Header image: Arbor at Home takeaway menu
Whether you’re staying in or going out, celebrate that special someone with these delicious eats and treats. You deserve it!
Dining especially for Valentine’s Day – in & out
It’s not often we can enjoy two-Michelin-starred fine dining at home, so we’re very excited about Arbor’s Arbor at Home takeaway menu ($1,688/person) this Valentine’s Day, available for pickup on 13–14 February. The eight-course menu by Chef Eric Räty features seasonal produce sourced mainly from Japan, including eel, Mochida tomato, tuna, lobster, pigeon, Wagyu beef and strawberries. It comes with simple reheating and plating instructions, so you can take all the credit! Order 48 hours in advance, to be collected by 4:30pm. WhatsApp 5695 8471 or email email@example.com to order. Delivery is also available to HK Island and Kowloon for a fee.
25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3185 8388
Spice things up on the 12th–14th with some authentic Isaan Thai flavours at reliable Foodie fave Chachawan. The eatery’s popular à-la-carte dishes are available as usual (we especially recommend the gai yang, or grilled chicken thigh, any of the larp or green papaya salads and the pla phao glua, or whole salt-crusted sea bass), but these can be complemented by a special Valentine’s cocktail called the Thaitini rose martini ($98). Each couple will also be gifted with a heart-shaped mango sticky rice on the house – bless!
206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0020
COBO HOUSE presents a two-day limited-edition offering of its Chapter 8 – Ocean Duet ($1,380/person) for a romantic celebration this Valentine’s Day, featuring four highlight dishes of lobster, abalone, honey cake and red date truffle chocolate. This eighth instalment of the restaurant’s Knife & Fork Series, focusing on ingredient-driven “chapters”, is available on 13 and 14 February for lunch between 12–3pm.
The eight-course La Vie en Rose menu ($2,888/person) by Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert and Chef de Cuisine Heloïse Fischbach at two-starred ÉCRITURE includes a spectacular heart-shaped version of the French-Japanese restaurant’s famed caviar and uni tart. One for a splurge!
Recently awarded its first Michelin star, Hansik Goo will serve a five-course lunch menu ($1,388/person) on 14 February to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. The menu includes an array of Korean delights including yukhoe (Hanwoo beef tartare) marinated in maesil (Korean green plum) gochujang, a combination of galbi-jjim reinterpreted with snowy pine-nut powder and the signature grilled Hanwoo striploin. A complimentary glass of champagne is included to elevate the mood.
Available fro 13–15 February, new Spanish hotspot MAJO is offering a well-priced four-course menu ($580/person) from 11:30am–6pm that includes a glass of cava. Start off with a selection of sharing tapas (we love the sound of the pan-seared scallop topped with cauliflower cream, jamón de cebo and truffle), followed by a paella course, a main of seared duck breast with persimmon and chocolate mousse with almond crumble and passion fruit for postre.
Pane e Latte
Pane e Latte, Pirata Group’s seaside Italian bakery and café in Stanley, is pretty charming any day of the year, but this Valentine’s Day, they’ve upped the romance factor by offering a very special Lover’s Croissant Bomboloni ($42) that includes – for one lucky diner on the 14th, that is – a whopper of an 18K white gold diamond ring from EMPHASIS nestled within. The ring is valued at a cool $14,000 – will she say, “I do”?
G/F, U-C Court, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, 2337 7221
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Curated for lovebirds who prefer to spend Valentine’s Day cosy at home, The Ritz-Carlton’s culinary team have prepared a selection of takeaway roast sets. The Perfectly Romantic Roast Takeaway – Classic for Two set ($1,698) showcases a chateaubriand with potato purée and roasted vegetables, scallop angel-hair pasta and a heart-shaped dessert. Couples who desire a more decadent experience can order the Premium for Two set ($2,278), which includes a lobster version of the angel-hair pasta, an additional tin of Prunier caviar and a bottle of Ritz champagne. Peruse the selection and order here.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, TST, 2263 2263
Enjoyed Michelin-starred eats in the comfort of your own home with the return of Roganic’s Simon Rogan at Home meal kit ($2,000 for 2), available for pickup at the restaurant on Sunday the 13th and Monday the 14th (3:30–6pm). The one-off menu includes the eatery’s addictive soda bread with whipped butter, celeriac soup, uni custard with caviar, citrus-cured salmon and pike perch with blinis, beef short rib, apple tart and a surprise Valentine’s treat. Order online with password “vday2022”.
UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2817 8383
Check out Steak King’s Valentine’s at Home Hamper for 2 ($2,100) for easy home prep and a meal to remember. Included is a 1kg porterhouse that’s already prepared sous vide (so you just need to sear and reheat), a dozen Sydney rock oysters, a galantine, an Eton Mess dessert and a bottle of Malbec! Order online.
Michelin-starred Whey has curated a nine-course Valentine’s Day menu ($1,590/person), complemented by aromatic tea from Singaporean brand TEA BONE ZEN MIND. In addition to the signature dishes of monkfish otak-otak and curry laksa konjac rice with spiny lobster, Chef Barry Quek has incorporated a range of new dishes with bold Singaporean influences to lift the romantic spirit, including king crab with sea urchin, mackerel with fermented shrimp and pigeon with chanterelle. The menu is exclusively available on 14 February.
Gift ideas for Valentine’s Day
The Cakery will launch its health-conscious Valentine’s Day Mon Petit Collection after Chinese New Year. Themed in red and pink, choose from three mini cakes that fit different dietary needs. The Mon Petit Millefeuille ($268) is a decadent vegan lychee and raspberry millefeuille, the Mon Petit Rouge ($328) is a heart-shaped chocolate cake topped with gold foil and the Mon Petit Rose ($328) is a heart-shaped egg-free strawberry cake topped with silver foil. Order online.
LANDMARK: Shop 303, 3/F, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 6683 3833
Lee Garden Two: Shop 124, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 2816 1838
French culinary brand DALLOYAU has launched a series of beautiful edible art pieces ($468 each), collaborating with local artist Choy Yat Chun Antony. Made with coffee joconde sponge, coffee cream and 70% chocolate ganache, with a chocolate glaze, the six watercolour Opéra designs are available for pre-ordering three days in advance until 28 February, both in-store and online. Find all the designs and order here.
Fortnum & Mason
English chocolatier Fortnum & Mason has been spreading the love since 1707 (!), and this year, they have a number of heart-themed gifts for your consideration. We like the look of the pictured Chocolate Heartbreaker ($278) – hint, hint – but you could still please us with the Miniature Heart Chocolate Truffles Selection ($128). If you really can’t decide, there are hamper options starting from $1,288.
Shop 022, G/F, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, 3916 8100
Maison Meiji x La Viña
To celebrate the debut of Maison Meiji, a Japanese-Western dining concept scheduled to launch in Wanchai later this month, the eatery is collaborating with Basque cheesecake specialist La Viña to offer this gorgeous limited-edition strawberry monogram cake ($480), crafted with thin layers of sponge cake and cream drizzled with strawberry compote – red is the colour of love, after all. Available for pick-up on 13–15 February at La Viña’s Graham St Food Hall location. Order online.
Shop 3, 23 Graham Street, Central, 9612 0988
Messina has not only come up trumps with two new flavours for V Day – True Romance (peanut butter gelato smashed with caramel brownie, milk chocolate peanut fudge and candied peanuts, launching on the 12th) and Red Velvet Underground (blood peach gelato with lychee cream and red velvet cake, launching on the 14th) – but they’re also offering a sweet box of Valentine’s Day bonbons ($350). Packaged in a heart shape, the box is filled with 12 pink- and red-hued handmade chocolates in three flavours: peanut praline, macadamia and coffee praline and hazelnut praline.
37–43 Pottinger Street, Central
For the sweet tooth, the Valentine’s Day candy selection by Sugarfina includes the Love Letter Tasting Collection ($318), which holds 16 mini love letters that open to reveal a note with corresponding candy, and Perfect Match Candy Bento Box ($198). Sugarfina has also selected five Valentine’s Day candy cubes ($88 each), with their popular Peach Bellini and Champagne Bears included. Sweet!
All Sugarfina boutiques around town
What’s V Day without choccy? Premium Italian chocolate brand Venchi has loads of lovely options in its St Valentine’s capsule collection for gifting to that special someone, from a small heart tin ($125 for 6 pieces) to a Chocoviar gift box ($335 for 9 pieces).
All Venchi shops around town
Staycations for Valentine’s Day
Cordis, Hong Kong
The Love Is in the Air package (from $3,348/night) at Cordis, for stays between 12–14 February, includes a couple massage at Chuan Spa (or a voucher to enjoy this later on), followed by a romantic private dinner served in-room (if restrictions remain). The stay also features complimentary sparkling wine and strawberries upon arrival and breakfast for two the next day. For those who book two nights, the private dinner on the second night will be upgraded to the Lalique tasting menu by Michelin-starred Cantonese eatery Ming Court.
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
The ultimate two-night getaway awaits with Hotel ICON’s The Romantic Escape package ($3,800 for 2 nights). The two-night stay in an ICON 36 Partial Harbour View Room includes two breakfasts, a bottle of sparkling wine, a four-course in-room dinner, a cold cut and cheese platter, lounge access, a complimentary minibar and more. Complete your two-night stay between 11–16 February.
17 Science Museum Road, TST East
The Langham, Hong Kong
Available from now until 23 February, the All You Need Is Love package (from $1,588/night) at The Langham invites you to a romantic retreat that includes a three-course in-room set dinner for two from Bostonian Seafood & Grill, a rose-petal bath and a bottle of red wine.
8 Peking Road, TST
The Mira Hong Kong
Sway into a seductive staycay at The Mira Hong Kong with their Valentine’s Suite Seduction staycation (from $2,880/night). Enjoy a lovers’ kaiseki menu for two showcasing Japanese clam and saffron soup and M6 Wagyu with uni fried rice. Complete with a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne and buffet breakfast for two, this staycation is sure to please your lovebird. Available from 4–14 February.
Mira Place, 118–30 Nathan Road, TST
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The “grand dame” of HK hotels, The Peninsula, is where you should be booking a staycation this Valentine’s Day if you truly want to impress your significant other. The Love Prevails Valentine’s staycation ($9,999 in a Deluxe Harbour View Suite) really pushes the boat (yacht?) out with the inclusion of a set breakfast for two, a 20-minute ride in a vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville, a $2,000 dining credit, a bottle of bubbly, an in-room aromatherapy bath experience, a heart-shaped chocolate treat and flexible check-in and checkout times. For your dining credit, what about putting it towards an opulent six-course French lunch at Gaddi’s ($4,998 for 2) or multi-course Alpine-style lunch at Chesa (from $2,388 for 2)? Available 12–15 February.
Salisbury Road, TST
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
For a luxurious romantic getaway, consider the 520 I Love You package (from $3,250/night) at The Ritz-Carlton. The staycation sets the mood with a dozen roses, a special heart-shaped cake and a bottle of house champers to be enjoyed in-room, with breakfast for two included the next morning. Reserve your romantic retreat in the sky from 12–14 February, with early check-in at 11am and late checkout at 3pm part of the deal.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, TST
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