Set passions ablaze over a sumptuous candle-light dinner. The perfect location for a night of romance, Gaucho DIFC is sure to treat you and your other half to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Begin your evening with a few fanciful starters such as the Truffle Lomo Carpaccio and Truffle Burrata, followed by a choice of mains, from the succulent Bife de Chorizo or Bife de Lomo to the Saffron and Coconut Risotto. Ensuring your evening ends on a sweet note, guests can get cosy and share the Torontes Gourmand, comprising chocolate truffles, dulce de leche cheesecake and passion fruit profiterole.
INFO: Dhs 450, 7 PM onwards, DIFC, Dubai, 04 422 7898
MINT LEAF OF LONDON DUBAI (THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14)
Enjoy an 8-course menu with three drinks conjured by Chef Pradeep Khullar. The set menu takes you on a culinary journey where every course has an aphrodisiac element. Highlights include exciting dishes such as the Crab Taco, Dhokla Chutney, and extraordinary desserts like the Kaffir Lime Tiramisu Tart, Coconut Jaggery Ice cream.
INFO: Dhs 375, 15th Floor, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. 04 706 0900
LA VILLE HOTEL & SUITES
If you’re looking for the perfect surprise in a laidback atmosphere, look no further – indulge in the sights of the Burj Khalifa and the city skyline for a dreamy and fun-filled evening at the LookUp Rooftop Bar. The quaint and romantic setting, with a picnic spread including charcuterie, cheese and grape with a turquoise pool makes for a unique V-day date. Pool access included!
INFO: From Dhs 500, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, 04 403 3111
Celebrate your special Valentine at the glamourous Swans Bar and Garden in Maison Assouline Dubai. Serving the perfect ambience with ultrachic interiors, swooning Frank Sinatra, a delicious four-course menu, enchanting book titles and the dancing Dubai Mall fountains, where else would you rather be this Valentine’s?
INFO: Dhs 300, 8 PM onwards, Maison Assouline, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, 04 438 4546
VALENTINE’S DINNER IN THE CHIVAL COURTYARD (THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14)
Declare your love with gusto at La Ville Hotel & Suites’ intimate courtyard setting this Valentines. Enjoy the illuminated evening and live music with a delicious four-course set menu, specially curated by the hotel’s Executive Chef Moritz Neumann.
INFO: Dhs 500, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, 04 403 3111
Ignite your love for food, as well as each other over a candlelit dinner by indulging in an extensive selection of succulent seafood and sushi, salads, grills and more, enjoying the romantic and panoramic views of Old Dubai. For sweet endings, finish off with a magnificent dessert spread featuring Swiss made chocolates, Sweetheart Oreo cheesecake, Raspberry Lipsmacker, Cupid’s Strawberry rhubarb pie etc.
INFO: Dhs450 for three-course set menu including sparkling soft drinks and a red rose on arrival, 7pm-11pm, Swissotel Al Ghurair, Dubai. 04 293 3271
With passion and creativity at the heart of PLAY’s culinary masters, Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu offers a delectable journey of delicious dishes. Starting the evening with a His and Hers bubbly, couples can indulge in a divine tasting menu such as salmon Tataki, Wagyu pita, Wagyu dumplings, buttermilk chicken karate and more. Sushi-lovers can show their adoration for tuna and prawn maki, avocado tomato maki etc, and relish the delectable 76 hours short rib, broccolini with black sesame and truffle fries. For dessert, enjoy the chocolate bar with hazelnut cream, raspberry ice cream and chocolate popcorn.
INFO: Dhs700 onwards, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 336 4444