Formal dinner in my kitchen

For the past month, I had been receiving messages from Luca.

He asked me to meet at a tea room in town, but I invited him to the shared kitchen of my flat for our first dinner of this year. The meaning behind it was truly to become friends again. On the dining table in the kitchen, I set place mats, cutlery, glasses and after dinner chocolates. Then I cooked a starter and main course of prawn and feta cheese salad and pasta bake. My flatmates said it looked like a formal dinner!

I was nervous about cooking pasta for him, as he was brought up with delicious Italian food. Sure enough, he was serious when eating my pasta. We very much enjoyed the dinner and talked about our future careers. What I enjoyed most was shopping to set the table, planning the menu, and cooking the dinner for us.