Posted: 30/01/2019

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always mean going out for a posh dinner with your other half, sometimes staying in and having a date night dinner in the comfort of your own home can be just as romantic. So, we’ve gathered some ideas to help create a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day.

Setting

If you have children, organise a relative to have a fun sleepover with them for the night so that you can avoid any interruptions during the evening. It’s also a good idea to switch off televisions, and anything else that may distract you, but keep the romantic music playing, that shouldn’t be a distraction!

We recommend setting the table with fancy tableware that will impress your other half. Take out those luxury glasses you keep stored away all year round, use your best cutlery and dress the table with romantic candles, flowers and your partners favourite drink ready to pour. If you want to be extra romantic, then scattered rose petals on the table and around the area is essential!

Oh, and don’t forget to treat your partner with a little valentine’s gift, even if it is just their favourite chocolates or a little something they’ve been wanting for a while.

V Day Duck with Orange

Menu

You probably already know what your partners favourite dishes are, so choosing a romantic recipe shouldn’t be too difficult. Below are some of our top tips for romantic recipes whether starter, main or dessert.

Starters

Sautéed Scallops by All Recipes (view the recipe)
A very impressive and delicious recipe for how simple it is!

Prawns with Garlic Butter by BBC Food (view the recipe)
Simple to make and very tasty, serve with fresh crusty bread!

Baked Goats Cheese with Toasted Brioche by Olive Magazine (view the recipe)
A quick and easy veggie starter, perfect for cheese lovers!

Duck Spring Rolls (view the recipe)
An impressive duck starter, and a Gressingham favourite!

Mains

Duck Breast with Orange Sauce (view the recipe)
A zesty sauce that compliments the duck well and tastes amazing!

Duck Legs with Blackberry & Port Sauce (view the recipe)
A deliciously fruity and boozy recipe!

Honey Glazed Duck Breast with Pak Choi, Baby Courgette & Tomato Couscous (view the recipe)
Deliciously sweet and easy to prepare!

Dessert

Chocolate Souffle by Great British Chefs (view the recipe)
A classic dessert to round off a lavish dinner!

Chocolate Truffle Pots by BBC Food (view the recipe)
A light and sophisticated chocolate dessert!

Passionfruit and Vanilla Cheesecake by Great British Chefs (view the recipe)
A sumptuous treat that looks and tastes delicious!

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