How to Make a Romantic Dinner for 2 for Valentine's Day

The old saying is that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but cooking a sensual dinner for 2 on Valentine's Day is sure to melt any heart.

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You Will Need

  • Romantic music
  • Candles
  • Flowers
  • Appetizer
  • Entree
  • Wine
  • Dessert
  • Bottle of champagne (optional)
  • Romantic movie (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose food for the menu

    Set your menu for dinner. Traditional romantic fare includes rack of lamb for 2, filet mignon, and lobster. You can also cook your lover's favorites for dinner.

  2. It's tempting to serve rich food, but try to choose a menu that won't leave either of you feeling unpleasantly full or sluggish. Stay away from recipes that call for lots of butter, cheese, cream, or other rich ingredients.

  3. Step 2

    Prep food ahead of time

    Prepare as much of the dinner as you can the day before so that you only have to cook for a half hour at most on Valentine's Day.

  4. Invite your lover into the kitchen and cook together while drinking champagne.

  5. Step 3

    Set the mood

    Turn down the lights, and turn on romantic music. Decorate the table with candles and flowers to set the mood.

  6. Cuddle up on the couch with a romantic film and enjoy a dinner and a movie for Valentine's Day.

  7. Step 4

    Start the meal

    Start the meal by serving an appetizer like a soup, salad, shrimp, or mussels. Follow this with your main course.

  8. Step 5

    Serve wine and the meal

    Serve the main course with a bottle of wine. Search online for a wine that complements the meal.

  9. Step 6

    End with dessert

    Conclude the meal with a light, simple dessert. After a romantic meal, who knows what will happen next?

  10. According to a 2009 survey, 58 percent of American adults purchasing flowers on Valentine's Day are men.

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