Fancy dinners don’t always have to be at the French or Italian restaurant in town. You can have your own romantic dinner right at home. It’s less costly and you have the entire place to yourself to spend quality time with each other so what more do you need? It will also show your lady that you are willing to put that extra effort to make the occasion special. So here are some things to keep in mind to ensure she has a magical evening with you.
Set the ambience
You can’t just cook a meal and ask her to come over. It should be carefully planned out which includes cleaning your house and setting the ambience. A romantic dinner is all about the ambience and hence you need to make an effort to make the place look nice. Bring some flowers, take the ‘special’ plates and cutlery out, set the table, bring some wine, dim the lights, play some music, light some candles and make the place welcoming. The impression she gets as soon as she walks in matters a lot. It’s is pointless to have the best dumplings cooked but if your place looks like a tornado just swam in.
Have a backup plan
If you are cooking such a dinner for the first time, it is better to have a backup plan in place. You could completely destroy your entrée so better have some extra food items in place. Rotisseries chicken might be a great emergency plan. Cook something easy that can be done in a few minutes. If you have no back up food, just order some Chinese dumplings Melbourne. You two could laugh it off later.
Get as much done in advance
The last thing you need is to spend the entire night in the kitchen, preparing a very complex meal such as lasagna. Rather, keep it simple and do adequate prep. If not, you’ll be giving all the attention to the cooking and least attention to her. Keep some simple tasks to be done by her so that she can feel involved and this will be fun too. The best idea is to get her to prepare the salad. It’s easy and not too messy either. If you guys started dating recently, involving in cooking will build great conversation too. You can even identify her style of cooking, any secret ingredients she puts etc. You also need to go through the recipe in advance so that you don’t have to keep reading it while the date.