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Whether you’re single or in a relationship this Valentine’s Day, celebrating friendship is always a good idea! For these reasons, we’ve compiled some of the best ideas for what to do with your friends on Valentine’s Day – or should we say Palentine’s Day – in Hong Kong. There are activities suitable for all; whether you’re seeking to head outdoors for some fruit picking or spend a relaxing night indoors with chocolates and Champagne. After all, celebrating Valentine’s Day with friends and reminding them how much they’re loved is one of the best things to do on February 14.
Brunch at The Pizza Project
Everybody loves pizza, right? It’s cheesy, saucy, versatile and a classic comfort food, which makes it a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day. Located in the heart of Central on Peel Street, The Pizza Project offers a specially curated Valentine’s Day menu “Pizza My Heart” featuring two heart-shaped pizzas – the Truffle Love (HK$190 +HK$55 for the dinner set) with mascarpone, black truffle and mortadella, and the Amore Di Parma (HK$160) topped with Parma ham, artichokes and mozzarella. More of a sweet tooth? Indulge in the dessert Fried Pizza & Nutella (HK$65). The casual and trendy eatery uses simple recipes and ingredients to create undeniably delicious pizzas.
Dessert at Butter Cake Shop
Let’s face it, there is no truer love sometimes than our love for cake! Butter Cake Shop is a virtual cake shop that offers a range of baked-to-order nostalgic delights with a Valentine’s Day special featuring a Milk Chocolate Sweetheart Cake. This decadent three-layered devil’s food chocolate cake with salted caramel is covered in milk chocolate buttercream and sprinkled with customizable retro heart-shaped candies – making it guaranteed to win the hearts of any chocolate lover.
Craving a more fruity dessert? Order the Strawberry Shortcake that includes two layers of tender sponge cake and a creamy vanilla and buttermilk whipped cream center. The 6-inch cake is covered with ruby-red strawberries, coated in a sweet purée and lemon zest and topped with meringue hearts. Pick up your slice at LANDMARK up to February 14.
Strawberry picking at Long Ping Strawberry Park
Seeking to venture into the outdoors? Head to Long Ping Strawberry Park in Yuen Long for some strawberry picking. Long Ping is a huge organic farm with the freshest strawberries, covering a large 200,000 sq. ft. field. The farm is free for entry, but charges HK$80 per pound of strawberries you pick. Strawberry picking season lasts from December to April, making it a perfect activity for Palentine’s Day. Plus, paired with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift – the day is sure to be memorable for you and your besties.
Plan an indoor picnic
Take out that checkered tablecloth and whip up your best Palentine’s Day recipes for a sweet picnic date with your best friends. However, with social distancing measures still in place, it may be ideal and safer to host an indoor picnic. For a more luxurious feel, Fortnum & Mason’s Utterly Smitten Hamper offers numerable delights to indulge in! Filled with the sweetest treats including a Miniature Heart Chocolate Truffles Box and deliciously decadent Valentine’s Chocolate Coated Raspberries.
Surprise your nearest and dearest friends with their finest Cherrilossus or Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Biscuits. To complete this heart-skipping hamper, there are tipples and jars aplenty, including their Rose Pouchong Blend Tea. The tea is a delicious partner to freshly baked scones and a spoonful of their Strawberry & Gooseberry Preserve. The hamper also contains a bottle of Fortnum and Mason’s Blanc de Blancs Champagne, perfect for a night-in.
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