Valentines Seafood Dinner | Home vs. Restaurant
As restaurants around the country prepare for one of their most busy days of the year, some are having second thoughts about where they’ll be taking that special someone this year.
If you do plan to have a romantic night out this Valentine’s Day, be sure to call and make your reservation as soon as possible. Some restaurants in the Pinellas County area are already fully booked.
Home Cooked Seafood Dinner
There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal especially after a long day of work. It’s much better if it’s fresh fish prepared with lots of herbs, seasoning, and love. But not everyone has all the time in the world to prepare or cook dinner. When it comes time for the year’s most romantic date night many understand the importance of going above and beyond for that special someone, even if that means excessive wait times and inflated prices.
While it’s easier to just eat out and have a fill of your favorite fish from a reputable restaurant, the advantages of cooking at home should be seriously considered this year. For starters, it is more comfortable to eat at your own dinner table at home. Since your home is a place where you can let your hair down, as they say, you don’t have to dress up and can even eat in your pajamas if that’s what you feel like wearing. However, as it’s Valentine’s Day, who’s to say you don’t dress to the nines regardless of location.
The most important factor: you can be sure about the quality of food you will serve is of the highest standard. And by buying and preparing your own fish, you can be sure that you’re getting fresh and locally caught seafood. Below is a list of advantages for eating a home-cooked fish dinner versus eating out:
Whether you order it online or pick it up at your local seafood market, you can be sure of its freshness when you buy your own fish. For example, at Wild Seafood Market, you will know when and where the fish you bought was caught. Every fish we sell contains a tag with a QR code that you can scan to know all the details about the fish you bought. You will know from what boat the fish was loaded, from what area it was fished, and when.
Generally, one of the most important considerations when comparing eating out with eating at home is the cost. Even if its not fish, eating at home is way cheaper than when you eat at a restaurant or order takeout. In fact, there was a study conducted by Forbes that says it is five times more expensive to order food delivery than when you cook your own food at home.
That said, we all know Valentine’s Day is the time to splurge and not worry about the costs behind the perfect date night. This year, however, with costs on the rise, a seemingly never-ending pandemic on hand and more tourists, snowbirds, and those escaping to Florida to avoid stricter regulations in other states, it’s only practical to reconsider the ‘splurge-worthiness’ of the “holiday”.
Eating sustainably sourced and wild-caught fish helps in the efforts toward preserving the fish’s natural habitat and population. If you’re the one personally buying the fish you’re going to cook, you can look for fish that’s been sourced responsibly. There’s almost no way to know these things when you eat at the restaurant.
Here at Wild Seafood Market, we only sell wild-caught and sustainably sourced fish. As much as we love fresh and quality seafood, we also love the waters where we fish. Thus, our mission has always been to adhere to harvesting seafood sustainably. We follow all the federal regulations when it comes to fishing as well as go to extensive lengths to ensure that we always fish responsibly.