Hong Kong, 18 January 2017 – Couples seeking the ultimate in romance are invited to dine their hearts out at Cafe Roma this Valentine’s Day. If the way to the heart is truly through the stomach then get ready to embark on a romantic journey of a lifetime after sampling celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa’s Valentine’s three-course menu. Featuring a selection of ingredients renowned for inspiring love (such as artichokes, scallops, asparagus and chocolate), Cafe Roma’s Valentine’s offering is sure to feed both your love and appetite, setting the mood for a sweet night to remember. Priced at a very generous HK$388 per head (including a glass of champagne), this is the perfect option for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a dreamy beachside love affair.
This year’s Valentine’s menu opens with a choice of two delightfully sophisticated starters: the Artichoke Soup or the Slow-Braised Smoked ‘Vitello Tonnato’. The Artichoke Soup, made with Jerusalem artichokes and served with grilled globe artichoke hearts, boasts a velvety texture with a slightly sweet, nutty flavour – a great option for those who want to start their evening feast on a lighter note. For something a little different why not try Cafe Roma’s take on the traditional Italian ‘Vitello Tonnato’, which makes use of slow-braising and smoking the veal tenderloin in a fragrant broth to exaggerate its succulent and tender flavours. Paired with a shaved parmesan and rocket accompaniment, and drizzled with a tuna-caper dressing for a sharp, piquant kick, this dish certainly lives up to its renown as an ‘exceedingly elegant antipasto’.
For mains, guests are invited to treat their taste buds to a juicy Grilled US Black Angus Rib-Eye Steak, complete with a creamy potato gratin, French beans and a deliciously full-bodied tarragon sauce; this is a dish full of comforting and familiar flavours. Alternatively, for a romantic seafood dish Aphrodite herself would be proud of, how about Roasted Hokkaido Scallops Crusted with Hazelnuts; served atop a delicate green and white asparagus risotto, the rich buttery texture of the scallops are perfectly accentuated by a tomato-almond vinaigrette which serves as a light and refreshing counterpart to the otherwise complex depth of flavours. If your Valentine’s sweetheart is a vegetarian they can opt for the Asparagus Risotto, which consists of a beautiful mixed salad of leafy baby greens and a heartier helping of the melt-in-your-mouth risotto to create a downright indulgent meat-free option. Remember to make a toast to Cupid for his gift of love this Valentine’s Day with a glass of Clair Diamant Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, NV) – a refreshing white blended with specially selected Chardonnay Chenin Blanc, and other grape varieties to achieve a crisp, clean palate.
Finish your dinner date on a simple yet elegant note with a Strawberry Caramel Panna Cotta. Promising a sexy silky texture and intense ripe flavours, this luxurious finale is served with caramelised fresh figs, lashings of dark chocolate shavings and a tangy-sweet apricot sauce – prepare to fall in love at first bite!
To enjoy a beachside love affair at Cafe Roma this year make sure to reserve your table by calling (852) 3446 1226 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The menu is HK$388 per head (including a glass of champagne) and is available on Valentine’s Day (14 February) only. Please note 10% service charge will be applied. Two dinner sittings will be available: 6pm – 8pm; and 8:30pm – 10:30pm.
Sit back and let the sparks fly between you and your loved one whilst indulging in a gourmet feast and taking in the panoramic views of the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge.
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