Seasonal Foods for a Romantic Dinner

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Blackberries in a white bowl
If your ‘muddy’ date loves good quality and locally sourced food, then a romantic seasonal dinner is a great way to impress them.

We’ve selected a seasonal starter, main and pudding from three mouth-watering food blogs for you to try.

Seasonal starter

Lager and Lime Mussels – Mussels are said to be in season in any month ending with an ‘r’, so now is the perfect time to indulge in this lesser-known aphrodisiac.

Foodits‘ Jon Gay gives a citrus twist to the more traditional moules marinieres by using lager and lime to the cream sauce for this tasty starter.

Click on the following link to find the recipe and a video of how to make the Lager and Lime Mussels.

Game main

Venison Stew – This unusual main course from A Scots Larder combines a wealth of seasonal ingredients to create a rich, slow-cooked meal that’s perfect for warming your cockles in the autumn months. And if you’re looking for a fun outdoor date before your dinner, you could even suggest a trip out foraging for blackberries to make the stew and the Blackberry Madeira Pie for dessert.

To make the Venison Stew click on the link to be taken to the website: Venison Stew with Brambles and Root Vegetables.

If you’re looking for a hearty side order, you could always try Abel and Cole’s Best Ever Roast Potatoes recipe.

Berry good pud

Blackberry Pie – The vibrant colour of seasonal blackberries make Donegal based chef Zack Gallagher’s Blackberry Madeira Pie look as good as it tastes. The pudding combines two of life’s tastiest foods; cake and pie, so you really can’t go wrong if you’re wishing to leave a lasting impression at the end of your meal. It tastes wonderful straight from the oven with a scoop of ice cream or cold with a dollop of clotted cream.

*Following on from your meal, sit back, relax and revel in all the praise you will receive from your date.