The Date Night Meal Plan

Friday night dinner and a movie is fine, but not if you really want to make an impression. Creating the perfect date night meal can mean the difference between a solo fist pump dance at the end of the evening or ordering take-out after the kitchen fire. Impress your date with homecooked dinner from cocktail to dessert. You'll thank us later.

September 26, 2019


All the best evenings start with a quality cocktail. Shake things up and get the date off to a smooth start with this sophisticated twist on a traditional Vodka Martini.

Shaken, Not Stirred

Grey Goose L'espresso Martini

Grey Goose

Tap into your inner James Bond with this drink. Garnished with a few coffee beans, it's dressed to kill.


Everyone loves some pre-food food. Take things to the next level with this elevated teaser for the night, fit for a 5-star restaurant.

Flex Your Mussels

Mussels with Sofrito

A Fork's Tale

Sofrito is the “Latino Cook’s secret weapon.” It combines cilantro, garlic, onion, peppers, and tomatoes to create a fundamental base for many Spanish dishes. Pairing the Sofrito with the mussels develop a flavorsome aromatic dish that begs for seconds.


No meal is complete without some leafy greens. Just toss, garnish, and go!

Going Green

Arugula Salad with Feta and Olives

A Wholesome New World

This light and deliciously simple salad, perfect for any dinner combo.

Main Course

Every meal needs a show stopper. Your partner will be so impressed by your culinary craft with this duck confit, the date is guaranteed to go well.

Feeling Ducky

Cheaters' Duck Confit

Alexandra's Kitchen

You can make pretty good duck confit in about 3 hours with only 3 ingredients: duck legs, salt, and butter. It may not be traditional, but it might be the fastest, most delicious bistro-style meal you ever prepare.

Side Dish

Everything is better with company, and meals are no exception. Potatoes are super versatile, so they make the perfect complement to any main dish!

Butter Me Up

Boursin Butter Potato Stacks

Cooking and Cussing

Sliced potatoes are layered with rich Boursin herb butter and baked to golden brown perfection.


Wind down the night with an explosion of sweetness, because nothing says "I lava you" like a red velvet cake.

Red Hot

Red Velvet Lava Cakes

Half Baked Harvest

Romantically sweet and sweetly romantic, this dazzling cake has a chocolate ganache center that oozes with love.

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