Date-Night Dinner Menus

Don't fret over making dinner reservations.Try one of these amazing menus and enjoy a romantic meal at home.

  • Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    True Romance

    This mostly make-ahead dinner allows you to focus on wooing your sweetheart. You'll get big points for the decadent Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings.
  • Valentine's Day Menu

    Valentine's Day Menu

    Set the table and light the candles for this romantic menu for two.
  • Deviled Crab Boules with Beurre Blanc
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    An Evening of Romance

    Kitchen stress is not conducive to a romantic evening, so relax with this make-ahead menu featuring deviled crabmeat in a bread bowl and amaretto tarts.
  • Cherry Tomato-Caper Salad

    Candlelight on a Budget

    You could spend big bucks at a trendy restaurant, but true romantics know that feasting doesn't have to cost a fortune. This money-saving menu takes less than an hour to prepare and comes straight from the heart.
  • Veal Medallions with Apple-Thyme Sauce
    Randy Mayor

    A Luxurious Menu for Two

    Rekindle romance with an elegant home-cooked meal of artichokes, bitter greens, and veal medallions. For dessert, go the easy route and serve store-bought sorbet.
  • Roasted Lobster Tails with Ginger Dipping Sauce

    Lobster Menu for Two

    Lobster is always perfect for a special occasion dinner, and it's even better when you enjoy it in the intimate atmosphere of your own home.
  • Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce
    Randy Mayor; Bob Gager

    Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce

    When you need to have special meal on the table shortly after you've walked in the door at the end of a hectic day, here's the menu for you. The tenderloin steaks take about 20 minutes, and you can round out the meal with a mixed green salad, refrigerated mashed potatoes and, of course, a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries
    Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling; Melanie J. Clarke

    Valentine's Dinner

    Set the table with your best china and crystal, light the candles, and let robust aromas of this memorable meal fill your kitchen.
  • Beef Fillets with Cognac-Onion Sauce

    Dinner for Two

    This menu features the all-time popular Baby Blue Salad and Beef Fillets with Cognac-Onion Sauce, reduces their serving size and creates a truly memorable dish. The meal is designed with Valentine's Day in mind. (Serves 2)

  • Fennel and Rosemary–Crusted Roasted Rack of Lamb
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Table for Two

    Impress your sweetheart with this memorable Valentine's Day feast featuring rack of lamb and créme brulee. And because it's a mostly make-ahead meal, you can actually enjoy spending time with the object of your affection.
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