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Build Your Own Valentine's Day Dinner Menu


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!   

Set the Mood with a Craft Cocktail 

Berry Aperol Spritz

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. 

berry aperol spritz


Strawberry Basil Limoncello Martini

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 Basil Limoncello Martini9


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 rosé wine and garnish with fresh strawberries.  

Strawberry Tequila Rose Cocktail


The Best Kind of App – Appetizers

Blackberry-Bourbon Chutney, Raspberry & Goat Cheese Salad

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.

blackberry chutney salad


Blackberry & Goat Cheese Crostini

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.  

crostni topped with prosciutto, arugula, and blackberries

Berry & Cheese Platter

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.  

berry and cheese platter

Unforgettable Entrées

Filet Mignon with Blackberry, Chive & Parmesan Butter

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. 

blackberry filet mignon


Blackberry Harissa Pork-Tenderloin with Roasted Strawberry Beet Salad

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.

blackberry pork  tenderloin with a strawberry beet salad

Roasted Salmon with Strawberry Crème Fraîche

Add a unique twist to your typical roasted salmon! The sweet glaze made with fresh strawberries and crème fraîche takes on a complex sweet and tangy flavor, perfect for the mild-flavored salmon.   
 salmon with Crème Fraîche under arugula salad


Berry Sweet Desserts

Butter Cake with Lemon Ricotta & Mixed Berries

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.

cake with mixed berries


Pistachio Pavlova with Berries & Whipped Cream

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 

pistachio pavlova with whipped cream topped with raspberries and flowers


Chocolate & Berry Mousse

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. 

chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and berries

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