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Valentine's Day in Cape Town

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Still stumped on what to do on Valentines Day in Cape Town? Not to fear, the team at Cape Town Today has been scouring the mothercity to find some great ideas.

Check out what we have lined up below:

Valentine’s Day at Quadrant Square, Claremont
Claremont’s The Quadrant’s piazza-style setting will come to life this Valentines’ Day with the language of love - Italian style. You and your Valentine will feel like you have been transported to Bella Italia (Beautiful Italy) by A Tavola’s authentic Italian cuisine, prepared in the family tradition. And a stroll through fairy-lit Library Square and the chance to win free Italian language lessons can make those dreams of amore come alive even more.
For bookings call 021 671 1763.

Valentine’s Day at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Newlands
Spoil your loved one with a fine dining experience, set for two under the stars in the gardens, or at The Square Restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. Whilst sipping on an arrival glass of Mooiplaas MCC Duel, start off your delicious 4-course meal with a chilled artichoke soup and goats cheese bavarois, pinenut, crispy onion and herb salad. Cleanse the palate with a cherry, strawberry and lavender sorbet. Then indulge in a seafood platter of grilled crayfish, prawns and linefish on lemongrass skewer – served with steamed Saldahna mussels, baby calamari tossed in basil pesto, accompanied by tuna and avocado makimono spring roll and herbed new potatoes. Complete the meal with a sharing of delightful desserts - chocolate rosemary tart, rosewater Turkish delight and lemon curd meringue roulade. Tea or coffee will also be served. Cost is R495 pp.

Alternatively The Square Restaurant is treating Valentine's Day guests to a 4-course meal starting off a romantic evening with a glass of Mooiplaas MCC Duel. A tempting starter includes a Prawn and leek terrine, cucumber and champagne jelly, bisque foam and lumpfish caviar - followed by cherry, strawberry and lavender sorbet. Main course consists of Beef Wellington, potant fondants, truffled cauliflower puree and confit vine tomatoes, dressed in balsamic and thyme jus. A selection of desserts will be on offer, such as a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich, rosewater Turkish delight and chocolate truffles. Cost is R295 pp.
For bookings call 021 657 4500

Valentine's Day at Paul Cluver Amphitheatre, Elgin
Sharing The Love - A Valentine Concert. A Valentine Concert with saxophonist extraordinaire Andrew Young and band. British comedian Mervyn Stutter is your host and compere for the evening. Andrew has been nominated 5 times for the South African Music Awards, his debut album, Soul People, topped the SA Charts twice. Andrew has toured, amongst others, with Dionne Warwick and Shirley Bassey. He has performed with Gino Vannelli, Jonathan Butler and Joseph Shabalala. Show starts at and tickets are R200
For bookings call 0861 915 8000

Valentine’s Day at Vaudeville, Cape Town
Enjoy a thee course meal, champagne on arrival and sexy circus show at R300 per person.
For bookings call 021 419 7000.

Valentine’s Day at the Two Oceans Restaurant, Cape Point
Valentine’s Day blues? Join the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point and celebrate Valentine's Day with a difference!  You choose – be a “red hot love” patron or “are you feeling blue?” The Chef has conjured up two magnificent lunch menus, allowing for those that feel blue to eat blue!  You choose to take two or three courses at prices that won’t put you in the red! Whatever your mood, the staff will be joining in the fun with their red and blue themed outfits, and a hearty smile.  Choose your waiter according to the colour menu you want to eat and wait for the surprises!
For bookings call 021 780 9200/1. To make a quick reservation simply SMS the word TABLE to 43366 and you will be called within 15 minutes to make a reservation. Standard rates apply.

Valentine’s Day at Grande Roche, Paarl
Romance is in the air at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl. The hotel has set up a romantic evening on Saturday February 11 to celebrate the month of love!  Soft background music, a picnic on the lawns and the iconic, feel good movie ‘Grease” sets the mood getting the feet tapping and the heart racing.  Couples can get into the mood by dressing in clothes that reflect the “Grease” era and stand the chance to win a weekend for two on a bed and breakfast basis. Cost R270 per person, includes picnic basket and entertainment To stay over: R 1850 per room including B&B.
For bookings call  021 863 5100

Valentine’s Day at Catharina’s, Steenberg
Couples celebrating their love this Valentine’s Day are spoiled for choice with three seductive menus featuring traditional ‘foods of love’ to be served up by Chef Garth Almazan at Catharina’s. The Catharina’s Seafood Platter for Two (R1700 for two people) offers a medley of decadent dishes such as West Coast Mussels and Green Curry Sauce; and a heavenly Chocolate and Jasmine Cremeux, with Rose Petal Ice Cream and Hot Red Berry Espuma. With dishes like the Tempura Oyster; and a Blueberry ‘Sorbet of Love’; the Gourmet Menu (R850 per person / R1150 with wine pairing) is designed to tempt and please the palate, while exotic dishes such as a Tempura Fried Mushroom Maki with Asian slaw and Thai dressing on the Vegetarian Menu (R750 per person / R1050 with wine pairing) will appeal to those opting for a meat-free choice.
For bookings call 021 713 2222.

Valentine's Day at Festa Restaurant at the Kleinvalleij Restaurant, Stellenbosch
Enjoy a three course meal along with a live accoustic performance at R200 per person or enjoy a Valentine's Day picnic basket at R150 per person.
For bookings call 021 873 0075

Valentine's day at Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Enjoy a moonlit picnic at Warwick Wine Estate with bubbly, live jazz and personalised cupcakes. The performance starts at 5:00pm and the price is R399 per couple.
For bookings call 021 8844410

Valentine’s Day at Pure Restaurant, Hout Bay Manor Hotel, Hout Bay
Four course set meal at R460perperson. For booking inquiries call 021 791 9393.

Valentine’s Day at Silvertree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch
Five course food and wine pairing at R460 per person. For booking inquiries call 021 762 9585.

Valentine’s Day at the Planet Restaurant, Mount Nelson, Cape Town
Six course set menu at R520 per person. For booking inquiries call 021 4831948.

Valentine's Day at Holden Manz, Franschhoek
Spoil someone special on Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for two at the Franschhoek Kitchen, the signature restaurant at Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic mountain views. Chef Bjorn Dingemans has created a delicious three course menu with ample starter and main course options that are sure to please your Valentine. Starters range from succulent oysters, the ultimate Valentine’s Day temptation, to slow roasted pork belly with a strawberry salad adding the essential pink touch and the chef’s home-made beetroot cured salmon. For vegetarians there is delicious roasted butternut and spinach rotolo. Specially for lovers, the main courses have been designed to share but can also be ordered separately. Meat lovers can brace themselves for the 800g T-bone steak served with the ever so tempting béarnaise sauce, while the grilled sea bass is a lighter option. Vegetarians will enjoy the gnocchi served with toasted pine nuts caramelized pear and baked ricotta.  The seductive dessert platter comprising decadent chocolate torte, a rooibos & honey crème brûlée and strawberries coated in mouth-watering chocolate, is sure to let all resistance tumble. Enjoyed with a wide choice of Holden Manz wines from a blushing dry Rosé to the award winning Big G Bordeaux-style blend, the scene is set for an evening of indulgent pleasures. The Valentine’s dinner menu served exclusively on Tuesday, 14 February, costs R550 per couple and includes a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Booking is essential. Call 021-8762729

Valentine's Day at Allée Bleue Wine Estate, Franschhoek
Chef Glenn Ferus and his team will prepare the most extravagant, exotic and romantic meal for you and your Valentine! Start with a glass of Allée Bleue’s delicious Brut Rosé Cap Classique before moving on to a taste-tingling Quail Crepinette filled with decadent Foie Gras and finished with a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce. For the main, Glenn has sourced the finest Scottish scallops to pair with a delicately-seared slice of Norwegian Salmon, its pretty pink colour offset by a creamy asparagus mousse and crunchy potato rosti. Finish off your meal with a cunning cornette of strawberry ice cream with Belgian chocolate and a kiwi compote. Truly special food for a very special occasion with the one you love. The cost of the Valentine’s Dinner is R295 per person
For bookings call (021) 874 1021