By: Sarah Richard
Love is in the air – or should we say in the food? While we are all about celebrating our love for our significant others this Valentine’s Day, we are also all about the amazing food that is being served up in Hong Kong on Feb 14. Guys – we’ve done the hard work for you. Girls – get him to take you to one of these restaurants!
Celebrate Your “Catch” at Fish School
It was only last month we were there ourselves fishing around for freshest seafood, and now we have seen their menu it’s looking to be as good, or even better than our last meal there.
- Fish soup served with local pike eel quenelle and marinated raw crab with sea urchin and rice, Monkfish liver foie gras presse, aged tangerine peel and roselle.
- Grilled cuttlefish with nasturtium and kale and Australian wagyu bavette. Heirloom vegetables and herbs garden “Gargouillou,”
- Sesame mousse with ginger granita and homemade tofu and lemon marigold sorbet, poached plum and roselle.
$650 per person including complimentary glass of sparkling wine
100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun | fishschool.hk.
An exclusive Mediterranean restaurant onto top of PMQ awaits you for your perfect night.
- Almond and potato soup with scallop and caviar
- Isnono seafood platter – oysters, langoustines and red prawns
- Homemade duck ravioli with ginger and orange
- Seared Mediterranean sea bass with smoked eggplant puree, tomato confit and basil with clam reduction
- Isono white chocolate heart
- Tea or coffee
$1580 for two
6/F Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | isono.com.hk
Black truffle lovers are in for a treat with SEPA’s tasting tour of Italy menu. Perfect for those that can’t venture too far from their Central office too.
- Red prawn carpaccio, citrus sweet sauce and spicy olive oil
- Beef carpaccio with egg yolk sauce and black truffle
- Chicken liver pâté on crostino with toasted hazelnuts
- Risotto with chicken, asparagus and black truffle
- Octopus with caciucco sauce
- Lamb rack with roman style artichokes
- Babà with canned fruits and white chocolate cream
$1,400 (+10%) for two people
61 Caine Road, Central | sepa.com.hk
Love from Above at Wooloomooloo Prime
Perched on the 27th floor Wooloomooloo in Causeway Bay may be your closest bet to actually ‘floating on cloud 9’
- Seafood Medley; fresh-shucked oysters, crystal prawns, Scottish crab claws, sea scallops and lobster served with rouille sauce, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and mignonette
- Grilled Australian 200-day grain-fed black Angus sirloin or pan-roasted Sea Bass
- Dessert platter; Apple crumble tart with green apple sorbet, Wooloomooloo’s signature cheesecake, vanilla crème brûlée with honeycomb and rum baba with mascarpone chantilly, followed with fresh-brewed coffee or tea
$1,850 (+10%) for two people
Wooloomooloo Prime (Causeway Bay), Level 27 & 28, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay | wooloo-mooloo.com/hk/wooloomooloo-prime-cwb
They don’t need a fancy title for their Valentine’s day menu. This famous New York-Italian restaurant is serving up a classy menu that you won’t want to miss!
- A three-course meal featuring dishes like lobster ravioli filled with prawns in a vermouth butter sauce, and veal parmesan finished with a rich tomato sauce and creamy buffalo mozzarella
- A selection of desserts such as classic carrot cake served with walnut and ginger ice cream
$788 per person
9th Floor, 33 Wyndham St, Central | carbone.com.hk
A Rose Coloured Valentine’s Day at ZUMA
Because who said dinner had to be after 6pm? All the brunch lovers among you should check out ZUMA’s Japanese izakaya (they also do it for dinner, but we can’t help but love a good brunch)
The Meal and The Deal
- Lychee and rose petal martini
- Nigiri sushi, a selection of sashimi and the much-loved salmon fillet with ginger teriyaki sauce (as much as you can eat!) $590
- Free-flow premium champagne, wines and signature cocktails are available for an additional $160.
Landmark Level 5 & 6 15 Queen’s Road Central | zumarestaurant.com
Love on Top of the World: Uptop Bistro & Bar
Providing panoramic top-floor views over TST, Uptop Bistro lives up to its name. A five-course meal is brought to you by renowned Chef Jeffery Koo, otherwise known as ‘the chocolate magician’.
- Hokkaido scallop, mango-coriander salsa and garnished with ikura (a light salmon roe), served with yuzu vinaigrette and balanced with mustard seeds.
- Italian tomatoes and Taiwanese carrots simmered in cream and pureed
- Lump crab, aged prosciutto, green peas, buttery risotto or angel hair pasta tossed with king prawn, bacon and toasted almonds.
- Beef sirloin, cooked at 52 degrees, caramelized in butter, served alongside teriyaki-braised short-rib with turnip puree, tomato chutney and grilled zucchini.
- A light mousse using French raspberries and apricots, garnished with both a green apple jelly and raspberry jelly or a 72% mousse with chocolate truffle and raspberries.
$980 for two
19/F, Popway Hotel, 117 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | facebook.com/uptopbistro
Or how about cooking at home – with a dash of cheating
Secret Ingredient shops, chops and preps ingredients, delivers it to your door with instructions and lets you do the rest for a home cooked meal that will woo even the fussiest eater.
- Wagyu steak and scallops with reduced red wine sauce,cauliflower salad and pan seared cherry tomatoes.
$500 per person, which includes two free Mi-Cuit desserts, candles and table decorations.
Available for delivery from Feb 12th through to the 14th. (Pre-ordering available now)
Need some more inspiration? Check out our Wine and Dine page.