Something sour and sweet for your Valentine

A grown-up Valentine’s Day
Photo by Marsden Epworth


Chocolates and creamy heart-shaped cakes are fine for the young and young at heart.

But for seasoned campaigners in the game of love, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about unalloyed sweetness. For us, the perfect gift — and the perfect Valentine meal — has a bittersweet edge, a hint of tartness that, far from detracting from this annual lovefest of a holiday, makes it richer, more complex, more meaningful.

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