Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you still don't know how you are going to spoil your special person, you are slowly running out of time.
But we've got your back, so here are a few venues in Cape Town to consider if you plan on dining your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Surprise your Valentine with the ultimate romantic dinner under the stars in the Sculpture Garden at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.
Nothing says “be mine” like an intimate dining experience in the elegant restaurant at Grande Provence or your own private, luxurious draped outdoor pavilion.
Couples can expect a seven course Valentine's Day menu which includes canapes and petits fours.
The menu will be prepared by Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst.
The regular Valentine's dinner costs R885 per person, which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, or you can go all out for the private gazebo at R3250 per couple. This includes oysters and a bottle of elegant Grande Provence Brut Methode Cap Classique crafted on the estate.
The Table Bay Hotel promises a night of romance, mystery and intrigue this Valentine's Day. Couples will be treated to five designer cocktails, MCC poached oysters, hot and cold tapas and to add to the intrigue (and romance) an interactive dessert which includes hand massages with natural oils and blindfolds. Kinky.
There are two tapas courses, with the main course featuring six varieties which include sticky hoisin beef short rib with coriander and lemon gremolata; cured salmon trout with fresh apple and fennel, quinoa crackling and lamb shoulder roulade with cucumber, mint, pickled raisin and toasted macadamia nut salsa.
The Taj Hotel promises authentic gourmet experiences for everyone this Valentine's Day, including the single people.
On the menu at Mint, The Local Grill is a light beetroot and thyme soup, red avocado mousse with rainbow beetroot caviar and charred beet leaves.
Patrons can also enjoy a glass of champagne sorbet.
For the main course, you can expect prawn roll carpaccio and a choice between pressed beef shoulder cooked in asparagus shavings and cumin carrot puree or a crispy pork belly served in creamed horseradish foam with red wine glaze.
A strawberry sweetie pie for dessert will round off the romantic dining experience. This Valentine’s Day experience can be reserved at R650 per person.
If you want to spice things up, at R1295 per person, you and your partner can enjoy Indian Cuisine at the Bombay Brasserie.
Diners will enjoy tandoori duck masala crepe rolls, coorgi-style curried prawn and couscous upma and burrhani garlic raita.
To balance the spicy menu the chef will prepare a valrhona cassata served with strawberries.
Vegetarians can indulge in a coorgi-style curried vegetable and couscous upma and fenugreek forest mushroom as alternatives.
Just because you are single, it does not mean you have to stay home by yourself.
Gather seven of your friends and head off to The Gallery at the Taj.
Every month The Gallery features fine art by a local artist and a specially crafted Chef’s table menu paired with some of the best wines in the Cape.
This month the Gallery will host work by emerging Cape Town artist, Pamela Bently and De Wetshof Wines to be paired with Taj Cape Town’s Chef Menu.