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Forget ordering takeout and eating at home, again. Here are the best Valentine’s day menus in Hong Kong that’ll be available for lunch or early dinner

Cue the flower bouquets, extravagant meals and presents—Valentine’s day is around the corner. While dining restrictions are in place due to Covid-19 in Hong Kong, numerous restaurants will still be offering Valentine’s day lunch and early dinner menus before 6pm. Here, we list out the best Valentine’s day menus from Hong Kong’s top restaurants for the special occasion. 

See also: Love After 6pm: The Best Valentine’s Takeaway Menus in Hong Kong

1. Cultivate

Cultivate will be serving a nine-course tasting menu with complimentary champagne on Valentine’s day—and did we mention there will be three courses of desserts? From dishes made from a lavish amount of winter black truffles, caviar, otoro, wagyu, to white asparagus and heirloom vegetables, this menu is the ultimate embodiment of indulgence. We’ve got our eyes on the uni and lardo toast, white asparagus with langoustine, and the tins of caviar you’ll be enjoying. 

Seating times are available at 11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 2:30pm. Learn more about the menu here

Cultivate, Shop A, G/F, 27-29 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 5303 1230, cultivate.hk

2. Arcane

One-Michelin starred Arcane will be bringing a six-course tasting menu with oysters, wagyu, scallops and plenty more to the table this Valentine’s day. Helmed by chefs Shane Osborn and Sebastian Lorenzi, Arcane is known for its modern approach to European dining, and the Valentine’s day menu is no different. The meal begins with raw Ebisu oyster with apple and sorrel; lightly poached Hokkaido scallops with trout roe and baby artichoke; followed by sauteed potato gnocchi, paired with fresh black truffle, shiitake, morel and charred cevenne onion; roast turbot with shellfish salsa; pan-seared Mayura wagyu; and ending the meal with Japanese winter strawberry with vanilla ice cream. 

Learn more about the menu here

Arcane

Central
$ $ $ $

3. Ando

Chef Agustin Balbi will be cooking up a special Japanese-Argentinian Valentine’s meal for you and your loved one at Ando. From Kristal caviar with lobster; to black olive cured hagatsuo fish; to the Suzuki, made of white beans, nameko and smoked bacon. End the meal with a unique dessert made of toffee, date and dried longan. 

Learn more about the menu here

4. Estro

Italian chef Antimo Maria Merone’s Estro restaurant is the perfect backdrop to a romantic Valentine’s day meal with plush, velvet sofa seats, marble tables and cosy-hued interiors.

The Valentine’s day menu consists of seven courses, starting with wild amberjack with fennel panna cotta, dill and caviar; blue lobster with lettuce hearts; ink gnocchi with honey peas, and Mazara red prawns; linguine with Hokkaido uni and yellow tomato; and ending the savoury courses with an M9 tenderloin. For dessert, you’ll be savouring a strawberry and ricotta tart, as well as a special Valentine’s day dessert that’ll be unveiled on the day. Optional wine pairing is available.

Learn more about the menu here

Estro

Central
$ $ $ $

5. Arbor

To celebrate the special day, two Michelin-starred Nordic-Japanese fine-dining restaurants, Arbor, will be bringing you a special eight-course meal. From eel, tuna, lobster, to its star main course, pigeon, you’ll be finishing the meal with a strawberry-based dessert and a home-baked madeleine. 

Arbor’s Valentine’s day menu is available from February 13 to 14. Learn more about the menu here

6. Tirpse

Tirpse’s Valentine’s day menu includes Japanese-French dishes from shirako with potato and truffle, kinmedai with chijimi spinach and yuzukosho; and a strawberry, nata de coco and globe amaranth dessert. You can also choose to add on wine pairing or two hours of free-flow champagne. 

Learn more about the menu here

7. Salisterra

The Upper House’s Salisterra will be presenting a five-course sharing menu by chef de cuisine, Chris Czerwinski. The menu features everything from a caramelised scallop with caviar sauce in jane, sea urchin malloreddus pasta, cioppino langoustine with mussels, beef ribs, as well as chocolate and blood orange millefeuille. 

Available on February 14. Learn more about the menu here

Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House Pacific Place 88, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, salisterra.thehousecollective.com

8. Aria

Aria will be celebrating Valentine’s day all weekend, starting with a romantic brunch on February 12, with your choice of mains from eggs, pasta, meats and fish, paired with a salad bar filled with freshly cooked seafood, charcuterie, salads and desserts. If you’re looking for something a bit more formal, another Valentine’s day menu will be available from the 13th to 14th which includes foie gras, beetroot ravioli, pigeon and more. Optional wine pairing will be available. 

Learn more about the menus here

Aria, 24/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, ariaitalian.com

9. Popinjays

The Murray’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Popinjays, will be introducing a four-course early dinner overlooking the Hong Kong skyline. The feast begins with fresh oysters with caviar and salmon roes; followed by Hokkaido scallop ceviche, black truffle risotto with toasted hazelnuts; your choice of main courses from poached Boston lobster with topinambour, and roasted wagyu beef striploin. The meal ends with a white chocolate entremet with raspberry and rose jam with poached lychee. 

Learn more about the menu here

10. Hansik Goo

Korean fine-dining restaurant, Hansik Goo by chef Mingoo will be introducing a five-course menu this Valentine’s day. From Hanwoo beef tartare—aka the wagyu beef of Korea, to grilled Hanwoo striploin, and finishing the meal with a white chocolate ginger parfait and a glass of champagne. 

Two seating times are available from February 12 to 14, at 12pm to 2:45pm and 3pm to 6pm. Contact Hansik Goo to learn more

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