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Sassy Mama’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Dining 2017

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With our Valentine’s Day Dining Guide there’s no excuse not to eat deliciously this holiday, mama!

Love is in the air and we’ve got your date night plans covered with our handy guide to Valentine’s Day dining spots. From the newest restaurants, to tried-and-true favourites offering flavours to suit a variety of tastes, you’ll be spoilt for choice! And for even more excuses to cosy up, be sure to also check out our Top Valentine’s Day Staycations and fave date night restaurants!

All you have to do is book a table (or slide a link to this post over to the hubs) and show up looking too-hot-to-trot! Trust us, with these gorgeous restos as your backdrop, your Instagram feed is going to be hard to beat, mama! Cue mood lighting, please…

1919 Waterboat House
Check out the enchanting five-course “Tu Es (Because You Are)” menu, with a romantic art deco setting and a mesmerizing scenic skyline to get you in the mood for love. Indulge in welcome cocktails, the Chef Surprise (you won’t know what it is but you’ll be in for a treat!) and a dazzling French and Japanese dinner topped off with the star of the meal – the Mon Cheri, a luscious chocolate ganache covered in chocolate glace. Located at Fullerton Waterboat House, a colonial heritage building built in 1919, 1919 Waterboat House makes for a classy dining venue with views that’ll take your breath away.

How much: $85++ per person. Wine pairing will be at an optional $65++ per person

1919 Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, The Waterboathouse, #03-01, Singapore 049215, (+65) 6538 9038, www.1919.com.sg

Adrift by David Myers
Buck tradition and get down with Esquire Singapore and ADRIFT to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with absolute style and debauchery. Dig into seafood, meats, cheeses and the dessert station for an aphrodisiac treat, then head to the open bar for free-flow cocktails, rosé , high-end spirits and an impressive wine list. The food here is seriously delicious, mamas.

How much: $121 nett, with free-flow food and booze

Adrift by David Myers, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 5657, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/adrift

Bedrock Bar & Grill
Appropriately dark and elegant, Bedrock is a must if you’re craving a succulent steak to share in an intimate setting. Celebrate this season of love with the Double Cut Single Malt Whisky Dry Aged NY Steak, which comes with savoury corn brulee and beer battered onion rings. Perfect for a romantic meal for two!

How much: $248 per couple

Bedrock, 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163, (+65) 6238 0054, www.bedrock.com.sg 

Cheek by Jowl
Cheek by Jowl’s Valentine’s Day Menu is a 5-course epicurean treat consisting of dishes like Pickled Kingfish with creamy charred avocado and sherry dressing; as well as a roasted Lamb Saddle with burnt eggplant, roasted salsify, and a mixture of puffed bulgar wheat, quinoa, and barley. Cap a lovely Valentine’s Day off with a refreshing Coconut Sorbet with fermented cherries and coconut ash mousse, garnished with a Szechuan and black pepper crumble – yum!

How much: $98++ per person

Cheek by Jowl, 21 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620, Tel: (+65) 6221 1911, [email protected]www.cheekbyjowl.com.sg

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Be enthralled by CUT’s 4-course set menu in a modern yet elegant setting, starting with the most succulent Kumamoto Oysters. Pick from a choice of US.D.A Prime steaks and Australian Angus afterward and end your meal off with a decadent dessert treat – the Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé.

How much: $250

CUT, B1-71, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 8517, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/cut

db Bistro & Oyster Bar
The 5-course Modern Love set menu invites you to enjoy a symphony of perfectly orchestrated indulgences, including slow baked Chilean seabass, petit filet mignon ‘rossini’, assorted mignardises and more. And we can definitely vouch for their out of sight cocktails!

How much: $120

db Bistro & Oyster Bar, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 8525, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/db-bistro-and-oyster-bar

The Disgruntled Brasserie
Kickstart your romantic dinner with some Homemade Onion Brioche, indulge in some Chilled Lobster with burrata, radishes and aerated mango, and nosh on mains like Pan Roasted Mackerel or Beef Cheek Parmentian. Finally, dig in to the decadent Chocolate Cremeux Explosion, served with nougat, vanilla sponge and raspberry sorbet!

How much: $88++ per person (inclusive of a glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV). *A deposit of 50% is required for reservation. Available 10 – 13 February 2017 (Both a la carte and set menu available) and 14 February 2017 (Only set menu available at 2 seatings: 5.30pm to 8.15pm OR 8.30pm to 10.30pm).

The Disgruntled Brasserie, 28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708, Tel: (+65) 6808​ ​2184, www.facebook.com/TheDisgruntledChefAnnSiang

Empire
Simple can be special, so go for understated luxury with Empire’s XOXO Truffle Platter. Pamper your S.O. (that’s ‘significant other’ if you didn’t already know) with Truffle Angel Hair Pasta with Caviar, Truffle Mac & Cheese with chorizo, Black Truffle Chicken Fingers, and Truffle Tacos. To add a little sparkle, go all-out with the limited-edition Karat Sparkling 24, a crisp and refreshing wine infused with real edible 24 karat gold leaf.

How much: $75++ for 2 for the XOXO Truffle Platter, and Karat Sparkling 24 at $26++

Empire, 50 Raffles Place #45-01/02 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623, (+65) 9336 1443, www.fb.com/empireslt

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare
Reminisce that summer in Sicily with Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare’s 6-course tasting menu, mama! With a lovely an intimate location tucked onto a cute side street filled with shophouses, Gattopardo provides the perfect ambience for a dinner for two filled with amore.

How much: $388++ per couple including half bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve (worth $88)

Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare, 34/36 Tras Street, Singapore 079026, (+65) 6338 5498, www.gattopardo.com.sg

Goodwood Park Hotel
Look forward to a gastronomic experience at the Goodwood Park Hotel’s elegant restaurants, highlighted by a romantic sharing plates 5-course dinner at Gordon Grill, famed for its refined Continental cuisine. We’ve particularly got our eye on the “Luxe Platter” filled with Angus beef, Ibérico pork and red snapper!

How much: $338++ per couple for five-course Sharing Plates Set Dinner

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com 

Lewin Terrace
Savour a Japanese-French Valentine’s Day menu at swoon-worthy Lewin Terrace, housed in a colonial heritage bungalow at Fort Canning.

How much: $388++ per couple, includes Champagne Pol Roger 375ml, a single rose and complimentary photo

Lewin Terrace, 21 Lewin Terrace, Singapore 179290, Tel: (+65) 6333 9905www.lewinterrace.com.sg

The Halia
Share an intimate evening with the hubs as you partake in The Halia’s Valentine’s Day sharing menu or buffet amidst the lush greenery of theBotanic Gardens. The generous sharing menu includes oysters, truffle jelly, ribeye, and more. For the buffet, expect to be swept off your feet with starters such as freshly shucked oysters and cured smoked salmon, an incredible Japanese selection, live stations featuring the signature chilli crab spaghettini and beef striploin, and delectable desserts to finish off.

How much:

Sharing Menu: $300 nett per couple, includes 8-dish sharing dinner, single rose, Halia gift and picture souvenir. Add $80 for wine pairing per person, or $140 for 2 persons.

Buffet: $220 nett per couple or $250 nett with free flow red and white wine. Includes buffet, free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, single rose, Halia gift and picture souvenir.

The Halia, Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, (+65) 8444 1148, www.thehalia.com

Jamie’s Italian
Both Jamie’s outlets will offer a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu, featuring stunning antipasti and dessert planks to share and a choice of four decadent main courses. The menu includes a welcome glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic Berry Blast upon arrival and an after-dinner digestif to finish your meal.

How much: $188++ per couple

Jamie’s Italian Forum, 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04 Forum Shopping Mall Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 6655 7676 
Jamie’s Italian VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #1-165-167 VivoCity, Singapore 098585, (+65) 6733 5500

www.jamiesitalian.sg

Nicolas Le Restaurant
Nicolas Le Restaurant never ceases to amaze with its ever-evolving tasting menus and Valentine’s Day is no exception! Featuring delights such as Hokkaido scallops, tagliolini pasta and aged ‘Rangers Valley’ beef tenderloin, prepare yourself for a mouth-watering menu lovingly created by Nicolas himself for you and your partner to truly indulge in an intimate shophouse setting.

How much: Dinner first service at $88++ and second service at $108++ per person

Nicolas Le Restaurant, 10 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088386, (+65) 6224 2404, www.restaurantnicolas.com

Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental spoils us once again with an abundance in dining options this V Day! Indulge in a special Italian dinner by the glittering pool at Dolce Vita with a recipe for romance featuring Zuppa, smoked lobster soup; Brasato, slow-braised Australian beef cheek and more. Or, share the love over a tantalising dinner buffet with barbecue delights at Melt Café’s alfresco garden setting. If Cantonese cuisine is what you prefer, visit Cherry Garden for sumptuous highlights including Sautéed lobster with mushrooms in truffle oil sauce.

How much:

Dolce Vita: $158++ per person for a 4-course set menu or $188++ per person for a 5-course set menu
Cherry Garden: $148++ per person for a 7-course set dinner menu (minimum of 2 guests)
Melt Café: $108++ per person inclusive of free flow of juices or $148++ per person inclusive of
free flow of “R” de Ruinart Champagne, wines, beer, Valentine cocktails, soft drinks and juices

Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/fine-dining

Open Door Policy
Open Door Policy puts the ‘heart’ in ‘hearty’ this Valentine’s Day, with a fanfare of cheekily-named dairy- and gluten-free selections such as Be Yours First (a medley of warm beetroot quinoa, scallop and black tempura oyster aphrodisiac) and Touch My Sweet ‘Pot, a tummy-warming sweet potato soup served with homemade GFDF focaccia and greens from the wall. Not a fan of crowds, mama? Pop in a day earlier for a fuss-free pre-Valentine’s meal!

How much: $80++ per pax; $148++ per couple (Early Lovebirds Special: $120++ per couple for bookings confirmed before 10 February 2017)

Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650, (+65) 6221 9307, [email protected], www.bit.ly/vdayodp2017

Osteria Mozza
Give in to the luscious Italian flavours of Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza and indulge yourselves with a special four-course set menu, featuring Beef Carpaccio, Veal Chop Marsala and more.

How much: $138 or $238 with Riserva wine pairing

Osteria Mozza, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-42-46, Galleria Level, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, (+65) 6688 8522, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/osteria-mozza

Plentyfull
Spice up the evening with a heavenly line-up, including Oyster Vichycoisses with Ikura, Plentyfull’s Heirloom Vegetable Sable, Russet Gnocchi & Hokkaido Scallops, and a choice of Potato Crusted Halibut or Aomori Rice-fed Beef. End your evening on a sweet note with desserts like Rose & Strawberry Panna Cotta with Sarawak black pepper & aged balsamic and Valrhona Assorted Chocolates. This special 6-course meal is available from 10-14 February, served from 6:30pm onwards.

How much: $138+ (for a set menu for 2 pax) or $180+ (for a set menu for 2 pax and a pasta making workshop) *Wine pairing is available at an additional $38+ per pax

Plentyfull, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-79/80 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, (+65) 6493 2997, www.facebook.com/plentyfullsg

SEAR
Stake your claim on this romantic meal high above Raffles Place at SEAR Steakhouse: a four-course dinner featuring Pira Grilled Mangalican Pork Loin or Poached Sea Bream (and how can we forget the Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse for dessert?!). Enjoy a bottle of Belstar Sparkling Rosé ($250) to toast your S.O. over the resto’s killer views.

How much: $85

SEAR Steakhouse, Fifty Raffles Place, Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623, Tel: (+65) 6221 9555, www.fiftyrafflesplace.com/sear-steakhouse

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Pamper and waltz your way into each other’s hearts with a selection of savoury delights and love-themed desserts at Marriott Cafe, tease the senses with a romantic dinner under the starry skies at Pool Grill and steal a kiss that’s hot enough to make chocolate melt, or take your romance to an unparalleled level of luxury at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant with the finest Oriental gastronomy!

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, www.singaporemarriott.com/dining

Sky on 57
In an intimate setting from the top of Marina Bay Sands, fall in love with the exquisite five-course menu featuring French Duck with foie gras parfait, and Maine Lobster with asparagus and uni butter. Toast to everlasting love with Chef Justin Quek’s special reserve Champagne.

How much: $220 inclusive of a glass of JQ Champagne or $348 with wine pairing

Sky on 57, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 8857, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/sky-on-57

Spago by Wolfgang Puck
Be smitten with the finest Californian cuisine in the 3-course set dinner featuring signatures such as ‘Kaya Toast’ and Pan-seared Red Snapper ‘Laksa’. The views from the top of MBS Tower 2 ain’t too bad, either!

How much: $195

Spago by Wolfgang Puck, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, (+65) 6688 9955, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/spago

Stellar at 1-Altitude
Immerse yourselves in six courses of floral-accented sensorial delight and Champagne, with highlights including Low Temperature Scallop with white chocolate and caviar; Roasted Poulet Noir Consommé with winter black truffle; and Sea Urchin with ratte potato and coffee, and then completed with the exquisite Yuzu Opera dessert. Or indulge in The Ultimate Stellar Valentine Experience – limited to only five couples on 14 February, this one-of-a-kind gastronomic odyssey will see couples clinking glasses of DOM Perignon on the Rooftop at sunset, taking a romantic trip to the garden for an edible floral treat, and savouring the restaurant’s unique signature table-side Dessert Art.

How much:

Stellar’s Valentine’s Dinner:
$400++ per couple for six courses, inclusive of 1 glass each of Veuve Clicquot (available 
10, 11 and 14 February)
$480++ per couple for six courses, inclusive of window seat and 1 glass each of Veuve Clicquot (available 14 February only)

Priced at $688++ per couple, the Ultimate Stellar Valentine Experience includes:
Sunset drinks at the Rooftop, with 1 glass each of DOM Perignon
Corsage for the lovely lady
A romantic trip to the garden for an edible floral treat
Table-side Dessert Art experience
Premium Window Seats with expansive City views at Stellar

Stellar at 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place Level 62, Singapore 048616, (+65) 6438 0410, www.1-altitude.com/stellar

Tippling Club
Embark on a romantic gastronomical journey — specially curated for two — as Chef-Owner Ryan Clift and Assistant Head Chef Ayo Adeyemi take you through eight splendid courses! Set to impress, the Valentine’s Day menu celebrates Tippling Club’s highlights such as Razor Clams steeped in a purple brittany garlic soup and a Foie Gras layered in textures of peach and gold, embellished with exquisite ingredients sourced exclusively for a night you won’t forget. A special treat awaits the ladies in the house!

How much: $340++ per pax for an eight-course dinner

Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461, (+65) 6475 2217, [email protected]www.bit.ly/vdaytippling2017

The White Rabbit
Head Chef Benjamin Tan has created a four and five-course menu inspired by the classics. Mains like Paupiette of Dover Sole and Veal Cheek Blanquette are timeless favourites, while the meal starts off with lighter dishes of Cured Tuna Loin, Sunchoke Velouté and roasted Young Cauliflower and ends with a Muscato Snow Globe filled with fresh seasonal berries.

How much:

$108++ per person for 4 course dinner, 1st seating 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm and 6:45pm
$118++ per person for 5 course dinner, 2nd seating from 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:45pm and 9pm
Wine pairing curated from our award-winning wine list available at 48++ per person. Gin & tonics start at 15++.

The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road Singapore 249541, Tel: (+65) 6473 9965, www.thewhiterabbit.com.sg

Happy Valentine’s day, mamas! We’re wishing you lots of love. 

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