Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As always there are tons of special meals, enormous buffets and super fancy dinners being served around Beijing for the big day (Thu Feb 14). Here's everything you need to know about what's going on in the city this Valentine's Day.
Enjoy a sweet deal on dinner and drinks for Valentine's Day at Jing-A Brewpub. For just RMB188 you'll get one beer flight, one BBQ platter and one pie in a jar. That's comfortably enough food to share, but if you've got a big appetite and a big heart, splurge and you and your special friend can each get an individual set!
Q Mex has whipped up a Valentine's Day set menu for all you lovebirds. Start with an avocado salad with mandarins, cranberries and roasted almonds in an agave orange vinagreitte, followed by a shareable surf 'n turf platter of sliced filet steak and grilled shrimp skewers. End with a decadent dark and white chocolate mousse cake. They'll even have themed cocktails like the Love Potion Martini and Strawberry Lillet Crush.
Thu Feb 14; RMB288/set menu; Q Mex
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Slow Boat is putting their ruby red La Mei Saison on special for just RMB25 all day long. Come alone or bring a special someone!
Spoil your loved one with an unforgettable culinary experience and share the lasting taste of French classic romance at Maison FLO with dishes including Irish brown crab and Icelandic halibut. Surprise your loved one at the most romantic view at F Bistronome, where they'll have specials like Australian wagyu ribeye, Canadian lobster and pan-fried cod. For this special day of the year, they have prepared a home-cooked Valentine’s menu at a sweet French setting. Additionally, all Café FLO locations welcome you to spend a sweet and romantic evening with your significant other in a sophisticated Parisian setting while indulging in seafood, creamy pumpkin soup, lamb chops and more.
Valentine’s Day has got Moka Bros feelin' the love, so in honor of this lovey-dovey holiday they're giving away free smoothies all day long on February 14. Whether you're part of a committed relationship, happily single or perhaps just miserably alone, all you’ve gotta do is grab a pal, partner or significant other and head to any Moka Bros location, kiss your partner for 10 seconds and receive one free medium smoothie of your choice (to share of course). Pucker up!
For Valentine’s Day, Mosto has prepared a special menu that will turn up the heat even in the frostiest of weather. Begin with starters to share, like the imported French oysters with pink pepper and caipirinha sorbet, and a red bean foam with shredded pork, avocado and crispy capers. Choose from two indulgent main options: the Icelandic cod fish with white beans, chorizo, glazed carrots and leek foam, or a roasted beef tenderloin with purple potato, morel mushrooms, green pepper corn sauce and asparagus. Follow it up with a duo of desserts as sweet as your other half!
Bottega has created a special menu at both locations for all you lovers this Valentine’s Day. Treat your other half to delicacies like grilled baby octopus, sous-vide wagyu filet with mashed potatoes and cheesy heart-shaped pizza with a walnut puree and herbs. And of course, don’t forget dessert – a decadent red velvet cake.
Fall in love all over again at Jing Yaa Tang. Savor the arrival of spring with your sweetheart over a sumptuous menu for two, prepared especially for the most romantic day of the year. Toast to a romantic evening with two glasses of sparkling Chandon Rose wine before tucking into Chef Li Dong’s lovers' menu. Indulge in classics like Jing Yaa Tang’s famous roast duck as well as some exciting new additions, available for one night only.
Valentine's Day is all about expressing your love to that special someone. If you want give them a romantic and memorable dinner, head to Migas Mercado. They've prepared some festive specials for the occasion including Spanish sardines, scallops with cauliflower puree, roasted cod with squid ink noodles and a lamb rack with eggplant puree.
El Barrio is also getting into the lovey-dovey spirit. On Valentine's Day, the restaurant will have themed specials like sopes Mexicanos and juicy camarones. After indulging in main dishes, get your sweet tooth fix with their rich and creamy flan.
Thu Feb 14; El Barrio
Zarah is boycotting the fairytale version of Valentine’s Day and its celebration as a commercial couples’ parade. Instead of a mushy-gushy Valentine’s Dinner, they're throwing a 'Saint Valentine Remembrance Party' in order to cheers to the martyr of the 3rd century with live DJs until late and an all-night happy hour offering all of their open wines and prosecco at just RMB30 per glass . From 7-10pm they'll have a delicious three-course set menu at RMB188 for singles and RMB376 for couples, including a glass of sparkling wine per person.
Nothing says "I love you" like a gourmet feast, whether it's a luxurious five-course set menu at Jia Chinese Restaurant paired with sparkling rosé, a sumptuous Valentine’s buffet at N’Joy, or a romantic afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge. Spend some quality time at home with a limited-edition lychee and white chocolate mousse cake from U’Deli, the perfect gift for that special someone.
The Cut will serve its ‘Be My Valentine’ menu of contemporary fare, perfect for romancing the night away. Start with a couple of welcome cocktails and enjoy dishes like red tune tartare with beetroot juice reduction and olive oil, along with duck foie gras terrine, served with red date jelly. The main course is a surf and turf duo of beef tenderloin and grilled jumbo shrimp, topped with spiced red sweet chilli gravy. End the evening on a sweet note with panna cotta or a chocolate fondant.
Jing inside The Peninsula Beijing have curated a five-course modern European recipe for eternal love, featuring premium oysters, caviar, duck foie gras ravioli and a devilish Valentine’s Delight dessert. At Huang Ting, classical meets contemporary Cantonese cuisine, as Chef Simon Leung will prepare a seven-course dinner with tempting treats such as barbecued beef shank in a five-spice sauce, double-boiled chicken soup with wild mushrooms and steamed lobster with yellow wine. A mango cream with sago pudding is the perfect treat to end the night with. Serenaded by live piano and surrounded by timeless Chinese artistry, couples can gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes over a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea in the refined grandeur of The Lobby.
CRU Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing will have a romantic set menu for Valentine's Day featuring foie gras pate, sweet beetroot soup, grilled tenderloin, grilled Boston lobster and a red velvet cake to finish a decadent meal. Treat your Valentine to a luxurious meal!
Tian Tan Kitchen, the multi-award winning restaurant at the New World Hotel Beijing, is ready to transform for the annual #DaretoLove Valentine's Day dinner. Toast to your sweetheart with a complimentary glass of prosecco per person, and end the night on a sweet note with complimentary 'Sexy Shakes' made especially for the holiday. And don't forget to take a sweet bite of their themed homemade chocolate back home. Choose between Western and Chinese specialties, al prepared with flair by the Tian Tan Kitchen team.
Looking for the ideal location for the upcoming Valentine's Day date? What about a place that combines some of the capital's best fine dining offerings with a breathtaking view of Bejing's skyline? Grill 79 at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing has prepared a six-course set dinner menu devised especially for couples. Try the pan-fried scallops, saffron with seafood cream soup, roasted beef tenderloin, baked tiger prawns and more.
Reignite the spark of passion in your relationship with a special night at the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. You can opt for an all-Japanese dinner at the design-forward Shunpachi, that, for the occasion, is proud to present the 'Love Letters' themed Valentine's Day dinner, featuring classic izakaya dishes including temari sushi, kombujime, tempura and more. You and your Valentine can also get lost in the urban forest of the Market Cafe, the hotel's bar and buffet restaurant that is offering a special set dinner with a glass of Chandon Rose that is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for love to blossom.
To surprise your loved one and spend a memorable Vaentine's Day, look no further than the Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Brasserie 1893's French-style seven-course dinner menu will have you feel butterflies in your stomach with unique delicacies like French oysters and caviar, boiled French blue lobster and duck liver soup. Zijin Mansion, instead, celebrates the romantic Western festival with specially-designed Chinese dishes, prepared by Chef James Wang. With names such as 'The Perfect Couple' (pomegranate dumplings with caviar and avocado) and 'Sweet Love' (ham and pea shoots in chicken broth), romance is guaranteed. For inseparable lovers looking to spend a long day together there's always the Peacock Alley's super-sweet afternoon tea, featuring the newly designed white velvet cake.
Hulu will have a festive menu for Valentine's Day, available through February 17. The themed dishes feature succulent steak, a fresh lobster salad and a heart-shaped dessert. But Valentine's Day isn't just for couples! TRB Hutong and TRB Forbidden City are celebrating families too with a spectacular set menu on February 14 and 15.
Around Valentine's Day, the hotel's state-of-the-art F&B brands will offer special deals for lovers who want to spend a romantic night in style. The renowned Ming Court restaurant offers a set menu that you can upgrade to transform into an all-out couples retreat, featuring a private dining room, a bouquet of red roses and a spa voucher for two. Cordis Market has instead prepared a buffet dinner that includes little romantic gifts and complimentary cocktails, but if you're looking for just an after-dinner option, you can stop at The Tune, Cordis's upscale bar, where you can try the two Valentine's Day signature cocktails – The Gentleman and the Lady in Red.
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