Wine and Dine your Love with these Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Impress your date, treat your partner, or go all out and do a dinner party for friends. This is our choice of Valentine’s dinner ideas to help you make a splash during the month of love.
Valentine’s Dinner Ideas to get you cooking
Kickstart your meal the right way – with plenty of flavour!
Crispy Haloumi in Phyllo
No one can resist a crisp pastry-wrapped starter…yum!
WONTON CUPS WITH TUNA TARTARE, AVO AND WASABI MAYONNAISE
Add some Asian flavour to your menu with these wonton cups. A really simple but pretty, canapé packed with so many delicious flavours.
Putting on the Ritz
If you are out to impress and are feeling adventurous, recreate Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s revamp of the classic avo ritz. When you present this to your dining partner there will be a gasp of awe!
Beef Carpaccio with Goats Cheese
This is a deliciously fresh dish dressed with grapefruit mustard dressing. It requires very little cooking but has plenty of flavour
The main attraction…
Go big or go home with these tasty mains ideas.
Sesame Crusted Hake with Greens
If your date is still detoxing from January, this light meal will be a treat without busting the diet!
Grilled Lamb Fillet with Baba Ghanoush and Pomegranate Jewels
This dish will impress with its Middle Eastern flavours, the pomegranate arils add a pop of red and a sweet Valentine-sy feel.
Black Squid Ink Pasta with Oyster Carbonara Sauce
This is the recipe that will show your culinary prowess and will help woo your date with the aphrodisiac qualities of oysters. It’s a win-win!
Sweet & Sticky Ribs
Who can resist the sweet, salty, spicy Asian flavours of ribs falling off the bone.
Stylish sweets to swoon over…
You simply have to have something sweet and sultry to end a Valentine’s meal. These ought to do the trick.
This is the recipe that is set to impress, it may take some skill to get it right, but the results will be so worth it!
A light, summery dessert that is easy to prepare and will add a touch of colour to your meal.
Chocolate & Espresso Filled Domes
A chocolate Bavarian mousse, filled with a white chocolate and coffee cremeaux, with a sticky hazelnut brownie biscuit – what’s not to love?
Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
Because at the end of the day we all need a little self-love.
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