Top 5 Romantic Foods in America
#5: The River Café — Brooklyn
At The River Café, you not only get an unforgettable view of the skyline and the bridges of New York City, but you also get the Brooklyn Bridge re-created in dessert form. Made with a base of devil's food cake, rich chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache, the cake is finished off with hand-piped bridge detailing made from tempered chocolate and served over a river of raspberry sauce.
Find the Resaurant: The River Café
#4: Creperie du Village — Aspen, Colo.
After taking in the slopes in Aspen, stop by Creperie du Village for one of the most-romantic meals: the beef fondue for two. Diners get to cook their own top sirloin steak slices in a tub of hot oil. Served alongside are three dipping sauces: green peppercorn glaze, saffron aioli and romesco. And on the side is a mixed green salad and rosemary-roasted potatoes.
Find the Restaurant: Creperie du Village
#3: Arnaud's — New Orleans
Invented in New Orleans, bananas Foster is a popular dish across the country, but you'll say the way Arnaud's does it is the absolute best. Prepared tableside in the romantic candlelit, 100-year-old restaurant, it's a sight to be seen. Ripe bananas are caramelized in butter, brown sugar, creme de banane, dark Jamaican rum and cinnamon, then it's all served over locally made French vanilla ice cream.
Find the Restaurant: Arnaud's
#2: The Swag Country Inn — Waynesville, N.C.
For a romantic escape in the Smoky Mountains, head to The Swag Country Inn. Here you can get away from it all — and you can eat well too. Their down-home picnic is loved by visitors, but it's the banana pudding pie that has everyone singing its praises. It all starts with a vanilla wafer crust, then fresh bananas poured over with rich banana pudding. After an hour of chilling, the dish is ready to be topped with whipped cream and served.
Find the Restaurant: The Swag
#1: Sierra Mar — Big Sur, Calif.
If it isn't the scenery that draws diners to Sierra Mar, it's definitely the rack of lamb. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sierra Mar offers an entirely locally sourced menu. The rack of lamb starts by getting seared with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Then it's roasted with a rub made from acorn flour and candy cap mushrooms. It's served with a trio of sauteed mushrooms, Japanese pumpkin, and barley risotto flavored with goat cheese and black truffles. The combination is the perfect aphrodisiac.
Find the Restaurant: Sierra Mar
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