Food and love: there’s no question that they go together. Both can make you feel more incredible than anything else in this world, but when they go bad, can leave your stomach in an awful state. But let’s not focus on that part now! Let’s focus on the fun part, the first dates. Most people take a foodie first date to mean dinner and a movie. Boring! Why not get a little more creative with these food-focused adventures that are perfect for getting to know someone?
•What could be more romantic than a picnic, especially now that the weather is (almost) warm enough? Stop by flour bakery + cafe to stock up on provisions (we recommend the applewood-smoked-bacon stuffed BLT and literally any one or five of their baked goods), then head to Union Park, nestled in the middle of the prettiest street in Boston. Can you feel the heart fluttering?
•The great thing about taking a cooking class together on an early date is that it gives you a concrete thing to discuss and, even if the date sucks, afterwards, you’ve learned something besides the fact that you’ll never date a vegan construction worker/singer-songwriter again. BCAE has a slammin’ one and a half hour chocolate tasting course coming up on May 15th, so start scheming of ways to ask that cute boy/girl at the bookstore now.
•You know what makes every date better? Alcohol. Take your date to a free tour at the Sam Adams brewery in JP before dinner at Vee Vee where you can feast on goat cheese and caramelized onion pasta while drinking (wait for it) more beer. Excellent.
[Photo: Pretty, pretty Union Park: Flickr: garethkay]