NecesCity Guide to Valentine's Day Shot Through the Heart

[06/02/14] 

Whatever your thoughts on Valentine’s Day, and whatever she might say, this is one night your femme du jour secretly hopes you’ll suit up and surprise her with an evening of wining and dining. We’ve rounded up some choice spots for Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong, some special, some decadent, and one that’s a throwback to a less complicated time. 


Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

Treat your lovely lady to stunning views and a sumptuous meal with the ‘Love is in the Air’ special, presented in conjunction with Vista Café and Amuse Bar. For HK$888, couples will indulge in a three-course menu created by Vista’s chef Chris Kerr. Start with jumbo shrimp cocktails, move onto your choice of half a stuffed Boston lobster or a slow-roasted sirloin, and finish with an almond and hazelnut tiramisu, with salted caramel and homemade chocolate truffles. If you just want to stop in for drinks, beware; a special yet ridiculously-priced package which includes two admission tickets to the Skydeck and two glasses of sparkling Clair Diamant Blanc de Blancs champagne is available for HK$484. www.sky100.com.hk

Lupa
Italians have a reputation for romance, and Mario Batali’s eatery has created an exquisite four-course menu for lovers, each dish of which is designed to be shared. You and your special someone will start with an antipasti selection, enjoy a primi course of pasta, fill up on a secondi of seafood or game hen, and end the meal on a sweet note with your choice of a decadent dessert. Dinner is HK$1,288 per couple, but if things are going better than expected (or worse) and you can dash out by 8pm, you’ll only pay HK$988. You’ll dine while being serenaded with live music from Magnus Lindgren and jazz vocalist Rigmor Gustafsson. www.diningconcepts.com/lupa

Madam Sixty Ate
The highlight here is the bespoke cocktails that will be whipped up tableside and are sure to impress your sweetheart. On booking, you’ll get to nominate two or three favourite cocktail ingredients, which Madam’s award-winning mixologist Tom Wood will use to create personalised tipples to begin your dinner. You can then choose a three or four-course meal featuring a celeriac, truffle and foie gras soup, or rich duck and pigeon game terrine; French-style pigeon, or 48 hours braised short-rib Wagyu; and a choice of two decadent desserts. www.madamsixtyate.com.hk

Zafran
Wyndham Street’s latest addition is dishing up a special six-course Valentine’s menu which begins with a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impèrial. The menu is seafood-heavy, with salted cod, Oscietra caviar, and grilled prawns on offer. Also making an appearance is the restaurant’s signature suckling pig. Making use of the venue’s mixed-use space, diners will be seated in either the ‘Cupid’ or ‘Classic’ room. Each will feature unique atmospheres, as well as smooth beats being spun by live DJs. Seating is between 7pm and 9pm, and dinner is priced at $HK688. www.zafran.com.hk

Stone Nullah Tavern
Specifically designed for the unattached, Stone Nullah Tavern is turning back the clock and encouraging diners to make pre-digital era romantic connections this Valentine’s Day. Each table of singles will be stocked with post boxes, notepads, and envelopes so that diners all over the restaurant can exchange anonymous messages. Servers will be playing cupid, delivering each message with a signature “through the heart” shot. A DJ spinning Motown and soul tunes will be on hand to keep the old-fashioned romantic vibe alive. www.stonenullahtavern.com

 


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