Don’t relegate romance to a once a year occurrence. We’ve gathered together some ideas and inspiration to encourage your creativity in the kitchen and enable you to impress the special someone in your life all year round!


Well known for their aphrodisiac qualities, oysters are a special occasion ingredient, and provide a delicious accompaniment to beef. If you’re heading out, visit Wright’s Brothers in Borough market, where an oyster, beef and Guinness pie is highly recommended. And if you’re staying in, try this maple brined beef brisket which benefits from an oyster emulsion.


If you want a wow-worthy meal, don’t underestimate the importance of the finishing touches. Really nailing the presentation of a dish can elicit the kind of reaction you’re looking for. This step-by-step guide for a fillet and cheek of beef will enable you to recreate this picture-perfect dish at home.


Every so often, only a tried and tested favourite will do. And how better to delight your significant other than with a dish you know they love. Serve this sumptuous T-bone steak with crispy potato wedges and a green salad to win brownie points from your partner any day of the week.


A perfect meal for two, these individual beef wellingtons will delight both the eyes and the taste buds! Beef wellington is, of course, a classic dish, and encasing a fillet steak in its own pastry adds that special something to elevate the dish to truly impressive heights.