Just in case nothing from our previous romantic roundup caught your eye, here are three more hearty ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’ meals to get you in the mood.
Light & Salt: On a day where most fare is ‘heavy and sweet,’ Light & Salt lives up to its name with a savory and refreshing spread that includes French oysters massaged with lemon and pomegranate-Champagne mignonette, a choice of either Light & Salt’s signature Miso Cod with sweet potato purée or Korean-style bone-in beef short rib with homemade kimchi, and more. Includes a glass of champagne.
559RMB per person // 6-10:30pm // Light & Salt // Rock Bund 6/F, 133 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Beijing Dong Lu (圆明园路133号6楼, 近北京东路).
Hakkasan: Hakkasan invites love birds to enjoy, well, a literal lovebird aka the venue’s signature lavender crispy duck with caviar. And this is just one of ten courses in their ‘Path to True Love’ dinner, which features cod with champagne and Chinese Honey, jasmine tea smoked wagyu tenderloin, and more rich eats that’ll “break you heart” in the very literal, non-figurative sense. Reserve at [email protected].
1,314RMB // Hakkasan // Bund 18, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路).
Jean Georges: Essentially Jean Georges’ Valentine’s Day deal reheated for the Chinese version. But we’ll take any excuse to eat Jean Georges. Eats include foie gras brûlé, seared black cod, and grilled beef tenderloin. Early Bird Qixi 4-Course Menu runs from 6-:6:30pm and sets you back 898RMB per person. From 8pm onward enjoy the Qixi 5-Course Tasting Dinner for 1,298RMB per person.
6pm-late // Jean Georges // 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路3号4楼, 近广东路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].