The art of preparing food for someone special is a sacred love language. But it can be daunting if you don’t know your way around a kitchen. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have a Michelin star to show you care, or have fun.

Bellevue Club Executive Chef Danny Gilmore shared a simple, sweet dish for your sweetheart. If you’re overwhelmed by giving it a try, book a onetime class this February at the club and ease any beginner’s fears.

Chocolate Pot de Crème


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 5 Tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 9 oz chocolate, chopped


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar together.
  2. In a saucepot, heat the cream, milk and salt until a light simmer.
  3. Add the chocolate to the simmering liquid, and mix until it’s melted.
  4. Temper * the egg-yolk mixture into the chocolate mixture. It should reach about 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If it cools too rapidly, return to heat and stir. *tempering is the process of combining two ingredients of radically different temperatures. The two ingredients are slowly combined so they both gradually rise to the same temperature
  5. Strain the mixture and place into a desired cup or glass.
  6. Cool completely before serving.

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