Although we may have had experienced other struggles during the pandemic, one thing the lock-down afforded us is possibly more time with our loved ones at home. While we might have cooked and shared meals with our loved ones more in the past year, it is also refreshing to mix it up and go out this Valentine’s, just like the old days. Here are our picks on where to celebrate.
Stepping into the polished, jet-black dining room of Akira Back, with its gleaming warm light patterns, it’s hard not to feel a sense of mystery and sensuousness. Add that to the spectacular view that one gets from the restaurant’s prime location on the 37th floor of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park and you have the perfect place to bring your valentine.
Look forward to an exquisite five-course dinner that includes Amaebi (sweet shrimp) pizza topped with Oscietra caviar and white truffle oil, Taraba Kani (king crab) with chilli-garlic mayo, and baked Hamachi (Japanese yellowtail). The main highlight, however, is the melt-in-your-mouth A5 striploin imported from Sendai city, which is served with potato purée, kizami wasabi, kimchi and truffle salt. Strawberry 4 Ways will add a final flourish to the sublime meal.
At B 3,700++ per person, the five-course Valentine’s Day dinner will be available for booking between two-time slots: 5:30-8.15pm and 8:30-11pm. Advanced reservation is available via megatix.in.th/events/valentines-day-at-akira-back.
Especially during a pandemic, sweeping your loved one off to the romantic city of Venice, it’s nearly impossible. However, you can certainly get a taste of Venice’s magic at About Eatery during their month-long “Eat, Drink, Love, Play Like a Venetian” event.
Throughout February, the restaurant will be serving up special Venice and Veneto dishes, along with boozy drinks and traditional desserts. Savory choices will include Pasta E Fagioli, Bigoli Al Nero, Tagliolini Alla Grancevola and Risotto Agli Scampi. Those who adore naughty treats will find delight in Frittelle & Galani (a sweet, deep-fried dough filled with cream) and Crema Rosada (think a cross between crème caramel and panna cotta).
Exclusively on February 14th, guests can opt for the Valentine’s Day set menu “Love Like a Venetian”, with dishes to be revealed on the restaurant’s FB and IG page later on. Reservations via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuxedo Espresso Bar
If you’re trying to avoid the old candle-lit dinner cliche this Valentine’s Day, how about “Love at First Bite” afternoon tea to bring your romance game to a whole other level?
At Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, Tuxedo Espresso Bar, will be rolling out a love-themed afternoon tea that features treats in various shades of pink this Valentine’s Day. They include salmon & spinach pot pie tart, mortadella & burrata focaccia, raspberry chocolate bon bon, strawberry lemonade tart and a heart-shaped cake that encases inside luscious chocolate mousse and tart mixed-berry compote.
Guests can choose between two options: B1,380++ per set for two persons (including a pot of TWG loose tea or coffee of your choice), or B1,680++ per set (including two glasses of sparkling wine).
For reservations, email Fbreservations@carltonhotel.co.th.
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
For an all-in-one package deal, head right over to Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The hotel is offering a Valentine’s room promotion that comes with a two-night stay in the 66m² Grand Deluxe Room and a 4-course dinner for two persons (with one bottle of Chandon Brut served in the room!).
Better yet, the deal also includes daily breakfast for two persons, Guerlain bath amenities, a bouquet of roses, a 50% discount on spa treatments and complimentary minibar, snacks and beverages. The promotion is eligible for reservations only on Feb 12-14, with a price of B18,831. Booking via email email@example.com.
For anyone who can’t spend the night at the hotel, know that its swanky Lobby Lounge will also be serving Valentine’s afternoon tea for the whole month of February. Price is at B2,100 per set, for two people (advance reservation is required).