The Happy Foodie's Anti-Valentine's Menu

No Valentine? No problem! Invite your friends over to share this incredible menu that would give any fancy meal for two a run for its money. Get your friends to make a course each to share the cooking time too!


Red-Leaf, Fig and Serrano Ham Salad from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson

This salad takes mere minutes to make, and yet is enduringly beautiful. I don’t overstate the case; there is something positively painterly about the delicate heaping of dark red leaves, red-bellied figs, and deep pink ham. 


Macaroni Cheese from Hawksmoor at Home by Hawksmoor

The ultimate comfort food, perfect with a crisp green salad, but also surprisingly good as a side with steak. We aim for a fondue consistency and like it with as much cheese as possible – more than you might think feasible.

Hawksmoor at Home: Meat - Seafood - Sides - Breakfasts - Puddings - Cocktails
Recreate Hawksmoor's finest dishes at home
Decadent meat and seafood inspiration
Indulgent comfort food


Blackberry Ricotta Cheesecake from Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

I love the swirls of deep purple berries against this creamy cheesecake. Ricotta gives a less smooth texture than the heavier cream cheese, but the taste is cleaner, allowing the fruit to really shine.

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