Foodie Treats for Valentine’s Day 2021

Foodie Treats for Valentine’s Day 2021

Whether you’re staying in or going out, celebrate that special someone with these delicious eats

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 31 Jan '21


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In light of COVID-19, we encourage diners to take precautions when going out. You can also support your favourite restaurants by getting takeaway and delivery.


Café Claudel

Looking for al-fresco dining in the heart of Hong Kong this Valentine’s Day? Café Claudel at Tai Kwun is where it’s at! Enjoy the fresh air along with a three-course Valentine’s Day menu ($418+/person). With delicious choices available for each course, delight in a carefully put-together menu that is sure to suit all tastes. Lighter options include crab cucumber salad roll followed by champagne-poached oysters taglioni. A heartier order could feature pan-seared foie gras followed by red-wine-braised Black Angus beef cheek. If the choice between strawberry napoleon and chocolate fondant for dessert is too difficult, just order both along with two spoons to share! Available 12–15 February.

Shop 01–G08, G/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, 2411 1310, book online


Island Shangri-La

For the ultimate indulgence, the Diamonds Are Forever package (from $168,888) at Island Shangri-La offers a truly unforgettable stay. Included in this romantic escape are a Piaget gift of a rose diamond pendant necklace and a candlelit, wine-paired dinner by Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky in the Presidential or Specialty Suite, decorated beautifully with a bevy of blooms. Champagne and chocolates will greet you upon arrival, a private butler is available throughout your stay and a bouquet of 99 red roses will be delivered to your suite. Wake up to a champagne breakfast in bed and enjoy round-trip limousine transfers. Available 12–14 February,

To book, phone 2820 8333, email reservations.isl@shangri-la.com or book online

If you would prefer to stay at home, the Gentleman’s Survival Kit ($7,888/2) is all you need to make your evening extra special. This fine-dining takeaway kit includes a five-course menu crafted by Chef Opocensky featuring several signature dishes from Restaurant Petrus and is accompanied by a bottle of champagne and a box of 24 chocolates. A bouquet of red roses prepared by Shangri-La’s floral team is also included. Available on 13 and 14 February, with two days’ advance notice.

To order, phone 2820 8590

Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, 2877 3838


Metropolitain

Expect only the finest ingredients at Metropolitain this Valentine’s Day! The beloved Parisian restaurant has put together a mouth-watering three-course menu ($788/2) that showcases all their favourite bistro-style dishes. The set menu, which includes two glasses of AYALA champagne, starts with a delectable prawn cocktail with lobster jelly and Avruga caviar, followed by succulent beef tenderloin Rossini topped with pan-fried foie gras. To finish, savour the strawberry napoleon, a delicate millefeuille with fluffy cream and strawberry kisses, in celebration of St Valentine himself. Available from 12–15 February.

46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 6271 6102, book online


208 Duecento Otto

For an exquisite meal at home that saves you the task of cooking, order the San Valentino takeaway set ($688/person) from 208 Duecento Otto, available only on 14 February. This Italian stalwart will delight you and your valentine with impeccable dishes that include sea bass with spinach cream and marinated salmon roe, razor clams with Oscietra caviar and ponzu sauce and a deconstructed puff pastry cake with fruit and chocolate to finish.

208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0208; for delivery, order via JIA Everywhere


Aqualuna

Take to the water on Valentine’s Day! Iconic red-sailed junk Aqualuna has two fun options on the 14th and 15th. You can opt for a dim sum cruise ($450/person) from 12:15–3pm courtesy of Dim Sum Library or an afternoon tea cruise ($388/person) from 3:30–5pm that includes rose dumplings, mini tiramisu, macarons, scones and even a glass of bubbly. Book online.

Pick-up & drop-off at Central Pier 9 and TST Pier 1


Charbonnel et Walker

You can never go wrong with chocolate, especially the decadent truffles from The Queen’s favourite chocolatier, Charbonnel et Walker. This Valentine’s Day (available from 1 February), they’ve partnered with local illustrator Kitty Wong to produce a gorgeous heart-shaped, Hong Kong-themed box containing either pink Marc de Champagne truffles ($338) or the Valentine’s special of sea salt hazelnut praline hearts ($338).

Adjacent to Shop 137–138, 1/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 9303 6782, order online


Club Rangoon

Club Rangoon’s Burmese Affair four-course set lunch menu ($789/person) for Valentine’s Day includes three cheeky cocktail pairings (you can also choose to skip the drinks, with the price dropping to $589). We heart the idea of the restaurant’s signature laphet thoke, or tea-leaf salad, to start matched with the Love Bug cocktail, made with Widges London Dry Gin, homemade apricot brandy, pink rose syrup and lime, topped up with sparkling wine.

33 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2503 3077, book online


Diplomat x Yardbird

On the 14th, newly Michelin-starred Yardbird chef Matt Abergel will be taking over acclaimed bar The Diplomat’s kitchen for an all-you-can-eat kushiage menu ($500/person) dubbed The Broken Hearts Club (although we think the hearts will be swiftly mended following this awesome meal). Along with all this deep-fried goodness, wet your whistle with Sunday’s Whisky highballs (one per person comes with general admission) and free-flow Diplomat American Pale and Brooklyn Defender IPA. Available in two sessions – 2–4pm and 4–6pm – you can upgrade to a VIP ticket ($800) for free-flow highballs and Pol Roger champagne added to the mix, plus access to The Diplomat’s speakeasy Social Club with private DJ. Advance booking is required.

LG/F, High Block, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, 3619 0302


K11 MUSEA

Take a trip to Paris with K11 MUSEA from 2 February–14 March, Tuesday to Sunday, as they turn their Bohemian Garden into the Terrasse de Verre – a French-inspired al-fresco dining spot. The Valentine’s al-fresco dining package ($1,980/2 or $1,800 for KLUB 11 Gold Card members or above) includes a Fortnum & Mason afternoon tea set and a personalised bouquet by Blooms & Blossoms. For every diner who visits this outdoor spot, K11 MUSEA will donate $100 to the Food House – Social Miles campaign organised by onebite Social to subsidise two healthy meals for those in need.

7/F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, book online


Namo Avant Thai

For an affordable Valentine’s Day meal with romantic harbour views, head over to modern Thai favourite Namo Avant Thai. From 12–14 February, enjoy either a three-course ($688/2) or four-course ($788/2) menu complete with two glass of bubbly. Highlights include dill butter king prawn in red curry, silken salmon in chilli-lime-garlic jus and a delectable chocolate mousse cake with pistachio gelato for dessert. Be sure to get a table outside and feel the love in the air.

Shop G18, G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2739 1133, book online


Ovolo Central & The Sheung Wan by Ovolo

Ovolo knows the best things in life are sweet. Starting 11 February, Ovolo will launch their Suite Dessert package (from $1,000). Enjoy a divine dessert from both VEDA (ashwagandha tiramisu) and Te Quiero Mucho (flan de los enamorados) in a gorgeous hotel room, where you’ll spend the night. At Ovolo Central when you book the Gold Room, their Forever Valentine package ($1,588) gives you a complimentary upgrade to a Platinum Room and the ultimate date-night box with goodies from La Maison du Chocolat, Sweet World, Found, Pernod Ricard and more. At The Sheung Wan, enjoy a three-course menu ($350/person) with optional free-flow ($298) at TQM. If you still wish to dine out past 6pm, enjoy the in-room offer to enjoy dinner in your very own private room.

Ovolo Central: 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 3755 3000, book online

The Sheung Wan by Ovolo: 286 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 3423 3286, book online


Tea WG

If your loved one has a real sweet tooth, look no further than Tea WG’s special-edition Valentine’s Day macarons ($120/6, $240/12 or $480/24), filled with breakfast tea-infused dark chocolate ganache and morello cherry purée. Definitely pretty in pink! Available 1–28 February.

Multiple branches around town; click here for locations


Twist & Buckle

For an adorable sweet treat, make a beeline to Twist & Buckle to share a Valentine’s Day churro ($60) with your valentine. Available for a limited time from 12 February, this churro is dipped in pink strawberry chocolate, twisted into a heart shape and placed atop soft-serve ice cream that’s drizzled with strawberry compote along with sprinkles and a ruby-red chocolate heart.

29–31 Chatham Road South, TST, hello@twistandbuckle.com


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