Valentine's Day Supplement

For those of us more than a little bit sceptical about the impending Valentine’s Day celebration and all the overwhelming hype and mass consumerism surrounding it, we here at Talk Magazine believe that any month should offer excuses to treat ourselves, and this month it just happens to be romantic treats. Let’s not cut off our noses to spite our faces and instead indulge in these extravagant offers being waved in front of us. Whether you celebrate as a happy couple, or just wish to look after number one, let us tempted you with our pick of the best from around the city. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places around the world and increasingly so in China, although don’t worry readers, if you miss the February celebrations, there are many more Chinese days for lovers throughout the year.

Love is in the Air at Le Royal Meridien

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to show the most special person in your life exactly how much you care. On 14 February, Le Royal Meridien has special couples' menus at their signature French and Italian restaurants.

Just Say "Je T'aime"

No one knows romance like the French, so Allure, their French dining venue, has whipped up a seven-course menu for couples including classic dishes such as oysters, foi gras, beef tenderloin and masses of chocolates, plus a bottle of Champagne anda gift of red roses for each special lady. RMB 1,688 +15% service charge per couple. For reservations please call 33189997022.

Valentine "Single's Mingle" Party at Library Distillery

You may have just survived a single New Year's Eve, but don't spend your Valentine's single too! The Library Distillery at Light&Salt is promising you the only thing you need to make a move this Valentines! Meet amazing singles and get the chance to connect or just make some new friends. There will be drinks, food, music, games, and more. Morever you have a chance to win a free romantic dinner for two. Bring along your single friends, as groups of three people or more get 20% off ticket prices. Regular registration is RMB 398 per person, including a selection of free flow wines and drinks, as well as canapes. From 8pm to 10:30pm. 1930's dress code.

The Recipe of Love

Favola has a five-course menu for lovers, featuring a "Path of Love" seafood degustation platter and a "Together Forever" dessert box with chocolates, coconut and fresh strawberries. And what better way to wash it down than with free-flowing Amore sparkling wine? RMB 1,288 +15% per couple including free-flow sparkling wine. For reservations please dial 33189997778.

The Way To Her Heart

Le Bistrot offers a lavish buffet dinner for couples, bringing the concept of their famous La Vie en Rose Sunday brunch to a romantic Friday night. Live cooking stations will offer delicate morsels from around the world and each girl will recieve chocolates and roses as a gift. RMB 899 + 15% service charge per couple, including free flow sparkling wine. For reservations please call 33189997001.

Valentine's Dinner at Ms. Ding Dining

Ms. Ding Dining at Light&Salt promises an air of "Lao Ke Lai", old Shanghai romance, with a four-course fusion dinner, featuring lobster coctain, seared ox tongue, a choice of duck roulade or soy glazed salmon as an entree, and heart-shaped chocolate fondant for dessert. RMB 520 per person and 10% discount for first-round reservations. For more information or reservations, please call 6361 1086 or send an email to [email protected]. First-round dining from 5:30pm to 8pm. Second-round dining from 8:30pm to 11pm.

Celebrate A Single Valentine's Day On Top of the City

Who Says Valentine's is just for cute couples? Forget the romance and pull on your dancing shoes on 14 February from 9pm, because 789 Nanjing Lu Bar is throwing a night for all the singles out there. Indulge yourself with cocktails and fine music, Champagne, oysters, door gifts and a prize draw, while kicking back with some of Shanghai's other gloriously unattached revellers. RMB 188 (including a glass of Champagne, oysters and entry into the lucky draw). For reservations dial 3318-9999 ext. 56500.

The Most Romantic Day of the Year At Fairmont Peace Hotel

Give the gift of romance to your beloved on Valentine's Day at the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel. Fairmont Peace Hotel has designed an atmospheric package of romantic treats so you can offer your loved one a perfectly exquisite day. Enjoy your Valentine's evening with dinner at the Cathay Room or one of their exclusive Nine Nation Suites, overlooking the majestic view of the Pudong skyline and The Bund. Also, experience a Champagne cocktail before or after dinner in The Jazz Bar while you're serenaded by their famous Old Jazz Band. After dinner, retire to sweet dreams in either one of the sumptious rooms or suites. The next day, a sweetheart breakfast awaits lovers along with a swim in the sky-lit swimming pool or a workout in the fully loaded gym, followed by a relaxing pampering session in the peaceful atmosphere of the Willow Stream Spa.

Dining At Cathay Room

Sip on a romantic Champagne cocktail in the Jazz Bar while you take in a show by the famous Old Jazz Band and enjoy an appetizer. Then move to the legendary Cathay Room for dinner. Between courses you can capture a memento of this special evening with a photo on the only balcony on The Bund that enjoys compenning views of both the Pudong skyline and The Bund. There's also a special surprise gift for every couple to top off the night. By dining in the Cathay Room, you may enjoy 30% off on the bar rate. RMB 1,888 +15% per couple (excluding drinks).

Willow Stream Spa

Fairmont's award-winning Willow Stream Spa has created a festive winter treatment for loved ones to rejuvenate and find their spring energy. The Spa features 11 treatment rooms including two twin rooms and an array of relaxation areas, as well as a sky-lit swimming pool. 120mins/RMB 2,760 per couple or RMB 1,380 per guest. For bookings, please clal 6138 6888 or email [email protected].

Heritage Room

An unforgettable evening begins with bubbles and a bottle of chiled Laurent Perrier Champagne. A western dinner will be waiting in your heritage Nine Nation Suite with a compelling view of the Pudong skyline and The Bund, along with an enticing array of find chocolates and seasonal fruit. RMB 6,888, subject to 15% service charge.

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu at Jade on 36, Pudong Shangri-La

Jade on 36 Restaurant is, like Shanghai, classic, yet mmodern and contemporary. Featuring classical French cuisine with a contemporary twist, the futuristic design of Adam D. Tihany and the views of the city, Jade on 36 Restaurant capture the spirit of modern Shanghai. It has been awarded Asia's 50 best restaurants in 2013.

Chef Franck-Elie presents classical French cuisine with a modern touch at Jade on 36 Restaurant, and enhances the restaurant to Michelin standards. he takes pride in his newly defined New Age French food, where he likes to present new flavours based on high-quality ingredients, and to take classical recipes and add new twists and dimensions with advanced technology, forming a union of opposites, the traditional and the innovative. Although Chef Franck-Elie uses new technologies to present diverse flavours, he has a simple philosophy of respecting fresh produce, which means choosing and using on the freshest seasonal ingredients for his creations.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chef Franck-Elie has created an exclusive lover's dinner menu.

Love is in the Air at Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel

For old love, or new love, this romantic Valentine's Day celebration idea speaks with a timeless voice. For old ideas, or new ideas, a romantic dinner is and will always be the classic way to celebrate this sweet moment.

Miyabi Japanese Restaurant & Sky Bar

Nestled on the 37th floor, sits the most stunning night view of Shanghai as the backdrop for your celebration. An extensive 9-course dinner at RMB 888 (+15% service charge) for two includes stewed abalone, classic sashimi platter, king crab tempura, cod fish with pumpkin sauce teppanyaki, as well as flaming banana with ice cream to sweetn the night up. As a gift, your dinner will be complemented by one rose and two glasses of house wine.

While Miyabi is setting a modern tone ot the big "V" day celebration, Chinese restaurant Yue brings back Chinese classic dishes. Choose from two set menus, Date Of The Rose and Forever Love (each priced at RMB 1,314) implying that your love will be "forever and ever". Menus featuring baked king prawn with goose liver, braised abalone and goose web in abalone sauce, pan-fried cod fish and lily fried asparagus with dried matsutake mushroom will be prepared to pamper your palate. As Lantern Festival falls on the same date, Yue doubles the love with a special 15% discount for early bookers, and complimentary glue puddings will be prepared for all diners.

Sweet Valentine's Day At Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Love is the most beautiful language in the world. Enjoy your Valentine's Day with your loved one at Grand Hyatt Shanghai and make sweet memories together. Experience delicacies, spectacular city views and luxury services for the ultimate romantic break. Start the overture of love from Pastry Boutique with a carefully selected special gift for your loved one. Four signature restaurants and bars will present an exclusive Valentine's Day dinner of various cuisines and flavours to create your most loving night.

Love Dinner

Fine dining by romantic roses, candlelight and sublime city views can be enjoyed at Grand Cafe (international buffet), Cucina (Italian), The Grill (prime cuts and seafood) and Cloud 9 (Sky lounge).

Signature Couple's Massage Therapy At Mandarin Oriental Pudongb

Dragon Phoenix for Two

RMB 3,080 +15% service charge for 2 hours.

The mythical Dragon and Phoenix often characterise the Emperor and Empress representing the power of cosmic energy and peace together with the colours of red and gold. When paired, this motif is associated with harmonious marital bliss, embodying
a union of prosperity and love, a match blessed with incredible luck and wealth. The heavenly treatment begins with a welcoming foot ritual and bath filled with the enchanting aroma of golden Osmanthus and red Shanzha. This is followed by a Gua Sha inspired massage using a specifically designed carnelian tool that will be used to enhance the body’s natural healing ability and promote harmony.

Guests booking treatments during “Valentine’s week” (10 February to 14 February) will receive a gift set of a signature Mandarin Oriental Quintessence Massage and Bath Oil and Quintessence Essential Oil for romance at home.

For further details and reservations, please contact 2082 9868.

Valentine's Day Dinner At The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

Planning a perfect Valentine’s Day evening with your beloved one? Then the ideal place to be is Epicure on 45! This revolving restaurant, located on the 45th floor

of the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World,
is offering lovers sweet Valentine’s memories with its romantic setting for this one special day of the year.

Epicure on 45 features a five course menu priced at RMB 1,776 (+15% service charge) per couple, including two cocktails, one for the lady “Gorgeous” and the other for the gent “French Kiss” at the Sky Dome Bar on level 47 either before or after dinner. The Sky Dome Bar located atop the hotel is unique and one of a kind in Shanghai, with music from resident Filipino band, “STARDUST.”

Indulge in the beautiful night
views of the Shanghai city
skyline whilst the restaurant revolves 360 degrees in 2 hours. Enjoy enticing food and service, watch the chefs prepare food from the show kitchens, and you are guaranteed to have an everlasting memory on this special occasion.

For more details and reservations, please call 6359 9999 ext 4210 (after 10:00 am).

Valentine's Day At Park Hyatt Shanghai

Dining Room on Level 87

mpress your sweetheart with
a date in the Dining Room this Valentine’s Day. The romantic couples’ menu with six courses is created especially to tantalise the senses, featuring caviar, Iberico ham, foie gras and a Valentine’s dessert surprise. Romantic menu is priced at RMB 1,800 per couple, including two glasses of welcome champagne per couple upon arrival and a bouquet of flowers. Available from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.Tel: 6888 1234 ext. 4559.

100 Century Avenue on Level 91

100 Century Avenue has prepared an aphrodisiac sharing menu with four courses. Chef Benjamin Attwater and the team will pamper you and your sweetheart with oysters, lobster, Joselito ham and Rangers Valley beef from Australia, as well as a special Valentine’s dessert. The aphrodisiac sharing menu is priced at RMB 1,600 per couple and free flow Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne is priced at RMB 588 per person. Available from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on 14 February. Tel: 6888 1234 ext. 4559

Valentine's Celebrations At The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

Nothing could be more romantic than celebrating Valentine's Day with your loved one at one of Waldorf Astoria's finest restaurants.

Grand Brasserie

Fill your evening with candlelight, rose petals and Jazz in the opulent setting of the Grand Brasserie. The Valentine’s Menu features oysters, lobster, Australian tenderloin and includes

a glass of Champagne. RMB 788 per person. Ladies will receive a Waldorf chocolate gift box and a red rose from their partner.

Pelham’s Fine Dining

Indulge in a six-course gourmet menu created by Chef Bruno. The sublime menu features their signature modern French cuisine, ensuring an unforgettable evening. RMB 1388 per person including a glass of Champagne

Long Bar

Enjoy a romantic evening at the legendary Long Bar while sipping Valentine Cocktails and listen to the sexy Jazz tunes of Sandra Kaye and band.

Waldorf Astoria Spa

Celebrate romance with your loved one at Waldorf Astoria Spa. Take pleasure in a luxury private suite, whilst enjoying a rosewood steam and a romantic bubble bath, followed by a warm rose oil massage and a rose cream wrap. Take his-and-her skin care gift set home as memento of this unforgettable moment. The two and a half hours package is priced at RMB 3, 200 per couple.

For more information and reservations,
please contact 6322 9988 or email shawa.fb@ Prices are subject to 15% service charge.

Food, Music and Romance At Hilton Shanghai

On the “day of hearts”, Hilton Shanghai’s finest restaurants offer all the elements of an unforgettable celebration. Nestled amongst natural greens in a spacious garden setting, Atrium Café lays out a sumptuous buffet spread

of international specialties on the salad bar, the Asian stations, and highlights western choices such as foie gras, Australian roasted beef and the freshest seafood on ice. Do not miss the sweetest chocolate fondue.

Priced at RMB 458 + 15% per person with one glass of champagne, free flow soft drinks and a special gift for the ladies (Valentine’s dinner buffet only, a la carte exclusive) please dial 6248 7777 ext. 1860

Alternatively, surround yourself with ultimate elegance at Leonardo’s; dining on gourmet Mediterranean fare including pan fried goose liver, Atlantic lobster, black truffle mashed potato and more, for an indulgent dinner.

Priced at RMB 1,788 net per couple including two glasses of champagne and one raffle ticket. Raffle draw prizes include round-trip air tickets for two people to Bangkok, Thailand, with a two-night stay at Conrad Bangkok hotel, an iPad mini and food and beverage vouchers from Hilton Shanghai. Please dial 6248 7777 ext. 1850

The special people in your life are in for a sweet treat with Gourmet Corner’s Valentine’s Day. A specialist team
of pastry chefs injected “heart and soul” into making a range of special delicacies including heart-shaped chocolates, chocolate pralines, heart shaped strawberry cookies, macaron and so many more... Please dial 6248 7777 ext. 1760

Editor's Pick: Spa Treatment at Green Massage

Green Massage has six convenient locations around the city in the K11 Art Mall, Lujiazui, Shanghai Centre, Xujiahui and tow venues in Xintiandi. It is the perfect, peaceful and tranquil escape from hectic, everyday life. Upon entering the spa, the dimmed lights, modern design, lush greenery in the form of healthy potted plants, chirping birds and piped music will begin the process of calming your mind and reenergising your body. With its friendly staff, refreshments and relaxation lounge room along with single or group treatment rooms, a Green Massage spa treatment is the perfect present for your loved one this Valentine's Day or a romantic activity to relax, indulge and enjoy together in a couple's spa room.

We suggest an aromatic oil massage beginning with a sea salt footbath. It is one of the most relaxing types of massages available and guests can choose from a selection of oils to help heal various ailments. We went for oil with properties to help detoxify the body. The well trained masseuse used a combination of strokes and acupressure techniques

to allow the healing properties of the natural essential oil
to penetrate deeply into our skin leaving us relaxed with

a sense of wellbeing. The blissful experience helped calm our minds, leaving us with a healthy equilibrium between body and soul, and feeling in a positively harmonious state. The pure plant essences moisturised

our bodies and restored and rejuvenated our skin.

The Aromatic Oil Massage starts from RMB 318 for 60 minutes, RMB 477 for 90 minutes or RMB 636 for 120 minutes. Call 5386 0222 or visit for information or bookings.