Make this Valentine's Day, or any
winter evening, one to remember with a Fire & Ice celebration for two. 

Skip the reservations and over-priced menus this year and create your own intimate retreat. 

This red hot Russian inspired party for two is the perfect way to surprise
your loved one with a romantic escape for the night.

Follow our tips and you're sure to turn up the heat while sending chills down your flame's spine. 

Setting the stage is easy,
simply click and buy the dinner and dessert, make your own with the recipes below and add a few special touches - we've laid the groundwork, now it's your turn to have some fun.  

Just follow the 4 Hot Tips...


Hot Tip #1
Get Romantic with a Red Russian Champagne Cocktail


      1/2 oz. Vodka
      4 oz. Brut Champagne Splash Pomegranate Juice or scoop of pomegranate sorbet
      Pour vodka in champagne flute, add champagne and top off with a splash of Pomegrantate  juice or scoop of pomegranate sorbetAdd a rock candy sugar stick for a garnish that looks like ice.

Hot Tip #2

Create a Romantic Atmosphere

      Set the scene for a romantic evening.  Add romance and surprise by hosting moving your party for two from the tablet to a more comfortable location.  If you have a fireplace, clear the floor directly in front, spread out a blanket and arrange some throw pillows for comfortable lounging.  If you have a faux fur blanket, drape it on the side for cozying up later with a cocktail (a shot of iced vodka is a nice touch) .  If you don't have a fireplace, locate a cozy corner, light some candles and create your own "fire".  Have the fire lit and lights dimmed when your date arrives.

      Create a music playlist not only as an important element of your romantic evening, but as a love letter to your date as a keepsake of the evening.  You can easily create your playlist on iTunes. Turn on the music before the evening begins to get into the romantic mood of your evening.  See our list of 50+ Love Songs to get you started!


     Create a Fire and Ice display as an added inspiration to your evening.  This can be displayed on a table or on a tray by your fire.



1.   Cut an empty 1 gallon milk carton in half.  Rinse thoroughly.  Place a large pillar candle in the bottom of the clean milk carton make sure the top of the candle, especially the wick, sits above the top of the carton. Stuff red rose buds around the base of the pillar candle and fill the carton 1/2 of the way with water.  Place the carton in the freezer, making sure the carton and candle sit level.  Freeze until the ice is solid.

2.   When the block is frozen solid, dip the carton in warm water briefly, then peel the paper away exposing your fire and ice display.

3.   Set the block on tray/pan to catch any drips and place it back in the freezer until just before "show time".
4.  To display, place the candle in a shallow bowl to catch the water as ice melts. 


Hot Tip #3

Make your own Russian Dinner for Two.  Here are some of our favorite recipes.

Share a new tasting experience -
Russian specialties from Petrossian. Simply click and buy and you'll have everything you need.  Visit Petrossian at for serving suggestions.   


Here are some of our favorites from the site.


More Info  Petrossian Roe Sampler      Beggar Purse


Enjoy Hors d'Ouerves and a tasting experience, eating this way encourages a leisurely meal and conversation, much more romantic than feeling overstuffed and rushed at a restaurant.  Bread, Caviar, Salmon, and Soup can be ordered individually or as part of a basket at  The selections are fresh and of the highest quality.


 Indulge your desire for Chocolate and finish your meal with one or both of these decadent treats, also available through  On Valentine's Day, or any romantic winter's eve, chocolate is an essential element! 

More Info Chocolate Toffee Trio>



Fire and ice in a truly unique form - the heat from the hot milk will melt the cool cube of fine Belgian chocolate, ingenious and delicious!  Simply steam up the milk or heavy cream and swirl these "cool cubes" of fine Belgian chocolate in the hot liquid.  As the cool chocolate surrenders to the heat, you'll enjoy a mighty fine cup of hot chocolate!

 More Info Hot Chocolate-on-a-Stick>





Hot Tip #4
  Visit our Hot Picks for the coolest gift ideas.