Inspired by Brucie‘s Valentines menu in New York, I created our own Beyonce-themed Valentines dinner menu that I will cook tonight for my hot, hot date. I probably haven’t made it public yet but Beyonce is my favorite pop star.

I have been a fan way back in high school when she was still with now-defunct Destiny’s Child. Their album The Writings on the Wall is THE only original music CD I ever bought in my life. Free downloads happened after that so there. This coming March I will see her live for the first time in Cologne! I already have my tickets. Eeeeek. *confetti confetti*

Anyway, back on topic.Β People said “make love not dinner” this Valentines and to that I say, “fuck that shit! make a full-course dinner, get drunk and then make love”. And since I wanna have fun as usual, below is my version of a Beyonce-themed Valentines dinner menu.


beyonce menu


Let me explain what these fierce foods are.

Who Run the World? (Shrimps)

This one will be an easy breezy buttered garlic shrimp with mushrooms. Heat the butter, fry the garlic and then put the shrimps and mushroom. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Dangerously in Love

I’ll be preparing a salad channeling this deadly, poisonous mushroom lewk:


poisonous mushroom


It’s made of cucumber, tomatoes and egg salad. The egg salad is an easy breezy mixture of creme, hard-boiled eggs and gewuerzgurke (spiced cucumber in English). The cucumber will be the stem, the tomatoes the head. I’ll use mayonnaise to create the white dots. And the egg salad? It will be inside the cucumber.

Beautiful Chicken

This is baked chicken breast covered in mozzarella on a bed of mixed vegetables (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and bell peppers). I’ll add cream to keep the dish wet and creamy. Add some basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. And then pop it inside the oven at 200 degrees for around 30 minutes. Voila!

Put a Ring On It

Circular potato slices fried lightly with some Arabic spices. Add salt to taste!

I am Pistachia Fierce

I am addicted to pistachios lately and so one time I experimented with it. I love ice cream and I decided to add crushed pistachios on top of my vanilla ice cream. Add as much as you want. Make sure the pistachios you buy is the salted one. The saltiness of the pistachio and its texture adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise boring vanilla ice cream. Squeeze some liquid chocolate if you like.

Wine the Alarm

We’ll have some wines from Chile and Italy and I probably will have some champagne. My hot date is not so much into champagne so I’ll most likely finish the bottle myself.

And then you know…

…the REAL dessert. πŸ˜€


Happy Valentines everyone! Watch out for Part 2!Β I’ll let you know how my Beyonce-themed Valentines dinner go the next day!


What are you doing this Valentines?



DJ Yabis is the poster boy of Dream Euro Trip and a modern day renaissance man. Originally from the Philippines, he loves throwing dinner parties and stalking rock stars in music festivals. Subscribe or follow his adventures LIVE on Facebook or Instagram. Learn how to plan your own eurotrip.

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14 Responses to “Our Valentines Dinner is Beyonce Themed – The Menu” Subscribe

  1. Mary @Green Global Travel February 17, 2014 at 3:54 AM #

    I hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day and the the food and your hot, hot date turned out better than you imagined.

  2. Terry at Overnight New York February 15, 2014 at 5:24 AM #

    The food sounds as fabulous as the soundtrack. Have a wonderful night.

  3. Jennifer February 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM #

    Creative, yes – and I love Beyonce! I was staring at htat pic of her — she wasn’t really able to walk around in those shoes, was she? They seemed impossible. πŸ™‚

    That romantic dinner sounds perfect. Enjoy!

  4. Matthew Hirtes February 15, 2014 at 4:30 AM #

    What a novel idea. How’s it going so far?

  5. Val-This Way To Paradise February 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM #

    Very creative!! Love it….the salad sounds like it will rock…

    • DJ Yabis February 15, 2014 at 1:35 AM #

      Thanks. Yeah. I’m excited for the salad too πŸ˜€

  6. Micamyx|Senyorita February 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM #

    Love it! Haha you must also add ‘Drunk on Love’ or ‘Blow’ next VDay πŸ˜‰

    • DJ Yabis February 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM #

      HAHA. Blow sounds pretty appropriate! πŸ˜€

  7. wanderingeducators February 14, 2014 at 10:41 PM #

    What fun!

    • DJ Yabis February 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM #

      πŸ˜€ can’t wait to see how it turns out

  8. Ann February 14, 2014 at 6:17 PM #

    Love it! I have my dinner planned, but know I need some cool name to go with it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • DJ Yabis February 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM #

      name it after your favorite movie! πŸ˜€ Happy Valentine’s!

  9. The Guy February 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM #

    Sounds like a good meal although I really dislike shrimp so I guess I’ll skip the starter.

    That picture of Beyonce really shows off her fabulous legs.

    • DJ Yabis February 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM #

      I can’t wait. It’s gonna be a fab dinner!

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