With the right food comes the right mood. And anniversary dinner food should allow everyone an opportunity to create a beautifully romantic moment. After all, you can always go out. This night is about staying in. My Sous-chef Soul MatePut on an old record. Or a new mp3. Open the wine a little earlier than the meal. And start cooking—together. Cooking together is less likely to make the chef feel he or she is doing all the work, and it’s more likely to make for a very fun night even before you both sit down. You might want to try recreating a meal that meant a lot to you both. Maybe it was an early date, the food at your wedding, or a wonderful vacation bistro or café entrée. Blend the memory from then with smells and savory tastes tonight for a wonderful night. If you don’t want to worry about recreating anything but you still want to be a little more hands-on with your cooking, try a romantic recipe that features one of our sets of love birds best split between two people: Guinea Hen, Free-Range Poussin, or as an appetizer, our Quail. You’ll enjoy the chopping, prepping, seasoning, and cooking together, and when it’s ready, you’ll more than enjoy a beautiful meal together. While it cooks, enjoy the warm, rich smells of these delicious birds cooking, and better still, sneak a few to-die-for morsels of Hudson Valley Duck Foie Gras Lobe.
Kitchen NewbiesIf you and your partner-in-crime are novices in the kitchen, fret not! There are plenty of easy dishes to create together. First of all, higher quality meat does most of the work for you. Our Duck breasts are just such a meat. First, score the meat with cross-hatched cuts of the fatty side, being careful not to cut past the fat and into the meat itself. Then, season with a dash of salt and pepper, and quickly sear each side in a very hot pan of olive oil. To elevate your duck, you could try a not-too-scary recipe with this mouthwatering one featuring Hoisin and Figs. If red meat is more your fancy for your special anniversary meal, there are few steaks quite as ethereal or as worthy of an anniversary meal as Kobe-Style Wagyu Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak. Roast a few portion-sized cuts of this big-occasion beef with salt and pepper. The result will have you both wondering if your love for each other is as immense as your newfound love of Kobe Wagyu.
Regardless of what you make, spending the time together creating your perfectly luscious meal will make this anniversary enjoyable, romantic, and above all, unbelievably memorable.