Planning a Dinner Date

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

They say that food is the way to a man’s heart, but it’s also a great way to impress women too. So if you’re trying to woo your new date, then cooking some fancy food can be a smart move.

Don’t cook on a first date

After speaking via online messaging, you might feel like you know your potential date well before you have met in person. However, on a first date it is sensible to meet in a public place like a cafe, restaurant, or museum where there will be lots of other people.

Play it safe

If you haven’t already discussed food on previous dates, think about avoiding foods that divide opinions, such as strong spices, liquorice, or olives.

Check for allergies

There would nothing worse than serving your date something that they are allergic to. So, when you invite them for dinner, ask them if they are allergic to anything, or if they have any other dietary requirements.

Choose something you know well

Now is not the time to be trying to make a souffle  and meringues for the first time. Instead, opt for a tried and tested family favourite and concentrate on how you present it.

Prepare everything in advance

If you’ve ever watched Come Dine With Me, you’ll know that contestants get marked down if they spend most of the evening in the kitchen. Hopefully, your date won’t be marking you out of 10, but they will feel put out if they have to spend a lot of time on their own.

If you do need to prepare some items fresh, you could invite your date into the kitchen.

Opt for dessert

Dessert feels like a special treat and will help to woo anyone with a sweet tooth. If you’re not a fan of baking, then something like fruit salad, or strawberries dipped in chocolate would be a suitable alternative.

Make it special

To make your dinner date feel special, lay out a table cloth, napkins and a candle.