Takeout for Valentine’s Day

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Chef Oliver Ridgeway

It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to the pandemic, many local restaurants are offering romantic meals for takeout. Consider Camden Spit & Larder’s Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Chef Oliver Ridgeway’s menu includes three hors d’oeuvres (smoked cheddar popovers, gin- and beet-cured salmon with peppercorn lavash, farmer’s cheese with butternut squash and grilled sourdough), a salad of baby lettuces with champagne vinaigrette, porter braised short ribs with horseradish whipped potatoes, barbecued carrots and garlic spinach and, for dessert, a “Camden chocolate bar”: malted chocolate cake with cremeux and passion fruit curd. All that, plus a bottle of bubbly, for $150. The meal will be available for pickup on Friday, Feb. 12; it will come with reheating and plating instructions, so you can wow your loved one with a fabulous meal in the comfort of your own home. To order, go to Camden Spit & Larder’s website or call (916) 619-8897.