In yesterday’s post we looked at food for your date night, a super important, romantic, seductive part of your date night if you are ‘eating in’. Today we continue the food theme, looking this time in more detail at some sensuous foods and drink ideas…
Words: Jeremy Parker 03/10/2013
Sensuous foods and drink
Here are a few food ideas to get you thinking along the right path for your date night food and drink choices…
- Fruits such as grapes, strawberries (especially dipped in some decent dark 70% chocolate!), in season plums, figs, mangoes or any berries are all lovely luscious fruits that you can both get all sticky sharing and feeding each other with.
- Chocolate (ideally with a high % cocoa value) on its own in bar form, or as a chocolate mousse (a seriously sensual pudding). Eating chocolate has been linked with the release of serotonin in the brain which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure. Go grab you and your partner some, but make sure that you don’t both have too much, otherwise you risk your partners feelings of guilt at how much choc that she’s eaten kicking in.
- Olives, lovely to feed each other.
- Oysters! But these come with a warning that they might not be for everyone – do check with her first as she may well be really repulsed by the very idea!
- Brazil nuts or cashews.
- Cheese, especially soft cheeses, doubtless your partner will have her favourites, so go and check with her first to find out what she likes.
- Asparagus, and possibly artichokes.
- Champagne – on its own, and most especially pink champagne. This will go down very well, and, obviously the more you are able to pay, the better quality you’ll get. Nothing like a touch of luxury to make your partner feel special, and worth every penny that you spend.
- Champagne and brandy cocktails are also very sensual, but watch out for drinking far too much and your partner getting so drunk so quickly that she passes out super speedily.
- Above all think simple nibbly, easy to pickup foods; for example a salad of fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella would work well – it tastes great, its quick and easy to prepare and the basil has an alluring aroma which can have a warming effect on the body and promotes circulation. All good stuff.
- And of course you can also ask your partner what her favourite dish or dishes are!
And if all that fails then there’s good old Google; search on ‘romantic foods’ or ‘valentine’s day recipes’ to get back many 100’s of great ideas.
In tomorrow’s post we’ll look at how to prepare for date night. This sounds weird and rather odd I know, but by prepare I mean things like making sure that your partner is in a great, relaxed, romanced place in preparation for a really great date night.