Food Bloggers Share the Meals that Made Them Fall in Love

Can you remember that one romantic meal that still gives you goosebumps whenever you think of it? Whether it was sharing a charming breakfast in bed or sitting on the beach at sunset with melting ice cream cones, our most affectionate and romantic date moments seem to always revolve around food! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we asked our food bloggers to share stories of their most romantic meals. Get ready to swoon ... we did.

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1. Bree from Baked Bree
"The most romantic meal I have ever had? I cannot tell you what I ate or even the name of the restaurant, but I can tell you that this meal was memorable because my husband and I had just gotten engaged. I remember talking about how we envisioned our lives. We made plans and talked about our dreams for the future. Thankfully, most of our dreams have come true. We have had many memorable meals together since then, but that meal was really the start of our life together."
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2. Marla from Family Fresh Cooking
"The most romantic meal I've ever had was in the Cayman Islands on the fringe of the new decade. My husband proposed to me at a restaurant called the Lighthouse on the tip of the island on December 31, 1999. We were on the rocks with the ocean just beneath us, and the sun was setting - a moment I will never forget! After he proposed we enjoyed a festive meal with about 20 members of his family. Everyone was so excited, as they had been anticipating this for a long time!"
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3. Megan Newton from Food and Whine
"My most romantic meal was the first meal I ever shared with my husband. We were email pen pals for several years before finally meeting in person. He came from Vancouver to visit me on Vancouver Island. After we said our awkward hellos, I took him to a cafe that I liked, and we had coffee and muffins. I suppose most people wouldn't consider that a meal, but those muffins were gigantic! We sat and talked for a long time, and I remember thinking how easily our conversation flowed, like I had known him forever. I still love having coffee and muffins with him."
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4. Holly from PheMOMenon
"It may not sound romantic, but I've learned that being able to find humor in the hard times is extremely romantic to me, so whenever my husband has been able to tell that my week has been especially difficult, or I'm just at my wit's end, he "cooks" dinner. It is a long-running joke that if he is making dinner, it means he is picking up take-out from our favorite Chinese place and bringing it home. As much as I love to cook, when he takes the time to notice that I need a small break, those are the times when I feel the most loved. Romance isn't just about the "grand gestures" in life. I think it's pretty romantic to have someone you can count on, no matter what."
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5. Catherine McCord from Weelicious
"My husband and I went to Japan before our kids were born and had some of the best meals of our life. The best and truly most romantic was at a vegetarian restaurant called Daigo. I'm much more of a meat and potatoes girl, so vegetarian wasn't very high on my list. We had our own room where we sat at a low table on tatami mats, and women in traditional Japanese kimonos served us a 12-course meal of the most beautiful, delicious food I've ever seen or tasted to this day."
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6. Meredith from In Sock Monkey Slippers
"The most romantic meal I've ever had was not about the food at all. I had been dating this guy for a little while. He was a musician and traveled everywhere, so I didn't see him much. One day he called and asked if I could meet him at his family's ranch not too far from where I lived. When I got there, he surprised me with a home-cooked meal of grilled Mahi Mahi, asparagus, and rice. I was shocked that he could cook something other than the cheese crackers and Girl Scout cookies that were always in his travel bus. To be honest, I had a hard time eating it, but it was the fact that he took the extra step to impress me that made it unforgettable. The sunset deck serenade overlooking the hills didn't hurt either. Seven years later, and he still serenades our daughter and I, although I do most of the cooking. Our favorite date night dinner after we put her to sleep is this rustic seafood stew."
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7. Elizabeth from Guilty Kitchen
"The most romantic dinner I've ever had was with my husband. At the time he was my boyfriend. One night he took me down to a gazebo at the inner harbor in Victoria, BC. It was dark and windy, and I had no idea what was going on. He brought me into the gazebo, got down on one knee, and proposed to me. It was a magical night. After the proposal he took me to a restaurant, and as we entered the foyer the waitress walked up to me with a giant bouquet of gorgeous flowers and everyone was clapping. She showed us to our table, and we had the most romantic, exciting dinner I've ever experienced. I was thrilled and over the moon, and the food and drinks just tasted amazing. I have no idea what I ate, but I remember the evening being just so perfect."
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