Lavalife and Chef Todd English To Partner for Valentine's Day 2009



    
    Todd English Creates Recipes for Singles that Sizzle this Valentine's Day

    
    TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ -- This Valentine's Day Lavalife heats things up by
partnering with one of the sexiest chefs around, acclaimed chef Todd English. 
Chef English has created recipes for those who are single and lovin' it, as
well as daters looking to spice up an evening with someone new. With over 96
million singles in North America today, not everyone wants to celebrate
Valentine's Day in the typical way, so this year Lavalife and Chef Todd
English offer 10 recipes for a fun and economic Valentine's Day alternative.
    

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    "We were very excited to partner with such a talented chef as Todd
English," said Marina Glogovac, Lavalife's CEO. "His Valentine's Day recipes
for singles provide many exciting choices no matter what stage of the dating
game- from a romantic dinner for two to a fun, creative singles party. 
Cooking together is a great way for our singles to get to know each other a
little better!"
    

    Singles Party
    
    For those who are looking to celebrate being single, Lavalife recommends
getting together with friends and co-singles to throw a "Single and Lovin' it"
Valentine's Day bash and let the good times roll while dishing up some of Todd
English's most savory plates including: Artichoke Guacamole, Fried Oysters,
Shrimp Tacos and the famous Olives Crab Cakes.
    

    
    "I normally like to give my party guests a wide selection of small bites
to enjoy while they socialize," says Chef Todd English.  "I like to put a
twist on traditional favorites- such as my artichoke guacamole- to get the
crowd buzzing. I make it a point to ensure that all the food is bite-size and
not too messy."
    

    Dinner For Two
    
    For those who are up for a more intimate "getting to know you" date,
Lavalife recommends forgetting the standard dinner out, and staying in to make
a little steam of your own with these succulent dishes for two including:
Baked Oysters, Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread, Spaghetti with Truffle Mascarpone
and Fallen Chocolate Cake.
    

    
    "Oysters are an aphrodisiac and this dish is a great way to start the
evening.  I think that the Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread is a fun dish to make
together.  Pizza is very interactive and this recipe puts an upscale twist on
a traditional favorite," says English.  "The best way to end an evening is
with chocolate.  The falling chocolate cake with raspberry sauce is a sexy
dessert that can be shared with one spoon."
    

    
    Whether you're single and spending the evening with a group of friends or
dating someone new, let Chef Todd English give you the recipe for a special
evening at home this Valentine's Day.  As any single knows, the way to a man
or woman's heart, is through his/her stomach.
    





    About Lavalife
    
    Lavalife is ranked the #1 website for online dating in Canada(*) and is
ranked among the top 10 worldwide dating sites.(*)(*) A leading provider of
products and services designed for singles, Lavalife connects, engages and
entertains through a variety of web, voice and mobile offerings. Founded in
1987, Lavalife Corp. markets its products and services across the United
States, Canada and Australia.  Lavalife's open-minded approach to online
dating allows singles to choose how they want to "click" by offering three
unique and distinctive services in personals: dating, relationships and
intimate encounters. Lavalife has attracted millions of unique members who
exchange 1.3 million messages every day.  For more information, visit
http://www.lavalife.com.
    

    
    (*)Source: Combination of comScore Media Metrix and Lavalife. Lavalife
estimates that it ranks #1 in Canada when publicly quoted statistics are
adjusted to reflect traffic assigned to other web sites.
    

    
    (*)(*) Source: Combination of comScore Media Metrix and Lavalife. Lavalife
estimates that it ranks in the top 10 worldwide when publicly quoted
statistics are adjusted to reflect traffic assigned to other web sites.
    

    Todd English
    
    Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and
television star based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City.  Chef and
owner of Olives in Charlestown, Massachusetts since 1989, English has gone on
to established Olives as one of the most prestigious names in the nation by
opening other locations around the world: Olives New York in the W Hotel in
Union Square, Olives Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Olives DC
in the heart of Washington, DC, Olives Aspen at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen,
Colorado, and Olives Biloxi at Beau Rivage.  A three-time James Beard Award
winner and inductee into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in Food and
Beverage in America," English was also named one of "People Magazine's 50 Most
Beautiful People."  Some of English's television credits include the national
public television series, Cooking Under Fire, Iron Chef USA, Martha Stewart
Living, Opening Soon, Bobby Flay's Food Nation, Good Morning America,  Live
with Regis and Kelly, and The Today Show.  In January of 2007, his 13 episode
international travel and cooking series, Food Trip with Todd English, debuted
on PBS.  Todd has authored the critically acclaimed cookbooks, The Olives
Table, The Figs Table and The Olives Dessert Table, published by Simon &
Schuster. In 2005 his line of cookware and lifestyle products, The Todd
English Collection, debuted on HSN, breaking electronic retail records in the
house ware category.   Todd's most recent restaurants include Beso, which he
opened in LA with actress Eva Longoria, and The Libertine in NYC.  Todd
currently hosts the award-winning PBS TV Show, Food Trip.
    





    




For further information:

For further information: Krista Woltersdorf, +1-212-627-3439 ext. 437,
Kristaw@vincentpartners.com

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