Celebratory occasions are occurring back-to-back this year, which leave less time to plan for that romantic getaway or over-the-top proposal in time for Valentine’s Day. We’ve gathered a number of luxurious experiences, from an extravagant helicopter ride around the city to romantic candlelit dinners and hi-teas (suitable for Galentines too!), for a memorable date. Some of these deals also come with surprise gifts that both you and your loved one will appreciate.
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy each other’s company over a Venetian Valentine dinner at Favola, an award-winning upscale classic Italian restaurant decorated to mimic the Renaissance era in Venice. The four-course menu starts with an option of Cured King Fish Carpaccio or Seared Foie Gras, followed by a Creamy Carnaroli Risotto. Then, choose between the Marinated and Pan Roasted Cod or the 48 ̊C Sous Vide Premium Australian Murray Ribeye. The Chocolate Apricot Sachertorte, served with raspberry jelly, fruit coulis, cream cheese ice cream with figs and praline powder serves as the perfect final act.
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. RM480 nett per couple or RM260 nett per person. Call 03 2263 7434 or email [email protected] to reserve.
Platonic love for family and friends is just as important as your love for your romantic partner. Round up your gal-pals for Woobar’s Valentine’s Day Hi Tea, which offers dainty treats such as duck gyoza, torched salmon trout yee sang, éclairs, rose lychee scones, cookies, and for the slightly more adventurous, chilli-chocolate popping macarons. Just for this occasion, the hotel’s chef has specially crafted a chocolate melting sphere with “twin love” gateau, which will be the envy of your Instagram followers.
121 Jalan Ampang, KL. Feb 14-16, 3-5pm. RM208+ for two pax inclusive of two mocktails as well as free flow of coffee and tea. Call 03 2786 8888.
The RuMa Hotel & Residences
Treat your significant other to the ultimate Valentine’s Day fly, dine and stay experience at The RuMa. The Infinity Love package features a 15-minute Helicopter Tour of KL, an exquisite five-course meal served by a butler in The RuMa Suite, a bottle of Krug Champagne, a 90-minute spa treatment for two and limo transfers. And if you wish to pop the question, fine jewellery brand Selberan is offering exclusive prices for engagement rings that will help you seal the deal. For something more low-key, opt for executive chef Tyson Gee’s “Up For Love” five-course dinner at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery instead, which features a variety of fresh seafood, premium meats and locally-soured ingredients at RM496 nett per couple or RM846 nett per couple with wine pairing.
7, Jalan Kia Peng, KL. Feb 14. Infinity Love package, RM9,999+. Call 03 2778 0888 or email [email protected] to reserve.
Reserve a table at Nobu KL for an indulgent seven-course omakase dinner with a view. Executive chef Philip Leong and his team have curated a lavish menu featuring luxurious ingredients such as oysters, foie gras, uni and caviar infused with Japanese-Peruvian flavours. Notable dishes include the flavourful Smoked Oyster and Uni with Caviar, Wagyu Yamamomo Teriyaki and Inaniwa Chuka with King Crab. The romantic meal ends with a beautifully plated Rose Mousse with Candied Rose Petals with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Jelly. We suggest pairing the meal with Nobu’s cocktail of the month, the refreshing Shiro Rose concocted with shochu, lychee and rose essence.
Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Feb 13-16, 6-10.30pm. RM550++ per person. Call 03 2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019 389 5085 to reserve.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Set against a lush tropical garden and cascading waterfall, OneSixFive Lounge serves as the perfect place to have afternoon high tea with your loved one. The exquisite Valentine’s Day set comes with a tea of your choice and an array of savouries and delightful desserts centred on the theme of love. Make the most out of your celebration with OneSixFive’s signature mocktail with an additional RM33 or a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne at RM398 per set.
165, Jalan Ampang, KL. Until Feb 29, 2-5pm. From RM148 per set for two. Call 03 2782 6168 or email [email protected] to reserve.
Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
Exclusively for Four Seasons Private residents, private space Privé on the 65th floor will take your relationship to new heights. The specially curated menu revolves around six themes: spicy, smoky, sour, savoury, sexy and sweet. Bid adieu to boring prix-fix menu as the chef impresses with royal oyster tartare, sea urchin, beluga caviar and frozen avocado sorbet. Forgot your flowers? Not to worry – there’s a surprise gift crafted by Tiffany & Co. at the end of meal.
145 Jalan Ampang, KL. Feb 14, 6-10.30pm. RM5,000 nett per couple. Reserve via 03 2382 8888.
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Low-lighting, romantic corners and unique dishes make The Library a perennial downtown favourite for special celebrations. Chef Wai has designed a four-course candlelit dinner that includes loin of blue lobster, amberjack sashimi, wagyu medallion and Amaou strawberry tart. To cap off a love-filled night, each couple will go home with a box of exquisite handmade chocolates.
168 Jalan Imbi, KL. Feb 14, 6-10pm. RM799 nett per couple; RM999 nett per couple with wine pairing. Make reservations via WhatsApp at 018 621 4252.
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Dining at the fuss-free Horizon Grill – complete with stellar food and an unparalleled city view – means you can spend all your time focussing on your date. Its five-course dinner, curated by award-winning chef de cuisine Daniel Wong, seeks to impress with royal oysters, teppanyaki seared French foie gras, pan-roasted monk fish and Santa Maria grilled Kyushu sirloin.
2 Jalan Conlay. Feb 10-16, 6.30pm onwards. RM588 per person. Add a bottle of champagne to your dinner date at 15% off. Book via 03 2113 1888.