Friday, 22 December 2017

8 Places for Possible Date Nights

With year end festivities coming round real soon, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Not that I'm one who likes to go out during these 'special' days where places become super crowded and food and service might get affected but I'm sure young dating couples think otherwise.

So, here are just a few places you can consider for that special evening with your 'special one'...and, by that, I don't mean Jose Mourinho (though some probably wouldn't mind that either)...hehe! :D

With a menu that reads pork, beef, lamb, duck, chicken, fish, prawns and scallops...there's a protein for every taste bud.  Go with Grilled Iberico Pork for some distinctively pleasurable oink-oink or a perfectly Seared Duck Breast for some fowl satisfaction.

And what is date night without dessert or, more specifically, chocolate.  When your date says...All I want for Christmas is you....she might mean Chocolate & Coffee...hihihi! ;P  If the night is still young, head over to the adjacent Private Room to sip on some lovely wine or the Pawn Room for some well crafted cocktails to wind down your evening.

Botanica & Co @ Bangsar South

The abundant lush greenery gives you that special 'feel good' factor for a calm evening with your loved one.  Perhaps, you might want to share a thin crust pizza, The Fishermen, loaded with succulent seafood, with your other half or go for a classier upmarket version of their humble curry, Sam's Crab & Crayfish Laksa.

Have a dessert (like their popular Churros Donut Stack)...while you're at it.  Finish the night with Botanica's crafted gin cocktails or Christmas Hot Chocolate...coz (according to Botanica) it's the time of the year to
gin-gle all the way! ^_^

Birch @ Damansara City Mall

When night time comes round, the ambience of this place is transformed into a romantic evening built for two.  Share a smoky Josper-oven grilled whole Spatchcock or go with a creative twist to the traditional paella, the Vermicelli Paella, with that special someone.

And don't forget to bring your awesome evening to a pleasurable end with a slice of heaven....the Burnt Cheesecake! ^_~

Bonfire @ The Starling

If your date happens to have a big healthy appetite, get a Big Bonfire Platter for sharing.  And if that's not enough, pair it with some side dishes as well...and a glass of red (or two) to complete the evening.

A good spot for a date night under the glow of Christmas-y warmth and spirit.  The new dinner menu allows you to choose from an affordable 3-course menu to a more premium degustation menu or simply order a la carte.  Or perhaps you might want to opt for a more casual 2 or 3-course lunch menu at down-to-earth prices.

Their visually stunning signature Texture of Chocolate remains a well sought after dessert on the menu till today.

Acme Bar & Coffee @ Pavilion Elite

A lovely meal beckons in a setting filled with romantic vibes.  From refreshing starters like Tuna Poke Octopus Carpaccio to mains of Sea-to-Land Sharing Platterthin crisp pizzas of Aloha Pizzadillas & Spring Noodle Bowl, there's something for everyone.

Finish with their divinely delicious Sizzling Coconut Nangka Brownie with ice cream and gula melaka sauce.

Marco Creative Cuisine @ 1 Utama

Want a fine dining experience but don't want it to cost an arm and a leg?  Well, then this might just be the place for you...and there's no compromise on quality, presentation and service too.  Though the menu has since been updated with a slight price increase, it's probably still among the most affordable 7-course menu you'll ever find anywhere.

Ra.Ft Cafe @ Lorong Binjai

If you're looking for a quiet spot for a dinner-for-two with prices that won't burn a hole in your pocket but yet focuses on quality produce, this place fits the bill to the tee.  You can't go wrong with anything on the menu as everything is done well...from cooking execution to irreproachable taste to excellent service. ^o^

End on a sweet note with their extremely enticing Tiramisu (Italian recipe)...something I can assure you won't want to miss.

We all know that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!  And the way to a woman's heart?  Well, it's through her stomach too! ;)  With soaring prices of some festive year end meals, these options (at least) offer the chance of a good time without having to break the bank! ^o^

Christmas time is here....(almost) everyone's favourite time of the year! ^_~  Enjoy your night out with your other half, family or friends.....Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my readers!

Thanks for supporting (and continuously visiting) my blog this past's greatly appreciated.  Cookie says thanks too for reading his antics/posts and making him an internet sensation.  Oh well, let's not tell him that he's actually not as famous as he thinks! @_@

Time to take a well deserved break to recover from my writing fatigue (if there's even such a thing...I'm not even a full-fledged writer!).  Maybe I've just gotten lazy of writing over the years.  So, c'mon back y'all next year...and I'll see you then (hopefully feeling refreshed...and raring to go).....xoxo!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Have yourself a hap-hap-hap-py holidays!


  1. Great choices. I like that all of your picks have great food but also a relaxed casual setting - perfect for date night.

    1. This was just a small compilation of some of the places I've been to that I thought was worthy and affordable :)

  2. Goodness! I was just thinking of cookie this morning when I went over to feed my sister's 2 English cats. I am glad that Cookie is all set to partay with Christmas hats and crackers. Your jolly cat is very adorable and please post more photos of his antics.

    The well written 8 venues for memorable dining is interesting. I have only eaten at Marco Creative and probably won't ever return as the ambiance is just not right to me. The food and service was very good.

    I could foresee that I would head to 2nd Floor Kitchen first and followed by Bonfire as both are closer to home.

    Wishing you, family & Cookie a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018. I am glad I found you blog this year as you are definitely a world class blog writer when it comes to meticulous food details and fabulous photos.

    1. I think you found my blog earlier than 2017 as I've seen some of your comments that go as far back as 2016. As always TM, you're generous with your praises and always have very kind words to say. Hope you'll like some of my choices here when you do visit. Of course Cookie is ever so please that you want me to feature him more.

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018 to you and your family too :)

  3. this a list that readers should keep handy for valentine's day! wishing you a restful and rejuvenating time with family and friends as the year ends, and i know we're all looking forward to more goodies from you in 2018! :)

    1. I'm looking forward to reading more new eating places from you too in 2018....of which some of these places I would never have found if you weren't the first there and let us know about them :)

  4. I made it to 2nd Floor Kitchen & Bar yesterday woohoo! It was for brunch which was no less exciting and I will be sure to visit at dinner time soon. Well, I am glad to learn of the many fabulous makan places from you as my brother and I are not that adventurous and we only venture out when we hear of great reviews from you hee...hee...

    Do have a good break and I shall certainly look forwards to more of your posts and recommendations, not forgetting what you whip up in your kitchen (and your artwork hee..hee...) and of course, I want more of Cookie! Here's wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

    1. Another one who wants more of Cookie....he's already grinning from ear to ear! :D The best validation of writing a food blog (where I have to pay for such meals instead of free invites) is to hear that someone out there wants to check out the makan places I reviewed and recommended. ^o^

      A very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year to you and your family :)

  5. selamat menyambut tahun baru!

    1. Selamat tahun baru kepada anda dan keluarga juga!


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