A roundup of the best Valentine’s Day menus in KL this year
The way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach
Isn't February such a busy month? If you're not too busy feasting on yee sangs and auspicious Chinese dishes, why not switch gears for a more romantic affair? We believe Valentine's Day doesn't have to be celebrated with just an S.O. A best friend or a family member counts too! It's also when restaurants pull up their sleeves to create some of the most romantic platings. Here are some of our favourites for this year's Valentine's Day.
1. Le Petit at Elements, TREC KL
At the top of our list is this little gem—Le Petit, which is also known as "The world's smallest chef". An innovative and immersive dining experience that originated in Belgium, it tells the story of a small animated chef that is projected using 3D project mapping technology onto the guests' plates. In reality, though, the food here is created by Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey.
Date: 13 - 16 February 2019
Sous Chef: RM499 per pax
Includes: A 4-course dinner menu, complimentary arrival cocktail/mocktail at the lounge
Le Grand Chef: RM999 per pax
Includes: A 5-course dinner menu, free flow arrival cocktail/mocktail at the lounge, a welcome platter of canapes, a specially decorated table, a Valentine's gift worth RM399
For reservations: Website
2. Entier at Alila Bangsar
Available for dinner only on 14 February, Chef Masashi Horiuchi has curated an exquisite four-course sharing menu for an intimate affair. Highlights include Baby Cuttlefish with Basil Ice Cream and a choice of Chicken Leg, Beef Short Rib with Truffle or a whole Maine lobster in a nasi lemak risotto (top up RM115 for this) as the main.
Valentine's Day Chef's Sharing Menu: RM398 per couple
Vegetarian Menu: RM199 per pax
*Wine pairing options are available at RM148 per pax
For reservations: Website or WhatsApp 6016 263 0596
3. Gastro Sentral at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
You might recall seeing a series of Instagram Stories we did as a preview of Gastro Sentral's Valentine's Day menu. Each course is adorably given a name such as Love at First Bite for the appetiser (Soy Miso Japanese Hamachi Ceviche, Melon and Caviar, Lemony Cinnamon Potted Shrimps and Freshly Shucked Canadian Oysters with Yuzu) and Spring of Love for the main course.
The mains are split into for him (Beef Wellington with a Twist featuring a deconstructed 65-degrees roasted Angus beef) and for her (Fish 'N' Chips featuring a truffle-buttered roasted cod fillet). Both equally as satisfying, but the highlight for us, personally, is the dessert. The Banoffee Pie (with lavender ice cream and rose macaroon) was fragrant, rich and bold with flavours.
Adam & Eve's Valentine's Day 4-course set menu: RM420 nett per couple (RM500 nett per couple for booth seating)
For reservations: 03 2263 7434 or email [email protected]
4. Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Nobu KL has prepared an indulgent 7-course Valentine Omakase where clearly, a variety of colours are at play. From the plump cured salmon with caviar and beetroot gel (orange and red) to the freshwater prawn plated with butterfly pea flower dressing (blue) to truffle rice with spinach chazuke (green) to the vanilla cream pavlova encasing a rich strawberry jelly (yellow), it's definitely one of their most beautiful omakase sets yet. Our favourite dish, however, would be the grilled wagyu beef and bottarga—the meat is velvety smooth on the palate and goes beautifully with the corn cream and dry miso popcorn (we secretly wish they would sell these on its own).
Date: 13 - 17 February 2019
Valentine Omakase: RM500++ per person
For reservations: 03 2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019 389 5085
5. Thirty8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
One of the most romantic spots in KL joins in on the romantic occasion with a gastronomic 5-course dinner menu that will spoil you and your partner's taste buds. Upon arrival at your romantic candlelit dinner table, enjoy a glass of what they call a Rose Fairy cocktail before proceeding to a spread of Valentine's Day-inspired dishes. Think Australian Black Angus Beef, Alaskan cod fillet as well as a white chocolate and raspberry jelly parfait.
5-course Valentine Dinner: RM680 nett per couple
*A vegetarian option is available at the same price.
First seating: 6pm - 8pm
Second seating: 8.30pm - 10.30pm
For reservations: 03 2182 1234