Who needs reservations for Valentine's Day when you can flambé?

Excitement and drama fill the room when the cognac is ignited and the flames dance in mid-air. Steak Diane is a romantic retro dinner. For Valentine's Day cook and serve it in a candle-lit room with “It Had Better Be Tonight” by Henri Mancini playing the background. To make it really extraordinary splurge for a black truffle and shave it over the top. Yukon Gold potatoes, that have been boiled and then sautéed in clarified butter until crisp work with the Diane Sauce. Sautéed spinach or a salad is all you need for a romantic dinner. The pepper and cream will pair nicely with a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

(A word from my attorney- “It would be a good idea to have a fire extinguisher nearby”).