If you’re planning to skip the dishes and instead opt to dine for Valentine’s Day away from home, there are plenty of delicious options being offered in Hong Kong. From cocktail courses to eight-course meals, the city is ready for Cupid’s arrival.
Potato Head has teamed up with luxury vodka brand Absolut Elyx to serve their tempestuous cocktails in none other than a pair of copper lovebirds, ensuring guests will enjoy a silky-smooth liquid in a charming goblet. A romantic serving indeed, the hip Indonesian joint is offering a special cocktail for the season of love, Copper Wings which is made with Absolut Elyx, creme de mure, fernet branca, falernum, tamarind syrup and lime. Despite its many ingredients the special blend fits just right for both adventurous couples with a passion for thrills and those looking to just savour the sweetness together on the most amorous day of the year.
G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun | T: +852 2858 6066 | firstname.lastname@example.org
While fine dining is almost synonymous with French and Italian cuisine, for couples who want to take the path less travelled, there’s always Indian restaurant Black Salt’s Valentine’s Day dinner, rather fancifully titled A Royal Thali. A labour of love by Chef Taran Chadha, the tasting menu transports you to the long-lost world of the majestic Mughals and the royal Rajputs. From spicy starters like gulabi kebabs (beetroot balls) and laal maas (roasted lamb shoulder in gravy) to sweet endings like jalebis and shahi jamun vanilla dumplings (Indian desserts), expect to be dine in a style befitting kings and queens.
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Not to be missed is J. Boroski’s mixology workshop dipped in love, as professional cocktail connoisseurs guide ambitious couples through the steps of crafting their very own perfect drink. A rare opportunity to use Valentine’s Day to get busy with learning, the workshop is sure to be a hit for couples seeking unique action in an otherwise known day for sitting pretty over candle light. Surprise yourself and your partner with newfound skills or just use the opportunity to have fun, relax and enjoy the moment of stirring a spoon next to the one you love.
Ezra’s Lane, Central | T: 2603 6020 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In an interesting interpretation of the traditional Valentine’s Day fare, steak specialist Blue Butcher has partnered with The Balvenie, one of Scotland’s most renowned single malt whisky makers, to offer up a unique whisky-food pairing menu to tantalise your taste buds. Each of the four delicious courses explores the intricate process of distilling whiskies and is paired with the appropriate Balvenie tipple. Take, for instance, The Balvenie & Earl Grey Smoked Salmon – replete with roasted nuts, charred eggplant and puffed barley – that reflects the initial ‘malting’ procedure and paired enticingly with a glass of Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Years. Then, there’s the true star of the show, a sumptuously prepared 35-Day Balvenie-Aged Grass Fed Australian Sirloin steak – paired with a truly aromatic Balvenie PortWood 21 years – that pays tribute to the traditional cask-ageing process. Round out this homage to single malt-making with Dulce de Leche Rocher with a Balvenie-infused chocolate sauce, then wash it down with a few sips of the Smoked Black Cherry Balvenie Flip, a cocktail created specially for this most romantic of occasions.
G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Central | T: 2898 3788 | email@example.com
Fumi, the LKF-based Japanese restaurant, may just be your preferred venue for a date night this V-Day, with the cuisinary offering a sumptuous eight-course Valentine’s Day menu, curated to tantalise your taste buds. Be seduced by such mouthwatering appetisers like sashimi platter, clear clam soup, and lobster and sea urchin salad. The affair gets even steamier as the next dish hovers into view – steamed Kichiji rock fish with tofu, Japanese leek and Chinese cabbage, a perfect combination of all that is creamy and crunchy. For those whose hunger is yet to be satiated can take heart from the grilled yellowtail fish. Served with Kyoto green pepper, it has just the right dose of bite and heat to spice up your dinner. The main dish, Wagyu Beef Cheek, simmered with red wine and tender to the point of melting in the mouth, is meant to be the prefect climax to the meal before you dig into the delectable dessert, a strawberry and blueberry ice cream.
6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30 – 36 D’Aguilar St, Central |T: +852 2328 3302 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Gafencu’s Editorial Team