If you want to impress a loved one with a dazzling example of your culinary skills, look no further than this collection of romantic starter recipes from some of the UK's greatest chefs. Whether the occasion is Valentine's Day, a birthday, an anniversary or even a first date, there are plenty of mouthwatering romantic starter recipes in here to choose from, featuring natural aphrodisiacs such as oysters, asparagus, avocado, figs, salmon and garlic. It might be wise to go easy on the garlic though!
These delectable romantic starter recipes range from the rich to the rustic, with an emphasis on stunning presentation to suitably complement the atmosphere of your special evening. Adam Simmonds' aesthetic Roasted langoustines recipe is served with a suitably saucy oyster purée, or bring some Parisian romance to your table with Geoffrey Smeddle’s Lobster Thermidore recipe. For a great vegetarian starter, try Shaun Rankin's Cheese soufflé recipe, served with apple, walnut and pomegranate salad.