If you are planning to have dinner with either your sweetheart, or your beau, for Valentine's, your choice can span from choosing something in your turf or (if you have the means) take your loved one to one uncommon destination. Love doesn't just mean little hearts and candles. Right?
What's romantic? An open way into a secret place: through the windows you can see a extracted, a beloved view of the world. The one you choose. Or is presented to you. If the setting is what will make any story like a 19th Century French Novel, if what you will remember will be first the places and then the emotions the places have engrained in you, why not choose the most uncommon ones? The ones that will stand out from the crowd quietly. Not every story is the same, nor should be yours. Fly high.
Assk kahve in Istanbul is just that, a place where nothing is as pretentious as one imagines Valentine's day to be. Why not sip a tea and watch the boats pass by the Bosphorus while sharing few matters of the heart. Ideal for writing to your loved one as well.
Muallin Naci Cad. 64/8 Kuruçesme, Istanbul
Tel: 0090 - 212 - 2654734
Romantic doesn't have to be red: it can be tuned to the colours of nature, soft and whispered like a song you are shy to keep between your lips. Japanese poems always have that simple attitude towards the most intense things in life:
If you decide to hide away your love in Hoshinoya Nagano Japan, you will be suprised by the intensity of nature's will, and the respect that coexists with the harmony one finds within and out.
Address : Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano 389-0194, Japan
Tel : +81-267-45-6000 Fax: +81-267-45-6990
If you are not scared of medieval towers, this one is a must treat of gothic dinners. Few know that the Torre dei Prendiparte in Bologna fits two for the night and you can have dinner served as well.
Feel like Juliette much? Well that's Verona, but still, how can you beat the charm of having a medieval tower all to yourself?
Matteo Giovanardi - Via Sant’Alò 7 - 40125 Bologna BO
On the other side of the world alone. Sick of waiting in line with other "Valentine" couples? You might not be able to do this every year, but the Huka Lodge in New Zealand offers, according to our opinion, the most secluded dinner gateway. You can choose to dine alone in different settings, from having a table set by the river (trust us you will be the only table), or in the library, or in the orchard. Nature's best? Well, yes, and chic of course. No backpackers allowed.
Just for two. The ideal setting. If you can't fly to New Zealand you can try this at home. After all, this article is for inspiration. Keep in mind love helps to enhance your creativity.
Huka Lodge, 271 Huka Falls Road,
Taupo 3377, New Zealand
T + 64 7 378 5791