Valentine’s Day is here again, and this year you might be celebrating that your relationship survived lockdowns and global pandemics, so do it in style with one of these top Hong Kong Valentine’s Day dining experiences.
When hearts are aflutter and love is in the air, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special (or seek our fellow singles with the swipe of a calloused thumb), and that usually means dining out Now, you might be forgiven for not knowing that Valentine’s Day actually traces its origins to an early seasonal feast, one which honoured a pair of Christian martyrs, both of whom were coincidentally called Valentine.
It wasn’t until the 14th century that Valentine’s Day was associated with love, and today different cultures around the world celebrate the big V Day in different ways, from South Korea, where women shower men with attention (and get it back and more on March 14); and South Africa, where women wear a picture of their lover on their sleeve, a tradition that started in ancient Rome; to Italy, where Valentine’s keys are given to one’s amour (and also to children to ward off epilepsy – Google it!).
Here in the Fragrant Harbour, things tend to be a little more commercial, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grab the special girl or guy in your life, support a Hong Kong restaurant, and paint the town red in the name of eternal passion.
Head to The Peak this Valentine’s Day for a delectable Italian menu at FIAMMA that will ensure the flames of passion burn high octane. Served inside the spacious dining room or on the relaxing alfresco patio, FIAMMA‘s five-course tasting menu (all day February 12-15, HK$1,188++ for two) begins with sea bass tartare with cucumber; and a heavenly pillow of burrata, served with tomato gazpacho and Taggiasca olives, topped with basil bread crumbs. To follow, lovers will enjoy al dente risotto with mascarpone, served with Sicilian red prawns and a touch of fresh bergamot; followed by cooked-to-perfection beef striploin with black garlic mashed potatoes and green jumbo asparagus on the side.
No Valentine’s Day meal would be complete without a sweet finish, and the enticing menu at FIAMMA includes layers of light strawberry mousse and cherry honey Namelaka cream in a heart shape, topped with chocolate devil sponge, raspberry and rose gel; as well as a small box of house-made chocolate truffles to take home.
Pirata’s sky-high views of the city and rustic Italian recipes make for the perfect Valentine’s meal spot. The special Treasure My Heart menu (February 14, brunch HK$498++ pp; dinner HK$598++ pp; wine pairing from HK$228++ pp) features a selection of antipasti to share, including signature Italian cold cuts, burrata, and Fritto Misto with calamari and king prawns. This is followed by king crab XXL raviolone, and in a take on surf and turf, Boston lobster and a flank steak tagliata. To finish, those with sweet teeth can sink into the restaurant’s signature duo – Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. Vegetarian options are also available upon request.
In an innovative take on Valentine’s Day, Hong Kong’s only Burmese eatery, Club Rangoon, will serve a Burmese Affair set menu for two (February 14, lunch HK$789++ pp; dinner HK$989++ pp) that combines the cuisine of head chef Karisa Cheque and three cocktails by bar manager Jack Byrne. The four-course meal includes signature Laphet Thoke, tea leaf salad; or a Burmese tomato salad with green chili, kaffir lime leaves, and dried shrimp, paired with Valentine’s Day-special Love Bug, with Widges London Dry Gin, homemade apricot brandy, pink rose syrup, and lime, topped up with sparkling wine.
Starters include Bayar Kyaw, Burmese-style falafel made from yellow split peas; and A Kyaw Sone, assorted vegetable fritters with a sweet tamarind sauce, complemented by Hot Mess, with Arquitecto Tequila, hibiscus, and sweet watermelon. A choice of mains, which are paired with the Let’s Get it On cocktail, include Khout Swel Kyaw, stir-fried garlic noodles with lobster in a sauce of coconut milk, tomato paste, fish sauce, and coriander; Arloo A Mel Thar Hin, a delectable 12-hour slow-cooked beef and potato curry; and spicy stir-fried Okrawith Shan tofu, served with Club Rangoon’s aromatic coconut rice.
Finish with crispy fried banana served with a homemade cinnamon ice cream, or Falooda, featuring cardamom, holy basil seeds, tapioca sago, and rose syrup, finished off with vanilla ice cream. Diners who prefer to skip the cocktail pairing option can enjoy the Burmese Affair set menu at HK$589 for lunch or HK$789 for dinner per person.
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
Head to the Wan Chai waterfront this Valentine’s Day for a four-course dinner at Mirage Bar & Restaurant. The menu (February 10-17, 6 pm – 10.30 pm; HK$1,188++ for two) includes irresistible seafood-centric appetizers, including a Couple’s Seafood Duo on Ice featuring Cherrystone clam ceviche and Alaskan king crab legs with whisky sauce (because nothing’s as sexy as watching her rip apart crab legs).
There’s also pan-fried Hokkaido scallops; a creamy white asparagus bisque with caviar; smoke-roasted Canadian lobster with ‘nduja butter; and petite Filet Mignon with seasonal mushrooms, ratte potato mousseline, and braised savoy cabbage. Finish off with Cupid’s Rose and Lychee Cake, complemented by Florté pink rose tea jelly.
Duck & Waffle
Duck & Waffle Hong Kong‘s Valentine’s Day four-course special menu (February 14, seatings at 11 am; 12 pm; and 1 pm, HK$1,500++ for two) includes Irish white crab wrapped in crispy potato and topped with Oscietra caviar and chives; Hokkaido sea urchin and yellowtail tartare served with ponzu sauce and fresh wasabi; Vitelotte potatoes cream served with crème fraîche, spring onions and croutes and topped with quail egg and winter truffles; USDA rib-eye steak served with Pomme Anna and wilted greens; and grilled turbot with crab crust served on top of baby potatoes and kale. Finish with a three-chocolate warm brownie with toasted pecan crumble, and fudge and Negroni ice cream; and a small box of house-made chocolate truffles to take home.
The Optimist’s Northern Spanish sharing-style menu (February 14, brunch HK$498++ pp; dinner HK$598++ pp; free-flow from HK$228++ pp) will put a smile on the dial of your significant other. Start with a selection of three entradas, including lobster croquettes, padron peppers, and Gambas “al Ajillo.” Signature mains from executive chef Jordi Valles include Juicy Lobster Rice, Chateaubriand, Milky Lamb Shoulder, and red snapper. Finish off this romantic meal with Basque cheesecake. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
This Valentine’s Day, modern Australian restaurant Hue, with its exquisite panoramic Victoria Harbour views, is the perfect setting for lighting hearts aflame. The restaurant’s four-course Valentine’s Day set menu (February 14, from 11 am; HK$1,088++ pp) begins with delicate canapes, including nori crisp topped with whipped cod roe and salmon caviar; a spanner crab doughnut; and a Manchego croquette with harissa mayonnaise.
The special menu continues with a series of stunning starters, including smoked beetroot salad with apple, truffle, and sour cream; Hamachi sashimi served with apple, cucumber, and ginger; and foie gras raviolo with abalone and game bird consommé. For something more substantial, choose from roast halibut with cumquat puree, served with caviar and butter sauce; ricotta dumpling with Jerusalem artichokes, hazelnuts, brown butter, and French truffle; or, designed for two, a juicy O’Connor striploin, served with creamy pepper sauce.
Finish with your choice of pavlova with white chocolate ganache, strawberries, and yoghurt ice cream; or Choux bun with pear served with salted miso caramel, hazelnut cream, and lime.
Explore the open water this Valentine’s Day with Aqua Luna‘s new Dim Sum Cruise (February 14 & 15 from 12.15 pm – 3 pm; HK$450++ pp), which sails from Central to Aberdeen while guests feast on signature dishes from the Dim Sum Library. Alternatively, the Romantic Afternoon Tea Cruise (3.30 pm – 5 pm, HK$388++ pp) will serve rose dumplings, mini tiramisu, macaroons, scones, and more, and includes a glass of bubbles.
Melt hearts and fill stomachs with the passionate Love in the Times of Nikkei menu (February 14, brunch HK$498++ pp; dinner HK$598++ pp; wine pairings from HK$198++ pp) at Tokyolima this Valentine’s Day. Designed to be shared, the first course features the signature La Causa with beetroot puree, prawn tartare, and tempura; and the earth T-3 Salad with pumpkin, poached quail egg, crispy glass noodles, and a tangy Nikkei dressing. For something more substantial, move on to the beef tataki; Maguro Nuevo Temaki Edition; and a Valentine’s twist on the restaurant’s Tacu Tacu with Lobster. End the meal with an indulgent Amanti chocolate mousse. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
This Valentine’s Day, spoil your significant half at District 8, an elegant yet casual bistro concept located at the Elements Mall Civil Square. Grab a seat outside to make the most of the location and order the Valentine’s Day special menu (all day February 13-14, from 11.30 am; HK$360++ for two-courses and HK$410++ for three-courses), which kicks off with a choice of starters, including seared Hokkaido scallops and asparagus served with minted pea cream and topped with salmon caviar; dry-aged duck breast served with black garlic jam and tangerine; and French onion soup with crispy Gruyere croutons.
You’ll move on to your choice of succulent pork cutlet with white beans and apple puree; roast cod served with fennel confit, topped with tomato vinaigrette; pumpkin and ricotta Agnolotti served with brussels sprout and chestnuts; or the sharing O’Connor Chateaubriand steak, served with crispy Hasselback potatoes, honey-glazed carrots; and a cabbage and parsley slaw.
Finish with either chocolate éclair with vanilla cream; or caramelised apple Tarte Tatin with vanilla cream, topped with honey crumbs, and celebrate in style by adding a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve champagne for an additional of HK$110 or HK$75 for French Milk Punch, one of District 8’s signature cocktails.
To celebrate romance, Shiro presents The Lover’s Plate (February 13 & 14; HK$258++), a chance to delight your taste buds with sumptuous slices of botan ebi, yellowtail, salmon, and scallop sashimi; tuna with Japanese dashi; and scallop with caviar and rose jelly crystal sushi crafted with sake. The Lover’s Plate is perfect for two to share and a refreshing glass of Japanese plum wine can be paired for only HK$38. Reserve your table to dine-in at Shiro Taikoo or Pacific Place or enjoy at home with takeaway.
For a lively and vibrant Valentine’s, whisk your loved one away to Chaiwala and spoil them with a feast of South Asian delights. The Valentine’s Day menu (brunch HK$448++ pp; dinner HK$568++ pp; drinks package from HK$148++ pp) features a number Chaiwala’s signature Pani Puri served with a refreshing Jal-Jeera sauce and Aloo Tikki Chaat – spiced potato cakes served with tamarind chutney and honey yoghurt.
Brought to the table straight from the tandoor is the Tandoori Lamb Chops, followed by vegan Kofta Curry and Chaiwala’s fan-favourite Butter Chicken, all served with Poriyal with broccoli and snow peas, garlic and butter naan, and basmati rice. Complete your meal with the Rati Panna Cotta for dessert.
208 Duecento Otto
One of Sheung Wan’s favourite Italian restaurants has Valentine’s Day covered for lovers and singles alike. With 208’s four-course San Valentino Menu ($688++ only available for takeaway on February 14 on JIA Everywhere) you can feast on authentic Italian fare in the comfort of your own home. Starting with razor clams with Oscietra caviar and ponzu sauce; and Sicilian red prawns with spaghetti chitarra, French baby mussels, and burrata foam, the menu continues with a choice of main courses. There’s
sea bass with spinach cream and marinated salmon roe; or lamb rack with smoked potato puree and artichoke. Finish with a deconstructed puff pastry cake with fruit sauces and chocolate, best matched with one of the restaurant’s three signature San Valentino cocktails.
If you find yourself unencumbered this V-Day, 208 will also host a Single’s Brunch (February 14, 12 pm – 3 pm or 3 pm – 6 pm). Round up the lads for a fabulous afternoon of delicious food, cocktails, and thumb-free fun. The all-inclusive brunch and free-flow drinks package is priced at HK$988++ pp for three hours, or HK$688++ pp for just free-flow drinks.
Carnivorous couples will find a welcome haven at MEATS with a Valentine’s Day set menu (February 14, brunch HK$398++ pp; dinner HK$480++ pp; drinks package from HK$138++ pp) featuring three starters, a main, a side, and dessert. Starters include a salad of pulled duck leg and hoisin sauce; smoked pork ribs; and fish tacos. The main course is a decadent Beef Wellington of grilled tenderloin rolled in puff pastry with truffle oil duxelles, with hot and spicy broccolini with coconut sambal on the side. Finish with the smoky and tangy interplay of Rotisserie Pineapple served with strawberry sorbet. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
Who said Californian BBQ isn’t sexy? SoHo’s Big Sur has put together a delicious barbecue menu for those who are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more casual atmosphere. The three-course Valentine’s Day sharing menu (February 14, HK$360++ pp) begins with grilled oysters with Mexican chorizo butter, garnished with fresh lime; and pastrami-spiced salmon served with cucumber, dill, and buttermilk sauce.
To follow, tuck into the sharing main: a cook-to-perfection Wagyu tri-tip steak (500 grams), served with Mexican sweetcorn, pinto beans, coleslaw, and fries, best matched with a selection from Big Sur’s 14 tap craft beers. End the meal with a decadent chocolate fondant with smoked vanilla ice cream (and more than likely a food coma).
Central Hong Kong’s Italian eatery Aria‘s chef Andrea Zamboni has created a seven-course contemporary Valentine’s Day menu (February 14, HK$2,888++ for two, deposits required by February 7) laced with aphrodisiacs we think will get the blood pumping in all the right places.
Highlights include oyster and champagne jelly; potato wrapped in edible silver leaf with sour cream and Cristal caviar; foie gras mi-cuit, with baguette soil, and apricot and brandy chutney; and a choice of seared seabass with cucumber and kaffir lime broth and tamarillo; or A4 Miyazaki Gold Bullion beef with aerated fries and homemade San Marzano ketchup for mains.
The meal ends with an unexpected yet utterly delicious pre-dessert of gorgonzola, celtuce, and caviar, and the finale, Chocolate, Chilli, and Raspberry, a final tongue-in-cheek dessert to spice up the evening.
If a gastronomic showcase grounded in Japanese cuisine is what you’re searching for, then look no further than Honjo this Valentine’s Day (February 14, brunch HK$680++ pp; dinner HK$780++ pp; wine pairing from HK$290++ pp). Start with small dishes such as chilled spinach bathed in sesame sauce and mustard seeds; and Wagyu beef in chorizo oil sprinkled with crispy quinoa. This is followed by a sushi and sashimi platter; tomato with arbequina oil and yuzu gelee; black tiger prawn and vegetable tempura; and Wagyu A3 ribeye with Mizuna salad. End your Valentine’s meal on a high note with warm chocolate truffles.
For a Valentine’s Day with a difference, make for Lantau’s Lower Cheung Sha Beach and its coolest hideaway, Bathers. The beach-club-styled restaurant will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day menu (February 14, from 11.30 am, HK$380++ pp) that includes a choice of starters ranging from sauteed squid with chorizo, served with cherry butter and toasted sourdough; to fresh burrata topped with tomatoes, fresh basil and wild rocket; and crabmeat chowder with potatoes and parsley.
There are three options for the mains; lovers can choose from crispy barramundi served with grilled broccolini and salsa verde; shiitake tagliatelle with baby spinach and fresh dill; or designed for two, the stunning Beef Wellington, served with sauteed potatoes and carrots on the side. End your beachfront meal with a chocolate and orange ganache Torte with vanilla cream and hot chocolate sauce.
Lan Kwai Fong’s Ciao Chow will be surprising love sick couples with unique heart-shaped pizzas this Valentine’s Day. Pies include the Be my Gold Pizza (HK$999++), featuring fior di latte, lobster, caviar, and black truffle with gold leaf.
For something a little more down to earth, the LKF restaurant will also serve a three-course set menu (HK$1,188++ for two) for dine-in and takeaway, featuring authentic Italian comfort food. The menu starts with asparagus soup with burrata and truffle; or salmon tartare with avocado, beetroot, chives, and lemon dressing, followed by a choice of mains, including porcini mushroom risotto with sautéed mushrooms and black truffle; pan-seared seabass with cherry tomatoes, raisins, pine nuts, and basil; or grilled beef tenderloin with brandy and pink pepper sauce. To finish off, guests can indulge in the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu alle Fragole with mascarpone cream, strawberry, ladyfinger.
Guests who pay a deposit on or before February 7 can also enjoy two complimentary glasses of Prosecco. The set is also available for takeaway via Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct.
JW Marriott Hong Kong
The JW Marriott Hong Kong will offer a showcase of romantic dining experiences this Valentine’s Day. Make for Flint, a classic grill destination that will offer a six-course set dinner (February 14, HK$2,576++ for two) that begins with Iberico ham and Manchego cheese; scallop carpaccio and Oscietra caviar; seared duck foie gras and figs; and lobster ravioli with shellfish broth. This is followed by your choice of U.S. beef tenderloin and Alaskan king crab, or Patagonian toothfish and red king prawn. Complement your romantic night with chocolate raspberry fondant with raspberry sorbet, champagne jelly, and chocolate sauce.
Alternatively, the hotel’s JW Café will present an extravagant dinner buffet (February 14, 6 pm – 10 pm; HK$888++ pp) with fresh seafood, live cooking stations, and Asian and international delicacies. The buffet will also showcase snow crab leg; Boston lobster; freshly made nigiri sushi and sashimi; braised South African abalone; braised premium fish maw and sea cucumber; double-boiled fish maw, and sea whelk soup.
If your idea of Valentine’s Day is delectable Cantonese cuisine, make for Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, which will offer a specially crafted menu (February 14, HK$2888++ for two) that includes nourishing double-boiled soups made from traditional Chinese medicines and premium ingredients, tailored for him and her according to the principles of Yin and Yang. There will also be chilled lobster claw; deep-fried lobster claw with shrimp mousse; and sautéed lobster with egg yolk; saucepan-fried fish maw with lily bulb and almond chicken broth; braised rice with eel, maca, dried mandarin peel and red dates; and hearty chilled avocado cream with premium bird’s nest. Like many Valentine’s Day menus this year, it will be served during the day of the restaurant is closed at night by restrictions.
Monsoon at Elements Mall will showcase the best flavours, textures, and traditions of vibrant Southeast Asia this Valentine’s Day with a four-course menu (February 14, seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm; HK$328++ pp) packed with flavour. The menu includes favourites like tuna betel leaf served with a raw Balinese sambal of chopped shallots, lemongrass, and red chilli; salmon sashimi with yuzu dressing; stir-fried prawns in Pong Gari sauce; succulent “Deng Deng Balado” caramelized beef short ribs, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes; and Vietnamese Crème Caramel with coffee granita.
Monsoon’s 90-minute free flow option offers brilliant value for money and includes red, white, and sparkling wine, house spirits, beer, selected cocktail, soft drinks, and a selection of juices, priced at HK$168++ per person
To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Zuma will present a sumptuous Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu (February 14, HK$1,480++ pp) created by corporate executive chef Oscar Luzon de Arcos. Highlights include sea urchin, caviar and yellowtail ceviche with tentsuyu jelly; langoustine tempura with kataifi and sour dashi; and premium Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu sirloin with périgord black truffle. For the grand finale, head pastry chef Eddy Lee will prepare a warm raspberry chocolate cake with Tahitian vanilla and fromage bonbons (also available on a la carte, priced at HK$220) to end the night just right.
Zuma will also offer a Valentine’s Day Takeaway Tasting Menu (HK$1,800 for two), highlights of which include spicy crab soup with clams Mitsuba and yuzu skin; Japanese Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu; toro maki with chili tenkasu and yuzu pearls; and miso-marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf.
You might have met in a club, so it seems fitting you celebrate your love in one. C45, the newest addition to the Lan Kwai Fong entertainment scene, is offering an early four or five-course Valentine’s Day alternative (February 9-11 from HK$550++ pp) that includes two Cupid’s Fizz cocktails and a range of signature Mexican dishes. These range from charred sweet corn, and quesadillas to mini beef tartare tacos, lobster bisque, and Ceviche de Pescados. There’s also a choice of USDA beef tenderloin or miso-glazed Alaskan black cod, complemented with edamame and sweet corn; shrimp enchiladas; and vegetarian burrito rolls.
Guerlain’s Valentine Day Collaboration with S&S Hospitality
At the root of every successful relationship is a strong partnership. This Valentine’s Day weekend, three of Hong Kong’s favourite restaurants, Harbourside Grill, ALTO, and SPIGA will team up with Guerlain to elevate the dining experience of all lovebirds with a series of Guerlain Abeille Royale premier skincare giveaways and a complimentary cocktail that’s guaranteed to leave everyone feeling content.
Founded in Paris in 1828, iconic French brand Guerlain is a purveyor of luxury makeup, skincare, and fragrances. The Guerlain special giveaways are available for dine-in guests only during brunch, lunch and dinner service at Harbourside Grill, ALTO, and SPIGA on Valentine’s Day weekend, from Friday to Sunday (12-14 February 2021).
During the weekend, not only will all ladies receive an exclusive Guerlain gift set to take home, but each guest will also receive a complimentary welcome cocktail, a blend of cherry blossom, organic jasmine tea liqueur and prosecco specially designed for Guerlain and inspired by its soon-to-launch limited edition Japan cherry blossom fragrance.
Feather & Bone
Hong Kong butcher and restaurateur Feather & Bone will serve an aphrodisiac menu this Valentine’s Day, knowing the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Chef Mick honours the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, in this year’s Valentine’s sharing menu (February 14, lunch and dinner, HK$598++ pp), celebrating both true love for one’s partner, and a shared love for a good steak.
The outlets will serve expertly-butchered and prepared-to-perfection meats throughout the menu, starting with a rare beef carpaccio topped with herb-infused mushrooms a la grecque; an aromatic fig and goat’s curd tartlet; and a nourishing beetroot and avocado salad starring ruby-red pomegranate and grated hen’s egg. Couples can also opt to rev-up the romance with Fine de Claire oysters, available for HK$25/piece, before tucking into a grass-fed tenderloin for two served with creamy mash, glazed carrots, and buttered asparagus with a porcini and parmesan rub. Cheese-lovers will especially appreciate a generous drizzle of 24-month Comté sauce studded with bacon bits.
Finish with strawberries and cream. The menu includes a glass of Tar & Roses prosecco and every couple will leave with a packet of homemade beef-fat caramels – promising a sweet end to every date.
BRAZA Churrascaria, the popular and vibrant Central Brazilian steakhouse serving grilled cuts of meat with Brazilian flair, will offer a Valentine’s Day all-you-can-eat package (February 14, seatings at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm; HK$358++ pp) for couples with an appetite.
BRAZA serves a wide selection of sumptuous Brazilian delicacies, starters, and fresh salads in a buffet setting. For mains, guests will be served with an endless offering of different cuts of meat, including signature Picanha rump and flank steak, and Alcatra pot roast; lamb leg marinated with Dijon mustard and fresh herbs; succulent spicy ribs, pork sausage, and pork loin; northern chilli marinated chicken; orange marinated duck breast; roasted vegetables and much more, sliced and served at the table.
To finish, make for the indulgent dessert buffet, with its selection of decadent sweets like chocolate fountain brownies, marshmallows, ladyfingers, and “Cocada De Bahia”, Brazilian coconut sweets that are guaranteed to leave all lovers feeling frisky.
Cordis Hong Kong
Celebrate lovers’ day at Cordis Hong Kong in Mongkok, where Valentine’s Day is serious business. Make for The Place for a sumptuous buffet (February 14, lunch 12 pm – 2.30 pm & 3 pm – 5.30 pm HK$458++ pp; dinner 6.30 pm – 9.45 pm HK$868++ pp), that will feature a US Prime Rib carving station, pan-seared foie gras, a suckling pig station, fresh seasonal oysters, cheese baked lobsters, grilled lamb rack, and braised bird’s nest soup with minced chicken.
There will also be an array of beautiful strawberry desserts including strawberry Basque cheesecake, strawberry mille-feuille and strawberry pistachio opera cake. The live Mandarin Orange-Whiskey Lava Chocolate Cake station is also bound to be a highlight of the night. Each couple will also receive a complimentary strawberry and white chocolate mousse cake to take home and can enjoy free-flow pink cocktails during the night.
Alternatively, for something a little more refined, make for Ming Court, where, in collaboration with well-known French crystal brand Lalique, executive chef Li Yuet Faat presents a four-course Nature Sauvage Valentine’s Day Lunch Menu (February 14 from 11 am HK$1,688++ pp) and six-course Nature Sauvage Dinner Degustation Menu (From 6 pm HK$2,888++ pp).
The menus will feature an array of exquisite Cantonese dishes such as seared New Caledonia prawns with aged artisan natural brew soy sauce, and M9 Wagyu beef stir-fried with shishito green pepper, and garlic black bean sauce. End the night with a coconut milk pudding with aloe vera and Imperial bird’s nest, served in Lalique crystal. The first 20 couples who book the dinner menu will receive a complimentary 190g Lalique candle and a 15ml bottle of SOLEIL perfume spray – so there’s your Valentine’s Day shopping done!
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s The Steakhouse, located at The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui, will offer a romantic three-course menu all weekend (February 12 – 14 February, HK$1,088++ pp) that will include a prime chilled ocean platter; luxurious foie gras with toasted brioche and apple compote; jumbo lump crab cakes; and lobster bisque. Two steak entrées are also available: a tender 12 oz centre-cut Filet Mignon or flavorsome 12 oz centre-cut Prime Ribeye. For couples looking for a lighter meal, Chilean seabass or Chicken Christopher are both excellent options and be sure to try classic sides like Parmesan and truffle fries, jumbo asparagus, or sautéed wild mushrooms.
Bouchon, a charming Parisian-inspired bistro located in SoHo, is the perfect setting for those looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with elegant and intimate French fare. Be it inside the comfy dining room or in the relaxing alfresco garden, the special Valentine’s Day menu (February 14, seatings at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm; HK$1,250++ for two) begins with a sweet amuse bouche of strawberry and kiwi panna cotta, followed by three options for starters: a smoked salmon, fennel and pomelo salad; pan-seared foie gras with fig Mostarda and fresh fig; and a watercress and endive salad with apple, Roquefort cheese, and walnut and drizzled with walnut vinaigrette.
For mains, choose from grilled sea bream with mustard and tarragon sauce, with asparagus and peas on the side; tender beef fillet with spinach and ricotta ravioli; or pan-seared duck breast with honey and raisin compote. Sweet touches include the choice of crème brûlée with mixed berries; raspberry and dark chocolate mousse domes; or a classic cheese platter; and a small box of house-made chocolate truffles to take home.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
This Valentine’s Day, toast to your devoted at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong where two-Michelin-starred Amber presents a decadent four-course (February 14, 11.30 am – 1.15 pm; HK$2,098 ++ pp) and an eight-course menu (1.30 pm – 3.15 pm; HK$3,298 ++ pp), both complemented with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée ‘166eme Édition served from a magnum. The menus offer contemporary French cuisine crafted with ingredients of the season – think blue lobster served with salsify, Amalfi lemon, and caper leaves; and milk-fed veal with sweetbread, bell pepper, and fruit tomato from Shizuoka. Pastry chef Valentin Mille has created a special dessert – Love– as a little surprise for lovers to enjoy.
Alternatively, SOMM takes its sought-after brunch up a notch with the SOMMkind of Special Valentine’s Brunch (From 11 am with seatings at 1.15 pm and 3.30 pm; HK$998++ pp), which includes 90 minutes’ free flow of pre-selected champagne, wines, sake, seasonal wine-based cocktails and beverages; and the SOMMkind of Very Special Valentine’s Krug Brunch (HK$1,598++ pp) which offers the addition of free flow Krug Cuvée NV Champagne.
Dim Sum Library
Dim Sum Library presents new floral-infused dim sum to inspire romance this Valentine’s Day. The rose har gau and rose and chocolate heart-shaped bao can also be enjoyed as part of a ten-dish Valentine’s Day lunch menu (February 13 & 14, HK$688++ for two) that includes steamed Hokkaido scallops with garlic and beetroot glass noodles; and special his-and-her cocktails. This limited-edition menu is also available to enjoy at home with takeaway on Deliveroo.
Another Italian restaurant that’s got love in the air is Assaggio Trattoria, at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, which will present a three-course Valentine’s Day menu (February 1-14, HK$780++ for two) that offers great value for money. Start the meal with octopus carpaccio; before choosing between baked toothfish and seafood stew, and Black Angus rib eye in merlot wine sauce. You’ll finish with Sicilian Cassata Siciliana for dessert. Add on red prawn and scallop ravioli for an additional $200 for two, and enjoy free service charge upon pre-order via Mira eShop.
Romance and Italian food just seem to go well together and at LucAle, you can add champagne, roses and caviar to the mix. The Sai Ying Pun eatery will be offering a free-flow Laherte Freres champagne package this Valentine’s Day (February 14, 12 pm onwards, HK$380++ pp), making for the perfect add on to the restaurant’s brunch (HK$380++ pp), which includes free-flow plates of salumi as well as creamy burrata and fresh mozzarella.
Guests can also opt to bolster the selection of light Italian plates with specially-created caviar dishes, ranging from avocado cannoli (HK$438) filled with premium Alaskan king crab, apple, lime and mint and topped with 15 grams of gleaming caviar; to black cabbage ravioli (HK$438), stuffed with Italian sea bass and fresh vegetables, and served with Sorrento lemon foam and a caviar sauce.
Okra Hong Kong will serve an exclusive Valentine’s Omakase menu (February 14, noon – 6 pm; HK$1,580++ pp), showcase seasonal produce in a loving tribute to Japanese culinary culture in its purest form. Highlights will include Cod Shirako, served hot on bamboo and accompanied by a kick of citrus and spice in the form of yuzu kosho; Bafun uni-topped Atsuyaki Tamago, Chef Max’s take on the traditional Japanese omelette; cherrywood-smoked Mirin Koshu Salmon; and an ultra-earthy black truffle-laced Dry Aged Toro Tartar. Ten intricately prepared courses finishing with delicately sweet Jeju Island strawberries can be matched with a short pairing of sake (HK$380++ pp) or a longer flight (HK$680++ pp).
The French Window
Combining great harbour views with elegant continental cuisine The French Window at IFC will present a four-course Valentine’s Day menu (February 1-14, HK$980++ pp) featuring various European classics. Start the meal with foie gras parfait, followed by Boston lobster bisque; and for the main course, choose between wild John Dory filet; slow-cooked Lozere baby lamb saddle; and Black Angus Wagyu beef tenderloin (or upgrade to an M5 Australian Wagyu for HK$300). Wrap up the perfect date with a hearty dessert: Dark Chocolate Crunch and passion Fruit Heart and enjoy free service charge upon pre-order via Mira eShop.
Red Sugar at the Kerry Hotel invites couples to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a special cocktail pairing menu (February 14, HK$1,800++ for two) which features six beautiful courses along with specially crafted his-and-her cocktails.
The romantic delight begins with a pearl of turnip with lobster mousse and carabineros sauce, paired with a Sweetheart Margarita for him and a Rose Spritz for her. Exquisite dishes to follow include grouper fillet with black crispy garlic and asparagus; wild duck double-boiled soup with dendrobium and duck and foie gras dumplings; chef’s special lamb belly and milk-fed baby lamb rack – all accompanied by a Long Fashioned for him and a Pink Woman for her. Finish on a sweet note with a delicious Fontainebleau dessert featuring strawberry juice and strawberry sorbet, and last but not least, petit fours.
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