Do date night at home with this simple yet elegant dinner for two. Tender filet mignon paired with velvety mashed sweet potatoes and broccolini leaves you with just enough room to enjoy a decadent chocolate red-wine molten cake for dessert. Coming in right around $10 per serving, this homemade meal rivals pricey restaurant dishes but for a fraction the cost. For what a single dish may cost you at a restaurant, you can make this whole menu for two and throw in a bottle of wine for a romantic dinner at home that won't break the bank.
Watch: How to Make This Romantic Date Night Menu
On the Menu:
Suggested Wine Pairing: Go for a bold red, like a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti or Malbec, that will stand up to the savory steak and decadent chocolate flavors. You don't need to spend a fortune to get a good bottle—look for a wine in the $15-20 price range from more affordable wine-producing regions, like Italy, Chile or Argentina.
Main Course: Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash
Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash: A dollop of compound butter, seasoned with garlic and herbs, makes a simple but delicious finish for the tender steak filets. To round out this healthy meal and add some color to your plate, we included roasted broccolini and mashed sweet potato. This recipe is an impressive yet easy dinner for date night-in.
Dessert: Red Wine Chocolate Lava Cakes
Red Wine Chocolate Lava Cakes: These single-portion molten cupcakes combine two of your favorite things—red wine and chocolate. When cut open, the decadent dessert oozes with a gooey chocolate center that pairs perfectly with the wine-and-chocolate ganache drizzled on top.