11 February, 2011
Eat & Drink

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Dinners

11 February, 2011
If you’re in the mood for love, here are concierge expert Quintessentially’s top picks on where to spend the special evening.

Vero 1/F, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
2559 5882

Chocoholics rejoice – VERO can fulfill your sweet dreams over the Valentine’s Day weekend with their chocolate tea and dessert buffet. We love VERO Lounge – with amazing views over the harbour and an alfresco seating area, it’s a real hidden gem. Expect delicious muffins (some of the best we’ve had in Hong Kong!), signature milk and white chocolates, pastries (the Peru single origin chocolate cake sounds divine) and their signature Xocolatl chocolate drink – a small cup of warm, melting, rich goodness. The tea buffet (2pm-4pm/4.30pm-6.30pm) costs HKD 198 per person with one complimentary drink; and the dessert buffet (8pm-10pm) costs HKD 298 with a complimentary drink and VERO chocolate gift.

Tango Argentinian Steakhouse 1/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central
2525 5808

Here’s one for the boys – meat, meat and more meat! Tango, which boasts an authentic ‘parilla’ fireplace where juicy cuts of meat are grilled over open flame, includes your choice of starter (Milanese eggplant with fresh tomato sauce or oven-melted Provolone cheese with roasted peppers) followed by sea bass, rack of lamb or the house specialty – grilled ribeye. Save room for the dulce de leche crepes – one of our favourites! The Valentine’s Day dinner costs HKD 1,288 for two people.

Zenku 2/F, Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Road Central
2899 2216

A modern take on Japanese food where molecular gastronomy meets traditional Japanese ingredients, Zenku’s five-course Valentine’s Day menu includes oysters with mango chilli sorbet, a luxurious lobster miso bisque and New York strip with taro mash. No Valentine’s Day feast is complete without a decadent dessert and dark chocolate covered cherries, caramel passion fruit gelee, chocolate cake and chocolate glaze with a yakult sorbet sounds divine (HKD 1,200 for two).

Bloom 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2810 6166

We love the New York speakeasy styled Lily and Bloom – stylish, chic and serving some of the best cocktails in town. Bloom is serving up a four-course Valentine’s menu which starts with a Bloom shellfish appetizer sampler followed by homemade pastas and your choice of filet mignon, barramundi or organic chicken. The meal ends with a luscious dessert to share. Dinner costs HKD 1,180 (+10% service charge) per couple and an extra HKD 700 will get you a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Brut Imperial.

SEVVA 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
2537 1388 www.sevva.hk/

As you’d expect from the supremely classy SEVVA, their Valentine’s Day menu is a feast of extravagant tastes, textures and ingredients. From the seared King Scallop starter to Champagne risotto and red mullet or Waygyu short rib, no expense is spared. The meal also includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rosé and ends with a zesty citrus meringue. The dinner costs HKD 2,500 for two people.

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