This is a rather simple menu; you don’t want to be spending all of your time at the stove. Some of these foods are considered aphrodisiacs, so set the stage with flowers, candles and music, and hope their chemistry prevails.
- Ostriche gratinate
- Pappardelle maltagliate con funghi
- Tonno al forno
- Insalata di rucola, Finocchio e arance
- Bestia nera
What to drink?
Is there any question about Champagne’s aphrodisiac powers? A perfect symbol of celebration is the effervescent well-chilled, white bubbly from Franciacorta. My favorite producers are Bellavista, Berlucci Fratelli, Brut Saten by Cantradi Castaldi and Ricci Curbastro. Continue to sip this bubbly throughout the meal.