Valentine’s Day Dinners

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just out to impress, here are some of the most romantic restaurants in town to make for a truly memorable V-Day night out.

GARIBALDI ITALIAN RESTAURANT
#01-02, 36 Purvis St., 6837-1468
Italians make the best lovers, so the saying goes. Well, no matter if you’re lacking an Italian lover, the next best thing is some mouthwatering Italian cuisine. The recently refurbished Garibaldi promises to tantalize your taste buds with a six-course dinner ($138 per person), care of owner and executive chef Roberto Galetti. Start things off with a buffalo ricotta cheese flan with Avruga caviar, then slurp up some homemade squid ink tagliolini with bottarga.

THE HALIA
Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd., 6476-6711
If you’ve yet to venture out to this picture-perfect restaurant hidden amid the lush green surrounds of the Botanic Gardens, Valentine’s Day is the ideal occasion when it’s offering a special four-course Poetic Expressions of Love dinner (from $300 per couple). To enhance the experience, go all out with the wine pairing ($150 supplement for four Brown Brothers wines including a 2008 Milawa Vineyard Limited Release Vermentino). Aside from a quartet of baked Sydney rock oysters and foie gras, there’s also Rangers Valley Waygu beef cheek with tomato confit or grilled Atlantic mackerel with soy, and dessert, too.

JAAN
70/F Swissotel the Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd., 6431-5670
Perched on the 70th floor, this is a solid go-to spot if you’re out to impress. The view is amazing, but the real highlight is chef de cuisine Julien Royer’s beautifully presented creations. Indulge in a decadent nine-course degustation dinner (from $660 for two) featuring dishes such as Landes foie gras accompanied by roasted mango and Limousin beef tartare accented with Perigord black truffle, topped off with a glass of Dom Pérignon. Conclude your meal (but hopefully not your night), with a Valrhona Jivara chocolate parfait coupled with tonka bean ice cream.

KEYSTONE RESTAURANT 1
1/12 Stanley St., 6221-0046
This CBD gem doesn’t just impress with its bold décor (shades of gray with deep red accents), it also sets itself apart with its modern European fare. Chef de cuisine Mark Richards has dreamed up an exciting five-course menu ($138 per person, with a complimentary cocktail) that includes Georges Bank scallops with smoked bacon caramel, as well as a whole roasted Danish turbot with Boston lobster finished with truffle beurre blanc. To end things on a sweet note, Richards calls on the power of chocolate with Valrhona to the 10th Degree. If that doesn’t seal the deal, nothing will.

THE DINING ROOM AT TANJONG BEACH CLUB
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 6270-1355
There’s nothing quite like the sand and sea to set the mood for an unforgettable night out, making this an ideal spot to steal away to, with its laid-back vibe and setting right on Tanjong Beach at Sentosa. Win your date over with a seafood-heavy, four-course dinner ($108 per person) with highlights like Alaskan king crab in black truffle vinaigrette topped with a sexy slow-poached egg. If that hasn’t worked its magic, the chocolate ganache tart or warm banana cake should achieve the desired effect.

All Valentine's Day special menus are only available for dinner on Feb 14.