Food: The Only Way to a Heart

February 13, 2013

The romantic season is upon us. Restaurants are hiking up their prices whilst people clamour to get tables in the overcrowded eateries.

So why not treat your beloved to a romantic, intimate night in?

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Don’t pay an arm and a leg on showing that special someone how much they mean to you. Stay in and impress them with your culinary talents.

Continue reading and we’ll show you how it’s done…

Valentine’s Dinner for Two

Pre-dinner Drinks – La Vie En Rose

Vanilla Valentines Meal Drinks

Why not offer up a light and bubbly champagne cocktail whilst they wait for dinner? As well as loosening inhibitions, impress them with your language skills as you pronounce this French classic, La Vie En Rose (life in pink).

The Starter – Oysters Kilpatrick

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This classic dish is thought to be quite complicated to prepare. However, it’s actually really simple to create. Rather than paying the increased price in restaurants, give it a go yourself. If you’re a beginner then this recipe that offers a twist to the aphrodisiac will have them eating out of the palm of your hands…quite literally.

The Main Course – Steak with Skinny Sweet Potatoes Fries

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Provide your red-blooded lover with a red-blooded meal. Nothing shows impressive cooking skills more than making that perfect steak. The combination of the sweet potato fries offers a healthy option. It means you won’t be breaking the diet you promised to keep in the New Year. Also, the surf and turf combination of starter and main will leave their taste buds tingling.

The Dessert – Chocolate Cake

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Another romantic favourite is chocolate. Why not create this light chocolate cake from Channel 4’s, The Famous Baker Brothers? A little bit of sweetness for your sweetheart will help to show ‘the One’ how much you care.

Check back tomorrow for tips on creating that romantic atmosphere for your beloved.

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