Celebrations in the name of love take place on February 14 and are the ultimate excuse for a special occasion with a loved one. For those who celebrate love every day, but are looking for a reason to celebrate a special dinner on Valentine's Day, these are a few options put together by The Jakarta Post.
Vong Kitchen, Alila SCBD
On this Valentine's Day, the modern French-American restaurant rolls out the red carpet with L & # 39; Amour De La Mer (Love of the Sea). L & # 39; Amour De La Mer highlights fresh Fine de Claire oysters, along with an a la carte or tasting menu including Asian lunar socks with crispy sushi and poached lobster in lemongrass broth with potato ravioli.
L & # 39; Amour De La Mer from Vong Kitchen will be available on February 14 from 6 PM. further. Those who do not feel like eating seafood can opt for caramelized tenderloin with potato gratin and uijus. Dessert? The restaurant recommends raspberry chocolate parfait with dark chocolate sorjets, Manjari.
Contact: (021) 5080 8787
Arts Café, Raffles Jakarta
Couples who want to enjoy an intimate dinner can find a five-course menu at Arts Café, with a chance to win a first prize of a diamond necklace from Frank & Co. to win. However, Raffles Jakarta Hotel also offers a luxurious Valentine experience. The package includes a pick-up service with a Bentley and a one-night stay in the presidential suite of the hotel, the Raffles suite.
A special package for a Valentine's Day celebration at Raffles Hotel Jakarta includes a limited edition diamond ring from Frank & Co. (Raffles Hotel Jakarta / File)
Dinner as part of the special package consists of a 7-course dinner made by chef Matias Ayala, with entertainment from a musical trio of pianist, harpist and violinist who plays classical music. A photographer to capture the special moment, a spa treatment for couples and a diamond ring in limited edition are also included in the package.
Contact: (021) 2988 0888
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Various options for romantic dinners are available in the Dharmawangsa F & B outlet, namely Pool Garden, Sriwijaya Restaurant and Jakarta Restaurant and The Courtyard. Romantic Cabana dinner in the Pool Garden offers a fixed 7-course menu including Alask king-crab, confit foie gras with duck ragout and pumpkin-ricotta gnocchi, caviar, Hokkaido scallops and Canadian lobster.
Romantic Cabana Dinner at The Pool Dharmawangsa's Pool Garden on Valentine's Day offers a set menu with seven courses (The Dharmawangsa Jakarta / File)
Each package also comes with Valentine's gifts or giveaways, ranging from a bottle of Champagne, rose bouquet to a Bulgari Omnia Pink Sapphire set for the lady.
Contact: (021) 725 8181
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Lyon, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
One of Jakarta's most renowned French restaurants, Lyon presents a six-course menu made especially by chef Edi Tan and his team for Valentine's Fay. Highlights of the menu are Hamachi carpaccio, Atlantic monkfish and Paris-inspired Ispahan for dessert.
Paris-inspired Ispahan, a dessert for Valentine's Day dinner at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta's Lyon French restaurant (Mandarin Oriental / File)
Ispahan is a delicate combination of raspberries, lychees and roses. The dinner, called La Vie Romantique, is available in Lyon on February 14, including a glass of champagne or a cocktail on arrival.
Contact: (021) 2993 8824
Rosso Italian Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta
Hosted by Italian chef Gianfranco Pirrone, Rosso offers a 6-course dinner for Valentine's Day.
Creamy lobster bisque offered at the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta's Rosso Italian restaurant for Valentine's dinner (Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta / File)
Beef tartare and beet ice cream, creamy lobster bisque and risotto of strawberries and mascarpone with foie gras can be found in the menu. To enliven the celebration of love, Rosso will also offer guests roses and chocolate pralines. (Mut)
Contact: (021) 2922 9999