Surprise Your Loved Ones With a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at These Restaurants
Valentine’s Day is so much more than just the delivery of roses and other such displays of affection. It’s also the time to indulge in a sumptuous menu specially created by restaurants for this occasion. But if you’re still clueless on where to bring your date to, here are some of our suggestions.
Spathe Public House
What’s interesting about the Spathe Public House Valentine’s Day menu is that each course has a story to tell. For starters, one of the options is the pressed foie gras terrine with kumquat and duck heart satay. Executive chef Claudio Sandri says that the ingredients represent every single detail we experience in a relationship. But if we love each one wholeheartedly, the end result can be gratifying.
The tale continues with the main course of tenderloin and lobster with grilled cabbage and fondante croquet or the New Zealand cod fish with creamed spinach puree, remoulade and cantaloupe melon. The first dish symbolises the union of two opposites, while the second option signifies love and respect for one another. If we do, the reward will be sweet just like the banana fine tart with caramelised hazelnut, chocolate and banana sauce with triple chocolate cream.
The three-course Valentine’s Day menu is available for dinner on 13 and 14 February, with two seatings available. For reservations, please call 6735 1035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Set amid the beautiful surroundings at the historic Goodwood Park Hotel, Gordon Grill provides the perfect backdrop to woo your date. To help you with that, executive chef Gan Swee Lai has created a six-course tasting menu to tantalise the palate.
Showcasing his culinary flair are creations which include the Maine lobster ravioli with seasonal mushrooms and mild herb velouté; grilled Australian wagyu beef with braised short rib in red wine sauce and caper-raisin puree and chocolate nougat parfait, mango passion fruit puff with panna cotta and pistachio ice cream. Also known for its warm and impeccable service, you’ll surely have the time of your life at this restaurant.
The six-course tasting menu is available for dinner on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6730 1744 or email email@example.com
If you plan to dine at The Carvery on Valentine’s Day, we suggest you come with an appetite. Why? Well, it’s because the chefs will spoil you with a semi-buffet spread which starts with a soup, seafood platter and intermezzo to be delivered to your table.
The mains are served buffet-style, and you can choose from prized meats such as the Salmon Wellington or the US Black Angus Ribeye. Mix and match these with equally enjoyable sides like the Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and cauliflower gratin. Cap off the meal with luscious desserts and a complimentary cocktail which you can sip at the poolside bar, Aqua Luna.
The Valentine’s Day semi-buffet is available for dinner on 13 and 14 February. For reservations, please call 6828 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Tapas & Bar
For a simple but delicious night out on the day of hearts, Salt Tapas & Bar is offering a three-course menu which begins with the Coffin Bay oysters done three ways—served with warm French shallot vinaigrette, raw with cucumber jelly and salmon roe and tempura with ginger chilli dip.
Enticing your taste buds even further is the main course, which is a choice between the delicately poached seabass with chicken consommé, shimeji and goji berries and grilled striploin with pomme soufflé, asparagus mousse and kale. Last but definitely not least on the menu is executive chef Ronald Li’s sweet treat of dark chocolate ganache, yuzu curd and lavender ice cream. If you want to pair these with tipples, you can as the menu also has a wine pairing option.
The three-course menu is available for dinner on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6837 0995 or email email@example.com
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Italian style at Mandarin Oriental’s flagship Italian restaurant, Dolce Vita. Just for one night, chef de cuisine Omar Bernardi goes all out to give you an authentic Italian four- or five-course set menu featuring luxurious ingredients like scallops, lobsters and oysters for the appetisers alone.
The menu continues to impress with the main dish, which is a choice between the black cod fish fillet served with coconut, cauliflower and cayenne pepper and roasted veal loin with seared foie gras, carrot-orange puree and spiced juice. The ending celebrates the Italians’ love for cheese with the silky cheeses, strawberry tutti frutti cheese and inaya chocolate cremeux.
The set course dinner menu is available for dinner on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6885 3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Romance is definitely in the air at Shangri-La Hotel’s Blu Restaurant. On that special day, you’ll be treated to a seven-course menu of dishes that harmoniously pair different textures and flavours.
Some of the highlights include the succulent crab served with caviar, foie gras, chawanmushi and truffle; lobster spaghetti and sea urchin and the smoked wagyu beef cooked with red wine sauce. The meal concludes with a strawberry and rose douceur mousse with lychee jelly and raspberry violet candy.
The seven-course menu is available for dinner from 12 to 14 February. For reservations, please call 6216 4398 or email e-mail email@example.com
Morton’s of Chicago
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Even the famous American Steakhouse has caught the love bug on Valentine’s Day. For your romantic night, the chefs have curated a three-course menu offering a galore of dishes which extend beyond its signature steaks.
Interested to find out what’s on the table? For appetisers, there are three options, some of which are the torchon of foie gras with apricot chutney and oysters on half-shell with champagne and green apple mignonette. The entrees have meat and seafood options including the whole baked 2lb Maine lobster and the 16-oz centre-cut prime ribeye. We hope you still have space for desserts so you can try Morton’s legendary sundae.
To end the night on a high note, Morton’s of Chicago is also giving you the chance to surprise your date with a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates, which you can arrange with the restaurant.
The three-course menu is available for dinner on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6339 3740 or visit the website www.mortons.com
When it comes to ambience, few venues are more romantic than Raffles Grill. Its grand chandeliers and big French windows seem to transport you back to the colonial era, providing a fairytale setting for executive sous chef Mickael Le Calvez’s classic Valentine’s Day menu.
The six-course set dinner begins with the light but flavoursome appetiser of creamy polenta served with ceps mushrooms slow-cooked in red wine, tender beef cheeks, crispy pancetta and black truffle shavings. It continues with main courses such as the premium Alaska king crab croustillant and pigeon a la diable and ends with the refreshing coconut dessert.
The Valentine’s Set Dinner Menu is available for dinner on 13 February. For reservations, please call 6412 1816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brasserie Les Saveur
Whether you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the morning or at night, Brasserie Les Saveur surely has something for you. For a relaxing afternoon complete with delectable fare, you can opt for the Champagne Brunch. It has a myriad of choices at the antipasto, cold cuts and dessert stations.
For a more intimate date with your special someone, chef Thomas Cruise has curated a six-course dinner composed of dishes such as the wild tomato mousse, Sri Lankan crab tian, oven-baked Atlantic halibut and Black Angus beef tenderloin. You can enjoy these dishes while being serenaded by live music performances.
The Champagne Brunch is available for lunch while the six-course set dinner is available for dinner, both on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6506 6860 or email email@example.com
How about a Valentine’s Day dinner in one of the highest restaurants in Singapore? If that sounds like a plan, Zafferano is something to consider. Located at the top of the Ocean Financial Centre, it boasts a 360-degree view of the urban skyline and the picturesque Marina Bay area.
Enjoy this vista while you tuck in to chef Marco Guccio’s “Me & You” creations which use legendary aphrodisiacs such as oysters, urchin, chilli and chocolate in the appetisers. As for the main course, it is a choice between flambe prawns, avocado guacamole, passion fruit emulsion and US prime short ribs with foie gras, vanilla, potato and asparagus. No meal is complete without desserts and the wild berries, chocolate fondue, chantilly cream and rose meringue brings the meal to a ravishing close.
The “Me & You” set menu is available for dinner on 13 February (two seatings) and 14 February (one seating). For reservations, please call 6509 1488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo courtesy of The South Beach
The South Beach is more than a destination for great architecture and impressive interior design. It’s also home to ADHD, a brand new concept slowly making a name for its sumptuous international fare available from day to night.
For Valentine’s Day, it entices couples with its four-course set dinner menu offering contemporary dishes such as the terrine of poached lobster and leeks and red beat consommé. For the mains, it’s a tough choice between the roasted wagyu beef and goose liver and oven-roasted Chilean sea bass. The meal comes to a close with a raspberry tart dessert and some petit four.
The four-course Valentine’s Day menu is available for dinner on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6818 1940 or email email@example.com.
Senso Ristorante & Bar
Always a go-to-restaurant for some authentic Italian cuisine, Senso Ristorante & Bar entices love birds once again with its six-course menu just for Valentine’s Day. It starts with an amuse touch of Merluzzo ‘alla Cappucina, a traditional recipe from North East Italy made of salt cod, a known aphrodisiac.
The menu gets even better with offerings such as the Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke, homemade green gnocchi with lobster medallion and morel mushrooms and fileto di vitello al foie gras. Closing the romantic evening is the St. Valentine’s Strawberry Sweetness, a pretty dessert of strawberry pistachio tartlette, meringue and strawberry sherbet.
The six-course menu is available on 14 February. For reservations, please call 6224 3534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org