They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I could not agree more. If you want to do something special for your partner, cooking him a romantic meal is not a bad place to start. Why not surprise him with a three-course meal? If you make something that he likes, it will show him how much you care. Read these little tips to inspire you when you make the meal.
Create a romantic and blissful atmosphere
First, it is all about setting the right atmosphere. You can use a couple of tablecloths to cover your dining room table, and set the places with cutlery. Of course, you should also get some fresh flowers to put in the middle of the table so that your partner can see you have made an effort for him. You might want to put on some romantic music and light some candles as well – especially if you hope to impress.
You must make at least one sharing platter
There is nothing more romantic than sharing a meal with someone. For at least one of your courses, you need to opt for a sharing platter. You might want to make an antipasto platter for your starter, for example. All you would need is some cold meats, cheese and fancy bread. Failing that, you could opt for a fondue so that you and your partner can dip crusty bread into some delicious hot cheese.
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Choose the right wine to complement the food
When it comes to wine, you want to ensure that you choose the right flavors to complement the dishes you make. As a rule, when you cook red meat, you should serve red wine. Choose a deep wine with rich, berry flavors so that it brings out the taste of your beautiful food. If you happen to serve white meat or fish, you should, of course, serve white wine. Avoid rose at all costs because it can be quite acidic, and you will rarely find a meal that it suits.
Keep the main course simple, yet delicious
So that you don’t end up spending too much time in the kitchen, you ought to think of a simple main course for the meal. For example, you could cook a steak with some roast potatoes. You don’t have to be experimental with your dishes. Sometimes, all you need to do is take a basic meal and cook it to perfection. A piece of delicious smoked haddock or British beef is the best way to impress your partner. Choose quality products so that the food is tasty and fresh.
Think about those little extras that make a meal
It is the little extras that make a meal special. For example, having condiments, such as balsamic vinegar and salad dressing, on the side of a dish can make all the difference. You should also make sure that you serve salad with each of your courses. You might think that these details don’t matter, but they will help you to make the meal memorable.
Create a fruity dessert that your partner will love
For dessert, you can’t go wrong with something fruity. You might want to serve a homemade fruit sorbet or maybe some ice cream instead. Making a dessert that you know your partner likes is the perfect way to show him how you feel about him. Look at some recipes online and attempt something brand new that you have not made before now. Finally, all you need to do is wait for your partner so that you can surprise him with this lovely, romantic gesture!