Isabella’s Chef Michael Cappon has created an inspiring 10 course tasting menu of sensual foods that are guaranteed to create the mood for romance.
Featuring the Top 10 aphrodisiac foods, these ingredients are believed to stimulate the libido by stirring up certain hormones.
Isabella’s Edible Aphrodisiac Menu
Offered Friday, February 10th – Tuesday, February 14th
$40 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
hass avocado, watercress, piquillo peppers, toasted sunflower seeds and chevre, tossed in aged balsamic and olive oil
Possess high volumes of vitamin B6 which is said to
increase male hormone production.
fresh oysters on the half shell with a meyer lemon foam
This is one of the most widely known aphrodisiac foods. They are high in zinc, which helps in the increase of sexual drive.
grilled organic asparagus, with a toasted chili and saffron aioli
This vegetable is said to boost the production of histamine,
a crucial pleasure hormone necessary in both males and females.
basil and potato bisque topped with crispy serrano ham
and crème fraiche
Basil’s sweet aroma is said to not only have a positive effect
on mind and body, but an aphrodisiac effect, too.
“drunken” figs stuffed with valdeon blue cheese
and rolled in toasted marcona
Figs date back as far as biblical times and have been held
in esteem as the fruit of love and fertility for centuries.
and crème fraiche sobert
Bananas contain chelating minerals and the bromelain enzyme, said to enhance the male libido. A banana left on a doorstep indicates that a marriage is about to take place.
almond crusted diver scallop with a bacon cauliflower hash
and almond horchata
Poets have often described the aroma from almonds as arousing for females. Almonds are also a popular symbol for fertility.
honey cured duck confit on a bartlett pear chip
topped with a sour cherry compote
This sweet-tasting, natural product is high in boron –
a mineral associated with the use of estrogen in the female body.
grilled filet medallions, with a garlic and porcini jus
and a roasted garlic mousse
While garlic may smell bad, it’s loaded with an ingredient
said to increase blood flow around the body.
chocolate trio ~ bête noir, burnt orange chocolate mousse, chocolate hazelnut gelato
Pure chocolate increases the same hormone (dopamine) associated with euphoria.