Creating the perfect Valentine's Day dinner may be priceless—but even the most hopeless romantic is wondering why their grocery bill for that special night can get so high.
"There's going to be a story behind all of these foods, and it's a slightly different story," said Richard Volpe, an economist with the Department of Agriculture.
Volpe expects that this year's Valentine's Day dinner won't be that much more costly than last year's, because food prices have remained relatively stable.
Enjoy it now, because the chef may not be so lucky in 2015. Inflation is expected to pick up a bit this year. In addition, drought in California and harsh weather in places the South could mean paying even more for your favorite foods.
Here's a look at the menu.