Dine In For Two in Perthshire!

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We are thrilled to bring you the first article from Ailsa Davidson, our Perth Academy intern who has joined us via the Developing the Young Workforce scheme. Well done Ailsa!

Who said you have to go out for a fancy meal on a date night: why not stay in? We all know everyone loves a home cooked meal so turn date night into dine in night, while surprising your partner with your expertise. You can even work together to have a romantic night of cooking and eating.

Each recipe on our menu is easy to make so you don’t need to be Gordon Ramsay to pull them off - and they will most definitely impress your other half! So it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a date night in the comfort of your own home with our delicious meals.

Each recipe on our menu is easy to make so you don’t need to be Gordon Ramsay to pull them offWe have selected a few different choices for each course, so you have plenty of options to choose from whether it is fish, meat or even a vegetarian meal you are looking for; we have found it for you.

Pop in to your local shops to purchase your ingredients:

  • Fruit and veg from Martins Fruits Bazaar
  • Meat from local favourites Lindsay’s Butchers
  • Store cupboard favourites from Provender Brown

    With so much choice on the table, the only thing left to do is kick back and enjoy a delicious meal for two! 😍 


Beetroot and Feta salad

This starter will have you sorted for lunch for the rest of the weekend. Make as large a batch as you like and store the leftovers in the fridge, to be enjoyed the next day.

Feta, Tomato and Honey Bruschetta Main

Cherry Tomato, Feta and Honey Bruschetta

A really tasty starter that everyone will love. It is a super easy starter to make and it won’t take long. Who doesn’t love bread, cheese and some tasty cherry tomatoes?

Prawn and Avocado salad

With no cooking required, the win win here is that it is so easy to make. This healthy pick me up salad will make the perfect starter before stuffing your face with cake for dessert.


Fillet of Beef and Black Bean Sauce
Chinese food is undoubtedly the world’s favourite cuisine. So of course we had to add it to our date night menu.

Mushroom, Spinach and Pancetta Tagliatelle
This is a simple but delicious pasta dish which uses both seasonal and local ingredients. It’s a perfect vegetarian meal, that you can add bacon to for that extra taste. You either hate mushrooms or love them and if you are a mushroom lover then this meal could be for you.Praveen Recipe - Dish plated up

Hot and Spicy Fish n Chips
Everyone loves a good fish supper but I bet you haven’t tried fish and chips with an Indian twist to it. Hot and spicy fish and chips are sure to get your taste buds going, and it is a delicious take on everyone’s favourite tea.


Blueberry Cheesecake in a Jar
A cheesecake in a jar that's easy to make as well - what more could you want?! This dessert will be perfect if there are only two of you. It doesn’t even need to be blueberries you can use any of your favourite fruits in the dessert.

CHOC TART - Directly on plate

Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Tart
My mouth is watering just thinking about this dessert! There is nothing better than dark chocolate tart with a pinch of sea salt to tickle your taste buds. The perfect dessert to a perfect three course meal.


Raspberry and Blueberry Fizz Cocktail

This fizzy, fruity raspberry and blueberry gin cocktail is exactly what you need after a lovely meal. We’re already salivating at the thought of sipping this sweet nectar - it just makes a lovely refreshing drink!

Daffys Gin - Main Pic

Daffys Gin Vanilla Orchid Cocktail

The botanicals that Daffy's steep and distil are a combination of the traditional juniper, coriander seeds and cassia bark but with the addition of Lebanese mint to create a classic, complex and perfectly balanced gin. Mixed with bubbles, passionfruit and vanilla creates the perfect fruity and fizzy drink.

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Who doesn’t love champagne - and with pomegranate, this sounds like the perfect mix. If you aren’t a drinker then you can even use rose lemonade instead of champagne to get the same great taste. Bliss!

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