Valentine’s Day menus
Mister Bianco (Kew)
A $95 per-person menu (for Sicilian lovers!) includes a shared dessert featuring a trio of mister bianco vienetta with crunchy rice bubbles and hazelnuts, a peach tart and sorbets. Lover-ly. Phone 03 9853 6929 or visit misterbianco.com.au.
Matteo’s (North Fitzroy)
Seats remain for early (6pm and 6.30pm start) and late (9pm and 9.30pm) Valentine’s Day dinner menu ($120 per-person or $160 with matched wines). Phone 03 9481 1177 or visit matteos.com.au.
Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar (Crown Metropol, Southbank)
Canapés on arrival followed by a three-course set menu accompanied by a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Rosé. ($250 per couple). Phone 03 9292 8300 or visit mrhivekitchenandbar.com.au.
Bistro Guillaume (Crown complex, Southbank)
Four-course French menu and a glass of NV Mumm Cordon Rouge. Includes sharing entree of a charcuterie plate and ending with a raspberry macaron. $120 per person. Phone 03 9292 4751 or visit bistroguillaumemelbourne.com.au.
Valentine’s Day High Teas
Cristina Re store (Collingwood)
Cupcakes, macarons, artfully hand-crafted Belgian chocolates or a selection of gourmet savoury sandwiches and savoury slices, complemented with your choice of cocktail, from a list that includes Rose Punch or Lychee Martini. When: February, 14-February, 17. $70 per person. Phone 03 9495 6222 or email email@example.com.
The Langham (Southbank)
Cupid’s aternoon tea at The Langham's Aria Bar features a selection of gourmet sandwiches, sweets including a chocolate truffle torte, heart macaron, chocolate dipped strawberries, raspberry meringue kisses, Baileys Mocha mousse, a Pink Rose cupcake and scones with fruit jam, butter and clotted cream. Served with espresso coffee, hot chocolate or loose leaf tea.
Sessions from 10am-late. $59 per person (or $75 with a flute of NV Brut Chandon, or $85 with NV Brut Chandon and MOR Gift Tin). Phone 03 8696 8888 or visit Aria Bar & Lounge at www.melbarestaurant.com.au
Lush Cupcakes (South Melbourne Market and Malvern) have gift boxes containing 8 or 12 Valentine’s-inspired cupcakes. Flavours include Red Velvet, White Chocolate Mud with Raspberries and Strawberry Blossom, and the cupcakes can be personalised. $69 for 12 cupcake gift box; $55 for 8 cupcake gift box. Two days' notice required for orders. Phone 1300 104 403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.