10 February 2017

Valentine's Day dinners, sweets and things to do in Beijing

Valentine's Day dinners, sweets and things to do in Beijing

Four days' celebration at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. With Hilton Beijing Wangfujing's 4-day special dining options starting on Feb 11 at the hotel's three restaurants, Valentine's Day is no more you-miss-it-and-you-lose-it.

The hotel's Chinese restaurant offers a 6-course set menu with free flow of Mumm Champagne at 888 yuan ($129) net per couple.

The Western restaurant Flames Grill offers a fine dining 4-course set menu, including tuna ravioli and butter poached lobster with fillet mignon, at 1,520 yuan net per couple. The ultimate package, only two bookings available per day, includes a candlelight wine dinner at the hotel's private wine cellar and a one night stay with breakfast served on the next day. Please call 010-58128888 ext. 8411/8412/8417 for details.

Feast of all at Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

What do you think of when thinking of Valentine's Day dinner? What about a wide spread of delicacies from fresh seafood to prime rib to buzzing live cooking stations, romantic sweets and desserts? The buffet restaurant Feast at Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel has it all, plus it also serves free flow house wines and soft drinks plus a surprise gift for any couple on Feb 14. The buffet is priced at 799 yuan net per couple. The hotel also offers Italian, Japanese and Chinese Valentine's Day dining options at its other three restaurants. Call 010-57988998 to learn more.

"First Love" gift set by Pantry's Best

Pantry's Best never fails to impress cake lovers on special occasions, and this Valentine's Day is no exception. This time the surprise goes beyond the cake itself by being accompanied by a special tailored fragrance ornament for V-day. The five-inch extra tall pink cake (359 yuan) is filled with fresh lychee and raspberry mascarpone cream cheese, and topped with roses, blueberries, white currants and a macaron. Order from pantrysbest.com for free delivery.

Red velvet gift boxes by Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Red velvet cake is timeless, luxurious, elegant and desirable. Although no one know exactly when and where red velvet cake originated, its legendary history is so bound with the Waldorf Astoria, that it is also known as Waldorf-Astoria cake. The cake was first served at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the 1920s and instantly shot to fame. Now you can enjoy New York red velvet cake with your loved one, along with many other red velvet-inspired sweets as the Waldorf Astoria Beijing introduces red velvet gift boxes (168 yuan for 4 pieces and 218 yuan for 6 pieces). The hotel also offers Chinese and Western Valentine's Day set menus and afternoon tea on Feb 14. Call 010-85208989 to learn more.

The heart shape cake by China World Hotel

No Valentine's Day is complete without cakes, and it's even better if the cake is heart-shaped. The one-pound raspberry and green tea heart-shaped Valentine's Day cake (300 yuan) at China World Hotel is encircled by macarons and fresh raspberries. The hotel also offers candlelight fine-dining and buffet options on Feb 14. Call 010-65055838 for reservation.

Romantic dinner buffet at Senses

Senses at the Westin Beijing Financial Street will elevate its dining experience on Feb 14 with special Valentine's cocktails and sweets. Each couple having the buffet (568 yuan per person) will receive a special gift. The hotel also has a fine-dining set menu for two at 1,288 yuan at the Italian restaurant Prego. Call 010-66297810 for more information and reservation.

Classic French at Heritage

French chef Fatela Yohan of Heritage, the renowned French restaurant at Sofitel Wanda Beijing, has created a special 8-course set menu (1,888 yuan/person) of authentic French delights for this Valentine's Day. While a live band creates a romantic ambience, guests will savor roasted Japanese scallop, a French oyster platter, black Angus tenderloin with langoustine and desserts. The hotel also offers a special buffet, Chinese set menu and afternoon tea on Feb 14. Call 010-85996666 ext.6815 for reservation and details.

No date? No problem

For women who are solo, you can happily get through this Valentine's Day with your girlfriends before your night out at Sanlitun's Blow+Bar, the award-wining lifestyle salon from Singapore. For 198 yuan, you get to have a stylish blowout with a luxurious hair wash, enjoy two glasses of imported wine and some chocolate. The only rules are, you have to be a woman, and go with at least one female friend. Call 010-51365432 for bookings.