Christian Stan, at 22 Jan. 17, in City Hotels, Hotels, News

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for lovers to spend quality time with each other and show how much they truly care. Those hit by Cupid’s arrow will find everything they need for the perfect date night at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, from special menus to tantalise the tongue in restaurants suffused in romantic ambiance to a luxurious midnight candlelit spa experience for two.

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Turn Up the Heat at Mio

Discover award-winning modern Italian cuisine at Mio in what is fast becoming a Valentine’s Day tradition in Beijing. A unique taste experience awaits with a “hot” Valentine’s Day set menu (CNY 2,000* per couple) of dishes brimming with spices and hot oils to raise the temperature to scorching. Start with beef tartar 2018 with kimchi, black sesame paste, cured egg yolk before tucking into “sea-sar” salad filled with oyster and botan shrimp drizzled in parsley gel. Fan the flames with the puffed pasta and parmesan foam of pasta suppli and risotto beets, then choose between a succulent veal saltimbocca and Spanish mackerel before finishing with a special I Love You dessert – spicy of course!

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A Love of Tradition

More traditionally-minded love birds will find the perfect Valentine’s Day refuge in Cai Yi Xuan, where the art of fine dining is taken to new heights with a special set menu (CNY 1,988* per couple). Cai Yi Xuan means “the art of dining” in Chinese, and this restaurant is the place to celebrate significant dates, whether it’s an intimate dinner, a large family gathering, or an important business gathering. Sample scrumptious marinated foie gras with shaoxing yellow wine, chilled kegani crab meat and “money bag” bean curd bun filled with asparagus and black truffle sauce, then feast on double boiled superior bird’s nest with wild clover and Chinese yam, baked lobster and scallop with mushroom and cheese, steam silver cod with fermented soybean sauce, sautéed beef with kale and steamed rice with matsutake in bamboo tube. Finish the meal with the deliciously delicate white truffle ice cream, rose glutinous rice dumpling filled with cream.

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Magic after Midnight

An exclusive midnight rendezvous at The Spa is the perfect end to a romantic Valentine’s Day evening. The Midnight Magic Spa experience (CNY 9,999* per couple) begins when a private limousine whisks guests to the Hotel, where they will slip into silk robes for a traditional tea ceremony in the Tea Garden. At midnight, following a path of rose petals, guests will arrive at a private poolside retreat, where they can choose to take a leisurely swim in the warm waters, or relax with a two-and-a-half hour aroma-infused massage with essential oils and a Biologique Recherche Midnight Glow facial. Lovers will end the night sipping on Champagne and sampling deliciously rich treats in private seclusion.

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