Valentine’s Day: Restaurants to celebrate the occasion at in 2019
Wine and dine your significant other this Valentine's Day at these romantic restaurants.
Bring your other half for an extravagant 10-course dinner at modern British restaurant Jaan, helmed by Michelin-star chef Kirk Westaway. Situated atop Swissotel The Stamford, Jaan is regarded one of the most romantic spots in Singapore with its panoramic views and service standards. Its ‘Reinventing British’ menu has been specially curated for Valentine’s Day and spans two nights, featuring a line-up of exquisite ingredients.
Guests are started off with a glass of Krug Grand Cuvée and treated to Irish majestic oyster - a known aphrodisiac — with citrus pomelo and ponzu, as well as other ocean picks like Scottish scallops with smoked iberico (ham) broth and Scottish lobster with burrata and tomato. Other highlights guests can look forward to are the turbot fillet, served with osiblue prawn (a blue shrimp delicacy) tempura, baby leek and ikura, iberico pork loin with parsley root and hay baked beetroot with caviar.
French-Japanese restaurant Le Binchotan has conceptualised a five-course line-up for the special day in reference to the different stages of love.
Guests are started off with a cheeky play on words, ‘U n I’, featuring generous lobes of uni crowning a shooter glass of dashi jelly layered cauliflower mousse.
The second course, named ‘E M O’, is a nod to inevitable conflict with an unexpected communion of two contrasting elements, such as crunchy thrice-cooked Japanese sweet potato as well as tuna tartare,
Following this is the third course, ‘Comfort’. The theme of this dish is as the name implies. Guests will be served with a soothing chicken consommé soup, prepared with chicken grilled over binchotan. The clear broth takes on a dark hue and a slight smokiness while duck rillette dumplings add a gentle textural contrast to the dish.
The fourth and main course, ’TLC’, stars a rich Toriyama wagyu striploin. The extravagant marbling is complemented by tender binchotan-grilled leeks sous-vide in chicken stock and a sweet onion compote.
The meal finishes ‘BitterSweet’, with a rich velvety dark chocolate cremeux, enhanced with hazelnuts and served with a scoop of tangy yoghurt sorbet and garnished with a sweet and smoky beetroot puree and crunchy beetroot chips.
Here’s another elevated experience for those who love to dine at a height. Stellar at 1-Altitude sits on the 62nd floor of the 1-Altitude building, overlooking Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay. For a luxurious Valentine’s Day experience, the restaurant has put together a six-course set dinner for two, seated on the rooftop to watch the sunset, and accompanied by two glasses of Dom Perignon 2009.
Following the theme ‘forest by the sea’, the menu encompasses foods such as abalone and foie gras with forest berries and morel sauce, beetroot cured salmon with pickled heirloom beetroot and chive creme fraiche as well as scallop pappardelle pasta with amaebi shrimp and prawn broth. Other options include butternut squash ravioli, with guinea fowl confit stuffing, as well as four different cuts of freshly grilled wagyu.
For dessert, Stellar serves up a whimsical creation — butterfly pea flower bean mange with shiso lime custard, beautifully adorned with wild edible flowers and herbs.
Stunning contemporary Italian restaurant brings forward an exquisite Valentine’s Day menu for all couples out there. Situated on the waterfront of Marina Bay, guests can expect to dine in a romantic ambience accompanied by a special lineup of food. The menu features a beautifully plated six-course spread, starting with an amuse bouche of baccala (salted cod fish) served with beetroot crisp and caviar.
Highlights such as the signature Hokkaido scallop and king salmon tartare with rose and passion fruit pearls and Taggiasca olive sable, crisp Hotaru squid with almond bread crumble, as well as the nettle lobster and potato ravioli with clams and lobster foam, are not to be missed. Diners are presented with a choice between slow-cooked king fish with oysters and cucumber espuma, and charcoal grilled Mayura tri-tip tip with purple potato puree and parsley sponge.
To finish off, the menu features a whimsical dessert - rose, strawberry and passion fruit with sponge, chocolate gelato, hazelnut and candy floss.
Known for their tender cuts of prime dry-aged Black Angus meat, this upscale chophouse makes an ideal Valentine's Day spot for the steak connoisseur. Solid walnut floors, a rich mahogany bar and sleek chandeliers deck the place, creating a warm and luxurious atmosphere.
For the special date, the steakhouse has unveiled a sumptuous dinner menu for two. A king salmon tartar starts off the meal, followed by a choice between clear chicken soup or chopped salad.
Prime New York sirloin - dry-aged for 28 days in an on-site ageing room - and fresh grilled chilean seabass are the two options for the entree, both served with a side of creamed spinach and German potatoes.
The Valentine's Day menu will be available all day, starting from 11.30am and ending at 11.30pm.
Romance your loved one at Italian restaurant Zafferano. Located right in the heart of the city and perched on top of the Ocean Financial Centre, it boasts unparalleled views of the skyline.
The five-course ‘Say ‘Ti Amo’’ dinner menu features the umami-laden Tajima wagyu beef tartare, topped with shaved raw foie gras from Rougié, black Perigord truffles from and parmesan ice cream. Antipasto comes in the form of velvety sweet potato and sour cream, adorned with Russian caviar served in a murex (tropical marine mollusc) shell.
Guests can pick from a selection of main courses, featuring highlights such as the roasted red mullet served with leafy endive and tangerine-stewed crumble amaretto biscuit, as well as succulent oven-baked Bresse pigeon in corn leaves, with salt crust roasted corn puree and red currant.
Bringing the dinner to a sweet close, guests can enjoy a stunning array of desserts, including a towering chocolate fountain and assorted macarons.