Q: This is the first time I'm able to cook for Valentine's dinner. My partner and I haven't had a kitchen to ourselves in the past. I cook dinner every night but I want to put more effort into presentation and courses for this night. So far I'm set on the main dish — linguine alla vongole with homemade pasta, and I'm thinking about a halloumi flambé with date paste and reduced balsamic for dessert since I don't like to bake.
I want a starter though, and I need suggestions! We eat seafood but not any other meat. I'm intrigued by a Parmesan basket but not sure what to fill it with, and we're currently sick of salad. Suggestions for a minimal ingredient cocktail also appreciated (low budget!).
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