Valentine's Day at Acre

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Valentine's Day at Acre
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Get your date game on point with a candlelit dinner or a picnic and movie on the lawn

Stuck for Valentine’s Day ideas? Have to make up for last year when you completely forgot and said the gift was ‘in the mail’? Well the good folks over at Acre have got you covered this time around Sticking with the tried-and-true combo of ‘dinner and a movie’, they’re offering the choice of a candlelit dinner in their gorgeous restaurant or a picnic and a movie under the stars in their lovely garden, with evergreen musical comedy Singin' in the Rain the perfect film of choice on the night.  

The menu on the night is a set three-course feast. Here are the eats on offer:

Glass of Champagne on arrival

Tomato tarte tatin, goat cheese mousse
Salted cod filled zucchini flower, capsicum coulis

Wagyu rump steak, bordelaise sauce
Pink snapper, crab tortellini, beurre blanc
Confit garden tomato risotto, Persian fetta and burnt pine butter

Dessert for two
Pomme d’amour

Bookings are available at various times across the night from 6-8.45pm, with tickets at $75pp.

If you’d rather cosy up in front of a film, then Acre’s garden is the place to be. The picnic hampers for two include:

Glass of sparkling wine
Antipasto platter
Cheese platter
Homemade bread and dips
Marinated olives
Chocolate surprise

The picnic kicks off at 6pm before Singin' in the Rain starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are $60pp including your film ticket.

Littlies are more than welcome on the night as well, with the usual kids' menu available in the dining room and a special kids' picnic meal, including a chicken or veggie slider, a juice and a brownie, available before the film screening for $30. Make sure to point out on the booking form whether you need a bit of extra space for prams in the garden or a high chair in the dining room.

Get in soon to make sure you don’t spend another Valentine’s Day facing the scorn of your significant other.

By: Time Out editors

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