July 31, 2014 7:48 AM Subscribe
I have a lot of time on my hands, a love of cooking, and a girlfriend I would like to impress! Any ideas for a home-cooked romantic dinner, given that I have a LOT of time?
posted by one of these days to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
My stage manager girlfriend is just finishing her final show of the busy season and it has been entirely too long since we have been on a date. I was originally just planning a regular night of eating out at a nice place and then going for drinks or a movie, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to really work on my ability to make something impressive.
I am currently unemployed but sitting on an adequate pile of money, so I have basically unlimited time and effort to put into this. I find the process of cooking carefully to be very gratifying - even the fiddly stuff that takes hours. I have spent more than one afternoon monitoring the temperature of a pot of warm water to sous-vide sans sous-vide machine.
There is a market that has fresh, local pork/beef available to me three days of the week, so I would like to take advantage and use those meats over chicken or seafood.