Contrary to common belief, Valentine's Day can be easy on the wallet if you plan in advance. We have a few suggestions for an intimate, cosy, enjoyable or whimsical evening if you are game to please the palate and your loved ones.
IF you believe Valentine's Day should not be confined to couples alone, celebrate the evening with your family. The Saffron Brasserie at Ancasa Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur offers a practical semi-buffet so everyone can indulge. After sampling treats at the buffet, guests can tuck into any of the four main courses available with choices like Grilled Striploin, Char-broiled Salmon, Herb Provencale Lamb Rack or Roasted Chicken with Morrel Stuffing. The dinner is priced at RM65 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2026 6060.
EXPRESS your feelings this Valentine's Day with a box of personalised cupcakes bearing your initials. Orders can be placed throughout February at the Bisou Bake Shop located on the Asian Heritage Row in Kuala Lumpur. The Bisou Kiss Me Boxes are priced at RM25++ each and contain four beautifully decorated cupcakes. Orders need to be placed five days before collection. For more information, call 03-2697 0131.
CELEBRATE Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam's Tempo Lounge where a five-course Western dinner awaits. The set menu at RM139++ includes Baked Oyster Mornay, Double-boiled Chicken Essence with Spinach Ravioli, Beetroot Sherbet, Sauteed Black Pepper Duck Breast or Angel Hair Pasta with Ocean Scallops and Fruit Souffle. For reservations, call 03-5511 8811.
LOVE does not necessarily mean dazzling chandeliers and western dinner setting. Love can also be expressed with a pair of chopsticks and several Chinese Love theme dishes, just like the menus at Elite Palace, Genting Hotel. Priced at RM338++ per couple, the “Love Me Tender” Valentine’s Day menu features a six-course meal, which include “Japanese Combo Platter” (Chicken Teriyaki, Prawn Tempura and Tako), “Love Me Tender” (Double Boiled Shark’s Fin with Supreme Stock), “Heart and Soul” (Orange Sorbet), “Groovy Kind of Love” (Combination Cod Fish and Salmon), “Love Affair” (Abalone Noodle with Minced Meat) and lastly “Sweet Temptation” (Golden Mango Money Bag). The set menu is also inclusive of two glasses of complimentary white or red wine. For reservations, call 03-6101 1118.
VALENTINE'S Day at Hilton Petaling Jaya will be celebrated at its key outlets. Uncle Chilli's is offering the set dinner priced at RM118++ inclusive of champagne with a live band while over at Red, diners can indulge in a five-course set dinner at RM148++. Come armed with a big appetite for the nine-course dinner at the Genji Japanese Restaurant (RM178++) or settle for the six-course menu at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant (RM138++). If you and your partner prefer dining buffet-style, head for the Paya Serai for the dinner buffet (RM98++). For reservations, call 03-7955 9122.
For love birds
TWO dinner choices are available at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya's Utara Coffee House this Valentine's. The Amour buffet line serves up an array of dishes while the Je T'Aime candlelight dinner allows love birds a little privacy. The candlelight dinner will be served at a private part of the outlet, separate from the buffet area so that couples can soak in the romantic candlelight experience. The Je T'Aime dinner is priced at RM98++ per person while the Amour buffet dinner is priced at RM65++ per person. For reservations, call 03-7954 6888.
IT is L'Amour at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur with several ways to win his or her heart through luscious food. The Valentine's buffet dinner (RM288++ per couple) at the Latest Recipe showcases oysters, salmon roe and caviar while a more cosy setting can be enjoyed at Prime, the hotel's international steak restaurant where a five-course dinner is available (RM388++ per person). For an intimate evening, Al Nafourah offers a four-course dinner at RM218++ per person or RM688++ per couple in a private Arabian tent. For reservations, call 03-2263 7434.
WINE and dine your sweetheart at Bruno's in Section 13, Petaling Jaya with their special Valentine's Day menu. Start with Pan-seared Foie Gras with Apples and Mashed Pear while for the main course, choose between Lamb Rack with Creamy Mushrooms and Potatoes Boulangerie or Cod and Shrimp Dumplings served with Mushrooms and Green Olives with Bisque Sauce. Sweeten the experience with Valrhona Chocolate Lava Cake flavoured with Earl Grey, orange sauce and strawberry ice cream. The menu is priced at RM118++ per person. For reservations, call 03-7960 2663.
HOW many ways would you declare your love? Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang has a few suggestions, designed to suit every whim, taste and budget. Cibo's Amore Infinito might just make you pop the question over a five-course candlelight dinner, Italian-style (RM148++). For a touch of exoticism, the Coriander Garden offers the Sita Rama candelight dinner, presenting intoxicating recipes from Thailand, Vietnam and India (RM85++). Alternatively, go Oriental at Seki Tei Japanese Restaurant with the Koibito Seto buffet feast (RM98++) or The Inn of Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant with the Eternal Bliss eight-course set menu (RM98++). For reservations, call 03-5633 8788.
EMBARK on an Italian love affair at Villa Danieli, Hotel Imperial Kuala Lumpur with a four-course dinner menu designed to heighten the senses. At RM168++ per person, dinner comes with a complimentary toast and box of handmade chocolates. Over at the Essence, Chef Greg Hjorth and team will entice you and your partner with a buffet dinner incorporating a wide variety of seafood and live food stations. The buffet is priced at RM128++ per person inclusive of wine, sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks. For reservations, call 03-2717 9900.
Compiled by GEETHA KRISHNAN
Source : STAR
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