way to showcase fresh (and cooked) berries. Here, fresh blackberries garnish the salad – but that’s not all – as blackberries are cooked with bourbon to make a smoky, earthy chutney that tops the salad. Pickled raspberries and carrots add even more intrigue to the salad, adding a pleasant tang.
Charred baguette crostini topped with prosciutto, toasted almonds and blackberry goat cheese shmear make this a colorful appetizer a great start to any meal. The fresh blackberries lend a vibrant purple to the goat cheese smear, which contrasts beautifully against fresh arugula. The best part of this appetizer? It’s deceivingly simple to make.
Charcuterie boards are great for bringing together a wide variety of berry and cheese pairings. For a simple snacking board, use fresh California Giant Berry Farms strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries paired with your choice of cheeses and crackers.
Blackberries lighten up the rich butter on top of the grilled filets in this Filet Mignon with Blackberry, Chive and Parmesan Butter recipe. The blackberry butter that tops the filet mignon is also fantastic served on warm bread as an appetizer or side.
This Blackberry Harissa Pork Tenderloin is a colorful entrée sure to wow even the most discerning palates. Blackberries and strawberries lend their natural sweetness to the pork tenderloin, while harissa adds a smoky chili flavor that is complemented by the mild beets.
This indulgent berry butter cake made with ricotta cheese works great as an after meal treat. A trio of berries, along with the light, tart flavor of the lemon cake adds a light element to this otherwise rich dessert.
This pistachio pavlova with berries and whipped cream features delicious meringue with a crisp, crunchy exterior and a tender, airy center. This light dessert derives natural sweetness from raspberries nestled atop and tastes as dreamy as it looks. For an even more stunning dessert, garnish your pavlova with edible flowers like pansies.
The decadent flavors of dark chocolate, sea salt, and maple syrup compliment the berries in this delicious gluten-free and dairy-free dessert. Whipped cream (or dairy-free coconut cream) tops the rich mousse and ties the whole treat together.