There are choices galore when it comes to the food of love and dreamy settings for Cupid’s special day. Happy Valentine’s!
Serve it with love… Cat & the Fiddle’s new cheesecake edition is reminiscent of a lychee martini, and therefore—in our books at least—aptly named Love Actually ($58.90). It comes with chunks of lychee and raspberry in a silky cream cheese filling spiked with Martini, paired with a rich buttery crumbed base, and crowned with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, and a scattering of rose petals. (Three-day advance notice required.)
Breakfast in bed gets an instant upgrade with the Glamour Collection porcelain teapot (from $248) and tea bowls (from $98) from TWG Tea. Each is thoughtfully available in rose and turquoise, which gives a handy ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ option. Serve it with the heady Mon Amour Tea ($40), black tea scented with yellow blossoms and sweet quince. Available at all TWG Tea Salons and boutiques.
This Valentine’s Day, Saint Pierre serves up a luscious 10-course spread (from $288) studded with top-flight ingredients and accompanied by stunning panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline. Feast on the likes of floral honey-roasted langoustine with avocado alongside poached Atlantic lobster, and poached line-caught turbot with spicy oxtail consommé and bellota shavings, and toast bubblies. Or take your pick from the restaurant’s very well-stocked cellar.
#02-02B One Fullerton. Tel: 6438 0887
At Me@OUE, love clearly knows no borders. The restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menus (choose either the four- or six-course menus, from $150) pull together gems from its Japanese, French and Chinese kitchens for a memorable spread. Its four-course menu, for instance, starts with a nourishing Chinese-style double-boiled bamboo fungus broth. This is followed by a seafood medley via Japan—of uni, lobster, Hokkaido scallop et al—before classic French duck breast with pan-seared foie gras and ending with luscious lychee raspberry rose bavarois. Stunning bay views and yummy cocktail and wine pairings complete the package.
OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6634 4555
Love is literally on the menu at 1919 Waterboat House this February with a special five-course menu named Tu Es, which means “because you are” in French (from $85). Every dish comes with a declaration of love—for instance, start with Mon Trésor (‘My Treasure’), sous-vide salmon paired with guacamole, before moving on to the main course named L’Amour de Ma Vie, or ‘Love of My Life’, 300-day grain-fed ribeye paired with yam creameaux and white asparagus in Port wine reduction. Lovers can also get customised wine labels with personalised messages for their bottles of Moët Rosé (seven-day advance order), or even go for a Proposal Package (from $355 per couple) complete with roses, candles, sparklers, photography and a personal butler, if a marriage proposal is on the cards.
#03-01 The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road. Tel: 6538 9038
What’s Valentine’s Day without at least one sweet indulgence of chocolate? Check out Godiva’s limited edition Buffet de Gâteaux Valentine’s Day Collection (from $25) that’s inspired by six of the best-loved cakes and desserts from around the world. Strawberry shortcake, for instance, comes in a white chocolate shell with white chocolate and strawberry ganache; lemon cheesecake is a rich, lemony cheesecake ganache enrobed in milk chocolate; while matcha chiffon cake is interpreted as white chocolate ganache scented with Japanese green tea and paired with dark chocolate. This year’s collection also comes in myriad packaging such as gift boxes adorned with whimsical designs by American artist Sarajo Frieden. Available at all Godiva shops.
Cover: Lychee raspberry rose bavarois from ME@OUE
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s February 2017 issue – Valentine’s Day, ‘Sweet Valentine’