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10 Romantic Valentine’s Dinner Dates

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CAPE TOWN

 

Liberty’s Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a menu designed by Executive Chef Simon Kemp. The scintillating four-course meal features fusion-inspired dishes, using fresh, organic herbs and vegetables from the garden.

 

COST

R300 per person, including a chilled glass of Miss Molly’s

R1 895 includes dinner and breakfast, and a double room for the night of the 14th

 

BOOK

021 404 0570 or www.capetownuppereastside.DoubleTree.com

 

 

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s award-winning Azure Restaurant will be the setting for a sparkling Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday 14 February. Couples start the evening with a welcome drink on the restaurant’s terrace while admiring the scenic view and the magnificent sunset before Executive Chef Christo Pretorius pulls out all the stops with a dreamy four-course candlelight dinner. To add to the romance, all female guests will be presented with a red rose, and one very lucky couple will walk away with a sparkling half-carat diamond worth more than R15 000, courtesy of renowned jeweller Uwe Koetter.

 

COST

R795 per person

 

BOOK

021 437 9029 or restaurants@12apostles.co.za

 

An exclusive Valentine’s Day Sunset Picnic, available to eight couples only, will take place at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s The Kraal, which boasts mesmerising views of the Atlantic Ocean. Couples will be welcomed with a sparkling Kir Royal, followed by a mouthwatering picnic basket filled with savoury and sweet delights and a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer.

 

COST

R1 500 per couple

 

BOOK

021 437 9029 or restaurants@12apostles.co.za

 

Throughout February, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will also offer a special romantic accommodation package, including an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s plush guest rooms or suites, a single stemmed red rose and a bottle of sparkling wine in the room, plus a heavenly breakfast at the Azure Restaurant the next morning.

 

COST

From R3 690 per room per night

 

BOOK

021 437 9029 or restaurants@12apostles.co.za

 

The Red Table restaurant at Nederburg is offering weeklong Valentine’s celebration from 11 to 16 February. The Red Table restaurant will offer special picnic baskets of super-tasty delights for you to nibble, nosh and nuzzle in style in the shade under the trees. The alfresco feast includes a selection of savoury and sweet treats, mineral water as well as a bottle of Nederburg Première Cuvée Brut, the sparkling wine in the range.

 

COST

R250 per person (pre-ordered and paid for 24 hours in advance)

 

BOOK

021 877 5155 or theredtable@nederburg.co.za

 

On 14 February, in addition to its à la carte menu, the bistro-style Red Table restaurant at Nederburg is planning a Valentine’s deluxe five-course menu with light musical entertainment adding extra spice to the meal. Pre-booking is advised.

 

COST

R280 per person

 

BOOK

021 877 5155 or theredtable@nederburg.co.za

 

Apart from the regular tastings at the Nederburg Visitor’s Centre, there is a special sweet pairing of Rosé’s Nougat with Nederburg Foundation Rosé 2013, and Rosé’s Turkish Delight with The Beautiful Lady 2012, also from Nederburg. If you choose to try one of these pairings, you stand a chance to win three bottles of each of the wines involved.

 

Durbanville Hills Wines is offering a romantic picnic evening from 7pm on 14 February. Spread out on the lush lawns with handwoven baskets brimming with scrumptious artisanal foods, bespoke throws, comfy pillows and live instrumental music. A glass of bubbly on arrival and six oysters will set the mood before you tuck into the delicious picnic feast, which includes a bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé as well as coffee or hot chocolate. Seats are limited to 20 couples.

 

COST

R450 per couple

 

BOOK

021 558 1300 or info@durbanvillehills.co.za

 

 

JOBURG

 

The Joburg Zoo certainly promises to be a thrilling Valentine’s venue. Together you will take an intimate night tour of the zoo and enjoy a romantic three-course menu overlooking the lion’s den. Seats are limited, so book now to avoid missing out.

 

COST

R350 per person

 

BOOK

011 646 3931 or Functions2events@headlineleisure.com (bookings close at 12pm on 12 February, and full prepayment is required)

 

Avianto in Muldersdrift is offering a three-course menu followed by tea or coffee on the evening of the 14th from 7pm. Guests will also enjoy live music by the resident musician.

 

COST

R375 per person

 

BOOK

011 668 3000 or info@avianto.co.za

 

Mongena in the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve, just 40 minutes from Pretoria and one-and-a-half hours from Joburg, is the perfect location to spoil the love of your life with a romantic overnight stay. The Valentine’s package – only applicable to Friday 14 February – includes dinner, bed and breakfast, a two-and-a-half hour guided game drive and a romantic turndown (rose petals, candles and chocolates in the room).

 

COST

R1 950 per couple

 

BOOK

012 711 8920/1/3, 076 760 4947 or relax@mongena.co.za

www.mongena.co.za

 

 

KIMBERLEY

 

Flamingo Casino is offering an unforgettable Valentine’s evening on Friday 14 February. Starting 6.30pm, treat your loved one to a delectable three-course dinner by candlelight, then dance to live entertainment. There is nothing more magical than the feeling of being loved on an evening that promises to be spectacular!

 

COST

R180 per person

 

BOOK

053 830 2673, 053 830 2674 or natania.dixon@za.suninternational.com

 

 

DURBAN

 

 

Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel is the perfect venue for a romantic night out. The four-course Valentine’s special menu is accompanied by your choice of Wildekrans Caresse Marine Red Blend, White Blend or Rosé.

 

COST

R250 per person

 

BOOK

031 564 0360

 

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