If a global menu  feels too daunting for your Valentine's Day dinner, try channeling a bit of Parisian romance by focusing on French foods. You don't need a view of the Eiffel Tower to feel the love — you can set the mood right at your own dinner table by pairing classic French dishes with your favorite sips. Here are 10 tasty dish ideas to help you create a Valentine's Day meal of festive French cuisine. Bon appetit!
Blood Orange French 75
Kick things off with a tasty bright red Blood Orange French 75  for a fun and festive twist on classic Champagne. With a mix of gin, bitters, and fruit, it's a strong but refreshing way to start your celebration.
Brioche and Herbed Butter
Baguettes tend to get most of the buzz when it comes to French breads, but try baking brioche and herbed butter  for a fresh, light appetizer.
French Onion Soup
Take the chill out of Feb. 14 with a quick and simple French onion soup  recipe.
Add tuna to a traditional Niçoise salad  recipe — you can split it and serve as a starter or double the recipe and make it your meal.
French Lentils With Potatoes
Looking to try something different? Try this hearty Winter salad recipe of French lentils with potatoes  for a healthy, filling appetizer.
Ratatouille Crepes With Goat Cheese
Kick the French factor up a notch by cooking ratatouille crepes with goat cheese . The recipe is a bit time-consuming, but the cheese and vegetable mix offers a great savory alternative to typically sweet crepes.
Navarin of Lamb
Try a classic French stew to stay warm and satisfied with your sweetheart. With a light broth and rich meat, navarin of lamb  is an ideal main course.
Straight from Julia Child 's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, this cherry clafouti  recipe is a supersweet mix of custard, cherries, and a light, flaky crust.
Go super traditional with your Valentine's Day dessert by making your own colorful macarons  — in fitting red and white, of course.
For your dinner sips, shake up the standard Champagne routine with a rich French wine, like Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive Fleurie , that's perfect for toasting your other half.