LIST: Mouthwatering set menus to book now for a romantic Valentine’s date
How are you planning to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other?
Some would go for the usual movie or museum date, while others would opt for something unconventional like, say, wall-climbing or a trampoline session. Whatever it is, it’s always a good idea to cap it off with a romantic dinner with the love of your life.
Knowing that it’s one of the best ways to keep the romance alive, various restaurants in the metro have come up with special set menus just for the occasion. Whether you’re up for some Japanese, French, or a bit of everything, there’s something in this list that could make your Valentine’s Day with your loved one unforgettable.
Are you and your sweetheart big fans of drag? Gianetto Pizzeria is offering a gastronomic journey in fine dining for Valentine’s—Degustacion Le Queen. Priced at P2,800+ per head, the 5-course meal by Gianetto’s Chef Jackie includes a mix of flavors of Germany, France, Italy, and the Philippines presented by none other than Eva Le Queen.
Gianetto Pizzeria is located at GF, 304 V. Cruz St., Brgy. Little Baguio, San Juan City. For inquiries and reservations, you may message them on Instagram or 09171424897. Seats are limited to 12 pairs for an intimate dining experience.
Novotel Suites Manila
French five-course with acoustic serenade, anyone? Chef Robert Davis has curated a lovely dinner for Feb. 14 priced at P3,000++ per head, inclusive of a glass of wine at Novotel Suites Manila. You may also opt to pay an additional P800++ per person for wine pairing.
Novotel Suites Manila is located at Novo at the 6th, Brgy. Coronado, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and reservations, you may contact them at 09958500180.
Pardon My French
Pardon My French is also offering an exclusive tasting menu (P3,900++ per head) available only on the day of love. Amping it up is some live music from Feb. 13-15 at 9:30 p.m. from 8 Track, M’Town, and The Plug that could set the tone for Valentine’s and keep the romance alive.
Pardon My French is located at 110 Jupiter, Makati. For inquiries, you may contact them at 09178230091.
NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge
Chef Niño Laus put together an 8-course Valentine’s menu dubbed ANATOMIE. French for “anatomy,” the indulgent degustation is a “flavorous exploration of the different parts of flora” that spotlights the small details as well as their “beauty, significance, and potential to be more than what they are perceived to be.” It’s priced at P4,000 per head.
NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge is located at 66 Esteban Abada Street, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, you may contact them at 09399215881.
Up for some Japanese? Yamazato has limited kaiseki menus for the month of love, including sashimi, grilled dish, and simmered dish. Available only for dinner, it costs P8,800 per person. You and your loved one will also be in for Valentine-themed appetizers and a “special gift” if you opt to have your date from Feb. 11-14.
Yamazato is located at 2 Portwood Street Newport City, Pasay. For inquiries and reservations, you may contact them at 09178189868. You may also reserve your table on their official website.
Crystal Dragon is offering a mix of Cantonese cuisine and regional Chinese specialties for their set menu, available until Feb. 15. Priced at P4,000 net per head, the menu includes Oven-baked Swan Pastry filled with chicken and truffle paste and Deep-fried Stuffed Cheesy Prawn Ball with fragrant coconut roasted eel in crispy bean curd skin for appetizers. Braised Hot and Sour Crab Meat Broth with Japanese scallop and shrimp wonton, Wok-fried Beef Tenderloin with Sichuan pepper and king mushroom with sauteed mixed vegetables, and Crispy Egg Noodles with seared king prawn come after, preceding the dessert of Mangaro Dark Chocolate Dome with ginger crème brulée. It also comes with a glass of France Chateau d'Esclans Rosé.
Crystal Dragon is located at NÜWA Tower 1, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue, Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque. For inquiries and reservations, you may call 8800-8080 or visit their official website here.