This might be the best time to prepare for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, but then again, it’s not only on the 14th of February that you should be romantic and do something for the person that you love. Taking your partner to dinner parties or out for drinks is one of the best ways to spend your Valentine’s Day, but there is another option as well, even more romantic if you please.
Namely, getting dressed up and staying in your apartment, with some of the best food and drink pairing ideas is also an amazing activity that you should try at least once in your lifetime. But how to pair food and drinks if you’re not into this stuff? Worry not as we have a great guide for you that will take you through some of the best choices that you can make if you opt for this option:
A cozy night in
One of the options is to spend a cozy night in, without any pressure. If you have been with your partner for a long time, then you’re probably tired of going outside and perhaps you want to spend Valentine’s Day (or any other day for that matter) in a warm hug watching your favorite Netflix TV show.
If this is the case, then there is nothing better than ordering pizza or Mexican food and drinking a couple of beers while doing so. Yes, it might not be the most romantic idea ever, but think about it – isn’t it quite romantic to stay in your pajamas together, eating amazing pizza and watching something you both enjoy in?
A Lady and the Tramp night
Next up, there is always the option of cooking some pasta at home, again, completely dressed up while listening to some nice Italian romantic tunes. Pasta is a dish that can be cooked in literally thousands of different ways, so if you really want to spend this night in a completely new way, then you should browse online and find the most interesting pasta recipes there are.
As far as the drinks are concerned, you should know that white wine is the best pairing with pasta. Apart from that, this drink is good with either white meat (such as chicken breasts) or fish, so you can choose any of these to mix with a glass of good white wine and you have yourself an amazing meal (and an even more amazing night).
A gala night
On the other hand, perhaps you want something completely crazy and unique for your special night (be it a Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a regular night). If this is the case, then you want to take one step further and organize something different. You can start by making (or ordering) finger food as this type of food is amazing when you want to have snacks and drink the whole night. But this option is amazing because you can serve some of the best cocktails ever made.
You can impress your partner by using tips and tricks from experienced professionals in mixology from NYC and create the tastiest and most interesting cocktails. Yes, this is something that takes practice and it does require time, but it is one of the most original ways to pair food and drinks, and also have the time of your life.
A sweet tooth
We all have a sweet tooth. Yes, someone’s sweet tooth is larger then someone else’s, but all of us enjoy an occasional ice cream or a chocolate cake. In order to have a very romantic night, you do not have to think big in terms of dinner. Perhaps you don’t even have to have dinner, you can only organize a quiet night in with a killer dessert.
Try to find online some amazing examples of chocolate cakes (the only rule is that it has to be a chocolate dessert as this is the biggest aphrodisiac – if you can add strawberries, even better). The best pairing for this would be either a sweet cocktail, or, if you want to play it safe, a Baileys cream. Also, some light white wine might also do the trick Classy and tasty.
The coolest food-drink pairing
Finally, we should definitely take some time to focus on the best food and drink pairing, one that many tend to forget yet everyone loves it – popcorn and Coke. Think about it – why would you go through so much work and cook and prepare everything, when you can simply make as much popcorn as you want, drink cold Coke and enjoy while watching a great film and cuddling with your partner?
Of course, this should be as the last option that you can turn to, but it’s good to know that you at least have one safe option. So, guys and girls, if nothing else works for you, this will do it.
Not even one lunch is that good without the proper drink. On the other hand, nor is every drink as good as it is with a bite of the right food on the side. So, in order to have the best of both worlds, take into account these tips and you will see the difference!