Entertaining over lunchtime?
Whether it's for a friend, a date of a loved one there's no reason you can't cook up something special for your lunch for two.
Taking time out to have a simple, flavoursome and elegant lunch will seem like a decadent indulgence but what better way to enjoy the middle of the day.
From a creamy risotto to succulent lamb chops or scallops, lunch for two can be simple but equally delicious. Save time by doing any preparation the night before or on the morning leaving you to cook briefly and plate up at lunch time leaving just the two of you to enjoy each other's company,
Risottos were made for two. This easy, creamy mushroom risotto with chanterelles, ceps, bay boletes and other forest mushrooms will prove how successful it is for two.
If you want to eat a luxurious but light lunch with a glass of white, try this warm salad with a dill, mustard and yoghurt dressing.
Simple to prepare and quick to cook this is a balanced dish that delivers succulent lamb and roast tomatoes.
Make up the ratatouille in advance then you can fry up the fish in the minutes before you sit down to eat.
An exclusive scallop recipe perfect for fall: scallops with butternut squash caponata, a dish shared by New York chef Michael White.
Ready in under half an hour this is a tasty and light fish dish with a side salad.
Fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices will make a light and zingy starter for two.