While it’s too late for valentine, there are plenty of other excuses to enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one. While UK has a lot of fine dine venues to offer, there are times when the most intimate thing to do is to create a wonderful meal for two at home. English cuisines may offer a lot of amazing options, but prejudices aside, let’s admit that nothing is more romantic than a French cuisine.
French meal usually has five to seven courses in total. Prior to the French revolution, the royals used to enjoy a seventeen course meal, but of course, you don’t need a revolution at home. So the best option is to go for a six course meal. Now the food may not be very tricky to prepare, the most challenging part is to find the right dishes. This is what we will help you with today. So, let’s get started with…
What is it – L’Apéritif is a light alcoholic drink served in the living room, mostly right after greeting the guest into the house. If you want to create a true French experience, never miss the L’Apéritif. It can be accompanied by light salty snack such as crackers.
What to include: There is no end to the options you have. However, the sweetest and safest bet on a romantic dinner would be Pastis orKir.You can get them from a high –end liquor store.
What is it – It can be loosely translated into finger food. It is different from appetizers. These are generally one-bite items served in a platter that is passed to all the guests. These too are served in the living room prior to sitting on the table.
What to include: You can impress your date with a plenty of options,depending on what you both prefer. Some great suggestions are canapés or crudités
What is it – Now this is the appetizer, the first thing you would serve your beloved on the table. Appetizers are generally larger than Hors-d’œuvres, and can hint on what’s more to come.
What to include: It can be a cold or hot dish. In a six course meal where the main platter does not include seafood, it is best to go with a fish dish such as Salmon mouse or Sole Fillet terrine.
Le Plat Principal
What is it – With taste buds ready, heart beat rising, and tummy trembling, it is time to unveil the Le Plat Principal or the main course.
What to include: If you both enjoy meat, you can try the classicFrench steak with bacon and blue cheese or beef bourguignon. Vegetarians can a classic French Ratatouille.
What is it – When it comes to a romantic dinner, especially a French one, dessert is the essentially more important than the main course. It is something sweet to compliment the love you two share.
What to include: There are so many to choose from, but for a quick and easy homemade recipe, go for Vanilla crèmebrulee or even simpler Apple-blueberry tart.
What is it – And finally, you top it all up with another round of alcoholic drink. Le Digestif marks a remarkable end to a romantic dinner.
What to include: This time make sure it is a fine French drink such as a cognac.