Valentines Special

Escape to Rancho Dos Amantes for a Romantic Getaway

Photography by Wobsarazzi

Indulge with complimentary Champagne and Chocolates waiting in your Casita upon arrival.  Cozy up by our fire pits with s'mores and blankets.  Enjoy a well rounded breakfast in our Red Barn Kitchen with fresh eggs from our hens and warm homemade bread.  

Disconnect to reconnect on our farm as you roam our guest garden and cook in our commercial quality kitchen with freshly harvested vegetables.  Close to the town of Paso Robles, famous for it's fine wines and beautiful lakes.  Take a wine tour of local vineyards or enjoy gourmet dining and a stroll through the park.

Considering making a special treat for a loved one?

Try out this decadent recipe:

Chocolate Chocolate Tart

CRUST

  • 1 ½ cups AP flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter

FILLING

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate (not more than 65% cocoa if marked), chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

GLAZE

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 ¾ ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

equipment: a 9 inch round fluted tart pan (1 inch deep)

instructions:

  1. Make the crust: Prepare crust by combining all crust ingredients in a food processor. Process until a ball a forms. press into a tart pan bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool before filling.
  2. Make the filling:  Bring cream to a boil, then pour over chocolate in a bowl and let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir until smooth. Whisk together eggs, vanilla, and salt in another bowl, then stir into melted chocolate.
  3. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake until filling is set about 3 inches from edge but center is still wobbly, 20 to 25 minutes. (Center will continue to set as tart cools.) Cool completely in pan on rack, about 1 hour.
  4. Make the glaze:  Bring cream to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Stir in corn syrup, then warm water Pour glaze onto tart, then tilt and rotate tart so glaze coats top evenly. Let stand until glaze is set, about 1 hour.