Valentine's Day is just around the corner and The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, known for its extravagance and opulence, has unveiled exclusive experiences that are inspired by love. From intimate dining setup at the beach to artfully presented dishes and indulgent spa treatments, the iconic hotel is the ideal destination to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
An Italian Affair at Villa Toscana
For this year's Valentine's Day, Chef Rosario Martorana has rolled up his sleeves to prepare a blissful meal reminiscent of the Italian grandeur. Set against amorous Italian elegance, each dish on the special menu is inspired by romance and hinting notes of chocolates, roses and shades of red.
The chic affair begins with guest arrival as they are greeted and escorted to their candlelit dinner table. Once seated, a journey of love takes place through a menu of Amuse-bouches or starters, hand-crafted pasta, slow-cooked meats and indulgent desserts.
The Valentine's Day menu is the result of creativity and imagination of the talented Chef Rosario and is manifested in plates filled with Italian sophistication and comfort. The menu features hors d'oeuvres such as Porto Santo Spirito Red Prawns, Emulsion of Passion Fruit, Fresh Coriander, Coconut Foam; and Red Petal Rose, Veal sliced, and Ventresca Juniper Sauce. Paying homage to his Italian heritage, the menu also includes regional delicacies of Pasta with Smoked Herrings, Carrots Crème Spaghetti, Lemon Candid, Breadcrumbs with Garlic and Thyme and Risotto preserved with Prosecco, Gorgonzola, and Mustard Jam of Pears.
In shades of red, the main course features Marinated Venison Tenderloin and ends with a sweet dessert of White Chocolate Mousse and a red heart.
The Valentine's Day menu at Villa Toscana is available from 7 PM to 11 PM and costs AED 420 per person excluding the drinks.
An Oceanic Romance at Catch at St. Regis
Chef Remon Nabil, famed for his expertise in fusion cooking, has artfully curated a 5-course menu that serves occidental seafood and prime cuts with the finest local produce overlooking spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi corniche.
Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a selection of signature drinks at the main bar. They will then be escorted to a beautifully laid table where each course will be introduced and explained by a dedicated server.
Using coveted ingredients to create aphrodisiac palate combinations, each dish is an ode to the mighty ocean. The celebratory menu includes starters such as A Farewell Kiss from The Sea (Salmon Torch Roll, Volcano Maki Roll, Prawn and Wagyu Nigiri); On the Path to Nostalgia (Octopus Carpaccio with Red Pepper Coulis, Avocado and Passion Fruit Dressing); and A Feeling Of 'Déjà Vu' (Linguine with Prawns, Crustacean Emulsion, Galangal and Lemongrass).
The main course offers an impressive selection between Exploring the Ocean's Depth (Toothfish with Roasted Salsify, Baby Zucchini, Caviar, and Saffron Yuzu Butter Sauce) and Unwrapping A Gift of Life (Wagyu Beef, Foie Gras, Celeriac Truffle Puree, and Perigourdine Sauce).
As for the dessert, creations aptly named as A Moment of Cherry-Celebration (Amarena Cherry, Vanilla Mousse, and Dark Chocolate Cremeux) and Dreaming Under the Stars Light (Chocolate Brownie, Mint Chocolate Mousse, and Strawberry Bavarois) will end the meal on a sweet note.
The Valentine's Day menu at Catch at St. Regis is priced at AED 550 per person with soft beverages and AED 750 per person with grapes and hops. The dinner service starts from 6.30 PM onwards.
Dining in Private Bamboo Tipi by the Beach
For guests looking to elevate their experience, an evening of romantic indulgence awaits along the 200-meter private beach of the Nation Riviera Beach Club. Savour in a night filled with tasteful menu, creative drinks and a romantic ambience while dining under the moonlit sky in a private bamboo tent.
Experience sheer extravagance and privacy as only ten beach bamboo tipis are available for booking. Set along the dramatic backdrop of Abu Dhabi's shoreline, the ambience inside the tipi exudes romance with chandeliers.
Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a signature welcome drink whilst enjoying the sunset. The evening is escalated to an exuberant affair as a 5-course menu curated by Catch at St. Regis is presented to guests in the intimate setting.
A testimony to romance, each course features dishes to reflect different stages of love. For instance, the starters menu reflects a lover reminiscing for his sweetheart with dishes such as A Farewell Kiss from The Sea (Salmon Torch Roll, Volcano Maki Roll, Prawn and Wagyu Nigiri); On the Path to Nostalgia (Octopus Carpaccio with Red Pepper Coulis, Avocado and Passion Fruit Dressing); and A Feeling Of 'Déjà Vu' (Linguine with Prawns, Crustacean Emulsion, Galangal and Lemongrass).
The main course echoes the love for life with aptly named dishes such as: Exploring the Ocean's Depth (Toothfish with Roasted Salsify, Baby Zucchini, Caviar, and Saffron Yuzu Butter Sauce) and Unwrapping A Gift of Life (Wagyu Beef, Foie Gras, Celeriac Truffle Puree, and Perigourdine Sauce).
The evening culminates on a sweet note with delicacies namely: A Moment of Cherry-Celebration (Amarena Cherry, Vanilla Mousse, and Dark Chocolate Cremeux) and Dreaming Under the Stars Light (Chocolate Brownie, Mint Chocolate Mousse, and Strawberry Bavarois).
The romantic extravagance at Nation Riviera Beach Club is priced at AED 2000 per couple, including soft beverage and AED 2500 per couple with bubbles.
Reservations for the Bamboo Beach Tipi can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at +971 2 694 4553.
Indulgent rejuvenation treatments at Remède Spa
For a tantalisng and romantic rejuvenation, Remède Spa has unveiled enhanced spa treatments that are inspired by love and care.
Open for treatments from 11 AM to 11 PM, sweethearts can pamper and rejuvenate next to each other with any bespoke couples' treatments for a minimum duration of 50 minutes. Upon completion of the treatment, romantic and relaxed hearts are whisked to the lower deck of Azura Panoramic Lounge to savour a complimentary bottle of grapes or non-alcoholic bubbly paired with chocolate-dipped strawberry.
The La Vallée Caviar Collagen Boost Treatment
For a truly calm and relaxed afternoon, the La Vallée Caviar Collagen Boost Treatment at Remède spa offers extreme rejuvenation with high-tech powerful formula and ingredients such as the exclusive Nutrisea caviar extract, vitamins and antioxidants. A symbol of luxury and biotechnology, the collagen boost sets the mood for a glamorous evening ahead.
Couples can later enjoy an afternoon of luxury with a complimentary Afternoon Tea at Crystal Lounge featuring the classic scones, tasteful sweet and savoury dishes. The Afternoon Tea at Crystal Lounge should be availed on the same day as the treatment.
The La Vallée Caviar Collagen Boost treatment package costs AED 1700 per couple.
A Spa in the Sky experience
Offering a sensory journey of indulgence with bespoke treatment and exclusive products, Remède Spa is wooing couples with 'Spa in the Sky' package.
The experience begins with a specialized Remède Spa customized massage, tailor-made by a team of wellness experts along with a wealth of face and body treatments. The unmatched escapade is perfected with exclusive use of the majestic suite's jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, all within the comforts of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Suite, the world's highest suspended suite. Upon conclusion of the treatment, an intimate 3-course menu dinner awaits along with the mesmerizing views of the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi city.
The 'Spa in the Sky' experience costs AED 4200 per couple and includes a 60 mins Remède massage followed by a 60 mins Remède body polish; exclusive use of the suite's private sauna, steam room and jacuzzi; a 3-course dinner; and a luxury ride to and from your desired location (within Abu Dhabi) in the hotel's Bentley driven by a chauffeur.
Prior reservations for Remède Spa are mandatory and can be made at Remede.Abudhabi@stregis.com or by calling at +971 2 694 4100. Visit the website of Remède Spa at https://www.remedespaabudhabi.com/ for more information.