Roses and chocolates are musts great, but nothing beats a well-thought-out dinner experience on Valentine’s Day. The Crave team has hunted down five unique ways for foodie couples to indulge in the season of love.
Text by Iris Wong
The Romantic: Foxglove
G/F 18 Ice House Street, Central
Tel: 2116 8949
We definitely want to have what she’s having at this Valentine’s Date Night 7pm movie screening of When Harry Met Sally inside Foxglove’s uber cosy Orient Express Cabin. Laugh a lot and sniffle a little as you enjoy gourmet movie snacks and themed cocktails. Then move to the main Hangar at 9pm where the talented Vossa will be serenading couples with her mesmerising tunes. You can opt to savour a three-course meal ($680 per person) of French oysters, New Zealand beef tenderloin, chocolate tart and more before, during, or after the movie. To top it all off, each dinner guest also receives a complimentary glass of Monet Rosé. For reservations, call 2116 8949 or email email@example.com.
The Carnivores: Morty’s Delicatessen
Shop 2-14, LG/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Tel: 3665 0900
You know you’ve reached the next stage in your relationship when you can devour a juicy steak together, extra points if you use your hands. Morty’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a prime-rib set dinner for two ($700 for two), where you can enjoy Australian prime rib rubbed down with a secret blend of herbs and spices, then slow-roasted until medium rare. Also on the menu are French onion soup, Cobb salad, and house-baked blueberry cheesecake. Call 3665 0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The Cheesy: Pirata
30/F 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2887 0270
Pasta is one of our favourite comfort foods, but it’s even more soul-restoring when they are heart-shaped, handmade and filled with asparagus, white truffle and generously shaved black winter truffle. The Amorini, made by Pirata’s chef Stefano, can be enjoyed as part of the restaurant’s San Valentine’s Day menu ($520 per person). Also on the seven-course menu are the M.M.M. (My Mamma’s Meatballs), anchovies crostini, butcher’s cut steak, light and creamy panna cotta with raspberries, and more. Call 2887 0270 or email email@example.com for reservations.
The Hermits: Secret Ingredient
Dining out on Valentine’s Day may seem daunting for some. How about surprising your special someone by playing home cook this year? Let Secret Ingredient do all the heavy lifting and have fresh produce sourced from premium local suppliers pre-chopped and delivered straight to your door. The Valentine’s Day Menu ($550 for two) includes ingredients for mandarin orange salad with baby asparagus, pan-seared filet mignon and buttered shrimp on truffle risotto, and chocolate lover’s mi-cuit. Pre-order yours here from now until Feb 10. Deliveries will be arranged for Feb 13 and 14.
The Surprise Delivery: Motorino
14 Shelley Street, Central
Tel: 2801 6881
We all know pizza is life, and there is no better time to share this level of pure joy with your loved ones than on Valentine’s Day. Motorino has fired up its ovens to bring you heart-shaped Neopolitan pizzas ($98 to $208) with your favourite ingredients to be enjoyed in-restaurant or at home, from Feb 11 to 17. Opt for the special year-round Date Night Special ($388) and receive a bottle of Gragnano and housemade tiramisu along with your heart-shaped pizza. Motorino delivers daily from 12pm to 10:30pm from Kennedy Town to Happy Valley.