Valentine's Day in Hong Kong can be anything but romantic, what with all the smoochy couples packing into restaurants and giant bouquets of flowers getting in the way.
Give yourselves a little privacy and your own, unique Valentine's moment by celebrating a little earlier than everyone else with these five romantic afternoon tea sets.
1. Valentine’s afternoon tea at MO Bar
Don't wait until dinner to pop open that bubbly. Sip on a crisp glass of Veuve Clicquot as you and your date nibble on romance-inspired French pastries and a variety of sweet treats to satisfy anybody’s sweet tooth. With such a glamorous ambiance at MO Bar, love will definitely be in the air.
This Valentine's Day tea menu (available on 14 February 2012) is priced at HK$200 per person or HK$350 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot.
MO Bar, the Landmark Oriental, the Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0077, www.mandarinoriental.com
2. Red roses afternoon tea at Café Gray Deluxe
Inspired by Jo Malone’s Red Roses collection, a luxury British fragrance line, this afternoon tea set will be nothing short of romantic, delicious and creative. Following suit of the fragrance with notes of lemon, rose and honey comb, the menu features rose and raspberry macarons, lemon-lime tartlettes and lemon and poppy seed pound cake with crystallized rose petals, preserves and honey.
This romantic tea set menu is available all through February and priced at HK$185 per person or HK$345 for two.
Café Gray Deluxe, The Upper House, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3968 1106, www.cafegrayhk.com
3. Valentine’s Day Tiffin afternoon tea at Palm Court
Give your significant other some sugar with this sweet tea menu, featuring goodies like Moet & Chandon champagne jelly with berry compote, pink macarons with a ginger-honey ganache filling and pink lolly champagne chocolate in the middle along with a classic New York cheesecake.
This Valentine's tea menu is available from 11 to 14 February 2012 and priced at HK$218 per person or HK$398 per couple.
Palm Court, Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2132 7898, www.hongkong.langhamhotels.com
4. Valentine's afternoon tea at Café 103
The afternoon tea menu might not even need to have chocolate for your date to be impressed this Valentine’s Day. The view that you’ll be able to soak in as you sip your cup of tea will be enough to make this day memorable. After all, if you’re at the Ritz-Carlton one hundred and three floors above ground, this tea set will spoil you and your date silly.
This Valentine's day tea menu is available on 14 February 2012 and priced at HK$508 plus 10 percent service charge per couple.
Café 103, 103/F, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2263 2263, www.ritz-carlton.com
5. Chocolate rain at Armani/Prive
Express your true love to your date with swanky Armani/Prive’s ‘Mio Amore’ special. Enjoy an aphrodisiac moment as you savour chocolate fondue, dipping strawberries and sipping champagne. Your date will know it’s serious; after all, you are bringing them to Hong Kong’s most en vogue and flashy bar and lounge.
This Valentine's Day fondue menu is priced at HK$920 per couple.
Armani/Prive, 2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3583 2828, www.armaniprive-hk.com