Best Valentine’s Day menus in Hong Kong
If you and your partner prefer Chinese food above all else, then Ming Court is your best bet for Feb 14. The five-course Valentine’s day degustation dinner ($1,188 per person, inclusive of a glass of Lanson Rose Label brut rosé) features the style of modern Cantonese cooking that won Ming Court its Michelin star. Look out for dishes such as lobster sautéed with lemongrass and honey, and layered silken tofu with gold leaf and Chinese olive sauce.
If you and your guy/girl are more into casual comfort fare, then hit up Motorino. Both the Soho and Wan Chai locations are offering heart-shaped Neapolitan pizzas upon request all throughout February, making it perfect for those who don’t believe in only celebrating their love on Feb 14. What’s more, if you want to just Netflix and chill with your loved one instead of battling the bouquet-toting couples come V-day, then log into delivery service Go and order Motorino’s date-night package ($418), which includes two antipasti, two heart-shaped pizzas and a tiramisu. This package is available from Feb 8-16, but if you order on the 14th, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of Gragnano wine.
Impress your date with dinner and stunning harbourfront views at Rech. The Michelin-starred restaurant shines brightest with seafood and on Feb 14, its six-course Valentine’s Day menu ($2,988 for two; wine pairings available for $688 per person) kick-starts with an impressive seafood platter brimming with enough langoustines, shrimp, oysters, clams and whelks for two. Other decidedly luxe dishes include the blue lobster consommé with Kristal caviar and samphire, and scallops with salsify, chestnut and black truffle. Also worth mentioning is the chocolate-passionfruit dessert, made with artisanal, bean-to-bar chocolates from Alain Ducasse’s Manufacture brand in Paris.
Sharing is caring and at Kerry Hotel’s Red Sugar, you can do just that, thanks to chef Matthew Woolford’s designed-to-share menu. Priced at $1,880 for two, Red Sugar’s Valentine’s menu is indulgence defined, beginning with the complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne or a sauvignon blanc or pinot noir from Cloudy Bay, all the way through to dishes such as Oscietra caviar crostini, ocean trout with truffle honey and grain-fed wagyu sirloin. To make the evening even more romantic, be sure to enjoy a drink on the restaurant’s stunning outdoor terrace.
Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2015, Vicky Lau has always had a knack for weaving together beautiful narratives with her food. Inspired by the theme of love (what else?), she’s crafted a nine-part menu ($1,980 per person; wine pairings available for an additional $530 or $880) for Valentine’s that makes full use of seasonal ingredients and her signature style of French x Chinese cooking. Highlights from the menu include the Ode to Oyster – featuring warm egg espuma, Oscietre Prestige caviar, fermented cabbage and fresh herbs – as well as the stunning Ode to Red Fruit dessert (pictured) and pastries from Lau’s Poem Patisserie, located just downstairs.