Our Top Choices for Valentine's

19 January 2015

There's no time like Valentine's and Valentine's is the time. Claim it, proclaim it, or party because you are single and fabulous. Hallmark's favorite day is nearly here and TheEdge.HK has the 'deets', the down-low, and the delicious details on what to do, in Hong Kong.

Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano
5-course dinner (HK$1,388/person) designed by Chef Giovanni Greggio will spark your love for Italy and features Black truffle spaghetti with oxtail and marscarpone mousse with espresso Jelly.

ADDRESS
The Pottinger 
Lobby Level, 74 Queens Road, 
Central, Hong Kong 
(Hotel Main Entrance: 21 Stanley Street) 
+852 2308 3088 

Motorino
Want a night in? Motorino’s date night special (HK$388 for two) includes a pizza of your choice, a bottle of their Gragnano “Pizza” wine and their famous Tiramisu - delivered straight to your door. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, head on over to Soho or their Ship Street branch for a full dining experience. (Spoiler: the pizzas are heart-shaped.)

ADDRESS
14 SHELLEY ST.    (SOHO)
CENTRAL HONG KONG
+852 2801 6881
www.motorinopizza.com

Aberdeen Street Social
Lovers can wine, dine and romance their significant others with a rendezvous at Aberdeen Street Social this Valentine’s Day. Couples can make a night of it upstairs in the intimate restaurant with Chef Chris Whitmore’s 7-course tasting menu that would make Shakespeare proud, priced at only HK$1,880 per pair or with an additional HK$888 per person for the wine pairing option.

Social singles can mix and mingle downstairs over the bespoke cocktails Happily Ever After with Auchentoshan whisky, Tanqueray gin, blue curacao, lemon and chamomile honey (HK$ 128).

ADDRESS
35 Aberdeen Street
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2866 0300
www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk

Cocotte
Looking for a little je ne sais quoi on the 14th? Look no further than 9 Shin Hing Street, where Cocotte are serving up their special Valentine’s menu (HK$780/person). Dine like Parisian lovers with this 5-course feast. For starters tuck into King crab, avocado, sucrine and pomelo with Buddha hand vinaigrette and the foie gras terrine with fresh raspberries filled with balsamic gelée and star anis toast followed by the Seabass with green peas mousseline yuzu foam and tomato and basil orzo for mains. Then there’s the Beef filet mignon with fondant potato, young vegetables and green peppercorn sauce. Pièce de résistance is the Spiced chocolate fondue with Fresh strawberries & bananas, marshmallows & financiers. Oolala we hear you say.


ADDRESS
9 Shin Hing Street,
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2568 8857
www.cocotte.hk

Pink Afternoon Tea set at Café on the 1st
Café on the 1st brings you a pink afternoon tea during this romantic season. Pink desserts include Champagne Passion Fruit Tart, Valentine’s Pink Brownies, White Chocolate Mousse Cake and Pink Heart with Chestnut Puff. Together with a selection of savoury items such as Pink Pose Salmon Tart, Cherry Jelly Foie Gras Puff, Duo of Shrimps Cocktail with Cheese Cracker and etc. Accompanying these treats is the two signature scones, coffee-cocoa and strawberry-banana complemented by the home-made roselle-fig jam and Lord Stow’s Portuguese egg tarts.
 
Pink Afternoon Tea is priced at HKD238* per person or HKD388* for two, with an additional HK$138, guests can enjoy two glasses of Pink Bellini or one bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne (375ml) at an extra HK$378. This afternoon tea is served in the month of February from 3pm to 6pm daily. 

ADDRESS
Café on the 1st 
The Excelsior Hotel
281 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong
 +852 2837 6781

Morton’s
Morton's serves its classic yet popular a la carte menu with no minimum charge, and free of set menus on Valentine's Day.The hearty American fare and spectacular desserts are renowned internationally as the perfect location for socialor intimategatherings with exceptional food, service and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Throughout the month of February, lovebirds coming to Morton’s to celebrate birthdaysor anniversarieswill be offered a complimentary gift voucher from DALLOYAU. 

ADDRESS
The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 
4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
+852 2732 2343

Fatty Crab
Fatty's (Anti) Valentine’s Day will be celebrated over two days this year, Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th.

“Anti-Valentine’s Day,” which is slated to be a darker take on the celebration, adds a sexy-sultry vibe and is sure to draw in the single and jilted. On Friday the 13th, from 8:00pm to 1:00am, Fatty Crab will host Guest Bartenders to tend to broken hearts and heal the wounded. Specialty Cocktails prepared for the night will go for only 100 HKD each. There will also be a tattoo artist around for the evening to ink “Anti-Valentiners” or “Friday the 13thers”. 

On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, 14th February, from 6:00pm to 11:30pm, the tables at Fatty Crab will turn, and will be set for romance-filled dates for couples feeling the L-O-V-E. Fatty Crab is preparing a delectable 5-Course Crab Menu, which will be served with a complimentary glass of prosecco. The Valentine’s Day Dinner is priced at HKD800 per person and reservations are now being accepted.

ADDRESS
11 Old Bailey Street,
Hong Kong
+852 2521 2033

Rummin’ Tings
Looking to shake it up a little? Then get down to Rummin’ Tings on Saturday 14 February for their Be My Rummintine Valentine’s party with a DJ from 9pm until late. A little birdie tells us there will be a complimentary Aphrodisiac treat, to really get y’all in the mood. Entry is free.

ADDRESS
28 Hollywood Road,
Hong Kong
+852 2523 7070
www.rummintings.hk