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,
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