Be it a box of chocolates or a picnic in the park, Valentine’s Day is the time to shower your loved ones with affection – and gifts. No matter who you’re shopping for this V-Day, say it with food by checking out our list of the best food-related presents to bestow this February 14th.
Hong Kong’s top Valentine’s Day gifts for foodies in 2024
New-to-the-bakery-scene Pâtisserie Millefeuille presents a pair of eye-catching petits gateaux this Valentine’s Day crafted by pastry whizz Lionel Bodros, the former pastry chef at three-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and two-starred Amber. Available from Feb. 13–17, there are two versions of the lychee raspberry rose mousse cake (HKD70) – a red heart-shaped cake and a rose-shaped number in pink – each bedazzled with 24K gold.
Venchi’s Valentine’s Day collection this year is dubbed “Love in Every Bite”, themed around the idea of “gifting a little chocolate moment”. The renowned Italian chocolatier’s romantic creations include the Assorted Valentine Chocolate Square Gift Box (HKD255), containing a selection of Chocoviar, Granblend chocolate, and milk chocolate, the charming book-shaped Valentine Cremino & Chocoviar Mini Book (HKD245), and the Valentine Blister (HKD75) of red and pink heart-shaped milk and dark chocolates – something to suit every budget.
Available for delivery from Feb. 8–14, neighbourhood Italian wine bar Stazione Novella has the perfect picnic gift for lovebirds this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re picnicking in the park, at the Peak, or in the comfort of your own home. Aperitivo e Amore (HKD498) is conveniently packed in a box and filled with a traditional Italian assortment of cured meats, cheeses, and fruits, along with a bottle of vino and a freshly baked baguette.
The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Boutique always comes up trumps for Valentine’s Day, this year delivering a luxurious chocolate box – The Heart Chocolate Gift Box (HKD520) – with 10 pieces of tea-infused dark chocolate flavours: raspberry rose black tea ganache and Earl Grey tea ganache. If you’re feeling more flush, you can opt for the Raspberry Mousse Cake and Champagne Set (HKD1,1314), which sees the fruity raspberry-jelly-infused sponge cake paired with a bottle of Deutz champagne.
DALLOYAU’s Sweet Heart Lace Chocolate Box (HKD180) – a handcrafted heart-shaped “lace” chocolate box encasing the handmade, preservative-free bonbons of your choice – is super cute. You can also combine the classic V-Day duo of flowers and chocolate with the Rosy Raspberry Romance Edible Fresh Bouquet Edition (HKD788; early-bird HKD520). Rosy Raspberry Romance, a cake crafted with rose tea, lychee, and raspberry mousse and purée, complemented by rose-tea crémeux and almond sponge, is packaged in a chocolate “flowerpot” with an edible fresh rose bouquet. Available from Feb. 1–20.