Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’ve already got a date, it’s time to pick out which restaurant to head to for a nice meal. While the special day falls on a Tuesday this year, we’re sure that many of you will still be taking time off to spend the day with your loved one. With that, we’ve compiled a list of high-end restaurants with vast cuisine options. From Japanese to Italian and European delights, here are some places to splurge for the upcoming occasion.
Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Nobu Kuala Lumpur is introducing a 6-course Valentine Omakase Menu featuring the best of Japanese fine cuisine. The award-winning restaurant is set to start off the menu with a salmon tartare topped with uni and caviar, before moving on to the sushi selection chosen by Nobu’s esteemed chefs. A causa dish comes next, followed by a hearty wagyu and congee. The night ends with a too-pretty-to-eat wagashi made of edamame and yuzu red bean paste.
Price: RM550++ per person
Where to book: Nobu KL
The Orchid Conservatory at Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
From 11 – 14 February, Majestic Hotel is opening The Orchid Conservatory for a romantic 5-course dinner for five special couples only. Indulge in starters, mains and desserts in this botanical space that features seasonal orchids all year round. If you’d like to explore the city after dinner, opt to book a room at the hotel to come back to after a night out.
Price: RM1,200++ for two people
Where to book: Majestic Hotel KL
Natalina Italian Kitchen
Helmed by a third-generation Italian chef, rest assured that your Valentine’s meal at Natalina Italian Kitchen will be authentic. Start the night off with an amuse bouche of fresh Gallagher oysters and starters of beef tartare and burrata salad. An Italian meal isn’t complete without pasta, so opt for either the lobster pasta or ricotta ravioli. Then, choose from a perfectly cooked wagyu or octopus before finishing off with a delectable Valrhona dark chocolate dessert.
Price: RM328++ per person
Where to book: Natalina Italian Kitchen
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Curated by Chef Francesco, the 5-course Valentine’s Day menu at Horizon Grill is set to delight you and your date this year. Expect to savour fresh Gallagher oyster alongside silky grilled tuna toro belly and seared A5 Tokushima Sirloin alongside other dishes. There will also be a garden-themed dessert that’s decadent and garnished with fresh florals to end the night on a sweet note.
Price: RM688 nett per person
Where to book: Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
The Brasserie at St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
The Brasserie is bringing a special themed Valentine’s dining experience called The Garden of Wings. The 7-course menu curated by Executive Chef Keith Hooker highlights a much sought-after premium ingredient, the Oscietra Caviar. Wine and dine with your date as you enjoy the star of the menu, Boston Lobster with Oscietra Caviar Beurre Blanc. While indulging, you’ll also get to take in the picturesque setting of lush greenery, florals and faux butterflies.
Price: RM1,498 nett for two persons with food only & RM1,998 nett for two persons with food and wine pairing
Where to book: St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Savour a 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Arthur’s Bar and Grill in Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. You’ll start out with the shrimp salad and a wholesome Porcini mushroom soup before being served a raspberry sorbet to cleanse the palate for the main. The main entices two options, either a pumpkin seed-crusted black cod fish or the Australian Angus beef fillet. Then, a delectable dark chocolate mousse with rose and cherry jelly ends the meal with a sweet and unique floral taste.
Price: RM298++ per person
Where to book: Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Featured image by @nobu_kualalumpur (left) and @stregiskl (right).