Make a Date with Merivale on February 14
Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is back for another year.
Whether you’re unattached or blissfully coupled-up, there is no escaping this universal day of love. However, it’s not all about tables for two and candlelit dinners, it can be about catching up with a group of friends over some serious food or heading out for some serious fun.
Regardless of your relationship status, we’ve got all your dining and drinking needs covered, with decadent dinners for loved-up pairs, a singles soiree (for those who are single and ready to mingle), and an array of stylish settings for the ultimate group dinner date.
If you’re looking to wine and dine the one you love with a lavish multicourse meal on February 14, you can’t go past an evening at Fred’s, Uccello, Ash St. Cellar, Bistrode CBD, Felix or est. where specially-crafted menus will be on offer.
At est. Executive Head Chef Peter Doyle’s menu begins with a flute of Ruinart Rosé NV and will be followed by four decadent courses, each dish thoughtfully matched with wine, think West Australian marron with pearl oysters, yuzu jam, grilled cabbage and an ink cracker enjoyed with a glass of Thevenet & Fils Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay.
Over at Ash St. Cellar, the menu starts with a Sherry Blossom cocktail on arrival, one dozen Sydney rock oysters for entrée and finishes with a dessert of Valrhona chocolate mousse, raspberry and chocolate pearls.
Accommodation is also available at the luxurious Establishment Hotel, so why not make a night of it?
FLYING SOLO (MIX IT UP WITH OTHER SINGLES)
Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Consider hitting up Coogee Rooftop. The beachside destination invites the unattached to the ultimate singles party, Coogee Be My Valentine? This won’t be your standard singles affair. Expect a carefree vibe, plenty of bubbles, speed dating games and a kissing booth for newly matched-up pairs to pucker up.
FRIENDS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
No date on Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret! Cupid’s day of love provides a fantastic excuse to have a serious nosh with some of your favourite friends (why not celebrate some of the longest relationships in your life?). Mr. Wong, The Paddington, Queen Chow, The Newport, Papi Chulo and The Fish Shop will all be flaunting their regular à la carte menus. Those who find themselves entering the door of Ms.G’s with a booking and a group of six or more will receive a complimentary round of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. That’s definitely something to cheers to!
Check out more of what’s happening at Merivale on February 14 here.