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date night

a moochi date night 

while we're not hitting the streets just yet, and the temperature is dropping, grab your nearest and dearest for a special night in the best company

we have put together our favourite ways to spend date night with your loved one. whether it’s getting creative with an 'art & wine' evening, a candle lit picnic in your garden, a snuggly movie night or fine dining in your living room (when the kids are in bed)..

from the outfit and the menu to the music on your speaker - we've got your evening organised!

whats on the menu 

nothing says i love you like a full tummy, we have been loving this super simple and out of this world delicious gnocchi recipe from nadia lim - its just the right amount of effort.. “made from scratch” but doesnt take hours! along with all the other trimmings to make for a simple and delicious date night  

the cocktail

you will need:

1 lemon | grill 2 thick slices from the middle of the lemon in a hot cast iron skillet for 3 to 4 mins until charred

1 sprig of fresh thyme | remove, then cook thyme sprig for a minute until fragrant, slightly rub when cooled

1 tbsp honey | squeeze juice from the remaining lemon halves through a fine-mesh sieve and measure out 2.5 tablespoons. stir honey into lemon juice until dissolved.

1.5 tbs cinzano extra dry vermouth | fill a cocktail shaker with ice. pour in lemon juice mixture, gin and vermouth and shake well

3tbs gin | place a few ice cubes into a single old fashioned glass, pour and garnish with lemon slice and thyme sprig

the platter

you will need:

  soft cheese


  crusty loaf

  olive oil

  lavosh crackers

  quince paste


ciro's gnocchi
you'll need  

+ gnocchi
+ agria potatoes 700–800g, scrubbed (leave the skin on the potatoes)
+ free-range egg 1
+ salt ¾ teaspoon
+ '00' italian flour 150g (or plain flour)

tomato basil sauce
+ olive oil ¼ cup
+ garlic 4 cloves, sliced
+ italian crushed tomatoes 1 x 400g can
+ basil leaves a generous handful
+ fresh cow's mozzarella 150g (or packet shredded/grated mozzarella)
+ parmesan a small handful grated
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chocolate / orange mousse
  you'll need    

+ drunken prunes
+ freshly squeezed orange juice ½ cup
+ orange 1, zested (in fine threads)
+ caster sugar 2 tablespoons
+ water ½ cup
+ cinnamon quill 1
+ pitted prunes 12-16
+ brandy ¼ cup

chocolate mousse
+ dark chocolate (whittaker’s 72% dark ghana) 200 grams, broken into pieces
+ butter 25 grams
+ cream ½ cup
+ eggs 4, separated
+ espresso (or strong coffee) ¼ cup
+ oranges 2, finely grated zest
+ maple syrup 3 tablespoons
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whats on the speaker 

listen while you cook to our groovy little playlist of relaxed date night tunes

listen here 

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