It’s Not Love, It’s a Stomach Trap: Tips Not to Do This Valentine’s Day – Paladar

June 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM By Danielle Nagase and Renata Mesquita, O Estado de S.Paulo

The saying “a man grabs a belly is actually naked, but must be supplemented: the technique of seduction, one of the oldest things in reality, also works with women.” No wonder the busiest date in the second restaurant after Mother’s Day is Valentine’s Day. And the “bait” goes on: Edible gifts.Hand-picked wines for the night grill or an entire home-cooked dish from dessert to dessert for your meal once and for all. Well, the theory is perfect, but the practice can be very wrong if you do not pay attention to some details, such as the simple choice of menus.

To help you organize Stomach cravingsO Taste Analyzed the story of real and catastrophic dates to identify the root of the problem. So who knows, apart from not making the same mistakes over and over again, still guaranteed to have a good laugh with the reading.

It may seem obvious, but eager to surprise their boyfriend or girlfriend, many forget the basics: think about the preferences and dietary restrictions of loved ones. Now it is useless to prepare a difficult bouef bourguignon that takes hours to prepare if the one who should eat it is vegetarian. No spaghetti carbonara if you have an allergy to eggs. Crush does not like beans? Onions? Cilantro? Siso? Well, now you know what (not) to do.

Care must be taken so that the same time in the kitchen does not become a nightmare. Photo: Unsplash

“Once upon a time, my ex-boyfriend sent me a basket of artisan bread for my birthday, and in that selection he included cheesecake, regardless of the fact that I was a vegan. . I even asked him if the order was correct. And worst of all: it is. So much to give me, I do not know the flour for other cakes, and he chose what I can not eat. A genius ”, reminds Paula Marinho with a certain (or more) heartache.

The same goes for restaurant options. “When my ex-boyfriend asked us to go to a tex-mex restaurant, I said I did not like that kind of food. No, first because it’s not real Mexico, second because it’s so bad. A few months later, on Valentine’s Day, he invited me over for lunch and said the restaurant was a surprise. And it still guarantees that I will ‘love it’. I’m all excited. Where did he take me? In another unit of the blessed network I said I hated. That guy can not even pay attention to what I say, ”shouted Camila Gil and it was not strange.

Oh, another important thing is when you choose a restaurant make a reservation immediately. We have already said that on Valentine’s Day the restaurant is full and those who sit at the table enjoying a delicious time with loved ones are not at all interested in fast food to leave the place. . Waiting for hours hungry can ruin a date without feeling good alive.

“Look for restaurants that are packed and have no shifts at night, so no one will force you to leave to make room for another reservation. I also suggest that you choose a place that has a specially designed menu. For a date with the kitchen, be prepared for the risk of dishes that take a long time to come out, ”says Chef Bruna Martins, Biroska and Café Florestal BH.

Another tip is to check the average house ticket in advance to make sure the bills will fit in your pocket, or you can end your Valentine’s night in a simple crepe stall on the street like Chef Raphael. Vieira from Restaurant 31. “I was traveling with my girlfriend and when I went out for dinner I realized everything The city is very expensive. Lack of planning leads us to eat on the street, but delicious, ”he laughed.

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Chef Renata Vanzetto, who has already seen several wedding proposals in the hall of her restaurant – entitled to the engagement ring hidden in the food, as she said in a video recently posted on Instagram Her (@renatavanzetto) – also available. Good thing with street food – but in this case Cupid offered to help the couple. “I asked Cassiano myself on New Year’s Eve, eating hot dog,” she said. Soon she was thinking about every detail of the Valentine’s Day menu at all her restaurants. “It was an important date for us and I started thinking about the menu a lot earlier. I love choosing aphrodisiac recipes, inspiring dishes, even prepared here at home. “Food is very important right now.”

If even Renata Vanzetto, the kitchen manager of six restaurants – other than the branch – thinks about the crunch menu in advance, you just as mortal should do the same, focusing on easy recipes – make and eat – and preferably not too heavy. No one wants to end the night on their backs on the couch waiting for the good will of the body to dissolve?

If you have no experience in the kitchen and it is a pity, even when it comes time to fry an egg, it will not be the special day you will start cooking, be careful to go home three and order dinner. If you already have specific culinary skills and invest in recipes that work in your hands, this is not the time to design. A well-made dish is a thousand times better than a dish made to impress, but left halfway. If the recipe works too much or takes hours to cook, start preparing in advance and leave it until you arrive.

Ah, leaving the pan on fire and leaving the kitchen to enjoy your meal in the living room (or bedroom) is a stomach trap, sure ?! We have heard that even a famous chef forgets about a cow that is cooking and ends the night with a roasting pan. “What is that smell?” “God, ribs!” At least the catastrophic date provided a story (with a secret character) to tell. You will not give one of these you ?!

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1Plan ahead: If you want to surprise your sweetheart with a dinner at a restaurant in the city, book in advance. Do not leave it to the last minute, most places will be lined up and there is nothing more romantic than waiting and starving.

TwoAvoid surprises: When making your reservation, ask how much the chef has prepared a special dish for the date and price. Give preference to restaurants you are already familiar with.

3Will you be cooking at home? Make a plan for yourself. Think about the recipes you will prepare and do not leave time for last minute shopping.

4Avoid potential disasters: Bet on recipes that you know how to make in your specialty, this is not the time to play ‘Chef’.

5Avoid recipes that have many steps or processes that will make you spend more time in the kitchen instead of enjoying the night with your partner. Do not forget that the next time the plate will be there waiting for you and the idea after dinner is not to sink.

6And last but not least: Avoid overly spicy recipes. Is it better to avoid garlic?

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