Last month I was invited to try out the September Date Night package with One Fine Dine. One Fine Dine is an award winning fine dining experience that you can experience in your own home. All meals are delivered fresh and chilled with easy-to-follow heating and plating instructions on video or printed cards making the whole experience fun and interactive.
Having tried one or two similar experiences in the past with other companies I was excited to see what One Fine Dine brought to the table so to speak. Let’s start with the ordering process. The website is well structured and easy to use with each course having several options to choose from. You can choose your delivery date from any date Tuesday – Saturday and as well as food there are drink options such as wine and cocktails that you can add to your order. The package we chose from included an amuse bouche, starter, main, dessert, petit fours and a bottle of wine which we asked to switch to cocktails as neither of us are big wine drinkers. the whole package including delivery costs £195.00.
What did we choose?
For starters I chose the Goats Cheese and roasted pepper roulade for me and he opted for the trout.
For mains we both opted for the Free range Pork loin and belly which came with a selection of vegetables. I really enjoyed the ease of reheating and the explanations for plating were simple to follow and for someone who loves cooking it was really good fun to play about with the styling of the food on the plate.
For dessert I had the Black Forest Gateaux and he chose the Tropical Eton Mess. Everything is provided in perfect portions including the sauces and herbs.
Nothing goes to waste. I loved my gateaux but the tropical eton mess which of course I had to try was full of juicy flavour and so fresh. A special shout out for the yuzu gel and the macerated pineapple which I could eat by the bowlful.
To finish we had a selection of handmade petit fours which were just delicious.
We both agreed the best part of the meal was the main ( which in my opinion is how it should be ) the pork was just incredible and melt in the mouth. You would never have guessed this was a meal that we had reheated. It felt like it had been served fresh to our table and all in all it was a special dining experience and the fact we could eat it cwtched up in my living room just added to that.
If you fancy a night off from cooking you could try out some private dining options from Square Meal UK for a special date night in your own private dining rooms which to me sounds pretty intimate and great for those celebratory occasions.
If you are on more of a strict budget and need to whip up something in your own home from your grocery shop check out my Welsh Lamb recipe here.