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Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that induces both extreme excitement and extreme stress. Should you go all out? Should you keep it low-key. Or, should you skip it all together? This year, V-Day falls on a Friday, which makes it that much harder to just blow off. Still, the allure of a night on the couch at home is too appealing for some couples to resist.
So, if you do decide to skip the expensive prix fixe, you're going to need something that will still make the evening feel special. And, what better way to impress your S.O. than with a delicious, home-cooked meal. We turned to some of New York's finest chefs to get their ultimate menus for a romantic night in. Ahead, five recipes for the perfect meal.