We are looking forward to Valentine’s Day even though it has become very commercial over the years. Indeed, to those that truly love, every day of the year can be Valentine’s Day. Yet it does say something special when we join in the voices of humanity to declare and affirm our love on this day. And even if true love goes beyond romance, sweet nothings and lavish displays, it’s kind of fun to to just go with the flow and celebrate love to the max. We round up some dining and wining ideas here… just in case you need them. Happy Valentine’s Day.
La Dame de Pic, raffles hotel
Chef de cuisine Kevin Gatin will showcase new culinary creations such as Tarbouriech Oyster & Scallop from Normandy, and Melanosporum Black Truffle. But fans of three-Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s signature Berlingots will still find them on the menu.
Set within the elegant dining space, the Valentine’s Day menu is an unforgettable seven-course gastronomic experience that will go right to the heart of your beloved. It is available for lunch and dinner on 13 and 14 February to accommodate busy schedules. It is priced at $388++ per diner, with an option of wine pairing at $218++.
For menu details and reservations, see here.
Fans of Zafferano can look forward to special Valentine dinners of course. However, if you’re ready to declare your forever love to the special one in the privacy of your own dining room, the team at Zafferano has set the stage for this unforgettable memory. Surprise her with an elegant private dining room, overlooking the lush greenery, adorned with stunning balloons and gorgeous floral arrangements. The impeccable service team will attend to your every need during your dinner; right to the very moment when you are ready to go down on bended knee. Then pop the distinctive Ruinart Blanc de Blanc for a celebratory toast, and seal the proposal with a kiss.
The exclusive private dining room experience is available on 14 February 2021 at $1,888++ per couple. It includes the Say ‘Ti Amo’ Valentine’s Day five-course dinner for two, a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, a private dining room decorated with balloons and floral arrangements, and a designated service crew member.
Learn more details here.
Singapore’s only French Omakase establishment is opening its doors on a Sunday for the first time on 14 February to welcome lovers celebrating the most romantic date of the year. Chef Jeremy Gillon is curating a six-course lunch and eight-expression dinner menus that will bowl you over.
You can look forward to decadent dishes featuring freshly delivered Hokkaido Scallops, plum Boudeuse Oysters, stunning Black Kingfish Cobia and Veal Tenderloin.
As an aphrodisiac, the kitchen has curated an exclusive caviar-led addition to spice up your dining experience. A 50g tin of Royal Oscetra Caviar will be served with blinis, egg white, egg yolk, chives, shallots and smoked cream at $198++.
- The Valentine’s Day lunch menu is priced at $205++, while dinner is $350++ per person, with a surprise gift at the end of their meal. See here for booking or menu details.
Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Porta’s four-course Valentine’s Day dinner ($64 per person) is available for dine-in or takeaway to enjoy in intimacy of home. It begins with a velvety Purple Potato soup adorned with luscious crème fraiche, crispy shreds of wonton skin, and chives. The starter of chilled angel hair pasta offers bursts of flavour from ikura, crabmeat, and kombu.
There are two choices for main course. The first is a succulent Angus ribeye, served medium rare, paired with pomme mousseline, crunchy garlic sprouts, and a red wine sauce that complements the rich flavours of the beef. If you prefer fish, go for the Norwegian Salmon fillet, accompanied by a robust base of creamy avocado purée, cherry tomatoes and crisp tendrils of pea shoots.
The meal ends on zesty notes of a chocolate hazelnut praline, complemented with berries and passionfruit coulis.
For timings and booking details, see here.
Janice Wong’s teatime Valentine offerings are just too pretty to pass up. Celebrate the day of love with an exclusive collection of chocolates and cakes. This year’s curations are also sold across 10 pop-up stores. Consider surprising her with the Valentine’s Day Exclusive: Chocolate Box of 9 ($39). It offers a selection of new flavours in the shape of roses and hearts including Chardonnay, Strawberry Juniper Berry, Yuzu White Miso, Bergamot Orange, Pistachio Milk Chocolate, Praline Poprocks and Kaffir Lime Caramel. Elevated your gift with a Valentine’s Day bouquet for $140.20.
Also on the menu this year is the the Valentine’s Day Exclusive Cake: Strawberry Opera, a beautifully crafted creation of Raspberry Ruby Chocolate Glaze, Strawberry Ruby Chocolate Mousse, Yuzu Cheese, Raspberry Jam and Almond Sponge( $65 each) The Strawberry Opera is also available at $10 a slice.
Available at Janice Wong’s Raffles City and Paragon stores and online.
The Marmalade Pantry
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for significant others, but also our dearest friends. The Marmalade Pantry’s Afternoon Tea Set is perfect for a cosy tête-à-tête over an array of sweet and savoury treats. Tasty morsels of roast beef and truffle egg mayo sandwich, petite cupcakes and buttermilk scones are presented on an elegant two-tiered stand. The spread comes with two pots of artisanal teas by Monogram. You may also add $28++ for a 200ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial. Bubbly is always in good taste, we say.
Presented as ‘A Weekend Soirée’, the special afternoon tea set is available only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 3pm to 6pm at the Oasia Hotel Downtown and Oasia Hotel Novena.
For menu details and offers at the Ion Orchard outlet, see here.
With Valentine’s Day just mere days away, consider adding a dose of peculiarity. We suggest going for a Hendrick’s Gin Bloom Box. An unusual twist to the traditional bouquet this limited-edition bloom box comprises preserved roses that last for a full year, complete with a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin and perfumed with the delightful scent of cucumber.
For those who love a classic, there’s the Hendrick’s Gin Original with 10 red eternity blooms and a 700ml bottle of Hendrick’s Gin. For those who enjoy feeling a little more special, the Hendrick’s Gin Midsummer with a gorgeous blend of 10 purple eternity blooms complete with a 700ml bottle of the limited-edition Hendrick’s Gin Midsummer Solstice is the perfect choice.
Order any of these for a gin lover at William Grant & Sons Lazmall.
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