Valentine’s Day. Anniversary. A promotion at work. A new move. A night without the kids. There’s always a reason to celebrate with a romantic dinner for you and your significant other. Going out to a restaurant is one way to accomplish this, but staying at home can make the evening even better.
If you aren’t feeling too confident about your cooking skills, we’ve got you covered. Let us help you plan a romantic dinner for two to wow your love with food from restaurants and bakeries across the country brought right to your front door. Read on for the meal plan you need for your next romantic dinner for two.
We all know the appetizer sets the tone for dinner. Are you looking for a more formal night or something a little more playful? Keep your significant other in mind – what kind of food would make this night memorable for them?
Seafood is never a bad place to start. If you are looking for a taste of famous Chesapeake Bay cuisine, consider starting the night off right with indulgent crab cakes and crab soup. If you close your eyes and take a bite, you can almost smell the saltwater in the air. For a more west coast vibe, choose wild-caught, jumbo stone-crab claws harvested in the Pacific.
Seafood isn’t your style? That’s okay too! You can instead choose a decadent cheese platter designed with champagne in mind. The platter, which includes Truffle Tremor, Ewephoria, and Camembert, is meant to be enjoyed with a glass of bubbly. This way, you don’t have to worry about learning what pairs well!
Anything goes for the main course. If you and your significant other enjoy Italian cuisine, a customizable sausage and pasta dinner will satisfy you both. Especially when fresh-baked Focaccia is involved. Another classic, surf and turf, may be the right choice. The sweet lobster tail and savory filet mignon complement one another for a perfect dinner. And whoever said pizza couldn’t be romantic? There is no better way to show your affection than with a deep dish, heart-shaped pizza. Tangy tomato sauce. Fresh mozzarella. Crispy crust.
Even if you both are full after the appetizer and main course, there is always room for dessert. If you like something more fruit-based, Sweetie Pies Bakery makes an old-fashioned apple pie named Bon Appetit’s “Top Pick.” A gooey butter cheesecake offers a twist on the classic St. Louis gooey butter cake, featuring both a gooey butter cake crust and filling. You could also decide on the More Amore Jane pound cake from Janie’s Cake. This soft, luscious chocolate cake includes a chocolate sauce-filled center and is topped with dark chocolate shavings.
If you are looking for a sweet gift for the food lover in your life, we have a few options that will help keep the memory of your romantic dinner alive beyond that night. If they are a fan of chocolate, they might enjoy a truffle fudge gift box with kosher, gluten-free artisan chocolate.
You can also choose to go the cookie route. Dark chocolate, raspberry, and rose-flavored macarons with authentic Parisian flavor and flare make the perfect gift for the well-traveled person in your life. An assortment of hand-decorated, love-inspired cookies may better suit your significant other by offering a variety of sugar, thumbprint, buttercream, salted caramel chocolate, and chocolate ganache cookies.
Following these romantic dinner suggestions will be a sure-fire way to please the significant other in your life, whether you are celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or life in general. To learn more about these great options and more, shop the Romantic Dinner page through FoodyDirect!