The perfect Valentine’s Day recipes for a romantic night in

maple mustard chocolate truffles

Valentine’s Day should be relaxed, fun and stress-free, which means cooking at home can seem like an impossible task.

But that’s where you’re wrong.

In fact, staying in for Valentine’s has become increasingly popular, with lovebirds preferring a chilled out, romantic night in over a busy and crowded night out.

Cooking can be an expressive art and putting together the perfect meal is a great way to demonstrate how much you love that certain someone.

And making the evening special is simple with the recipes we’ve put together. From starters, to mains, dessert and drinks we’ve got you covered.

Canadian maple syrup is a versatile ingredient, packed with natural flavour. With varied products available such as maple butter, maple vinegar, maple sugar, maple flakes, and of course maple syrup, the options are endless.

Our luscious caramelised maple onion and gruyère cheese French onion soup is a great starter and will set the tone for the rest of the meal. For mains, poached cod fillet with maple dressing is a perfect choice with vibrant, complementing tastes such as grapefruit and cashew nuts. The recipe can be tailored to include any type of fish – or adapted with chicken. With a combined time of only 35 minutes to prepare and cook, it’s a great date-night dish.

For drinks, going down the cocktail route is a no-brainer. Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to showcase your flair and the maple monkey business cocktail is the ideal way to do it. This well-balanced cocktail has hints of spicy ginger and sour citrus tones, and takes only five minutes to make.

Dessert, for many, is the most anticipated course of any meal and dessert options are endless on February 14. With the variety of delectable sweet recipes on Maple from Canada’s website, you’re certain to find the right one to end the night on a high.

From charming heart-shaped caramels to indulgent truffles and beyond, chocolate is synonymous with celebrating love with an estimated 58 million pounds of it is purchased on Valentine’s Day week alone. Why not try these delicious apricot, maple and mustard truffles made by our maple chef ambassador and master chocolatier William Curley.

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate with the man or woman of your dreams. And what better way to do so than with a delicious meal made with love?

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.