Valentine’s Day Dining Guide: 9 Menus In Hong Kong For A Romantic Night Out
As much as we don't need a dedicated day to prove our love for our significant others, it also does not harm to express our gratitude for them once in a while by treating them to a delicious feast.
From floral cocktails to replace the traditional bouquet to a romantic dinner with a view, we have selected some of the best menus for all lovebirds in town:
1/9 On Dining
This Valentine’s Day, chef Philippe Orrico offers one couple the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional meal at the chef’s table on his restaurant’s private rooftop. The lucky pair will be able to take in Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline whilst savouring a series of exquisite dishes, served by the chef himself along with detailed introductions and premium wine pairing. A dedicated server will also attend to the table’s every need throughout the course of the night.
Philippe Orrico’s six-course menu (HK$8,888) will be available on Valentine’s Day for one couple only—please call the restaurant directly for details. The restaurant will also offer menus from HK$988 whilst a lounge menu serves up more casual options for HK$488 per person.
On Dining, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2174 8100; ontop.hk
Think flowers are overrated for the romantic occasion? The floral cocktails at Gradini Bar are the delicious proofs that flowers do not always have to be presented in the form of a bouquet. Glowing in pink and purple hues, the cocktails are infused with rose and lavender specifically created for the occasion.
When you are done at the bar, jump in on a romantic gastronomic feast starting with seared jumbo scallop in blood orange mayonnaise and lobster mille-feuille. Move on to the main event with slow-roasted Iberico lamb in mustard sauce and top it all off with some green tea mousse, crisp black sesame sponge cake with red beans.
The Valentine’s Day menu is available on February 14 from 6:00pm—8:00pm (HK$1,488 per couple) and from 8:30pm—11:00pm (HK$2,188 per couple).
Gradini, Lobby Level, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong; +852 2308 3088; thepottinger.com
Led by chef Nicolas Boutin, a special seven-course dinner menu will be served at Épure on this Valentine’s Day to highlight an evening of romance. From langoustine to 140-day female chicken ‘Pascal Cosnet’, the French fine dining restaurant has dedicated a recommended wine to pair with each dish from the menu to make sure it will be a feast to remember.
Diners will also receive a complimentary packet of FANCL Sweetheart Vitamin C, a food supplement containing the amount of vitamin C equivalent to that provided by 18 lemons.
The seven-course menu (HK$1,688 per person) will be available on February 14 from 6:30pm—10:30pm with five-glass wine pairing (HK$800 per person) on offer to complement the menu.
Épure, Shop 403, 4/F, Ocean Centre, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3185 8383
4/9 The Continental
Treat your S.O. to an intimate four-course dinner among the cosy surroundings of The Continental. The menu on offer this Valentine’s Day will feature smoked salmon and celery root terrine, followed by a beetroot risotto and duck confit and a choice of wagyu beef cheek and sirloin or baked branzino with lobster consommé. The Coeur de la Crème with white chocolate and rose petal jam is the final sweet treat.
The Continental also designed two special cocktails with For Him being a whiskey-based drink mixed with pineapple, passionfruit, fresh rosemary and homemade vanilla syrup and For Her being a gin-based cocktail mixed with Chambord liqueur, fresh blackberries, homemade lavender syrup, and whipped cream topped with a splash of soda.
The four-course dinner menu (HK$1,300 per couple) will be available on February 14; the Valentine’s Day special cocktails (HK$110 each) will be available from February 7 to 21.
The Continental, Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 2704 5211; thecontinentalhongkong.com
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5/9 Mr & Mrs Fox
Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a more playful menu? Mr & Mrs Fox has just the menu for you. The four-course dinner starts with a bites platter including heirloom tomato tarts, sea crackers with avocado and foie gras macaroons. Followed by the second course featuring a poached oyster with garlic cream, roasted salsify and salmon roe.
The main course will offer you a selection of dishes to choose from, including beef tenderloin with manchego cheese, mushrooms, and sweetbreads complimented with a bone marrow sauce or a black sea bass with clams, and a confit of parsnip and dashi emulsion. All lovebirds will also be spoilt with caramel mousse with candied nuts and brown butter crisps as the sweet finale to the night.
The four-course dinner menu (HK$1,100 per couple) will be available on February 14.
Mr & Mrs Fox, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2697 8500; mrmrsfox.com
Indulge in an Italian feast with your S.O. this Valentine’s Day because Mercato is offering a seven-course dinner menu for this special occasion. The meal begins with special Daniel Sorlut oysters, followed by Japanese tuna and burrata cheese, and a selection of main dishes ranging from roasted foie gras, sea urchin risotto, Boston lobsters to beef tenderloin. A fifth course of house-made mascarpone will be served before the arrival of the dessert – a “Baci” pavolova, making it a truly authentic Italian feast.
The six-course dinner menu (HK$1,288 per couple) will be on offer from February 11 to 14 with wine pairing (HK$588 per person) available.
Mercato, 8/F, California Tower, No. 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3706 8567; mercato-international.com
7/9 Rech by Alain Ducasse
What better way to celebrate the season of love with a great view and the freshest fish and oysters from France? With its spectacular harbour views, Rech is the perfect venue for a dinner to impress. The six-course menu includes dishes carefully selected by chef Stéphane Gortina, including gratinated oysters with champagne, a cookpot of artichokes and black truffle, sealed cocotte of Brittany lobster and lumaconi pasta as well as brin d’amour cheese and the restaurant’s signature desserts Mr and Mrs Rech.
The six-course menu (HK$2,988 per couple) will be available on February 14 with wine pairing (HK$588 per person) available.
Rech by Alain Ducasse, lobby level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2313 2323; hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
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For almost half a century, Hugo’s has been a popular venue for a romantic date in town. This is why their six-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day this year is something you should not miss.
The feast features gourmet appetisers such as Dutch veal tartare with quail egg, oscietra caviar, cream cheese, mustard ice cream and micro leaves. Diners will also be treated to a romantic gastronomic journey that includes caramelised Gillardeau oyster with cucumber, mango, radish and affilla cress with the meal being topped off by “Heartbeat”, a dessert composed of a spicy chocolate cup filled with jasmine tea and chocolate mousse, and decorated with edible strawberry diamonds atop bergamot parfait.
The six-course dinner menu (HK$1,388 per person) will be available on February 14 with a complimentary glass of champagne.
Hugo’s, Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3721 7733; hongkongtsimshatsui.regency.hyatt.com
9/9 Morton’s of Chicago
If you are planning to get down on one knee this Valentine’s Day, Morton’s of Chicago has a special engagement package for you to make your proposal planning all the easier. With a Piaget rose ring and set dinner for eight guests along with a room filled with rose petals and a “Will You Marry Me?” balloon, the steakhouse will guarantee you an unforgettable night to be enjoyed with your family and friends.
For those who are looking a little less commitment, the three-course Valentine’s Day menu will be serving some of the restaurant’s signature dishes as well.
The Valentine’s Day engagement package (HK$29,888) will be available on February 14 along with a complimentary HK$2,000 Morton’s of Chicago gift certificate to be enjoyed on the couple’s one-year wedding anniversary. The three-course Valentine’s Day menu (HK$1,288 per person) will be available at the same time.
Morton’s of Chicago, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; mortons.com
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