Romantic Dinner | Connecting with our partners is important, especially now.
Here’s some inspiration to make your evening of dining-in more special. And remember, it’s about you and your significant other not how the food turns out.
And of course, wine is a nice touch too!
I’ve only had a classic fondue once in my life. But, it was in a cozy little cafe in the 5th arrondissement of Paris! Oooo la la ! The ambiance couldn’t have been more apropos, especially as it was a cold and rainy autumn evening. But don’t stop with cheese. You can also make a broth fondue. It’s simply a hot broth used to cook meat, veggies, etc… And make sure to add a bunch of fruit and veggies for dipping in your cheese/broth fondue too. And it’s EASY to make keto.
The only time I’ve ever enjoyed mussels was at my local French restaurant as a happy hour appetizer, and I must say they were wonderful. The cool thing is, they’re actually not that difficult, and any home chef can surprise their significant other with this sexy appetizer. Don’t be scared. It only takes a few ingredients and it’s super quick. Mussels rule of thumb: If it doesn’t close before cooking- THROW IT OUT! If it doesn’t open after cooking. THROW IT OUT! No exceptions!
Shrimp linguine in a white wine sauce
Those of us who love shrimp, typically love a good shrimp pasta dish, which is exactly what this is. Cream, white wine, parmesan—what’s not to love about the ingredients that go into a classic shrimp linguine sauce? You can also add dark, leafy greens (like kale, spinach or chard) to a classic shrimp linguine recipe. Dark, leafy greens are totally full of nutrients, which make them rather effective boosters for our libido.
Chicken is such a comfort protein-packed food. Also good for picky eaters and/or bland diet restrictions. And braising it adds a rather simple yet elegant touch. If you want to get fancy, try serving it with a classic mirepoix ragout. The possibilities are endless when it comes to braised chicken recipes. You can up your game with an interesting side dish such as mashed sweet potatoes or blistered shishito peppers.
Romantic breakfast dinner
There’s something childlike and playful about having breakfast for dinner. And you can surprise your significant other with a slightly more adult version. Poached free-range eggs on a bed of wilted spinach and buttered country bread? Add some sea salt and ground black pepper? Mimosas are a romantic treat to add to this fanciful dish. Try serving it breakfast-in-bed style.