Delicious food is a time-honored centerpiece of fantastic, memorable dates. What better way to someone’s heart than through their stomach? Right? There is no way you can’t win over your loved one with some yummy treats! Here are five tasty meals and snacks that will set a perfect mood for love and romance.
This is a sexy starter food for a day outdoors or romantic dinner. No matter what chocolate-covered anything is sure to sweeten things up a bit. Strawberries are the most traditional fruit used in this dish. But these days, sweet shops and bakeries have added variety to include grapes and raspberries. This quaint finger food looks beautiful and tastes fantastic. You can even pair this delight with coffee or tea. The caffeine in chocolate and those beverages can perk anyone up after a long day at work or a trying week.
What could be more fun than dipping hearty breads, low-calorie vegetables and healthy fruits into a pretty pot? Fondue restaurants give new couples an activity to break up the nervous conversation and jitters. Long-term couples can break up the monotony and fit many tastes in one meal. Originally conceived in the 1930s as a way for Switzerland to encourage cheese consumption, fondue is now a date night favorite. Accoutrements are served with a pot full of warm cheese, chocolate and fondue bourguignonne including meat.
The sheer breadth of pasta dishes keeps Italian restaurants at the top of ideal date lists. Tomato and cream sauces paired with spaghetti, linguine and bowtie noodles offer something for every palate. Add vegetables and meats for heartier fare. Precede the main course with strong, complex flavors found in Italian salads and antipasto. Bruschetta is a light but filling appetizer which can double as a meal. Places like YNot Italian in Virginia Beach, Virginia, offer these traditional Italian standards, perfect for couples to share.
Salmon is not only a source of heart-healthy and brain-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids. These Omega-3 fatty acids give expectant mothers or women trying to conceive a shot of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), essential for a baby’s healthy brain development. For these reasons and it’s versatile flavoring options, salmon is the meat of choice on dates. Try it grilled, barbecued and even Cajun-style for a tasty substitute to fatty steaks.
Fall in love for the first time or all over again with sushi. Sushi rolls are vegetarian-friendly and chopsticks are fun, and this lightweight meal can work for dinner or lunch. Sushi is an adventurous choice with success for first daters. Recent studies have shown ordering sushi on a first date can increase odds of a second date 170%.
Consult online restaurant liaisons and guides to explore these tasty ideas. They encourage a great date at a restaurant table, as take-out or on delivery right at home. Or, if you are really feeling adventurous you can try to make something from scratch at home. That would definitely impress the people you love the most.