What to cook in your serviced apartment this Valentine’s Day?

February 11th, 2016

One of the massive benefits to staying in serviced apartments is the cooking facilities, you can easily cook just as you would in your own home, with a proper oven, pots and pans.


We have a lot of guests staying with us this weekend for Valentine’s Day for a nice romantic weekend, so we thought we would make some suggestions to what you can cook in this accommodation.


Gone are the days of strawberries and fondue for a romantic meal, now it’s all about testing your skills and unleashing your true MasterChef.


To start:

Impressive but simple is the way to go here. A sharing platter of all the little bits and bobs that you both love will go down extremely well and tends to be something you can either prepare in advance or quickly do before you sit down.


Think about olives, cold meats and sundried tomatoes if you’re going for a Mediterranean feel, or if you’re feeling more adventurous why not go for large prawns or crayfish with lots of salad, perhaps try this seafood platter.


Main meal:

No longer is the dessert the showcase of your culinary skills, the main meal is now the way to show you can really cook. With lots of space available in our serviced accommodation, cooking something low and slow is perhaps the way you want to go. This means you can spend more time with your partner – the main aim of a romantic meal!


If you’re cooking for your man, why not try this Stout-braised steak with stacked chips. Using this cut of beef will also help you to save money!


We wouldn’t suggest this if you went for the seafood starter, but fish is a great option on Valentine’s Day. This recipe involves Truffle oil (which sounds expensive and isn’t), Salmon and mushrooms – what could possibly go wrong! Find it here.


The finale

Depending how much of a sweet tooth your partner has, depending whether you go for another platter or not, getting a mixture of cheeses together can be great. However, if sweet is what you want then these are two sure-fire things to cook.


Get your hands on a large heart shaped cutter from the local supermarket and make this Raspberry Panini – something different, but messy and romantic.


Who doesn’t love chocolate? These chocolate pots are a super way to prepare something in advance which you can whip out of the fridge.


There you have it – a romantic three-course meal cooked in your serviced apartment – you can’t do that in a hotel room!


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