How does Guanaja Chocolate Soufflé with Cactus Flower Jelly and Citrus Cocktail Sorbet, and Piémont Hazelnut with Chocolate, Latte Foam and Citrus Nut Ice Cream, appeal to your taste buds? These are just some of the items on the new a la carte dessert menu at Caprice, prepared by Chef Marike Van Beurden and her team of pastry chefs. On Monday, February 14, 2011, Chef Vincent Thierry creates an original Valentine’s menu of seasonal delights, with sumptuous desserts by Pastry Chef Marike Van Beurden – perfect for a romantic evening with your sweetheart. The eight-course meal is priced at HKD 2,180 per person, plus service charge. Reservations are a must, and the splurge at Caprice for your loved one is well worth it because it is a three starred Michelin restaurant.
Hong Kong’s most romantic restaurant menu on Valentine’s Day offers:
- Obsiblue Prawn Tartare with Osetra Caviar, Shellfish Jelly and Yuzu Aroma
- Crispy Cannelloni with Ratte Potato Mousse and Périgord Black Truffle
- Warm Duck Foie Gras and Pineapple Chutney in Pink Pepper Sauce
- Confit Wild Salmon with Green Lentils Coulis and Black Truffle Cream
- Pyrénées Milk Fed Lamb with Shoulder Pastilla and Eggplant Caviar in Olive Oil Jus or
Roast Veal Sweetbreads with Périgord Black Truffle and Maxime Potato in Périgeux Sauce
Caprice Cheese Cellar Selection
Coconut Snowball with Green Apple and Kalamansi Sorbet
Brazilian Chocolate and Arabica Coffee, Crunchy Toffees and Caramel Ice Cream
Coffee or Tea
After dinner you can both indulge in the Double Decadence Spa ritual at the Spa at Four Seasons from Feb 10 to 17, and Four Seasons hotel will be handling the champagne & chocolate-dipped strawberries.
2. Charm Valentine’s Day Dinner Restaurant:
Cafe Deco Bar and Grill is one of Hong Kong top romantic restaurants and offers the panorama of the Hong Kong charm department, while not breaking the bank. Show your date how well you know Hong Kong and by “charm,” Cafe Deco is a place that gushes romantic vibes. The only drawback is that it is on the Peak and so will be slightly on the touristy side but word of mouth about Cafe Deco is positive and the restaurant is managed by Martin Kniss so high standards are guaranteed. This year the Valentine’s Day Menu is extensive with the freshest ever ingredients and even if you don’t like the menu you could order a la carte. Remember that you need to book early to reserve a window seat for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Yamm at the Mira Hong Kong offers a lot in the charm department, quiet and spacious seating you both will feel like you have gotten a lot of romantic bang ambiance for their buck:
The Valentine’s Day dinner buffet highlight features Alaskan Crab legs, Fresh oyster bar
, sushi sashimi, salads, Peking duck, Baby back ribs and lamb racks. The perfect restaurant to try all of Hong Kong’s local flavours as well because they will also have golden fried whole chicken, glass shrimp soba noodles, BBQ goose as well as the Egg white crab fried rice. Yamm chef recommendations are the tempura, sushi, the mango wontons and the salmon with caviar.
You definitely want to make a reservation and no, please don’t advocate a dine-and-ditch. A deposit is likely but the service at Yamm is diligently fast and efficient.
4. Go Back
Marco’s Bistro is a place that Hong Kong locals might eventually refer to as “our place”. It is an Italian restaurant owned by two brothers Marco and Ben and chef Marcello De Rosa leads a great friendly team. Price has no bearing here, the restaurant is illuminated in a blue light and cozy enough with cheesy lullabies serenaded in the background to your song requests. Marco’s Bistro is a romantic restaurant in Hong Kong and this is the place to take your loved one to, again and again. The Oyster Bar and Grill is located at G/F, San Diego Hotel, 169-189 Woosung Street, Jordan. The signature dishes from Marco’s Bistro are their Salmon Tartar, the lobster bisque, pan-friend Goose Pate with Beef Tenderloin followed by the delicious Chocolate volcano cake with a scoop of ice cream on the side.
5. Or go on a Cheap Date (“Alternative” date):
Romance is in the eye of the beholder so why not try an alternative if not creative cheap date? Valentine’s Day is a Western festival and exorbitantly priced French restaurants or alfresco Italian restaurants charge an arm and leg for Valentine’s Day dinners, plus the Hong Kong economy is on a rebound so it would be the norm to expect HK$ 600 or HK$1000 PER PERSON – enough to break the bank. Don’t ridiculous prices drive people away? In Hong Kong clearly the answer is clearly no because the more expensive the restaurant, the faster it gets booked out. If you want to take the other half out for a cheap date and you both are perhaps trying to save money for something more important like your summer holidays or your wedding or what not then try the City University Western Restaurant.
Its actually called City Top and the address is 9/F Amenities Building, City University Of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Road, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon Tong. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with a few City Uni students on February 4th but as lame as it sounds eating dorm food for dinner with crappy service on Valentine’s day, City Top is a hidden gem because its way off the beaten path. Don’t come here for your first date, pictures can be deceiving and only come here if you hate the show off version of Valentine’s Day elsewhere.
No reservations are needed and the best thing is whilst all the other fancier restaurants will be noisy with chatter in the background City Top on the other hand is the place where you can sit for a long time and hold a meaningful conversation with the other half; the added bonus is that you’ll find that there won’t be crowds of couples trying hard to conform to the Valentine’s Day stereotype. The cheap date for Valentine’s Day 2011 might cost HK$328 for the both of you but remember its cash only.
The food varies but should be very quintessentially Hong Kong local, the lobster salad works best as a appetizer followed by the Chilli almond fish steak or the Black Pepper sauce Lamb. For people that are really on a budget then you want to go for a the set with Sushi, Pate Salad, Seafood soup, one main dish (Steak or Catch of the day), Dessert and tea. All of that for less than HK$400 and a free rose! C’mon.