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.
Sexy Starters for Valentine’s Dinner
Set the mood for your Valentine’s dinner with one of these appetisers.
Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita
It’s no secret that oysters are aphrodisiacs but did you know that watermelon is too…? If you want to take things to the next level, this divine pairing will do the trick. The flavours of sweet watermelon and zesty granita against the satisfyingly briny oysters are sublime.
Recipe for Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita
Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream
Hosting a Valentine’s dinner for friends? Bring on the bubbly and serve these mouthwatering Beef Carapacio Canapés.
Recipe for Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream
Confit Tomatoes with Whole Garlic & Thyme
This method of slow poaching of tomatoes in oil makes them soft and sweet – serve alongside fresh or toasted bread, and mop up that delicious sauce!
Recipe for Confit Tomatoes
Baked Camembert with Roasted Figs & Caramelised Nuts
A starter for a special occasion, this Baked Camembert gets delectably gooey and is perfectly complemented by the sweet and sticky roast figs. Yum!
Recipe for Baked Camembert
Beef Tataki with Crispy Garlic
Tataki is like the beefy cousin of sashimi. Just lightly seared and served with tasty toppings. This is a celebratory starter for a special meal and looks very impressive, in case you’re out to impress anyone special…
Recipe for Beef Tataki
Gin Botanical Cured Trout
A stunning dish infused with the botanicals used in gin. Serve alongside a special gin cocktail to really kickstart the evening.
Recipe for Gin Botanical Cured Trout
The Main Attraction…
Go big or go home with these tasty mains ideas.
Gnocchi in a creamy Basil Pesto Sauce
If food is the way to the heart, then this gnocchi dish will make them swoon.
Recipe for Gnocchi in a creamy Basil Pesto Sauce
Vegan Mixed Grain & Pulse Salad
Get their pulses racing with this delicious and filling salad – perfect for the vegan beau.
Recipe for Vegan Mixed Grain & Pulse Salad
Wagyu Denver Steak Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese & Walnuts
This is the ultimate steak salad, perfectly tender Wagyu with spicy rocket, sweet caramelised pears and punchy blue cheese. Your date will definitely feel the love.
Recipe for Wagyu Denver Steak Salad
Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle
This isn’t your average weeknight pasta! Although it looks complicated, this pasta is super simple to prepare but packs all those luscious flavours to make it a weekend special.
Recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle
Pan-fried Calamari with Mayonnaise & Guacamole
Nothing like a good seafood platter to show the depths of your love – this calamari dish will definitely impress them.
Recipe for Pan-fried Calamari with Mayonnaise & Guacamole
Beef Short Rib Tacos with Stir-fried Vegetables
It’s always a good idea to break the ice by serving a dish you can only eat with your hands — it’s the best way to get comfortable with each other!
Recipe for Beef Short Rib Tacos
End your Valentine’s meal on a sweet and sultry note – these ought to do the trick…
Sultry Liquid Chocolate & Whisky Sugar Cones
A cheeky dessert and the perfect nightcap, this dessert will warm their chest and heart.
Recipe for Sultry Liquid Chocolate & Whisky Sugar Cones
Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream
Spoonfuls of deliciously light, velvety and creamy mousse with a crumbly biscuit base – what more could they want?
Recipe for Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream
Raspberry & Rose Pavlova
Impress them with this showstopping and divine Pavlova topped with berries.
Recipe for Raspberry & Rose Pavlova
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
These whimsical and delicious ice cream sandwiches will set the mood for an evening of fun and romance.
Recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs
A decadent dark chocolate tart highlighted with a sprinkle of Maldon salt and crushed malted puffs. The perfect way to end a romantic Valentine’s dinner.
Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
This is a lovely combination of the tartness of the berries, tanginess of the cheesecake and richness of the chocolate.
Recipe for Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
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 – especially if it’s in the form of chocolate.
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
After Dinner Espresso Chocolate Truffles
This is an after-dinner indulgence that will wow your date!
Recipe for After Dinner Truffles
Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée
A twist on a classic French dessert. This dessert is sure to impress your loved one!
Recipe for Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée
Yoghurt & Lime Tart
Lime adds a citrusy note to this yoghurt-based tart – bound to be a zingy end to a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner!
Recipe for Yoghurt & Lime Tart
Want more? Woo your sweetheart with these Valentine’s Sweet Treats.
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