During the cold winter months, there’s nothing I like more than cuddling up by the fire with warm food and a glass of red wine. It’s the best time of the year to get your house winter-ready by adding a new faux-fur blanket to your couch or even sprucing up your old throw pillows. The benefits of staying in? You’re most likely saving money, eating healthier, and it’s infinitely more relaxing! Why not move your date night in this month and enjoy the comforts of home? This Sunday Night Dinner is all about savouring quiet moments by the couch with good food, good wine, and even a good movie!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a small flower arrangement (by The Flower Factory) goes a long way. Try tying in the palates of the dinner: red berries stand out with the red wine, the white spray roses complement the marble table and thai orchids bring in the warmth of the gold.
Eating around the coffee table is a comfy way to enjoy a night in. Just plop some furry pillows on the ground and you’ll be good to go!
It doesn’t get more simple than a tray of popcorn and champagne. Spice up your popcorn with your favourite mix of dried herbs and some truffle oil and you’ve elevated your savoury dessert to a whole new level.
Sunday Night Dinner – Cozy Date Edition
This Sunday Night Dinner was all about rich foods: cheese paired with a warming cocktail, beef bourguignon paired with a Burgundian red wine that is full of flavour, and popcorn and Champagne enjoyed while cozying up on the couch.
The goal for this Sunday Night Dinner was to keep things simple: a small flower arrangement, a few candles, but most importantly, time spent with someone you love. You don’t have to go over the top to enjoy a night in. Make it easier for you by making your favourite foods and enjoying a couple different types of drinks!
This idea would be as good for a date night in as it would be for a girls night at your place. The cheese plate is as easy to assemble as 1-2-3, the beef bourguignon can be made in advance, and what’s easier than popping up a bowl of popcorn? Not much. Entertaining at your home can be easy and special.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting my favourite beef bourguignon recipe along with an easy way to spruce up your popcorn. Tuesday will be focused on my favourite new cocktail recipe (umm, how delicious is ginger beer!?) and Wednesday, of course, I’ll be delving deeper into the food and wine pairings.
Pictures: Christie Graham Photography
Flowers: The Flower Factory
Rum for Dark & Stormy: Angostura – 7 Year Old Dark
Table runner: West Elm
Gold flatware: West Elm