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Love Actually — 14 Restaurants with Valentine’s Day Menus for Love Birds and Salty Singles

 
Love Actually — 14 Restaurants with Valentine’s Day Menus for Love Birds and Salty Singles

If you’re reading this, congratulations; you have someone that genuinely loves you even if you fart in bed. Or when your Spotify 2019 hit lists prove that Taylor Swift is your favourite artist. Or even if you’re vehemently right-wing (why though?).

To prove that we’re sort of in tune with what the concept of “romance” is, here are three options.

Option One: Choose an appropriate gift. Stuff toys are a no-go, chocolates are okay and so are artisanal bouquets. Sex toys? Sure?
Option Two: Bring your partner on a great big adults-only holiday. Think more Holiday In the Wild and less Midsommar.
Option Three: Just bring your partner to any one of the restaurants we’ve listed; you’re welcome.

Pictured Above: The Local Flavour — CÉ LA VI
The Concept:
A five-course set menu that starts with a Snow Crab Salad, tender Kagoshima Wagyu Beef with Uni & Caviar, a main course of Steamed Seabass and Xinjiang Spiced Lamb Shop before desserts. 
The Dates:
Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February. 
The Damage:
$198++ for the five-course set menu.


The Mediterranean Medley — Artemis

The Concept:
Slurp Tsarskaya Oysters as a starter while maintaining eye contact with your partner before moving onto a selection of starters that include seared Boston Lobster, Burrata alla ‘Norma’ and Beef Ragu Pasta. The mains are Pasture-fed Beef Tenderloin, Iberico Pork ‘Secreto’, Seared Cod, Chicken Breast and for the vegetarians, Parsley Spelt Risotto. In addition, you have an offering of sides for the table too, including Sicilian Tomatoes, Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ and “Pommes de Terre Ecrasees”. For dessert, Valrhona Milk Chocolate Mousse will be served, alongside Saffron Poached Pear, Caramelized Lemon Tart or a Trio of Sorbets, the latter being vegan friendly.
The Dates: Friday, 14 February only.
The Damage: $110++ per pax between 5.30pm to 6.30pm and 8pm onwards.


The Spot With A Sunset View — Dusk

The Concept:
The four course menu starts of with an Oyster Aburi with vegetable & sweet corn blinis and a yuzu-miso vinaigrette, followed by a Seafood Bouillabaisse. For mains, choose between a  Spanish-inspired Poached Langousta (lobster) with a duo of cheeses, winter truffles
and funghi over  paella or a Pan Seared Mignon of Perca (Jade Perch Fish), served with pan-fried duck foie gras, 62oC sous vide farm egg, winter vegetables and balsamico. The dessert is Ricetta Zabaione — a luscious egg custard served with strawberry compote.
The Dates: Friday, 14 February only.
The Damage: $268++ per couple.


The Meat Lovers — Gordon’s Grill

The Concept: The menu starts off with a Crab Salad with Compressed Watermelon, Plum and Caviar before a second course of Poached Lobster with Chicken Roulade, Mushroom and Cavatelli Pasta. Mains include a selection of Grilled Japanese Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Roasted Potato or a Garoupa Fillet with Broccoli Rosti. If you opt for the five course menu, you will be served Steamed Savoury Egg Custard with Duck Foie Gras and Truffle Glaze. Desserts include Pink Profiteroles with Yuzu Cream, Raspberry Jelly, Vanilla Cremeux, Crispy Biscuit and Mango Passionfruit Sorbet. 
The Dates: Friday, 14 February only. 
The Damage: The four course menu is set at $288++ per couple and $308++ for the five-course menu per couple.


The Chinese Five Course — Mitzo

The Concept: The appetiser platters consists of Mitzo’s Special Barbequed Pork, Truffle Prawn Dumpling and Carrot & Seafood Dumpling and the second course is a bowl of Double-boiled Chicken Consommé with Fish Maw & Maca. The remaining courses include a Korean-style Cheese Baked Lobster and Wagyu Beef with Salted Egg Vermicelli. To end it off, Rose Syrup Granita topped with Mixed Berries served with Lotus Paste puff is served. Make some room for Head Bartender Azlan’s special concoction — Cupid Flutes ($30++ for a pair) that is shaken using Diplomatico rum, Scrappy’s chocolate bitters, lime juice, house-made Mandarin orange peel cordial, red dragonfruit and topped with prosecco.
The Dates:
Friday, 10 February to Sunday, 16 February. 
The Damage:
$188++ per couple. 


The One Day Affair — Jaan by Kirk Westaway

The Concept: Head chef Kirk Westaway has designed a menu in honour of Modern British cuisine with highlights including Prawn Cocktail with Blue Lobster and Caviar, Hen’s Egg with Devonshire Potato and Iberico Ham. Other options include Smoked Duck Breast with Celeriac Truffle Terrine and more. 
The Dates:
Friday, 14 February only. 
The Damage:
The lunch menu is priced at $238++ and the dinner menu at $458++. 


The Social Destination — MONTI

The Concept: A remake of MONTI’s italian classics which includes options like the Maine Lobster Tail Carpaccio, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Roasted Black Cod Fillet and a White Chocolate dessert. 
The Dates:
Monday, 10 February to Sunday, 16 February. The lunch menu is not available on 15 and 16 February but Monti’s usual All-you-can-eat Colapranzo menu still applies.
The Damage:
The three course lunch menu is priced at $68++, the five-course dinner with non-window seats at $180++ and the five-course dinner with window seats at $220++.


The Best Of British — Oxwell & Co
The Concept:
Start with a Sourdough Bread and a Butternut Squash Soup before opting for either one of three mains: Oysters, Heirloom Tomato & Burrata or Cured Salmon. If you still have space, the main is a choice of Halibut Curry, Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Fillet, 200 grams of Grain Fed Sirloin. For desserts, pick between a Lemon Posset or Sticky Toffee Pudding.
The Dates:
Friday, 14 February only. 
The Damage:
$98+++ per person. Each drink is paired with an alcoholic drink.

The Possibly Free Experience — SE7ENTH

The Concept: A Cheese-baked Oyster with Salmon Roe is the appetiser coupled with choices of mains which includes New York Bone-in Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter, French Corn-Fed Chicken Supreme in Creamy Prawn Sauce or Tomato Chorizo Pasta with Wild-Caught Tiger Prawns. To end it off, Hazelnut Chocolate Ice Cream Pie with Berries and Macarons will be served.
The Dates:
Friday, 7 February to Friday, 14 February.
The Damage:
$131.40 nett per couple which includes a glass of sparkling wine for each person. On 14 February only, couples who book the dinner may participate in a lucky draw with one of them standing a chance to walk away with dinner on the house.


The Italian Affair — Prego

The Concept: Curated by Head Chef Mauro Sanna, the menu features timeless Italian classics like Fagottini di Aragosta (crepes with lobster), Carciofi Tartufata (truffled artichokes) and Lobster Bicolour Pasta with Truffle artichoke Cream and Capers. For those looking to bust their guts, mains include Gallettoalle Erbe e Pancetta (bacon and herbs), a Roasted Cornfed Baby Chicken accompanied with Potato and an Oregano Creamy Sauce, or Filetto di Manz (beef fillet).
The Dates:
Monday, 10 February to Sunday, 16 February. 
The Damage:
The three-course menu is priced at $68++ and $88++ for the four-course version which includes a glass of organic Prosecco Zardetto.


The Sky High Experience — SKAI and SKAI BAR

The Concept: SKAI’s decadent menu includes dishes like Pan Seared Foie Gras, Irish Oyster, Lobsters and Miyazaki A4 Wagyu Strips. If you’re looking to booze it up, wash everything down with SKAI Bar’s extensive craft cocktail menu.
The Dates:
Thursday, 13 February to Sunday, 16 February. 
The Damage:
The menu is priced at $298++ per person and includes a glass of Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie (a French champagne). The vegan version is available too at $198++. 


The Simple Set — TableScape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Concept: The first course are Oysters with a Cucumber Tartare and a Singapore Sling Granita, the second is Foie Gras with Cacao Nibs and Plums and the third is Risotto without Rice made using a type of pasta called Riso di Semola. Confit Black Cod wit purple Potato Chips, Anchovies and Amalfi Lemon sauce, and Beef Tenderloin with white, gold and red Baby Beetroots, and Truffle Jus is available too. 
The Dates:
Saturday, 8 February to Sunday, 16 February. 
The Damage:
The five-course menu is priced at $168++ per couple and $198++ to top it off with two glasses of champagne. If you’re feeling baller, it’s priced at $268++ with a complimentary bottle of Champagne Lanson.


The Romantic Garden — The Summerhouse

The Concept: Crafted with fresh ingredients and garnished with edible flowers and herbs from the surrounding gardens, options like Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio served with Ikura, Radish, and Lime Zest and Sanchoku Wagyu Handing Tender served with Vadouvan Pumpkin Puree are on the menu. Enjoy a bottle of complimentary wine or champagne too and a floral bouquet. 
The Dates:
Friday, 14 February only. 
The Damage:
The five course menu is priced at $550++ per couple where you can dine in a personalised garden dome.


The Cantonese Cuisine — Yàn

The Concept: Start with a Valentine’s Day Combination Platter that is topped off with a Deep-fried Mango and Scallops Roll, Roasted Duck marinated with Danggui and Sautéed Scallops with Vegetables. It is followed by Double-boiled Chicken with Rose and Dried Figs before the two mains are served — Baby Baked Lobster with Mentaiko-Mango, Pan-fried Cod Fish Fillet with Foie Gras and Fish Wonton and Housemade Noodles. A dessert platter tops it off with sweet treats like a heart shaped Snow Skin Custard Dumpling, Roselle Tea and Crispy Banana and Red Bean Pastry.
The Dates:
Friday, 14 February only. 
The Damage:
The five course set dinner is priced at $98++ per person with a complimentary glass of rosé wine.