Five of the World’s Top Menus for Valentine’s Day Dinner

  • Photo by Lesyy
    Photo by Lesyy
  • Hatfield’s, Los Angeles Dining Room
  • Photo by Emily Andrews
    The Musket Room, New York Photo by Emily Andrews
  • Hatfield's_Living wall
  • Photo by Lesyy
  • Photo by Emily Andrews

Tables for two are a hot commodity on February 14. These five restaurants are especially enticing, with innovative Valentine’s Day menus that engage both the heart and the mind.

Aquavit, New York Red is the theme of the evening at this modern Nordic restaurant. The four-course menu includes Maine lobster with blood oranges and sea urchin, or smoked lamb tartare with bright watermelon radishes. Scottish salmon is cured with bull’s-blood beets, and seared diver scallops are paired with red sauerkraut. $250 per person with wine pairings. (212.307.7311, www.aquavit.org)

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Singapore The eight-course menu here begins with round-trip transportation in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce. The first course, Le Caviar Impérial, includes caviar in a coral infusion and green asparagus with lemon balm leaves. Delicacies such as black-truffle soup and lobster in a sauce of black Malabar pepper follow. $1,250 per couple. (+65.6577.6688, www.rwsentosa.com)

Hatfield’s, Los Angeles A deviled quail egg with smoked trout, goat cheese, and apple starts the six-course meal at Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s quietly glamorous restaurant. Karen oversees pastry, while her husband Quinn runs the savory side of the kitchen. For February 14, the couple’s combined efforts will include braised pork belly with creamy beluga lentils, slow-cooked beef-rib pastrami accented with smoked honshimeji mushrooms and grainy mustard butter, and a Meyer-lemon custard “tart” with huckleberries and blood-orange sorbet. $400 per couple with wine pairings. (323.935.2977, www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com)

The Musket Room, New York After only four months, this new restaurant from the New Zealand chef Matt Lambert has already earned a Michelin star (becoming the youngest New York restaurant to do so). Lambert is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a 10-course tasting menu that includes uni custard with squid ink and caviar, foie gras torchon with maple syrup and apple, New Zealand red deer with gin, and irresistible pumpkin-pie doughnuts. $680 per couple with beverage pairings. (212.219.0764, www.musketroom.com)

Nobu, London Berkeley St. The six-course omakase menu for Valentine’s Day features grilled king-crab legs with quinoa and tosazu truffle, crispy shrimp harumaki with caviar, venison loin with wasabi salsa, and selections of sushi and sashimi. Approximately $500 per couple with wine pairings. (+44.207.290.9222, www.noburestaurants.com)

From Around the Web...
Don’t fire up your grill this Fourth of July before reading these tips…
Photo by: Alex Berliner
Join chefs from across the country for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 7th annual cookout…
Massimo Bottura, Virgilio Martinez, and other chefs will each prepare mouthwatering meals…
Available in store or by mail, these burger kits will take backyard cookouts to a whole new level…
French chefs from around the world convened in San Diego for a series of seminars and meals…
Join Steven Raichlen for his Barbecue University at Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet…
A tiny spot in Modena, Italy, is the world’s new best restaurant, while six in the U.S. make the...
Photo by Garrett Rowland
The restaurant features a bar on the first floor, the second-floor dining room, and a roof terrace...
Photo by Michael Danner
The Table by Kevin Fehling is radically urban, designed around a single, long communal table...
Photo by Laurence Mouton
Restaurant Guy Savoy is known for provocative miniature hors d’oeuvres through the delightful...