How to Bring Romance to Your Dinner Table

March 9, 2020
Nakamanda Resort & Spa

How to Bring Romance to Your Dinner Table

Dinner dates are serious business. If you’re considering one, then the person you want to invite is probably someone you want to get to know much better and see in your future. You would want to impress them. If you’re looking to make an impression on your date, having dinner in a fabulous location is just the start of a romantic evening.

You might think that a nice view and a nice menu is all it takes. Indeed, for some people, booking a poolside private dinner in Phuket or an oceanside table for two might be the pinnacle of romance, but you can take that a step further. If you’re at a loss as to how you can kick things up a notch, we have a few tips that can help with that. Keep reading for our guide on how to amp up the romance in your dinner for two.

Know your date’s likes and dislikes

The first item on this list is arguably the least romantic–research. But a little information goes a long way. Before the trip, get to know them by asking questions. Work the details of your trip into conversations, and listen for their preferences.

Knowing that your date likes a particular color, and getting a gift that matches, or knowing that they prefer eating at the beach and not poolside, shows that you’re more interested in what they want and not in impressing them. That’s infinitely more romantic than any gesture you can concoct. If you show you’re interested early on, you’ll prime them for the rest of the meal.

Have them relax (and relax, too!)

Before dinner, try having a spa visit. A couple’s spa is romantic on its own, and a private dinner for two is a natural progression of the romance. Make sure you book your dinner and your spa treatments in the same place, or this might turn counterproductive.

You don’t want to be rushing from one area of Phuket to another, for example, just so you can meet both appointments. You want the events to flow from one to the other, so you need to schedule your dinner on a relatively free day for you both.

Hit the beach before eating

If a spa date is out of the cards, maybe staying at the shore before dinner will help you relax in a similar way to a massage. The gentle evening breeze, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and the canopy of palm trees and stars are sure to make any romantic swoon.

The beach is also a good place to start those deep, insightful conversations about life, which helps solidify your connection with someone special.

Get a dish for sharing

Some people find this whimsical, others find it childish. We say it doesn’t hurt to try. When you’re on a romantic dinner, try to have one dish for sharing. This is a cute way of demonstrating your affection for each other. A dessert is a good option for a sharing dish–it may be a little awkward to share a steak, for instance, with your date.

Order the wine

Nothing beats a classic. Wine is shorthand for ‘I’m into you,’ and serving a glass of dessert wine with your meal-ender, or a glass of red with your entree, shows your date that this isn’t just ‘hanging out,’ and you’re ready to get to know and spend time with them. Or at least, as much time it takes to finish a couple of glasses of wine.

The bottom line

A dinner date, by definition, is already romantic. You can maximize the experience and make it unforgettable by preparing for it a little bit more than you would for a normal dinner. After all, this one date can set the stage for so much more, so you want to make it as special as possible.

If you’re looking to make memorable experiences, try staying at Nakamanda Resort and Spa. We aim to set the scene for dinner dates, vacations, and other special moments that will define your stay in Phuket. If you’re looking for a luxury resort in Krabi, get in touch with us today to book your stay!