If the way to your foodie lover’s heart is through the stomach, then these star-studded takeaway options are sure to impress. Just have your tablecloth, wine glasses and candles ready—these restaurants will take care of the rest.
Date by Tate
Looking for the sure-fire way to please the foodie in your life? Lifestyle and home-dining concept store Date by Tate of two-MICHELIN-starred Tate has got you covered with an elaborate Valentine’s Day gift set and gastronomy box. Present to you by chef and owner Vicky Lau, the “Ode to Bee” gift set (HK$2,600) is nothing short of romantic, featuring a beautiful flower bouquet—curated and sourced from growers across Europe in support of Flower Council Holland—placed on top. The second layer is a sweet tray of treats made from local honey, including fours individually wrapped honey financiers, two honey sugar cane lollipops, a jar of rose-infused honey, and a greeting card. The last layer showcases delightful chocolates made with Valrhona dark, white and milk chocolate ganache.
The gastronomy box, presented in true Tate fashion, can be ordered individually (HK$1,280 per box, minimum two boxes) or in a set (HK$3,000). The special Valentine’s Day comes with a bread basket featuring Tate’s signature homemade brioche and fermented tofu butter, followed by seasonal appetizers and a sweet corn soup. The main course is available in two choices: beef bourguignon or cod fish with scallop mousse. The desserts are no less impressive, wrapping up the meal with a honey passion fruit entremet, and mignardises consist of crispy honey and honey lollipop using honey from a local bee farm.
Nothing screams luxury like caviar. This Valentine’s Day, spoil your significant other with a lavish treat (s)he is guaranteed to love. For a limited time only, two-MICHELIN-starred French restaurant Écriture presents a heart-shaped caviar tart (HK$1,388) meticulously layered with 45g of Royal Cristal Caviar, Hokkaido sea urchin, kabu bavaroise encased in a buckwheat tart shell and beurre blanc.
Alternatively, opt for the dine-in menu which includes the caviar tart, together with Écriture’s ever-popular Hokkaido contisée with black truffle cooked in a crispy beignet, celery roots purée and shaved hazelnut, steamed akamutsu with sake, and cooked and raw wagyu beef mille-feuille with uni and black truffle marmalade.
Order online at royalcaviarclub.com
Make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet with this cupid-approved “Bisous”, a chocolate heart box filled with vanilla rose cream, raspberry compote, and madeleine sponge on a red almond praline crunchy base created by pastry chef Mandy Siu at two-MICHELIN-starred L’Envol.
The restaurant is also offering two special Valentine’s Day menus for two dine-in services on the day. The 8-course menu (HKD2,588), served from 12pm to 3pm, highlights three exclusive dishes: beef oxtail confit and bone marrow with Périgord truffle and royal beef bouillon, Hokkaido sea urchin and gamberi prawn with crunchy fennel, and pastry delights. The five-course menu (HK$1,788), served from 4pm to 5:59pm, includes an Oscietra caviar terrine and blinis toast, the famed poached Brittany langoustine and jerusalem artichoke broth, roasted lamb rack, heart-shaped coeur de neufchatel cheese with Calvados caramelised apple, and cherry tart with kirsch ice-cream. To mark the occasion, a complimentary glass of Huré Frères, "Insouciance" Rosé" 2017 per guest is included.
Order the cake online at buys.hk/stregis-hk
Simon Rogan at home
Treat your favourite foodie to a MICHELIN-starred experience in the comfort of your home with “Simon Rogan at Home”, launching at one-MICHELIN-starred and green star restaurant Roganic after its success in the UK. Available for in-restaurant collection on the 13th and 14th of February the one-off menu for two (HK$1,800) sees exclusive dishes such as celeriac soup with parsley oil and cheese sauce, salmon pot topped with caviar, and braised beef short rib with truffle creamed potato, king oyster mushroom and black garlic. The romantic meal finishes on a sweet note with an apple tart and exquisite homemade chocolate truffles.
Order online at simonroganathome.com