Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to love. It’s a time to think about all the ways you can say, “I love you”…a touching card, a thoughtful gift, and of course, a romantic dining experience.
A popular adage states, “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” But don’t limit it to men. There’s probably not a woman out there who wouldn’t also be stirred by her partner’s mixing it up in the kitchen.
The good news is…
…even if you can’t cook, you can still surprise your loved one with a romantic meal—with professional catering!
What’s fun about having your meal catered is that you can opt for foods that you normally wouldn’t, or don’t know how, to cook yourself. Even without a culinary degree you can still dine like a gourmet.
Maison Culinaire’s professional catering isn’t just for large events like corporate functions or wedding receptions. You can hire us to create a delicious feast for an intimate gathering as well, like Valentine’s Day. Select a romantic date night dinner with a decadent dessert, or a sweet picnic for two and you’re sure to win hearts.
Here are some catering ideas from Maison Culinaire guaranteed to fire up the romance on Valentine’s Day…or any day:
Soufflés are one of those dishes that offers a “wow factor” along with a delicious meal idea, and come in both savory and sweet varieties. Since soufflés are best when they are just out of the oven, order one large soufflé or several smaller ones prepared by the caterer and ready to pop into the oven at home. Choose a goat cheese and spinach soufflé or a ham, leek and Gouda soufflé for your main entrée, and a green salad and a sparkling wine. Round out the meal with a chocolate or lemon soufflé for dessert.
Imagine a tender filet, coated with a layer of a mushroom and shallot duxelle and wrapped in a flaky dough crust, and you have the makings for a dreamy dinner. Serve your beef wellingtons with sides of roasted asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes and a full-bodied red wine like a Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon. Finish your meal with a white or dark chocolate mousse decorated with chocolate lace.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Elevate chicken to a gourmet level by serving it Cordon Bleu style. This creation features chicken breasts wrapped in prosciutto and cheese, then breaded and fried to crispy perfection. Serve with a fresh kale or spinach salad and roasted green beans, complemented by a bubbly Prosecco. For dessert, serve a cheesecake smothered in sweet cherries.
Picnic for Two
Is there anything more romantic than packing along a picnic and a bottle of wine? Even if the weather is cold, you can find places to tuck in to keep warm. Choose easy-to-transport menu including freshly-made Maison Culinaire signature sandwiches, fruit and cheese, side salads and a chef’s special dessert.
Why not create a decadent dessert array featuring all chocolate selections! Ideas include chocolate pots du crème, chocolate mousse brownies, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate fondue, truffles, chocolate cream pie, black forest trifles, hot fudge cake, a chocolate torte, or a salted caramel tart.
Let Maison Culinaire Cater Your Special Romantic Dinner with International Cuisine
These are only some of the ideas you can use to create a romantic dinner for two—or for the entire family—on Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.
Maison Culinaire specializes in International Cuisine, meaning we can create a menu from almost any culture or nationality. Fancy Indonesian or Indian? Caribbean Jerk flavors or Spanish Tapas? French or Greek? Maison Culinaire can offer our suggestions based on your theme. Gluten-free, Kosher, Vegetarian, and other dietary preferences available.
When you want to impress, or simply enjoy a delicious meal that you didn’t have to cook yourself, choose Maison Culinaire. We can help you prepare a menu guaranteed to delight. Serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., contact Maison Culinaire to line up your special Valentine’s lunch or dinner.