Contrary to stereotypes, there must be romance even when Mendelssohn’s march has long ceased to sound, and at home, you have been swallowed up by everyday life. In this article, we will revive the senses by hosting a romantic dinner at home. Consider some recipes that can be cooked for two: for a loved one or a loved one.
So that feelings do not dry out, it is very important to support them through a romantic evening. To do this, you just need to think about how to arrange it or make it. Believe me, its organization will not take much time, and the effect promises to be amazing.
What to cook for a romantic dinner
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Dinner can be a full meal or a light snack. If you have something to celebrate, prepare something delicious for your significant other.
The main thing that will brighten up the table will be champagne or wine. And you can already buy or cook food for it.
Fruit will be useful. They will brighten up any table and are always suitable as an opportunity to refresh yourself. Let’s take a look at a few recipes.
Romantic dinner for your loved one
Such an event, arranged by us for a beloved woman, must be well planned. A beautifully laid table with an impeccably ironed tablecloth should not sag from a lot of dishes or an abundance of dishes. Snacks, salads should be freely arranged. For dinner or evening to inspire feelings, it is necessary to invest in their preparation not only all your soul but also your heart.
That’s why today we offer you dishes for a special dinner – Milanese meat with polenta, sauce, and gremolata – one of the favorite dishes of northern Italy.
I would like to say right away that a romantic evening for a loved one does not begin at the table, but also in the kitchen when they start preparing dinner. In addition, men always give flowers to their lovers.
Steak on the bone in Milanese.
For this dish, it is important to choose meat without fat. Salt two veal steaks a little, rub with black pepper. After that, fry it in a pan, which must be preheated. We fry the meat at a high temperature so that all the juices of the meat remain inside, and the meat remains juicy. When the meat turns golden, set it aside.
Sauce: in the pan where the meat was fried, add the celery, carrots, onions, cut into squares, then mix so that all the ingredients are evenly fried. When frying, add a little salt, pepper, olive oil, spices, broth. Let it simmer for a few more minutes.
After that, the meat, which must first be lightly sprinkled with flour, which will allow it not to lose its taste, is put in a pan with the sauce. We add a little white wine to it, which helps the meat to emulsify correctly, that is, the fats bind in the right way, and we get an amazing taste. We also add more broth so that it covers three-quarters of the meat, tomato paste, and sugar so that the sauce does not turn sour. Let it all simmer over low heat until it’s fully cooked.
- 500 gr. veal on the bone
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery
- 1 st. l. tomato paste
- Bay leaf
- Parsley 3 tbsp. l.
- 1 st. dry white wine
- 3 art. beef or chicken broth
Polenta: Pour corn grits into boiled water, mix it well so that there are no lumps. Then add the butter and simmer it for 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. In the end, when the polenta is almost ready, add creamy grated hard cheese. We give another 5-10 minutes to languish and the polenta is ready.
- 4 tbsp. water
- 1 st. cornmeal
- 3 art. l. butter
- 100 gr. cream cheese
- 100 gr. hard cheese
Gremolata: a condiment that adds freshness to meat. To finely chopped parsley (2 tablespoons), add lemon zest (half a tablespoon), mixing it thoroughly. Then add half a tablespoon of olive oil to them, which will slightly remove the bitterness of parsley and lemon zest, making them softer.
Serve the steak with polenta and mixed vegetables, sprinkled with gremolata on top.
Romantic dinner for your loved one
Appetizer of avocado, shrimp, and salmon.
We need shrimp, lettuce, avocado, slightly salted salmon, balsamic cream. For the sauce, we need mayonnaise, ketchup, cognac, orange.
First of all, boil the shrimp in salted water with dill. Then cut the avocado in half, carefully scraping out the flesh with a knife or spoon to avoid damaging the skin. We still need it.
We cut the avocado and salmon into large cubes. While the shrimp are cooling, prepare the sauce. To do this, in a dish in which you can whip the sauce, take two tbsp. l. mayonnaise, one tbsp. l. ketchup (prefer the ones your man likes). Also half a teaspoon of cognac and a tablespoon of fresh orange juice. All this is mixed until a homogeneous mass.
After that, add chopped avocados, salmon to the cooled shrimp. Pour in our sauce and stir. Then we put the resulting dish in the peel of the avocado.
We put lettuce leaves stacked on top of each other on a plate, a little sprinkled with balsamic cream on top. Now we put a few spoons of our snack on the salad, and on them, we put avocado with the same snack.
Canape of blue cheese (it is better to put your man’s favorite cheese), olives, or olives. It goes well with white wine.
We cut the cheese into squares. Then we prick the cheese and olives with multi-colored skewers or toothpicks. Add some walnuts to the dish as a garnish.
Romantic dessert. It should be simple, like all ingenious, but tasty. Make candy. For this, you will need walnut, dried apricots, chocolate.
Melt the chocolate, then stuff the dried apricots with the walnut. After that, dip the stuffed dried apricots in melted chocolate and refrigerate to cool the sweets. After that, the sweets are ready to eat. Now it remains only to serve our table.
Tip: For a romantic evening for a loved one not to become commonplace, it is worth spending it not so often, but not very rare either. For example, celebrate significant dates with it. And also 1 time in 2 weeks – for no reason. Then romance will be a great occasion to remind each other of the seriousness of feelings.
Where is the best place to organize a dinner or evening
First of all, you need to think about the place of a romantic meeting. The room itself is not so important as its design. Traditional places where you can spend a romantic evening for two are:
- kitchen or dining room
- hall or living room
Usually, the couple starts their joint romantic evenings from these familiar places. If a couple wants to add some zest or spend an evening of romance in a more unconventional setting, then you should consider these places:
- make a picnic at home: spread a tablecloth on the floor, for example, in the bedroom
- balcony, thanks to which you can contemplate the starry sky
- park, square, nearest body of water
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What attributes to choose
There is no specific list of attributes. The atmosphere and imagination are important here, with the help of which you can create the necessary environment. Considering that a romantic evening or dinner involves an intimate atmosphere, it is still possible to single out those items that are most suitable and brighten up any everyday environment.
These attributes can be:
- candles: aroma, colored, neon, large, small
- flower petals that will lie at ease in close proximity to the couple
- romantic music
Additionally, you can think about the theme of the evening. Knowing each other’s preferences, it will be easier to navigate the organization of paraphernalia.
At a romantic dinner or evening, every woman wants to look tender, beautiful for her beloved. What should be the romantic image of a woman? First of all, it is important to understand that looking in love and being in love are completely different images. Some girls who want to please their boyfriend begin to experiment with makeup, often in a brighter direction. Such makeup sometimes looks vulgar, even repulsive.
A girl for a romantic dinner needs to look gentle. Such makeup should convey the idea of purity. To be as light and transparent as possible, so that it seems to the man that his chosen ones, in general, are without makeup.
Therefore, it is worth avoiding the typical mistakes that many girls make.
- To look fresh, many girls apply a lot of foundation. A large amount of foundation combined with a large amount of powder does not refresh the face, on the contrary, it ages it. Because, firstly, wrinkles are emphasized. Secondly, a mask effect is created if the color and blush are not perfectly matched.
- Too bright lips. This, of course, attracts attention, looks sexy, but it is also vulgar. Therefore, avoid going too far with lipstick, as light transparent eye makeup and brightly painted lips look a little vulgar.
- Too bright makeup – when the eyes and lips are very bright. A girl with this looks vulgar. This is absolutely not romantic, rather, it is even associated with a girl of easy virtue.
The romantic style in makeup, first of all, emphasizes natural beauty and does not reshape it. Therefore, you need to use a minimum of foundation, powder. Eye arrows should not be thicker than 2 mm and be too graphic. They should visually continue the eyelashes. When they do not go beyond the eyes, they make them more open and fresh.
Also, do not draw too contrasting lip contour. Lips should look as close as possible to the girl’s natural lip color. For eyebrows, it is not recommended to use gel eyeliner, as brightly accentuated eyebrows are inappropriate for a romantic look.
Many couples take the time to organize a romantic evening during the first 2 years of dating. It is believed that this particular period is called “sweet” or “candy-bouquet”. Feelings are overwhelmed, emotions are always on edge, and the heartbeat quickens only with one memory of the second half.
Believe me, there is nothing better than strong love, so in no case do not let everyday life absorb you entirely. Treasure each other, pamper yourself with joint romantic dinners, evenings for two. Do it at home, in a restaurant, hotel or nature, the main thing is to arrange similar romantic evenings for yourself.