Looking to treat your sweetheart right this Valentine’s Day with a romantic, candlelit dinner? Then you need our guide on what’s happening and where so you can amp up the love factor come February 14. From high-class joints to laid-back lounges, we’ve got you covered no matter what your budget is with these 15 loved-up options:
From five-course menus to pizzas and party platters, Hidden Door Concepts has it covered for couples, singles or friends. Sear Steakhouse is serving a five-course set menu ($85++ a person), Angie’s Oyster Bar has a Couple Valentine’s Day Platter ($65++ a person) and Empire is offering an XOXO Truffle Platter ($75++ for two, with Karat Sparkling 24 at $26++). Other options include Kitchenette’s Triple Waffle Stack Brunch ($30+ for sharing), Lower East Side Taqueria’s Los Amigos Platter ($66+ for sharing) and Nickeldime Drafthouse’s A Piz-za My Heart ($18++).
WHERE (MRT): Sear, Angie’s Oyster Bar, Empire: Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place (Raffles Place); Nickeldime: 01-06 Novena Gardens, 273 Thomson Road (Novena); Kitchenette: 01-11, 1 Goldhill Plaza (Novena); Lower East Side Taqueria: 19 East Coast Road (Dakota)
WHEN: Feb 11 – 14
PRICE: $18++ – $85++
TEL/INFO: 6221-9555, hello@ 50rp.com.sg (Sear, Angie’s); 9336-1443, empire@hiddendoor. com.sg (Empire); firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanitarian group World Vision is organising a Valentine’s Day event with food, wine and entertainment. Food such as sauteed spaghetti with laksa paste, stuffed chicken rice balls and French pastries will be served and each guest will receive a box with three vials of wine, one of which is the 2008 Sommet Salue Bordeaux red, accompanied with tasting notes.
WHERE: Beast & Butterflies, M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay
MRT: Clarke Quay
WHEN: Feb 14, 7.30pm
PRICE: $100 a person (register at bit.ly/visionfeb14)
TEL/INFO: 6922-0119, email@example.com
The risotto prosecco in Caffe B’s five-course Valentine’s Day set menu is topped off with pan-seared foie gras and embellished with rose petals. The salmon tartare with avocado and mango is drizzled with a tangy mix of extra virgin olive oil and lime and served with black sea salt. The pan-seared tuna is coated with pistachios, breadcrumbs and aromatic Italian spices, while the seared wagyu beef striploin is served alongside butternut squash gratin, wild mushroom fricassee, green pea puree and mirin-infused veal jus.
WHERE: B1-15/01-83 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
WHEN: Till Feb 14, noon – 3pm, 6 – 10pm
PRICE: $250++ ($200++ from Tue – Feb 10) a couple, includes wine-pairing
TEL/INFO: 6887-3311, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheek by Jowl’s Valentine’s Day Menu is a five-course meal with dishes such as pickled kingfish paired with creamy charred avocado and sherry dressing; barramundi with charred lettuce, white onions and prawn; roasted lamb saddle with burnt eggplant, roasted salsify and a mixture of puffed bulgar wheat, quinoa and barley. For dessert, there is coconut sorbet with fermented cherries and coconut ash mousse, garnished with a Szechuan and black pepper crumble, as well as a selection of petit fours.
WHERE: 21 Boon Tat Street
MRT: Telok Ayer
WHEN: Feb 14, 6 – 10.30pm
PRICE: $98++ a person
TEL/INFO: 6221-1911, email@example.com
Hotel Fort Canning’s four-course dinner includes Norwegian salmon Aburi with confit of live prawn and grass-fed tenderloin with slipper lobster. The hotel has also come up with the Aphrodite’s Kiss cocktail ($18++), a concoction of honey, grenadine, tequila, Campari and fresh lemon juice.
WHERE: 11 Canning Walk
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
WHEN: Feb 11 & 14: 6.30 – 10pm
PRICE: $168++ (for two); 15 per cent discount for certain card holders
TEL: 6799-8809 (The Salon)
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive chef William Ang has created a Soulmate Candlelight Dinner with two main courses: oven-roasted barramundi and rack of lamb. Other items on the menu are scallop mushroom duxcelle with mozzarella; flambe salmon trout with lemongrass soyu vinaigrette; chicken provencale with vineyard cherry tomato basil; and lobster bisque and baby abalone infused with saffron soup. Dessert is rosa palova with lychee cream, cempedak creme brulee and a trio of berries.
WHERE: 175A Chin Swee Road
MRT: Outram Park
WHEN: Feb 11, 7 – 9pm
PRICE: $168 nett for two, includes free-flow house red wine or Moscato
TEL: 6827-8288 (or SMS 9111-7137)
INFO: E-mail email@example.com
La Ventana’s Valentine’s Day Dinner is a seven-course menu that includes turron foie gras, lobster paella, tuna tartareand Salmorejo, a traditional tomato soup from southern Spain, as well as a surprise Valentine’s Day dessert.
WHERE: 16A Dempsey Road
MRT: Botanic Gardens
WHEN: Feb 14, from 7pm PRICE: $128++ a person (minimum two), add $58++ for wine-pairing
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucha Loco is organising its annual signature Hearts Go Loco, an anti-Valentine’s Day party for single adults. This year’s fifth edition promises to be a night of fun with games encouraging guest interaction, music and a loco fiesta waiting to unfold. Activities include a kissing booth, pinata bashing with an ex-partner’s photo, a sexiest senorita and senor (Spanish for woman and man) contest and Love Letters, where guests can have their Polaroid photos taken, write messages on them and pin them on the wall or slip them into someone’s pocket.
WHERE: 15 Duxton Hill
MRT: Tanjong Pagar/Outram Park
WHEN: Feb 14, from 8pm
PRICE: Payment by coupons ($10 & $15) for beverages & tacos from the Taco Stand
INFO: E-mail email@example.com
Indulge in a special Italian dinner by the pool at Dolce Vita, featuring Zuppa, smoked lobster soup; and Brasato, slow-braised Australian beef cheek; among other items. Enjoy a dinner buffet with barbecue delights in an alfresco garden setting at Melt Cafe. Or tuck into Cantonese cuisine – highlights include sauteed lobster with mushrooms in truffle oil sauce – at Cherry Garden.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue
MRT: Promenade WHEN: Feb 14
PRICE: Dolce Vita (6.30 – 10.30pm): $158++ – $188++ a person; Melt Cafe (6.30 – 9.30pm): $108++ a person ($148++, includes free-flow champagne, wine, beer & cocktails); Cherry Garden (6.30 – 10.30pm): $296++ (seven-course set for two)
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Find your perfect match at Morganfield’s with the Couple’s Combo. Mix and match a half slab of signature Sticky Bones in any flavour (Hickory BBQ, Smoked Peppercorn, Garlic BBQ, Spicy Asian BBQ or limited time-only Honey Rum) with a protein of your choice (Blackened Salmon, Tequila Spiked Chicken or Herb Roasted Chicken) and three Southern-style sides.
WHERE (MRT): 01-645 Tower 4, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard (Promenade); 02-23 The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green (Buona Vista); 01-51A VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk (HarbourFront)
WHEN: Till March 5, 11am – 11pm daily
PRICE: $49.90++ (add $10++ to upgrade to chargrilled 250g ribeye steak)
TEL: 6736-1136 (Suntec), 6694-3635 (Star Vista), 6225-0501 (VivoCity)
Dishes in the three-course TLC Valentine’s Day Set Dinner include recently launched items such as pork chop with caramelised carrots and pappardelle with meat ragu.
WHERE: 01-03 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road
WHEN: Feb 1 – 28; 4 – 11pm
PRICE: For DBS/POSB card holders: $88+ for two, includes two glasses of house-pour wine
Have a romantic beachfront dinner at Sand Bar, Sentosa. Its Valentine’s Day Platter for two is a spread which includes flat-iron steak, T-bone lamb chops and slow-roasted quarter chicken.
WHERE: Sand Bar, 52 Siloso Beach Walk
WHEN: Feb 10 – 14 PRICE: $52 nett (for two)
INFO: E-mail email@example.com
At Valentine Vendetta, a singles’ party in its sixth year, guests can win up to $10,000 worth of prizes. There will be ice-breaking activities, including games targeted at singles, such as The Best Proposal.
WHERE: Skyline, Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place
MRT: Raffles Place
WHEN: Feb 14, from 6pm
PRICE: $35 (book online at valentinevendetta2017.eventbrite. sg) or $45 (at the door), includes two drinks
The Valentine’s Day set menu at ilLido at the Cliff, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa, offers dishes such as scallop crudo with pumpkin and basil cream, and poached halibut with oyster and cioppino broth. The Garden’s menu features items such as seared tuna marinated with soya and sake soba noodle salad, housemade crab tortellini and slow-cooked beef short ribs. The menu at Xperience restaurant, Sofitel So Singapore, features octopus and scallop shaving with Chioggia beets and purple potato, and ocean trout roulade.
WHERE (MRT): 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa (HarbourFront); 35 Robinson Road (Raffles Place)
WHEN/PRICE: ilLido (Feb 11 – 14): $128++ a person, includes a glass of prosecco; The Garden (Feb 14): $188++ for two, includes a glass of champagne each; Xperience (Feb 11 – 14): $105++ – $135++ a person, includes a glass of champagne
TEL/INFO: 6708-8360, e-mail H9474@sofitel.com (ilLido, The Garden); 6701-6800, e-mail H8655@sofitel.com (Xperience)
The evening at Zafferano commences with a selection of canapes at the Terrace Lounge. In the main dining room, guests are served antipasti of Sicilian red prawns and buffalo ricotta perfumed with lemon zest, followed by Hokkaido scallop tartare with Russian caviar, pomegranate jelly and gold flakes. Housemade fettuccine with duck breast ragu comes before the mains, which is a choice of Norwegian trout or sous-vide US prime beef tenderloin. The highlight is the dessert bar, featuring a chocolate fountain, macarons and many traditional Italian desserts.
WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay
MRT: Raffles Place
WHEN: Feb 14, 5.30 – 11.45pm
PRICE: $218++ ($198++ for first 20 seats) a person (add $48++ for wine-pairing)
INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(Text by Straits Times / Additional Reporting by Natalya Molok)