Romantic dinner for two

Many restaurants, cafés and bars are offering something special for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few suggestions

Pastries 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Pastries 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Flowers are a good start, but what could be a better way to impress that special someone on Valentine’s Day than with an unforgettable meal at a romantic restaurant? Cozy up next to your longtime lover or new-found fling at one of the restaurants in your area offering special menus for Valentine’s Day.
The Jerusalem bistro Lara offers a very special French pastry dessert at NIS 20 plus a glass of Cava on the house.3 Ben-Shetach St., Jerusalem.
Oren Yerushalmi of Scala is serving a special Valentine’s Day menu, including a free dessert and cocktail for the diners. David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David St., Jerusalem. (02) 621-2030
The chef‘s restaurant Pushkin has prepared an international sensual menu filled with aphrodisiacs such as oysters, lobster, Porcini mushrooms, strawberries, chocolate bubbles and their own secret love cocktail. 27 Montefiore St., Tel Aviv. (03) 525-1501
Olive Leaf, the Sheraton Hotel’s restaurant, invites guests to a threecourse meal with three different wines. At 7 and 9 p.m. 115 Hayarkon St., Tel Aviv. (03) 521-9300
Yoav Bar of Maraboo Ramat Gan invites his Valentine’s Day guests to a romantic dinner with strawberry cocktail, first and main dishes from the new winter menu and a Yin Yang dessert for two. There will be a sweet gift from the chef as well. 073-714- 2828. 14 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan
Cramim, the chef’s restaurant south of Tel Aviv in Segula, present a Valentine’s Day menu with many specials and a gift voucher for a 15- minute massage at a local spa. (08) 850-5859.
Idelson 10 is renowned for its pastries and desserts. For Valentine’s Day they prepared special heartshaped cookies, petit fours and cakes for two, to eat at the café or take home. At various locations in Tel Aviv and area.
If you find looking at the stormy sea to be romantic, Mundo offers that plus an early-bird celebration starting with a special breakfast at midnight before Valentine’s Day. A special apple Cava cocktail and heart-shaped truffle will be served on the house. 88 Hayarkon St., Tel Aviv. 057-944-3174
In the heart of picturesque Neveh Tzedek, Dellal bistro-cafe offers a sweet tasting menu served with dessert wines – four desserts with suitable wines. Dellal near the Suzanne Dellal Center.
A Latin dinner for lovers will be served at Vicky Cristina Tapas Bar in the Tachana compound in Tel Aviv, with special cocktails that are sure to send you home dizzy. 057-944-4144
Valentine’s Day is also celebrated in Vietnamese style at Mojo, where you will get a meal for two plus two glasses of Cava for NIS 180. The place will be decorated, and there will be a DJ for the evening. 86 Hashmonaim St., Tel Aviv. (03) 635-7777
Love songs will be played throughout the evening at Liliot, the girls will get a pink rose each, and an alcoholic beverage and special desserts for two will be served to guests as part of the love celebration. 1 Hanesher St., Ra’anana, (09) 885- 3505, 2 Daphna St., Tel Aviv. (03) 609-1331.
If you like nature – maybe spending your Valentine’s Day dinner in the middle of an orchard is for you. Sit by the open fire at Makom Balev, near Ra’anana, and enjoy the set menu for NIS 180 per person. (09) 774-1575
Adama of Zichron Ya’acov wants to lure you in with flowers and chocolate in a special Valentine’s Day menu and a very romantic view. Diners will participate in a raffle and may win a night in a local zimmer. 8 Ma’aleh Rishonim, Zichron Ya’acov, 054-431- 5094.
The nearby Kerem Zeitim will celebrate a whole week offering a basket filled with goodies and bubbly to take and enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors. (04) 629-0755
Near Netanya, on route 2, the bistro-bar Republic offers a beef duet for two, with two glasses of house red or white at special prices. 057-944- 3259.
The Japanese version of a picnic basket, the Bento box is offered at Haifa's Minna Tomei. The special Bento includes exotic tastings from various eastern cuisines. 8 Fliman St., Haifa, in the Castra Center. (04) 666- 8080
All the way north, near the origin of the Yarden River, Nehalim, a wonderful gem, offers a six-course meal for two with a bottle of boutique wine and romantic surprises for the set price of NIS 450 for two. (04) 690-4875.