What to Cook for a Romantic Dinner That Isn’t Spaghetti and Meatballs

There is nothing more impressive or romantic than cooking up a feast for you and your loved one. 

Celebrate your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or simply enjoy spending some time together with a home-cooked meal. But don’t just reach for the packet spaghetti, create something worth swooning over. Or even something worth popping the question over. From dinner classics to vegetarian delights and delicious desserts, we have everything you need to impress your date — or should we say wife-to-be? 

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Get it Just Right 

When it comes to steak (and romance) we all have our own preferences. From well-done to medium-rare, mastering how to cook a steak shows off that you can really nail the timing. Plus it’s not as daunting as it sounds. When it comes to getting the color just right try using a meat thermometer. Pair with buttery potatoes and fresh greens for a Michelin-starred experience at home. 

If you’re after something a little more hands-on why not try making pizzas at home? Elevate it with some homemade pizza bases and you can choose your own toppings. This is also a great way to cook together and get to know someone at the same time. Pop a bottle and get cooking. And you can’t go wrong with a romantic playlist. 

If you’re looking at popping the question you have to try the Engagement Roast Chicken. This recipe is rumored to lead to an engagement — so why not give it a try! And let us know the results.  

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Earthly Delights 

A romantic dinner doesn’t have to be heavy. There are plenty of vegetarian options that just ooze romance and sophistication. 

It’s time to take some inspiration from a place known for stories of love — France. Woo them with a delectable French onion soup that pairs perfectly with a cozy night in by the fire. The secret is all in the right cheese toasty to dip in. Try out gruyere for maximum impact. 

If you want to show just how committed you are you can always make risotto. This dish needs plenty of tender loving care (and stirring) which makes it a very romantic dinner choice indeed. Couple with some white wine and candles for a dinner that they’ll be sure to remember. 

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Don’t Forget Dessert

Just why is dessert so romantic? The sweetness? Chocolate? 

We’re sure there is science behind it — but for us, it’s the simple satisfaction of eating something for pure pleasure. And there is nothing more indulgent than a molten chocolate cake. 

When it comes to getting the perfect, gooey center use ganache instead of undercooking the batter. Not only does this taste better — but it is also pretty much guaranteed to impress your partner. If you don’t like chocolate, you could always dazzle with a crème brûlée. Just make sure you don’t set anything on fire trying to get that perfect caramelized layer. 

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If you really nail the romantic dinner you might even want to propose? And that’s where we come in. You get dinner sorted and leave finding the perfect ring for your bride with us. Turn your date night into one to remember forever with Ben Garelick Jewelers. Give us a call at (716) 631-1584 or visit our Buffalo, NY jewelry store to find the perfect engagement ring for your partner. 

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