You take a deep breath as you set the little black box on the counter. You’ve known your partner for years. You’ve been through difficult times but shared many wonderful experiences together. You can’t imagine life without them. Tonight’s the big night. It has to be perfect. You’ve been planning this dinner for months now, it’s time to make it happen. You roll back your sleeves and get to work.
You too can have the perfect evening with these exciting dinner recipes for your Valentine’s Day menu from Rain City Maids:
The perfect evening begins with a delicious bite-sized, tasty morsel. This is a wonderful opportunity to lighten the tension and nerves that come with the expectations of the evening. At this point in the dinner, enjoy small conversation, flirting, and playful anecdotes to set the mood for the night. You’ll find some added romance enhancement with a touch of basil, balsamic, seafood, honey, and more. Celebrate romance with appetizing elegance.
- Basil & Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
- Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents
- Grilled Pear, Honey, and Brie Crostini
Now that you're feeling a bit more relaxed, it’s time for the main course. This is a great time to show off all the efforts you put into making this an amazing Valentine’s Day main course. Here you will likely continue your quips and conversations from the appetizers. With the right foods, such as seafood, truffles, olive oil, garlic, chili pepper, beets, etc. you might just find the evening getting a bit steamy. Dig into dinner with these easy yet exquisite meals.
- Miso Sesame Tuna Rice Bowls
- Chili-Rubbed Ribeye Steak with Maple-Bourbon Butter
- Truffle Oil Roast Salmon and Mushrooms
To round out the perfect meal, serve your partner a dessert they will never forget. As the music plays in the background, you have the opportunity to present any gifts you have or any little, sparkly surprises waiting in your pocket. Perfect mood enhancers include chocolate, almonds, nuts, ginger, strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cherries, wine, and more. Set the mood with these decadent desserts.
- Chocolate Wine Truffles
- Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes
- Spicy Chocolate Bark with Chipotle and Almonds
Nothing rounds out a meal like a beautiful, handmade cocktail. At this juncture, let the mood guide the evening naturally. This is also a great time to exchange gifts or propose engagements. To enhance the spirit of the evening, including these foods in your beverages: coffee, red wine, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, watermelon, and more. Show off your mixology skills with these exciting cocktails.
"Hello?” a familiar voice calls from the front hall. You rush to meet your partner and the evening progresses perfectly from appetizer to main course and then dessert. Settled together in front of the fireplace, sipping cocktails you look at your partner with a serious and earnest face. You reach into your pocket and pull out the small black box... “Will you marry me?” you ask, on bended knee. With emotion-filled eyes, they throw their arms around your neck and say, “yes, a million times, yes!”