Masterchef Australia contestant Sarah Todd’s Goa restaurant, Antares, has just opened in Vagator, and its Instagram-worthy interiors and food have already put it on the must-visit list of visitors to the beach destination.

We got Todd to share what she would whip up as part of a three-course meal to entice her man, and had great fun shooting her in the act. Here’s what she whipped up:

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Cheese and meat platter with wine – photo by Sunny L

“For me, it’s all about making the meal an interactive one. I like the idea of a shared, casual platter for a fun night in. So the ultimate date dinner for me would start off with a beautiful cheese and meat platter that has chutneys, crackers and dips.

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Snapper Ceviche with Crisps – photo by Sunny L

My main dish would be a snapper ceviche served with crisps. It’s a night in, so you don’t want a very heavy meal.

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Iced Nougat with Pistachio and Cranberry

For dessert, I would definitely serve my famous iced nougat with pistachio and cranberry, because it’s a very romantic dish. It’s topped with rose petals, pomegranate. Of course, there’d be plenty of Australian wine to go with it.”