Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re in a bind and haven’t organised anything then let us help you with some suggestions to make your special one’s day perfect!
WHERE TO DINE
King & Godfree’s intimate wine bar will be offering a delicious four-course Italian feast, with paired wines and chocolate by Koko Black. For $140 per person, start with the likes of burrata and peppers and prosciutto with rockmelon and gnocco fritto. For primi, tagliatelle alla gricia and vodka and tomato paccheri and secondi, rangers valley rump cap, roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic and a classic insalata mista. Finish with meringue, berries and cream. Book online here.
Yakimono is bringing out the big guns to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in style. Lovers will receive a Kokoro cocktail on arrival and step into a feast curated by Yakimono’s Head Chef, consisting of their favourite dishes from on and off the grill. For $88pp, the Setto Menu features edamame & wasabi dip, a mixed bag of sushi and sashimi and their famous panko chicken with sweet chilli mayo, just to name a few! If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck, because the menu also includes a rich ruby chocolate and raspberry mousse – I love you Yakimono! Book now via https://yakimono.com.au/
The Lobby Lounge at The Westin
The Westin is inviting lovers to unwind in the elegant surrounds of the Lobby Lounge and revel in specially crafted cocktails concocted by The Westin’s in house mixologist with a paired decadent dessert. For $55, enjoy two ‘Beating Heart’ cocktails (a sweet mixture of Cariel Vanilla Vodka, pomegranate liqueur, raspberry puree and lemon juice) along with the ‘All You Need Is Love’ dessert to share (raspberry confit, burnt butter hazelnut crunch, dacquoise and raspberry crémeux). Bookings can be made here.
WHERE TO STAY
For those wanting to make the dining experience at The Lobby Lounge at The Westin an overnight affair, the ‘All You Need Is Love’ package includes luxurious overnight accommodation, two complimentary ‘Beating Heart’ cocktails and the ‘All You Need Is Love’ dessert at the Lobby Lounge, valet parking and late 12pm check-out. Bookings can be made directly via the website here.
The Marriott Melbourne
QT Hotels & Resorts is giving the gift of romantic roulette with a game of chance this Valentine’s Day. Book the Love Is Blind package and stay with your partner in crime between Friday 11 to Tuesday 15 February 2022 across any QT in Australia and New Zealand, and QT will dole out the good, the questionable and the get-on-one-knee level unbelievable. Guests who book can throw their heart in the ring for a blind upgrade where QT Cupids will be dealing in devotion. One couple at every hotel will be extremely lucky in love, where they will check-in for a night and keep the romance alive with an extended stay for the remainder of February. That’s right, check-out on 28 February 2022. QT Hotels & Resorts are inviting lovers to risk it all to spoil their QTie as random acts of affection are in abundance, all compliments of our QT Cupid. Each QT will have a selection of upgrades unique to each hotel. Guests will be surprised on check-in when Champagne bottles are made magnums, or rooms upgraded to the highest of suites. Some will get balcony views while others will be welcomed with bath bombs on cue. Although downgrades are rare, land on something lacklustre and the limits of your love may be put to the test… guests could receive a mere chocolate on the pillow to unrequested twin beds.
Book to stay between Friday 11 to Tuesday 15 February for a chance to check-out on 28 February 2022 here
This Valentine’s Day Pidapipo Gelateria is releasing a limited-edition, chocolate covered, heart shaped popsicle to celebrate the day of love. The Gelato di San Valentino will be available to purchase a few days prior and following February 14 so you can share the love for longer! Crack in to the heart-shaped beauties and find delicious strawberry cream gelato encased in sumptuous dark chocolate coating that’s been sprinkled with waffle crunch. The Gelato di San Valentino is $10 and available to pick up in-store from all Pidapipo locations from 7 February – 20 February. They will also be available to purchase online for home delivery via UberEATS, so it couldn’t be easier for you to spoil that special person, or order 5 to be enjoyed by yourself (no judgements!).
For locations and how to order visit https://pidapipo.com/
The perfect treat for a loved one, the Cannoleria Valentine’s bundle provides a delicious dessert or treat along with the perfect candle to create a romantic mood. Available for the week of Valentine’s they can be collected personally in any of Cannoleria’s stores, or they can be ordered online for delivery across most of Melbourne (delivery $10). The DIY Cannoli Kit with six large cannoli shells and limited edition flavour ricotta filling – honey ricotta, prosecco & raspberry swirl and a Cannoleria Cinnamon & Orange Cannoli soy candle by Original Soy Co ($38) Available in-store and online for delivery from 11th February (unless sold out prior). Visit https://cannoleriabythatsamore.square.site/#2 to order.
WHAT TO DRINK
6ft6 Prosecco Rose
The 6Ft6 rosé has a delightfully aromatic profile of rose petals, fresh strawberries and light spice, with a slight hint of watermelon. This well balanced, delicate, and dry rosé is ready to drink now. Serve it chilled or at room temperature and enjoy with your special someone.
Available at Dan Murphys, BWS, First Choice liquor, leading liquor stores or direct from 6ft6 at www.6ft6wine.com
La Chappell Gordonne Rosé
The prestige rosé of the Château La Gordonne range is La Chapelle Gordonne rosé, produced from the oldest plots of the winery. The 2020 vintage is pale and lychee-pink in colour. Bursting with small fresh fruits, this delicate wine is ample, fruit forward and nicely balanced with sensations of freshness. On the nose, linden blossom notes reveal the wine’s rich minerality. The wine has a long,
pleasant finale which expresses the finesse and flavour of wild strawberry sorbet – a truly exceptional experience for the palate.
The Chateau La Gordonne rosé (RRP $55)is available at David Jones, Qantas Wine and most premium independent wine stores.
WHAT TO GIFT
LANEIGE Limited EditionValentine‘s Day Lip Sleeping Masks in Chocolate & Caramel
The nutritive and moisturising leave-on Lip Sleeping Mask melts away dead skin cells during the night – to make smoother, more supple lips. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, goji berry and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. Available at Sephora.
frank green gift sets
Help your special someone live, work and travel more sustainably with frank green this Valentine’s Day. Mix and match colours or monogram their initials with a stylish range of reusable coffee cups, water bottles, french presses, tea infusers, stainless steel straws and more. Pick from their neon collection, Disney collection or pick up a gift card. Visit www.frankgreen.com.au
Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Lip Duo Set
Grown Alchemist’s brand new limited edition Age-Repair Lip Duo Kit is the perfect gift for Valentine‘s Day or any special occasion for your loved one. The kit features two advanced hydrating lip treatments – one tinted and the other clear – to condition lips with peptides and Violet Leaf Extract that visibly plump and increase volume while smoothing the lip-line Age-Repair Lip Treatment and Tinted Age-Repair Lip Treatment. The Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Lip Duo Kit is packaged in a beautiful red foiled box and retails for RRP $50.00. Available to purchase now at the Retail Lab, online at www.grownalchemist.com/au/