If you’re celebrating an anniversary with your partner, we know that restaurant dining or big romantic celebrations aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.
A romantic dinner in the comfort of your home, on the other hand, can give you the privacy you need. When done well, it can be elegant and memorable too!
That said, not everyone has the time (or the skills) to whip up a full-course meal while sweeping their partner off their feet with a curated playlist, themed decor, and a candle-lit setting.
Instead, anniversary catering is a great way to pull off a perfect meal with your loved one without having to leave your front door. If this is an option you’re considering, here are a few dishes to consider for a full-course dinner!
If you’re looking to start your meal with a delicious and light appetizer, a smoked salmon cucumber salad is a tantalizing choice. This rolled combination of smoked salmon and cucumber slices is only enhanced with the distinct flavor and texture of cream cheese.
Not a salmon fan? Try the classic New York roll with cucumber, avocado, and shrimp. It’s both healthy and delicious, making it a perfect starter for your night!
Baked lobster stuffed with a savory cracker mixture is another catering favorite you can enjoy at your romantic dinner for two.
This flavorful dish is stuffed with a cracker mixture of sweet onion, celery, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, producing a sharp, savory taste.
You can enjoy this with sides like clam chowder or gazpacho, roasted asparagus, or even risotto!
If you’re vegetarian and are looking for a flavorsome dish to celebrate your special night, Sichuan eggplant is a dish that meets every expectation: It’s vegan, it’s delicious, and is a new dish you can try with your partner to make your simple dinner a little more adventurous.
In it, the flesh of the eggplant is paired with the spiciness of chili bean paste, creating a sharp but delicious flavor that you won’t forget in a hurry!
A chicken dinner
Another foolproof anniversary catering idea is a classic chicken dish.
Maybe it’s the number of sides you can have with it or the variety of ways to cook it—regardless, no one can deny that you can’t go wrong with a chicken dish.
Chicken parmesan with kale, for example, is a delicious, hearty meal made of boneless and skinless chicken breasts. It’s not too heavy either, which means it’s a great alternative for a carb-heavy dish if you’re looking for a light dinner.
If you’re looking for a little spice to kick off your evening, consider a lemon pepper chicken dish. The combination of lemon and pepper will give your meat a spicy and zesty flavor you and your partner will love!
Fudgy brownies for chocoholics
What’s better than chocolate to celebrate a little love?
A hot fudge brownie, topped with ice cream or cream cheese, is a decadent, even seductive dish for two that can top off your indulgent meal at home.
For an extra kick, you can get your favorite toppings added—a thick chocolate sauce or some crunchy nuts—to enjoy an otherworldly gastronomic experience with every bite.
Creamy lady locks
Not a fan of chocolate? Lady locks that are filled with buttercream are another great way to end your anniversary catering meal.
When you do, you get a platter of flaky, crispy shells filled with soft, airy buttercream to top off your savory dishes and maybe even the wine you’ve been imbibing each other with.
If you want to make the night a touch sweeter, sprinkle your dish with powdered sugar!
Wine and dine in style with anniversary catering meals
No one likes to spend the entire day slaving away in the kitchen. With anniversary catering, you get to enjoy your favorite dishes without spending a minute away from your loved one’s side.
Dress up, light some candles, and play your favorite tracks—your caterers will take care of the rest!