With 14 Feb right around the corner, plans for great proclamations of love are in full swing. Whether you’re celebrating as lovebirds or expressing adorations to dear loved ones, there’s always a treat or feast that’s captures your endearing affections. Below are some Valentine’s Day happenings in the Hong Kong’s dining scene for the loved-up weekend.
Ms B’s Cakery
This year, there’s probably not a more enthusiastic celebrator for Valentine’s Day than Ms B’s Cakery, rolling out with an impressive catalogue of six cakes and a selection of ten small treats. ‘Say it with Flowers’ is a decadent 4-inch, tiered chiffon cake (HK$550) decorated with flowers, available in a romantic spectrum of pinks — each indicative of a flavour of its own. From a striking, bright fuchsia — Chocolate Orange is a black chocolate sponge concoction, delicately layered with orange mousse and cocoa nibs, while on the other end, Yuzu — a pretty, powdery pale pink exterior with a yuzu-vanilla chiffon centre. Should delicate bijouterie-like patisseries for a cosy night-in with dear friends be more of what you’re after, the tiny taster cakes (HK$70) are equally as enchanting.
Order details: Ms B’s Cakery’s orders must be placed with 3 working days in advance with daily cut-off time at 6pm, from 8 February to 14 February.
Ms B’s Cakery, various locations including Shop 248, Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2530 0203
Grand gestures of love on Valentine’s Day are often detailed with a stunning bouquet, a jewellery-box surprise, and a wonderful box of chocolate. Godiva’s seasonal selections are an honest dedication to this list. A love-heart packaging illustrated with reds and pinks, inside, a variation of jewel-like chocolates sitting pretty, looking just as delicate as they taste — the new strawberry cream white chocolate and crème brûlée milk chocolate are new releases that will surely leave a sweet sentiment.
Godiva, various locations including Shop 1029-30, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2805 0518
Fortnum & Mason
No better way to dedicate your most heartfelt emotions than with a box of chocolate. Or, even better Fortnum & Mason’s sweet selection of artisanal favourite. Salted caramel truffles. Milk hazel clusters. Honeycomb domes. Choices are aplenty and hearts will surely swoon. Another notable mention: Fortnum’s hand-decorated rose truffles (HK$268), a smooth rose and gin ganache swirled centre within a 70 percent dark chocolate exterior. Delicious.
Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3916 8100
The Diplomat x Yardbird ‘The Broken Hearts Club’
For those with hearts scorned and are feeling forlorn ahead of Valentine’s Day, enter The Broken Hearts Club. The Diplomat, and the newly Michelin-starred Yardbird is issuing a one-day invite to the celebration of love lost at the Pottinger Street speakeasy. Along with selected plates from a bespoke kushiage (Japanese deep-fried skewers) free flow menu from Chef Matt Abergel of the modern Japanese izakaya, endless serving of The Diplomat’s American Pale and Brooklyn Defender IPA will also be available.
Seating for The Broken Hearts Club is split into two sessions: 2-4pm or 4-6pm on 14 February. Tickets began at HK$500 and includes the Kushiage menu, free-flow American pale and Defender IPA and one token for Sunday’s Whisky Highball.
The Diplomat, LG/F, High Black, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2619 0302
It’s not a celebration of love without an indulgent meal to match; something DiVino has ready in mind with an extravagant six-course menu (HK$880) for Valentine’s Day. At the Wyndham post, the neighbourhood Italian eatery serves up a series of classic menu favourites: Alaska King Crab bisque, 18th-month old Carnaroli risotto with saffron and winter black truffles, kicked-off by a truly decadent start to the wonderful meal: A ‘Bloody Mary’ shooter made with Fine de Claire oyster and flavoured with a refreshing zing of yuzu citrus.
DiVino, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2167 8883
Should practiced rituals of former Valentine’s Day celebrations involve a weekend trip at sunny locales, the this year will surely be anything but. Gastronomical journeys, perhaps, is a worthy alternative. Introducing French-Japanese restaurant, Whisk, The Mira Hong Kong’s XOXO omakase brunch (HK$788). A memorable eight-course menu that highlights the restaurant’s refined dishes — but the part most worth talking about? Free-flow add-ons for unlimited oysters (already shucked!), vintage sparkling rosé wine, or Mumm rosé champagne.
Whisk, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2315 5999
Mono’s picnic hamper
There is little less that says romance like an outdoor picnic at sunset with your beau, hidden away at a surreptitious spot only known to both, while looking out at the city’s highest vantage. Mono’s Valentine’s Day picnic hamper adds to the saccharine scene with a delicious selection of familiar picnic staples — finished with a Mono’s French contemporary twist. Clink glasses with a complimentary bottle of rosé in between spoonfuls and caviar quiche and cake that are best shared between two. House-made bonbons top off the beautiful meal.
Order details: Mono’s Valentine’s Day picnic hamper is available for pre-order at Jia Everywhere here, and can be picked up from 12 – 14 February.
Mono, 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong