So after a more than 10 year absence from the dating pool, I'm jumping back in with both feet.
I've been on a few dinner dates with a handsome gentleman, and am planning to have him come over to my place for dinner in the next week or so. So I need some menu advice. He's reasonably adventurous, well-traveled, smart, and I don't want to screw this up.
I can cook almost anything, but obviously want to stick to my comfort zones for this one: things I know I can do (reliably) well, and not so labor intensive that I look like I've knocked myself out. My thoughts are for an either French(ish) or Italian menu.
Appetizer: Some decent terrines (store bought from a good place)
Entree: Roasted chicken with white wine, tarragon and mustard sauce. Frites (home made).
Dessert: Chocolate mousse
Appetizer: An assortment of interesting antipasti (from a good local place)
Entree: Risotto Milanese (made the way my ex-mother in law taught me with saffron, bone marrow, etc)
Dessert: Zabaglione with raspberries.
Thoughts? Advice? Especially on wine choices and what 40-something guys would enjoy.