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We sliced through this steak like butter and loved every bit of it!

Chef Ricky Hatfield of the Bottleworks Hotel joined us today to share a couple of recipes you can try if you plan to cook for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board Foods

James River Oysters on the Half with Spicy Strawberry Watermelon Mignonette 

For the Mignonette:


Combine all of the ingredients and place them in a jar.

Reserve in the refrigerator for 48 hours or up to 1 month.

12 Oysters Fresh 

Crack oysters open and dash with a little mignonette 

Cocoa Espresso Dusted Filet Medallion with Asparagus Risotto 

For the Steak:

For the Risotto:



Heat butter in a small saucepan to medium-high 

In another small saucepan, heat stock to boiling 

Add rice to the pan with butter and cook, constantly stirring. 


Add Stock a ladle at a time, constantly stirring until it gets absorbed in the rice. 

Keep adding until rice is al dente 

Finish with Cream, cheese, asparagus and season with salt and pepper. 

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