Every February, lovers fret over how to make a Valentine’s Day dinner special. This year’s V-Day falls on the third day of the Lunar New Year and yep, you know what that means: A romantic dinner likely surrounded by groups of eight celebrating the huat season.
So, instead of heading out into the crowds, carve your own private space by having a quiet Valentine’s Day meal at home. With islandwide delivery available and many cuisines at your fingertips, it might well be the most fuss-free Valentine’s Day dinner ever. Spend more time chatting than navigating parking woes and fretting over whether your shoes match your outfit. We went through the gourmet bouquets to pluck out the best set menus and desserts that will satisfy every taste bud.
2. Pan Pacific Singapore: For the surf and turf lover
Romance your partner with Pan Pacific Singapore’s exquisite Valentine’s Day Set Menu ($158.40). Start off with a house-made, citrus-cured Tasmanian salmon with truffle-scented green tea soba noodle. Then, tuck into a broiled Boston lobster and grilled beef tenderloin before ending off with a Raspberry Lychee Rose Gateaux. You can also add a Ruffino Prosecco or Taittinger Brut Reserve champagne.
3. Saveur: For steak and pasta fiends
Signature Saveur pasta of capellini tossed in truffle oil
Make carbs and proteins the order of the day with Saveur’s Valentine’s Day set menu. The very reasonably priced Valentines at Home bundle ($99) includes two ribeye steaks, one pasta, two soft drinks and a flower box from The Bloom Box. Order by 7 Feb for delivery from 10 to 21 Feb.
4. The Boiler: For the seafood seeker
If the beaches of Bali and Phuket were your usual Valentine’s Day getaways, relive those moments with The Boiler. Their Valentine’s Day Set ($158) is a seafood heaven of prawns, mussels, clams, as well as smoked sausages, Miyagi jumbo fried oysters and crispy cajun chicken bites. A tiramisu ends the meal on a sweet note and a sparkling sake completes the celebration with a buzz.
If all your Valentine needs is cupcakes, congratulations—it is an easily fulfilled order. Baker V has cute boxes of six cupcakes that come with a small bouquet of three roses. Just make your own card or cover the accompanying A6-sized one with pretty washi tape to add a personalised love note to the gift. You can also add this to your Valentine’s Day dinner order
6. Whips Cupcakes: For the cute cupcake in your life
Love Bugs Cupcakes
Teddy bears and fluffy bugs not only make for cute stuffed toy gifts, but also cupcake toppers too. Whips Cupcakes has a range of Valentine’s Day Specials from love bugs and chocolate bear cupcakes to strawberry chocolate rose bouquets. Best of all, they are at a super affordable $10 each.
7. Rive Gauche: For the crush who loves a Valentine’s Day cake
Been trying to confess to a crush? Rive Gauche’s gorgeous and prosperously coloured My Valentine ($40) cake will help you get the message across. The fluffy red velvet sponge is layered with raspberries and cream cheese, and a sprinkling of lemon zest. Stick an “I Love You” topper (get it here) and the gift is complete. Simple and pretty FTW.