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Romantic dinner ideas

While it's nice to visit a fancy restaurant as a treat from time to time, a romantic dinner at home can be just as lovely, particularly if you'd like to spend quality time catching up with your significant other. It's especially fun if you work together to create your special meal. Whether you're looking for romantic dinner ideas for Valentine's Day or for a Friday-night date, we've got a sample of delicious dinner ideas that will make your meal extra-special.

Classic romantic dinner idea: Steak Frites
When celebrating with a special meal, steak and fries make the ultimate treat. Our make-at-home recipe will bring a little taste of a classic French bistro menu right to the comfort of your kitchen, which will delight you and your partner. The secret to mastering this recipe? Let the steak rest before serving. Once dinner is done, consider unwinding with a romantic movie and a decadent dessert.

Romantic dinner ideas - Steak Frites

Aphrodisiacal romantic appetizer:
Raw Oysters on the Half Shell
Freshly shucked oysters are a classic -- and classy -- starter to a romantic feast. A well known aphrodisiac, oysters are high in zinc and contain amino acids that trigger the production of sex hormones. Rumour has it, Casanova, the notorious 18th century lover, used to eat 50 oysters for breakfast every morning.

A helpful tip? Make sure you serve this delectable dish in a bed of coarse salt.

Romantic dinner idea -- Oysters on the half shelf

Seafood lover's romantic dinner favourite:
Lemon Herb Scallops
Put seafood front row and centre for your romantic meal. This yummy recipe calls for scallops -- a simple yet elegant ingredient -- that will take your everyday meal to a whole new, classier level. Impress your partner with the sophistication of this dish from the sauce to the sear on each scallop. The addition of saffron adds extra depth to the sauce, making it bright and tangy. Plus, the added health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found it the scallops won't hurt.

Romantic dinner idea - Lemon Herb Scallops

Romantic pasta for two:
Spicy Bucatini With Roasted Tomatoes
Sweet basil has a reputation for romance, and paired with a touch of hot pepper it makes this dish perfect for the start of a love-filled evening. The colours, the smell, the taste -- everything about this yummy recipe is meant to tantalize your -- and your partner's -- senses. Pair it with a glass of wine for ultimate perfection. And cheesy, yes, but here's your chance to recreate that cute scene from the Disney classic Lady and the Tramp. You know the one we're referring to. Mmm... bella notte!

Romantic dinner ideas - Spicy Bucatini With Roasted Tomatoes

Romantic toast for two:
Original Champagne Cocktail
Raise a glass to the spirit of romance and unwind with this delicious Champagne cockail you can make at home. As a nod to a classic and familiar romance, you can use pink Champagne if you want to recreate the iconic cocktail from An Affair to Remember.

Romantic dinner ideas - Original Champagne Cocktail

Romantic candy idea: Two Ingredient Fudge
Two ingredients is all it takes to spell out your love with this easy homemade candy recipe. A sweet end to any meal -- or a sweet treat in general -- this fudge is sure to win hearts everywhere. For a polished finish, smooth the top of the fudge with a small offset spatula before chilling. Once the fudge hardens, top squares with melted white chocolate and candies, or send a cute message to a loved one by using lightly greased cookie cutters to make letters.

Romantic dinner ideas - Two Ingredient Fudge

For more great ideas check out 10 easy chocolate recipes or 5 easy DIY Valentine's Day gifts.
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