Expect a candle-lit setting emanating romance in the air as you savour a 5-course rustic French menu themed “Be My Valentine”.

This year’s Valentine’s Day may find itself in the middle of all the Chinese New Year festivities, but that’s all the more reason your better half or first date will be touched by an intimate dinner rendezvous. Look no further than Element Kuala Lumpur’s TRACE Restaurant to assist you on your thoughtful display of affection.

Sprawled across the 40th floor of the hotel, the restaurant promises to captivate you and your date with spectacular vistas of KL’s skyline. On top of that, expect a candle-lit setting emanating romance in the air as you savour a 5-course rustic French menu themed “Be My Valentine”.

Amuse bouche

Who says you need to keep sweet dishes for dessert? Starting the meal is a naturally sweet treasure from the sea – Pan-seared Scallops, complemented with bursts of umami flavours from ikura and aromatic spices from saffron froth and basil oil.


Plating makes a grand impression in the next dish comprising Salmon Confit, crabmeat avocado timble, salmon roe and micro greens. The luxuriously moist salmon is topped with a punch of acidity from the passionfruit caviar (no, the bright yellow pearls are not fish roe), adding an element of surprise to the meal.


Almost nothing is as heart-warming as a comforting bowl of Wild Mushroom Soup with Garlic Brie Toast – except when it also comes with heart-shaped decorations (points for presentation again!). A refreshing lemon myrtle sorbet serves as a palate cleanser after, leaving renewed anticipation for the main dish.


If your date has an appetite, don’t worry about not measuring up because the main course will definitely fill the both of you. A trio of Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Rack Lamb and Salmon Fillet stands to greet the palate with as much spice and gusto as Valentine’s should have to leave your hearts full and tummies satisfied.


No Valentine’s meal is complete without chocolate, so this Chocolate Indulgence and Cheese Cake makes a fitting finale. It is also served with candied fruits and the restaurant’s signature macaron for a lingering sweetness till after…

The 5-course “Be My Valentine” menu is available only on 14th February, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. It is priced at RM388 nett per couple, with the option of securing window seats for an additional RM100. For reservations and enquiries, call 603-2771 3388 or email TraceRB.Elementkl@elementhotels.com.

For a complete Valentine’s pampering experience, you can also book a romantic staycation at the hotel and surprise your partner with a customised message written on the glass window of your room. After a hearty dinner, you can retire to the hotel’s signature Heavenly Bed by Westin and wake up to an indulgent breakfast in bed the next morning.

The Valentine’s room packages are available from 8th February to 18th February from RM399+ for a studio skyline per night and RM499+ for a one bedroom suite per night. To make a reservation, call 603-2771 3388 or email reservations.elementkl@elementhotels.com.


Photography: Gan Yew Chin