Wine and Dine your Love with these Valentine’s Dinner Ideas

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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

Starters

Kickstart your meal the right way – with plenty of flavour!

Valentine's dinner ideas
Valentine's dinner ideas

Crispy Haloumi in Phyllo

No one can resist a crisp pastry-wrapped starter…yum!

Recipe for Crispy Haloumi in Phyllo

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.

Recipe for Wonton Cups with Tuna Tartare

Valentine's dinner ideas
Valentine's dinner ideas

Avocado 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!

Recipe for Avocado Ritz

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

Recipe for Beef Carpaccio with Goats Cheese

Courgette Mint and Feta Tarts

The most delectable vegetarian tart, perfect for a starter or side dish. Super easy to make, and super delicious to eat.

Recipe for Courgette Mint and Feta Tarts

MISO-GLAZED AUBERGINES WITH VEGAN MISO MAYO

Wow your significant other with this amazing vegan starter! These miso-glazed aubergines with guacamole are a total gamechanger.

Recipe for Miso-Glazed Aubergines


The main attraction…

Go big or go home with these tasty mains ideas.

Valentine's dinner ideas
Valentine's dinner 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!

Recipe for Sesame Crusted Hake with Greens.

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.

Recipe for Grilled Lamb Fillet with Baba Ghanoush

Valentine's dinner ideas
Valentine's dinner ideas

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!

Recipe for Black Squid Ink Pasta with Oyster Carbonara Sauce

Sweet & Sticky Ribs

Who can resist the sweet, salty, spicy Asian flavours of ribs falling off the bone.

Recipe for Sweet & Sticky Ribs

ONION, OLIVE AND GOAT’S CHEESE TART

Simple, delicious, and beautiful. We promise your partner will be impressed!

Recipe for Goat Cheese Tart

BEETROOT RAVIOLI WITH BROWN BUTTER AND POPPY SEEDS

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like homemade ravioli. These little pockets of perfection are filled with beetroot and ricotta and smothered in brown butter sauce – perfection!

Recipe for Beetroot Ravioli


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.

Panna Cotta

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!

Recipe for Panna Cotta

Triple Layer Naked Mousse Cake

This is every mousse lovers dream cake, three layers of light, fluffy decadence!

Recipe for Triple Layer Naked Mousse Cake

Valentine's dinner ideas
Valentine's dinner ideas

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?

Recipe for Chocolate & Espresso Filled Domes

 Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Because at the end of the day we all need a little self-love.

Recipe for Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE TORTE WITH MASCARPONE & SEASONAL BERRIES

Chocolate is apparently an aphrodisiac so why not take full advantage of that on Valentine’s Day. This torte is luscious and has a fudgy texture, it’s also surprisingly easy to make.

Recipe for Chocolate Torte

BAKED CARROT CAKE DOUGHNUTS

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? This twist on a classic doughnut is the perfect activity for you and your loved on this Valentine’s Day.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Doughnuts

BLACK FOREST ROULADE

Kicking it old school with this beautiful roulade. Fresh cherries add such a nice, sweet touch to the dessert but sour cherries add a lovely fresh tart note. Dealers choice!

Recipe for Roulade

LEMON CURD CRÈME BRÛLÉE

A twist on a classic French dessert. This dessert is sure to impress your loved one!

Recipe for Lemon Curd Creme Brulee

 

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