Home Cooking 18

Date night dinner

bonefreakchef | Apr 20, 201208:57 PM

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.

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