Doing a romantic dinner for two (I’ve sold so many gift certificates and done more of these dinners than I can count) is not the most lucrative, but definitely my favorite service that I offer as a personal chef. For me, it’s the personal chef equivalent to theater vs. film, I preferred the adrenalin rush of feeling live audience reactions as an actress too. The majority of my work, cooking people their weekly meals, is done while the client is away at work. Romantic dinners mean I get to take a more indulgent approach towards the menu, plate it beautifully, see the delight in their faces, and oh how rewarding the sound of applause can be!
I also enjoy being a conspirator in making your loved ones happy. In all these years no one has ever asked me to dish up the syrupy romance for breakfast… until last week. My amorous client has to be away on work, so he wanted to surprise his finance with something special to start her day, ergo “the most important meal of the day” has finally gone romantic. I thought I’d share the menus I came up with for them to choose from, so you can surprise your sweetheart with an enchanting breakfast in bed too.
Fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice
choice of coffee or tea
Honey-Lime Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt
Pomegranate, Blueberry & Vanilla Protein Shake
Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, & Gruyere Frittata
Fresh Baked Bright Eye Muffins
Red Velvet Waffles with Whipped Cream Cheese Topping & Blueberries
Crisp Applewood-Smoked Bacon
Croissant French Toast & Cinnamon Butter
Canadian Bacon & Caramelized Onion Saute
Breakfast not your style? I’ve also just added a complete Valentines Day Menu Plan offering three different 3 Course Romantic Dinners. Each menu comes with recipes, and heat to eat instructions, plus some illustrations to help you along and suggestions on how to time it all. The beauty of this menu is almost everything
can be made in advance, making it possible for you to keep your focus on your loved one while enjoying an intimate dinner in the privacy of your own home. Premium members can download this sumptuous menu plan today, but you can also buy the plan individually here in the shop.
If you would like to sample a free recipe of mine, please click here for our recipe of the week. So, do you think breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” and which one would you choose?