5 Places to eat at and celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend
Love is in the air
When it comes to celebrations, it's not just the food or the ambience that matters—it's both. And luckily, these places serve that perfect combination. Be sure to make a reservation soon before it's all booked out though.
1. Nobu KL's Valentine's Day Omakase Menu, 13th and 14th Feb
What's better than having a romantic dinner with a breath-taking view of the city? Having an equally breath-taking seven-course menu specially created by Executive Chef Philip Leong and his team to match the occasion. Nobu KL's Valentine's Day Omakase Dinner comprises of seven delectable dishes made from the finest ingredients, starting with the Seared Toro with Mustard Goma Sauce that simply melts on your tongue and ending with the Chocolate Tart that crackles magically in your mouth.
The Quail Three Ways is also a notable mention as it's the restaurant's first time experimenting with quail and its Quail Nori Tacos will leave you wanting more. The other interesting firsts are the Seafood with Shaved Ice Ceviche—simply refreshing yuzu-infused ice atop fresh bits of sashimi—and the Chilean Seabass with Beetroot Miso—the garnish of arrowroot chips is a fine addition as well.
Nobu KL's Valentine's Day Omakase Dinner is priced at RM495++ per person whereas the premium Valentine's Menu (with caviar, truffle, champagne and chocolate box) is priced at RM695++. To make a reservation, please call 03 2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019 389 5085.
2. Babe's 'Be My Valentine, Babe' Menu, 14th Feb
On an average day, Babe is already known to impress (check out our review here) but for Valentine's Day, Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey and his team have possibly upped their game even more. Celebrate the occasion with 17 of Chef's playful "Japas" (Japanese tapas) ranging from Nitro Rose (roselle jam and toast) to Kuro Paitan to Tori Shinjo (it uses black chicken which is a local delicacy) to the highlight of the menu, the dessert: Hello Kitty's Wet Dream.
Babe's Valentine's Day Menu is priced at RM450++ per person and is optional for reservations made on 13 February. To make a reservation, please head over to their website.
3. Strato's Valentine's Day Menu, 14th Feb
How does Italian (the food, that is) sound for your Valentine's Day dinner? Troika Sky Dining's Strato has whipped up a four-course meal that tastes as good as it looks. There are four selections for the antipasti to share (baby squid in squid ink sauce is our favourite!), a heart-shaped (!!!) scallop ravioli with champagne sauce as the second course, a choice of either braised wagyu beef cheek or pan seared black cod as the third and finally the dessert is a white chocolate and rhubarb mousse with black and white chocolate and strawberry and orange salsa.
Strato's Valentine's Day Dinner Menu is priced at RM280++ per person. To make a reservation, please call 03 2162 0886 or visit their website.
4. Valentine's Day High Tea Buffet at Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Oriental, 13th and 14th Feb
For something a little more casual and relaxing, why not celebrate Valentine's Day with a Pink Velvet-Vanilla Cupcake Tower, Lavender Crème Brulee, Grand Cru Ebony and Ivory Truffle, Crepe Suzette, and a spectrum of other delights? There will also be sentimental tunes performed by their resident pianist as well as roses and flower bouquets on sale at the central lobby to help set the mood.
Lounge on the Park's Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea Buffet is priced at RM128 nett per person and is from 3.30pm till 6pm. To make a reservation, please contact 03 2380 8888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. 2OX's Valentine's Day Set Menu, 14th Feb
Can't make it to Paris for Valentine's Day this year? Be transported to a Parisian cafe instead at 2OX, KL's newest Bistro and Bar where the atmosphere is relaxed, the interior is comfortable yet intimate and the food is très bien. Their love offering for Valentine's Day is perfect if you prefer short but fulfilling courses. The starter is a Wild Mushroom Soup followed by a Foie Gras Mi Cuit with Provenzale Chutney Figs, then a choice between Josper Oven Grilled Pork with Charcutière Sauce and Chicken in Red Wine Sauce for the main, and finally The Heart Cocoa Cream with Caramelised Egg Yolk for dessert.
2OX's Valentine's Day Set Menu is priced at RM188+ per person. To make a reservation, please visit their website or call 03 2692 2233.
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