Trying to come somewhere awesome to take that special someone on Valentine’s Day can be daunting, so to make things a little easier we’ve put together a few suggestions thanks to The Star.
Take your loved one for a memorable five-course menu with a backdrop of uninterrupted harbour views at one of Sydney’s favourite Italian restaurants. Guests will be treated to divine Tuscan-inspired dishes by Balla’s Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci, including scampi tartare with caviar and crispy focaccia; calamari risotto with green pea and squid ink; king fish with baby beans, Ligurian olive salad and lemon burrata, before moving on to veal fillet wrapped in prosciutto and sage with porcini mushrooms and finishing the evening with a dolce of vanilla semifreddo raspberry heart and dark Tuscan chocolate. The five-course dinner is $139 per person with complimentary sparkling wine on arrival or $195 with matching wines. Bookings essential via The Star’s website or Guest Services 1800 700 700.
BLACK Bar & Grill
Indulge in a lovingly crafted five-course menu at The Star’s contemporary Australian grill, BLACK Bar & Grill this Valentine’s Day. With extraordinary harbour views, premium service and a lux interior, it’s the perfect venue for anyone who appreciates a sophisticated setting. Guests will be treated to an expertly prepared degustation of caviar, spanner crab remoulade and saikou salmon gnocchi before moving on to striploin Wagyu MBS 7+ oxtail and watercress salad and a sticky shallot sauce. Complete the evening with BLACK’s renowned dessert of warm chocolate couverture ganache, raspberry and mint ice-cream. The five-course dinner is $175 per person, plus matching wines. Bookings essential via The Star’s website or Guest Services on 1800 700 700.
Embrace the taste of Tokyo and treat your date to the exceptional creations of Sokyo Executive Chef and Japanese cuisine master, Chase Kojima. Explore Sokyo’s award-winning contemporary à la carte menu with cutting edge dishes such as maguro tataki, tuna crispy rice and dengakuman, before indulging in an exquisite dessert of strawberry parfait rose jelly with coconut, dacquoise, white chocolate and fresh berries ($18). Bookings are available via The Star’s website and Guest Services 1800 700 700.
Those looking for a more casual affair can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart shaped Margherita pizza, two glasses of Chandon and a complimentary heart nutelli bombolone for $30 at waterside piazza-style pizzeria, Pizzaperta. No bookings required.
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Happy Valentines Day…
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme