First dates can be nerve-wracking, but also fun. As long as you have the funds and good company, you can go where you like, enjoy a good service provided to you like a lovely restaurant meal or perhaps an activity such as bowling, an action date which you both enjoy.
The difficulty comes when things become just a little more serious when you begin speaking to one another more fondly, and perhaps you invite them to your place for an evening meal. Cooking for your romantic interest is certainly a fun time, but you’re going to experience a fair amount of anxiety due to absolutely refusing to mess this up.
That’s all more than natural, of course. So after you’ve made certain that you know their dietary needs and allergies, and have prepared your kitchen properly, as a result, let’s discuss exactly how you might cook for them, how to avoid making mistakes, and to enjoy the evening even if you don’t come across as the next Marco Pierre White or Angela Hartnett.
Without further ado, please consider:
1. A Simple Starter
It’s good to start off simple with your introductory meal. You might put together a tasty homemade tomato soup, or perhaps cut up some tasty herbs and place some light charcuterie and avocado on a slice of focaccia, or bruschetta with diced tomatoes, olives, and onions. It’s good to make sure this isn’t too pungent (such as using plenty of garlic right now), and also to make sure this start provides a tasty appetizer while you finish off the main meal. Some comforting music, conversation, and wine can go well here.
2. A Delicious, Light Main
It’s always good to opt for something light, but delicious for your main course. Depending on the dietary needs of your guest, you may differ. For instance, a roast duck breast with plum or chicory embellishment and some dauphinoise potatoes could be both rich, and delicious, but also quite light and comforting at the same time. The last thing you want is to feel lethargic after the meal, but if you’re enjoying some wine, it’s good to have something to fill your stomach comfortably.
3. A Show-Stopping Dessert
The dessert can be where you get to indulge a little more – as for whatever reason there is, a gorgeous sweet treat can feel very romantic to share with someone. For instance, a gorgeous chocolate lava cake can remain delicious to take part in, and the ‘wow factor’ comes from when you dig your spoon in and all of the gooey chocolate goodness oozes out.
It’s this culinary approach that might seem deceptively simple on the surface but actually provides a beautiful result to be proud of. This way, you can retire to the living room and talk while watching movies or television shows, enjoying the twilight glow of a beautiful meal. Some after-dinner treats like a cheese board can also be a nice way to clean the palate a little.
With this advice, you’re sure to cook for a romantic interest in the best possible light.