Going out to spend some quality time with our significant other is something that many of us look forward to and is a great way to not only bring couples closer, but to step out for a moment from our busy lives. Why not bring date night home? We’re going to show you how to have date night right in the comfort of your own home with some delicious recipes from our alum chefs. For those of us who don’t like to cook, we have some great restaurants from our alum chefs where you can order some delicious takeout as well!
Prepare A Full Course Meal
Prepare a full course meal with an appetizer, entrée, and dessert with some of yours and your partner’s favorite dishes. Below we have a great salad recipe that’s light and tasty as an appetizer and a grilled lambchop recipe that would pair beautifully with some red wine. (See our wine pairings piece to learn more.) Lastly, we have a delicious buckeye recipe because, lets face it, chocolate is the symbol of love!
Appetizer – Chef Seamus Mullen
Fennel and Artichoke Salad with Grapefruit
See recipe on Chef Seamus’ Instagram.
Entrée – Chef Ludo Lefebvre
Grilled Lamb Chops and Jardinière De Légumes
To make the Jardinière:
Dessert – Chef Duff Goldman
Set the Table
Whether you decide to eat in the kitchen, dining room, or take it outside – make the setting of choice as creative and dreamy as possible. Light some candles, dim the lights, and use your nicest tableware to make it feel romantic!
Get Dressed Up
For the ultimate wow factor, don’t forget to dress up in your nicest clothes! You’ll feel fantastic to finally be able to dress up again and your partner will not only be astonished by your wonderful set-up but also by how amazing you look.
If cooking is not for you, no worries, leave it to the chefs! For those of us who don’t want to cook or simply don’t have the time, we have some great takeout options for our Los Angeles natives:
Jar Restaurant – Chef Suzanne Tracht
M. Georgina – Chef Melissa Perello
Broken Spanish – Chef Ray Garcia
For dessert –
Valerie Confections – Chef Valerie Gordon
Time to start planning your date night at home with some delicious meals! After all, the way to the heart is through the stomach.