Whether you’re single or coupled up, let’s all celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.
You may dismiss Valentine’s Day as a commercialised affair but hey, any opportunity to let our hair down and have fun gets our vote. Check out these special deals around the island:
1. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Technically, this should be listed under Dine Out. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is presenting a first-ever “dining under the stars” experience where eight lucky couples get to chillax in their own individual tents on the hotel lawn itself. Don’t worry, you won’t be expected to BBQ your own food. The hotel chefs will prepare a splendiferous spread of fresh seafood and top-quality meats, which you’ll enjoy with your hands (no cutlery needed). After dinner, cosy up to your sweetheart and enjoy the tantalising selection of cocktails from WOOBAR.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Valentine’s Day package is available on 14 February from $469 per couple (from $569 with a bottle of bubbly). To book, call 6808 7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Open Door Policy
For something more healthful, Open Door Policy is serving a gluten- and dairy-free Valentine’s Day dinner, with creative dishes such as Be Yours First — a medley of warm beetroot quinoa, scallop, and black tempura oyster — and Touch My Sweet ‘Pot, a nourishing sweet potato soup.
Open Door Policy Valentine’s Day Menu is available on 13 and 14 February from $80 per person; $148 per couple ($120 per couple if you book before 10 February). For reservations, call 6221 9307 or email email@example.com
3. Jamie’s Italian
What better way to bond with your loved one than over a hearty Italian meal? This Valentine’s Day, Jamie’s Italian has come up with a robust three-course menu, including the Antipasti Plank (a substantial selection of olives, char-grilled vegetables, and roast pumpkin crostini), your choice of Double Tenderloin to share (double the meat, double the goodness!) or individual main courses of Yellowfin Tuna Steak or Potato & Black Truffle Ravioli. For desserts, it’s every person for themselves. Choose from either a decadent Italian Chocolate & Amaretto Torte, a zesty Passionfruit Tart or a Strawberry Rippled Shortcake. End your meal on a high with either an Italian Digestif of Limoncello, Amaretto or Sambuca.
Jamie’s Italian Valentine’s Day menu is available from 11 February till 14 February from $188 per person. To book, call 6733 5500 (Jamie’s Italian VivoCity), 6655 7676 (Jamie’s Italian Forum) or visit www.jamiesitalian.sg
4. The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit needs no introduction. This beautiful restaurant has played host to many a romantic dinner, including weddings and engagement parties. If you’re planning a particularly special Valentine’s Day, this is a safe bet. This year, the kitchen team has come up with a sea-riously exciting menu featuring succulent seafood dishes such as the sweet scallop amuse bouche, tender Cured Yellowfin Tuna Loin, and delicate Paupiette of Dover Sole. Culinary temptations aside, there will also be an elegant quartet to serenade guests throughout the evening.
The White Rabbit Valentine’s Day menu is available on 14 February from $108 per person. To book, call 6473 9965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Gordon Grill
Secrets. A good laugh. A sumptuous meal. So many things in life are better when shared. This Valentine’s Day, share secrets and laughter with your beloved over a five-course Sharing Plates Set Dinner at Gordon Grill. The menu includes prized meats such as roasted jumbo quail, Angus beef, and Iberico ham, for a truly indulgent celebration.
Gordon Grill (located within Goodwood Park Hotel) Valentine’s Day menu is available on 11, 12, and 14 February from $338 per couple. To book, call 6730 1744 or email email@example.com
6. Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Fancy a romantic dinner by the pool? At Mandarin Oriental Singapore, relax by the glittering pool and feel your worries melt away as you and your loved one tuck into epicurean treats like smoked lobster soup and slow-braised Australian beef cheek. Yum-my!
Mandarin Oriental Singapore Valentine’s Day menu is available on 14 February from $158 per person for a four-course set menu or from $188 per person for a five-course set menu. To book, call 6885 3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7. The Disgruntled Brasserie
There will be no room for disgruntlement at this French restaurant, what with its indulgent six-course Valentine’s Day menu. The dinner includes gourmet fare such as Homemade Onion Brioche, Tapioca & Duck, Pan Roasted Mackerel, and Beef Cheek Parmentian. Délicieux!
The Disgruntled Brasserie Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu for Two is available from 10 to 14 February from $88 per person (inclusive of a glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV). To book, call 6808 2184. A deposit of 50 percent is required for reservation.)
8. The Ottoman Room
Can’t quite afford to go to Istanbul for Valentine’s Day? The next best thing would be to have dinner at The Ottoman Room, a splendid Middle Eastern restaurant that draws inspiration from the opulence of Sultan-era feasts. For Valentine’s Day, round up your BFFs for a gastronomic feast featuring unlimited mezze (small dishes) and exotic wonders such as the Grilled Market Fish with Cucumber Labneh, Sea Fennel, Za’atar Pesto, and Pine Tree Honey or the Mushrooms & Farro with Pickled Black Trumpets, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Chanterelles, and Morel Foam.
The Ottoman Room Valentine’s Day menu is available on 14 February from $98 per person or $128 per person, including two wine pairings, and tea or coffee. For reservations, call 8221 3683.
9. Caffé B
Located near the Convention Centre of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Caffé B offers a stunning backdrop of the city skyline as you and your loved one tuck into your meal. This Valentine’s Day, warm your hearts and fill your bellies with Caffé B’s extravagant five-course set menu that includes Risotto Prosecco, Pan-Seared Tuna, and Wagyu Beef Striploin.
Caffé B Valentine’s Day Menu is available from 1 to 14 February from $250 per couple (inclusive of three wine pairing). From 7 to 10 February, Caffé B will also be running an introductory Early Bird special from $200 per couple. First 20 couples dining on 14 February will also receive an exquisite Valentine’s Gift from Caffé B.
10. Spuds & Aprons
Perched at the top of Mount Faber, Spuds & Aprons is an ideal place to enjoy an exquisite view while you dine (pictured in the main image). For Valentine’s Day, the kitchen team has come up with a lavish four-course set dinner that includes Smoked Duck Salad with crispy yam duck dumpling, Truffle Scented Silken Hen Consommé, and Roulade of Codfish and Shellfish Mousse or Pan Roasted Fillet Mignon with marrow crust for mains.
Spuds & Apron Valentine’s Day Menu is available on 14 February from $248 per couple. To book, call 6377 9688, or email email@example.com
Apart from your significant other, don’t forget to heap love on your best friends and family members too. Tira-Miss-U is a delightful confectionery creation from Swensen’s that will surely melt the heart of your recipient. This tiramisu ice cream cake is adorned with berries and macaroons, and is as delicious as it is gorgeous.
Tira-Miss-U is available from $19.80 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets.
12. Shangri-La Hotel
Give your favourite person a treat this Valentine’s Day with Chi Spa’s 75-minute Lava Shell Therapy for Two. The invigorating massage involves the use of lava shells and essential oils to relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. Bonus: as part of the spa experience, you and your loved one will also enjoy complimentary use of the steam room, whirlpool, and outdoor swimming pool facilities.
Shangri-La Hotel Chi Spa’s Lava Shell Therapy for Two is available at $190 per person (usual price: $270 nett per person). To book, call 6213 4818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Capella Singapore
For an extravagant Valentine’s Day celebration, splash out on a pampering day spa experience at the six-times Forbes Five-Star Auriga Spa. Choose from the signature P.S I Love You For Two package, which includes a soothing foot ritual using an organic rose scrub, an invigorating full-body massage, a romantic candlelit bath, followed by cocktails at Bob’s Bar; or the Senja Sunyi Ritual For Two, a three-hour spa experience that draws on traditional Asian treatments and therapies. This package includes a divine afternoon tea at Chef’s Table.
Auriga Spa Valentine’s Day packages are available from 1 to 28 February from $688 per couple. To book, call 6591 5000 or email email@example.com
“The couple who cooks together, stays together”, which is why Plentyfull’s Head Chef Victor Loy has cobbled together a pasta-making workshop this February. You and your partner will learn how to make gnocchi from scratch and prepare a delicious dish with it. There are three workshops throughout the month of February, with each workshop showcasing a different dish: Russet Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom & Spinach (14 Feb), Pumpkin Gnocchi with Kale & Pecorino (21 Feb), and Gratinated Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Anchovies & Capers (28 Feb).
Plentyfull’s pasta-making workshop is available from $38 per person on 14, 21, and 28 February at 6.30pm. To book, call 6493 2997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15. Valentine Vendetta
And if you hate Valentine’s Day with a passion? Release your angst at the award-winning singles’ event of the year – Valentine Vendetta! Back for its sixth edition, this Masquerade-themed party will be held at the newly opened SKYLINE, located on Level 45 of Singapore Land Tower. Rope in your single friends and get ready to mingle!
Valentine Vendetta will be held on 14 February, from 6pm till late. Tickets are available for Early Birds at $35 (inclusive of two drinks) here or at the door for $45 (inclusive of two drinks). For more information, visit http://www.vday.sg/
(Featured Image Credit: Spuds & Aprons at Faber Peak Singapore)