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Spend Valentine’s Day at home with a drink in your hand

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Valentine might as well be the patron saint of prix fixe menus, restaurant stress, and trying to get busy on two stomachs full of béarnaise sauce. While ordering a pizza on Super Bowl Sunday may mean long wait times, and cooking a perfect Thanksgiving turkey may spell disaster, neither chore compares to the hurdle of going out to eat on Valentine’s Day. So why not take a page from those other celebrations of epicurean indulgence? Why not eat (or in this case, drink) at home? Whether Valentine’s Day was initially popularized in order to root out the traditions of a pagan holiday (aren’t they all?), or by Chaucer as a backdrop for his Parliament of Foules, today’s frustrations revolve around…

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