We’re totally willing to admit that Valentine’s Day was invented by Hallmark. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bogus holiday. Even if it is, we still love the opportunity it gives us to cook for our sweethearts. Our Valentine’s Day box will be delivered on February 10th and 13th with all the ingredients you need to romance that new love. And to make it extra special, we’ve written a couple of recipes to feature two new add-on items. We’ve even got some sweet treats you can order in addition to your regular box.
Here’s the line up for our Valentine’s Day box: pasture-raised Osso Buco from Happy Valley Meat Company in Pennsylvania, a pair of Bijou cheeses from Vermont Creamery, gorgeous Beet Spaccatelli from Sfoglini Pasta, bibb lettuce, organic Cremini mushrooms, Ozette fingerling potatoes from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm, rosemary, garlic and a few other treats including some special Valentine’s Day linzer cookies from the pastry chef at Northern Spy.
The box comes with two recipes that feature the add-ons, so that you can see these ingredients shine. The real stunner in this box is one of my favorite cuts of meat, pasture-raised beef shank for making wine-braised Osso Buco. Simmered in wine for several hours, this meat is incredibly tender and flavorful. Serve it up with truffle toasts to spoon the marrow on to and soak up the tasty braising juice. You’ll want the Empire Mayo Co. white truffle mayonnaise for the toasts, along with some grated Parmigiano and plenty of black pepper. Those hours at the stove deliver an incredible pay off – just about the best winter dish. Ever. Take that, polar vortex!
Or, you can go the pasta route for Valentine’s Day. Try the beet Spaccatelli from Sfoglini with creamy Bijou cheese and topped with crispy garlic and rosemary leaves. Nothing says romance like this stunning pink pasta. And the perfect garnish – the Pinot Noir salt from Jacobsen Salt. They infuse their flaky sea salt with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Grochau Cellars. It adds an elegant and fragrant note to the dish.
We’ll have four add-ons that you can purchase in addition to the regular box. Truffle mayo from Empire Mayonnaise, made in Brooklyn, is decadent and creamy - $8 for a four ounce jar. From the coast of Oregon we have Pinot Noir infused flaky sea salt made by Jacobsen Salt - $11 for a 1.5 ounce jar. And because Valentine’s Day isn’t Valentine’s Day without something sweet, we’re featuring sweets from two companies that are located in the Pfizer building, where we pack all of the Quinciple boxes. From Liddabit Sweets we have chocolate dipped sea salt caramels – a box of six is $10. And finally we have a trio of mini chocolate bars from Madecasse: sea salt and nibs, espresso bean and citrus and pink pepper - $10 for three bars. All prices include tax.
The full details of the Valentine’s Day box are here. Sign up anytime before February 7th to receive this box. You can order add-ons and ask us questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.