Cooking for two at home doesn’t need to be complicated. Create a beautiful, restaurant-quality 3-course meal in minutes with our easy recipes for a romantic dinner for two. Be sure to pair each delectable course with its suggested wine pairing to make your dinner truly special.
Caprese Salad Bites – pair with Weed Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
Weed Cellars Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp white wine with just enough acidity to match the strength of tangy grape tomatoes. Moreover, the wine’s herbaceous notes will perfectly complement soft herbs, such as basil.
Servings: 20 bites
Total Time: 20 minutes
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar of Modena
1 package grape tomatoes (10 ounces)
1 package fresh mozzarella pearls (8 ounces)
1 bunch basil
½ avocado, for plating
1 pack of skewers
Thread the ingredients onto a skewer in the following order: one tomato, one basil leaf, one mozzarella pearl, one basil leaf, and one tomato.
Arrange the skewers in a circular pattern on a large plate. Slice the avocado half and arrange it neatly in the center of the plate.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.
Tuscan Chicken – pair with Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc + Viognier
To elevate the flavors of this delightful dish, reach for Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc + Viognier. Fresh, fruity flavors and lifted acidity allow this wine to “cut through” the richness of the creamy sauce, keeping your palate refreshed after every sip.
Total time: 40 minutes
1 lb boneless chicken breasts
1 ½ teaspoons + 2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 ½ Tablespoon + 1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 ½ Tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
¼ cup Romano cheese, grated
1 ½ cups spinach
1 cup diced tomatoes
Massage the chicken breasts with 1½ teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
To a large skillet over low heat, add 1½ Tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is heated, cook the chicken breasts for 3 minutes on each side, so they are turning golden but not thoroughly cooked. Transfer the chicken onto a plate and set aside.
To the same skillet, add garlic and stir for one minute. Add the tomatoes and spinach and cook for three minutes, until the ingredients are cooked through. Stir in the chicken broth, cream, rosemary, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, bringing the mixture to a simmer. Fold in the Romano cheese gradually.
Place the chicken into the simmering sauce (include juices that have collected), stirring for an additional 5 minutes, until it is cooked through.
Serve alone or over linguine.
No-bake Cheesecake – pair with Weed Cellars Italian Sparkling Rosé
When serving Weed’s No-bake Cheesecake, reach for a bottle of our Italian Sparkling Rosé to complete your gastronomic experience. The creamy bubbles in our sparkler are sure to complement the rich texture of our velvety cheesecake recipe.
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ cup butter, melted
24 oz cream cheese
½ Tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup + 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
To a medium bowl, add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
Transfer the mixture onto a springform pan, pressing it with your hands to spread it evenly along the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Set aside.
To a large bowl, add the cream cheese, lemon juice, sugar, condensed milk, whole milk and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually pour in the cream and mix with a hand mixer on low speed.
Add this filling to the crust and refrigerate overnight.
Halve the strawberries and add each half to a slice of cheesecake before serving.