Yes, the most romantic day of the year is in two weeks. While some might find that moniker for Valentine’s Day debatable, others choose to take the opportunity to show their loved ones some much-needed love and appreciation.
After all, if there’s anything 2020 taught us, is that we’re all up for some good ol’ pampering and feasting just about any time of the year. Here, read on for the best restaurants to head to if you’re looking for somewhere cosy and intimate to spend the evening,
(Hero and featured image credit: Brasserie Les Saveurs)
Go on a French gastronomic journey this Valentine’s Day at Brasserie Les Saveurs. Here, the lavish six-course meal brings you down beneath the oceanic depths with its starters and warm plates: think opulent treats like the Crab Salad with Avruga Pearl and the Boston Lobster with Baby Cos Lettuce and Lobster Espuma, as well as dishes like the Grilled Octopus Tentacles with Hummus. Dig into your mains after — Duck Breast and Foie Gras with Heirloom Carrots and Sauce à l’orange for him and Brittany Turbot with Clam Velouté and Artichoke “En Barigoule” for her. Dessert comes in a Red Fruit and Guanaja Chocolate Mousse, a decadent sweet treat to round off your meal.
A night of show-stopping culinary creations await at Akira Back Singapore. Here, the five-course menu features signatures like the delicately crisp Tuna Mushroom Pizza, the aromatic Sake Steamed Sea Bass and Striploin, a tender MB8 Tajima Striploin that’s grilled to perfection. What’s for dessert you ask? End of the night with My Sweet Valentine, an intricate dessert layered with homemade infused lychee jelly.
It’s safe to say that getting reservations at Singapore’s hippest pizza parlour isn’t easy — the last we heard, it’s at least a three-week wait. That’s why Lucali BYGB is making sure you “GET SOME” this Valentine’s Day with their exclusive ready-for-romance kit, complete with Lucali BYGB’s famed 18-inch pizza pie, half a bottle of champagne (to start or end your dinner with), a bottle of L.A.S. Vino x Lucali Red Wine, a salad and pasta course and some sweet chocolate truffles. To really get you in the mood, the kit also comes with a pillar candle, a scannable QR code for a playlist and for those wanting to try something a little different in the bedroom that night, a blindfold.
The “GET SOME” kit is only available on 13 and 14 February.
No love story is a smooth sailing one, and Tablescape is amplifying the romantic roller coaster ride with their Valentine’s Day menu this year. Start off slow with Discovery, a classic French brandade with black cod that’s zhushed with a crispy squid ink polenta, before moving on to First Meeting, a whole poached lobster crowned with luxurious foie gras and caviar. The main courses come in three cheeky options: Yes!, No and Maybe — perfect for those using the night to hint about their relationship with their partner.
Treat your partner and yourself to a two Michelin-starred fine dining experience this Valentine’s Day at Saint Pierre. Besides a stunning waterfront view (for all the pictures to post on the gram of course), feast on a six-course menu featuring the likes of black truffle with Hokkaido scallop, N25 aged reserve caviar plated with sakura masu and other delightful mains such as the Manjimup marron, turnip, and finger lime.
The Valentine’s Day menu is available on the 13 and 14 February 2021. Reservations are to be made via phone, and a non-refundable pre-payment of the menu price for all guests will be required to secure a reservation.
Romantic getaways may be a forgotten thing of the past thanks to the pandemic, but Kingdom of Belgians is bringing the quaint European country to you with their no-frills, three-course menu right by the riverfront. Here, dine on dishes like the Tomato Crevette & Balsamic Garden Salad and the KOB’s Specialty Mussels, the establishment’s signature cooked with bacon, Hoegaarden white, wild herb and garlic. Moments may end, but pictures last forever — couples will also receive a complimentary picture for two to remember the day by. Note that the Valentine’s Day menu here is only available on 14 February.
Mr Stork is taking your night to the next level with their Romance Teepee Experience. Apart from complimentary use of a dreamy rooftop teepee hut from 5pm until closing, you’ll be treated to a bottle of decadent Billecart-Salmon Rosé Champagne, a signature platter of savouries and sweets, and two 100ml bottles of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin cocktails to continue the celebration back home.
Spend the night over a charming six-course Catalan dinner at Restaurant Gaig. The one night only Valentine’s Day set menu, lovingly curated by Executive Chef Martí Carlos Martínez and team, sees starters like the Foie gras shot with green apple foam, before moving on to more enchanting dishes like the Sole fish with black winter truffle and the Venison tenderloin with Périgueux sauce. For a delightful end to the meal, mutter sweet nothings with your partner as you dig into the Chocolate sorbet and crispy mint and a complimentary selection of petit fours.