By Maria Muller | February 13, 2023
Discover romance and delectable cuisine with the top 5 must-visit Valentine’s Day restaurant recommendations. Immerse in intimate settings, tantalizing flavors, and cherished memories with your loved one. Fine dining to cozy bistros, we’ve selected the best options to fit your taste. So, dress up, hold hands, and create a romantic date to remember.
The origin of Valentine’s Day was the Roman Festival of Lupercalia celebrated in mid-February. It was to welcome the spring which included the pairing of women with men by lottery. These days we have Tinder, or Bumble where love is defined as the heart sees fit.
There’s no better gift on this special day of hearts than to spend an evening out and to share the experience of a delightful meal. It is a gift that will be cherished long after the day has passed.
Here are some suggestions to make it happen:
Step into a world that will transport you into a different time. The Officer’s club at the Firangi is a tribute to the era of the British Raj. Ladies, you can enjoy a Cashew Mai Tai known as Cocktail no.4. Gentlemen, you can have a Dill Vodka Sour known as Cocktail no. 2 or the time old tradition of whisky on the rocks before dinner.
The Old Railway Room is a place to experience a time when dining meant Black Tie and Evening Gowns, a custom that characterized the elite. The Elephant Palace and Jungle Room are adorned with images of elephants, tigers, and exotic animals.
Firangi has succeeded in creating dishes for the yogi and hunter at heart. ‘Grogu’s Roast’ is Iberico pork with Mangalorean spice mint and ghee. The vegetarian version is ‘Tandoori Spiced Celeriac, with confit garlic and curry leaf. To finish, ‘Chocolate Jamu’ a Rose Crème Patisserie and Pistachio.
A SUPERSTARRIFIC Valentine’s Day Menu is available Tuesday, 14 February 2023 from 5:30pm Red Menu (Hunter) S$188++PP Green Menu (Yogi) S$148++PP.
Louis Pacquelin, a protégé of Alain Ducasse, is the Head Chef of this vibrant destination on Bukit Pasoh.
Clos (walled vineyard) Pasoh (meaning earthen pots used to store water and rice) is a redefined adaptation of the French Brasserie for today’s epicurean.
Bisque Coco-homard, is a coconut and lobster bisque with a steamed lobster dumpling. This contemporary presentation of a classic French dish is inspired by countries on the Strait of Malacca.
If you have a classic palate, on the menu is Fillet de boeuf grille’, Choron & pommes Mont d’Or, a Chargrilled beef tenderloin, Choron sauce & Cheese gratinated smashed potatoes. The menu is complimented by Clos Pasoh’s impressive wine list.
The dining room, terrace, wine-cheese room, and Chef’s table are the definition of style and savoir vivre.
A Valentine’s Day Menu (Tuesday, February 14, 2023) is offered for S$128++PP.
La Bottega Enoteca has a reservation waiting list of one month. However, it’s worth the effort to see if you can grab an open table for Valentine’s Day.
For dinner they have a Tasting Menu which has a selection of three starters. Insalata Di Asparago-Blanco Cacio e Pepe, white asparagus with Pecorino Romano cheese and three types of peppercorns, Caprese Verde, robiola (an Italian soft-ripened cheese made from cow, goat’s, and sheep’s milk), cucumber gazpacho, datterino (red plum tomatoes from Sicily) are both perfect for a light starter.
If you have un buon appetito (a hearty appetite) the La Sagnetta All’Ossobucco, veal ossobuco, veal jus, gremolata and parmigiano Reggiano is the dish for you. The meal progresses into a choice of two main courses and dessert. Then you have the wine! Be sure to work up an appetite.
Head Chef Pak Chee Yi takes time-honoured Cantonese cookery into today’s haute cuisine in dishes like Pan Fried Wagyu Beef with foie gras and black pepper sauce. For the seafood lover, he serves Boston Lobster with Cantonese wonton noodles. Sweet and Sour pork, an all-time favourite is made with the tender, flavourful and luxurious marbling of KUROBUTA pork.
Housed in the heritage building of the NCO Club, Madame Fan is furnished with Art Deco interiors. The 1930’s piped music ushers you back into the elegance of Pre-War Shanghai.
A Valentine’s Day special from the 6th of February-14 of February 2023 is a six-course dinner with welcome cocktails for S$288++ for a party of two. Details of the menu are on their website.
Can’t make it on Valentine’s Day but still want to celebrate cupid? With your close friends? You are in luck.
Intimate Suppers is a private dining experience hosted by husband-and-wife team KOK and CELINA at their home. They offer big flavours of Pan Asian Cuisine with their own take of classic dishes and concoctions not commonly served in restaurants.
The February/March 2023 they are serving a NUSANTARA MENU. The moreish menu is an 11-course menu with Indonesian steamed fish dumplings (Bandung Siomay) Fish wrapped in Banana leaf (Ikan Pepes) and more. The menu will take you on a journey through Surabaya and Malang, East Java.
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