Looking for a fun home activity for you and your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day 2021? How about a Couples Cooking Night! You’re in luck, we’ve got the recipe for creating the perfect cooking date night using local farms, here on the Central Coast!


  • 1 Farm Fresh box of vegetables & fruits
  • 1 Larder Meat Co. box of healthy, organic meat
  • Handmade pasta and local spices from Etto (optional)
  • 1 Bottle of local wine or a 6-pack of craft beer
  • 1 – 2 Candles
  • 1 Romantic music playlist


1. Order a box of farm-fresh vegetables.
There are two farm-fresh boxes we recommend for Central Coast locals. Both Talley Farms Fresh Harvest or Armor Farms are great options for sourcing local, fresh produce right to your door.

*Here are some tasty recipes using a farm-fresh box.

2. Get a box of organic meat from Larder Meat Co.
This business supports local family farms that raise pasture-fed, antibiotic & hormone-free animals. It’s quality you can taste! With a variety of different boxes from fish to BBQ, this ensures your main course is delicious.

*Here are some tasty recipes when ordering from Larder Meat Co.

3. Purchase homemade pasta & spice from Etto. (Optional)
Depending on the recipe you’re following, you may find yourself in need of some pasta and spices. This is why we recommend paying Etto a visit (or ordering online). They’re dishing up some of the freshest pasta in Paso Robles and are a favorite of residents throughout the coast. All of their pasta is organic and made on-site. They also cultivate a lot of local spices and oils to help you create the tastiest and freshest of meals.

4. The most important part of the recipe- wine! (Or local craft beer.)
Nothing says date night quite like a bottle of local wine. You can cook with it, toast with it, or do both! With two large wine countries within San Luis Obispo County (Paso Robles and Edna Valley) securing a bottle of phenomenal wine is easy. Here are three of our favorites.

-Claiborne and Churchill Winery -Edna Valley

-Tolosa Winery – Edna Valley & Paso Robles

-HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

Are you and your date beer drinkers? Don’t worry, we have some frothy, local craft beer that we’ll recommend below.

-Central Coast Brewing – San Luis Obispo

BarrelHouse Brewing – San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles

-Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Paso Robles

5. Last but not least, it’s time for some candles and music.
Feel free to add anything else here to help set the mood for a fun, romantic couples cooking date night! You can add cute couples aprons, locally crafted charcuterie boards, or gourmet chocolates.

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