Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day French style in Australia next week

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Valentine’s Day is next Thursday. Can you believe February is already here? Where did January go?!

Below we have set out French places around Australia at which you can celebrate the celebration of love.

Adelaide
Brisbane
Canberra
Gold Coast
Hobart
Melbourne
Mount View
Perth
Sydney

 

Adelaide

 

THE DELICATESSEN

The Delicatessen has a special 3 course Valentine’s Day menu available for lunch and dinner. It costs $65 per person.

 

 

Brisbane

 

AQUITAINE BRASSERIE

Aquitaine will be hosting a very special Valentine’s Dinner this year channelling the romance and spirit of the French with an inspired 3-Course menu | $89 per person.

 

Bookings are essential for this special event. Early & late sittings (*subject to availability – please note that all early sitting bookings are subject to 2 hour maximum seated timeframe).

 

Bookings Click Here : https://bit.ly/2kJWef7

 

C’EST BON

Reservations a must!

 

FRENCH MARTINI

A special menu and live music is on offer for Valentine’s Day.

 

FROMAGE THE COW

A 3 course degustation menu for $89 for Valentine’s Day.

 

Amuse bouche:

Mimolette Gougere

 

Entree choice of 3:

Salmon Ravioli, caramelized fish broth, dill consume

Baby Beetroots, Whipped ricotta, Mount zero mandarin oil

Prosciutto and Melon Salad, brillat Savarin and preserve lemon

 

Main choice of 3:

Confit Belly of Pork, cristallised ginger, granny smith apple, bone broth

King island pasture tenderloin (free range) , charred broccoli, whipped curd, sobrasada

Atlantic salmon, fennel and heirloom salad, preserved lemon vinaigrette

 

Dessert:

beurre noisette Ice cream, chocolate soil, coconut “ice magic”

Brillat Savarin with quince, fruit, crusty bread house lavsoh and grissini

 

Petit Four:

Lemon Verbena Marshmallows

Walnut Slice

 

You can book via the website or by calling on 07 3157 8367.

 

 

LES BUBBLES

Les Bubbles has created a special Valentine’s Day menu for couples. For $169 per couple, you receive a bottle of wine, bread and salad, steak frites and a shared dessert.

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LIBERTINE

A Valentine’s Day 6 course special shared banquet for $89 per person.

 

NV V. D’AMBAL, BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT on arrival

 

Freshly Shucked Pacific Oyster

 

Roasted Chilli Paste, Fresh Salmon Roe & Crispy Fried Shallot

 

 

Seared Beef Gavalax

 

Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Beetroot Jam & Crispy Melba Toast

 

Yellowtail King Fish Sashimi

 

Libertine’s Green Nam Jim, Coconut Infused Lemongrass Cream & Fresh Lime

 

***

 

Choose from:

 

Roasted Honey Cured Chicken Supreme

 

Wilted Asian Greens & Pickled Stone Fruit

 

OR

 

Seared Atlantic Salmon Fillet

 

Caramel, Chilli & Lime Reduction

 

Crunchy Carrot & Fennel Salad

 

Honey & Sesame Dressing

 

***

Red Velvet Cake, White Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse w/ Raspberry Compote

 

Bookings are required to be placed via a phone call on 07 3367 3353 or email to [email protected]

 

LUTECE

Special lunch and dinner menus have been created for Valentine’s Day.

Lunch menu:

The dinner menu:

 

MISS CLAUDE’S CREPES

Miss Claude’s Crepes is putting together a package for Valentine’s Day but the details are not known at the time of publishing.

 

RESTAURANT DAN ARNOLD

Restaurant Dan Arnold will serve a unique degustation menu with amuse-bouches – 5 course + bread & butter – petit fours at $98 per person – or with matching wine at $180 per person for Valentine’s Day.

 

SOFITEL – PRIVE

Sofitel Brisbane have created a microsite for their Valentine’s Day event. More information here.

Bookings can be made via the booking links displayed on the microsite, as well as by contacting the hotel directly on 07 3835 3535

 

TAMM HA TAMM

All day coffee with special cookies and muffins

 

On demand customized love message in your meal, crepes and Galette

 

BYO  Dinner special from 5:30pm with a French atmosphere, French love music.

  • galette forestiere ( Chicken accompagne de ses champignons forestiers a la creme, salade mesclun)
  • Crepe flambee ( banane, mapple syrup, cointreau , ice cream a la vanille)

 

$32 per person, $2.50 corkage per person

 

GF et vegan option available on demand

 

Reservations by telephone.

 

Canberra

 

LES BISTRONOMES

Valentine’s Day is typically the busiest day of the year and Les Bistronomes has created a special menu for the evening.

 

 

The menu is $100 per person with matching wines at $50 per person.

 

Reservations are a must and can be made online or over the phone. Les Bistronomes will cater for dietary requirements if required.

 

Gold Coast

 

Allure

Allure will be doing a special menu for Valentine’s day. It costs $79 per person. People can book only for 5:30pm and leaving by 7:30pm OR bookings to 8pm only.

Best way to book is through the website, Facebook or email, but you can also call if they prefer.

 

SOFITEL

Two different options at Sofitel Gold Coast at Broadbeach for Valentine’s Day.

 

Valentine’s Day @Room81

 

4-course degustation for $149 including one glass of Prosecco per person (& every woman receives a rose)

 

Thursday, 14th February 2019, 6.30pm (for sit down at 7.00pm) – 10.00pm

 

 

Tickets can be booked via Gold Coast Tickets https://goldcoasttickets.com.au/event/room81-valentines-day-8738  or by contacting Sofie Snow 07 5570 0327 or [email protected]

 

Valentine’s Day @Bistro On3

 

2-course for $85 or 3-course for $95

 

Thursday, 14th February 2019, 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last meal order is at 9.00pm)

 

 

Tickets can be booked via Gold Coast Tickets https://goldcoasttickets.com.au/event/bistro-on3-valentines-day-8739  or by contacting Sofie Snow 07 5570 0327 or [email protected] 

 

Hobart

 

DACI & DACI BAKERS

Hobart’s French bakery and patisserie, Daci & Daci will be serving a special creation on Valentine’s Day: a vanilla rose macaron tart and a strawberry royale heart.

 

 

Melbourne

 

A LA BOUFFE

There is a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu. It is a 3 course meal priced at $125 per person. Bookings are mandatory and can be done on our website, The Fork, or directly with A la bouffe over the phone or by email.

 

 

BERGERAC

There is no special fixed menu for Valentine’s Day but they are open and will be serving their a la carte menu.

3 sittings: 6 pm, 8 pm and a late seating at 9.30.

 

BIBELOT

If you don’t want to commit to a full dinner for Valentine’s Day, the decadent sweet creations from Bibelot may be up your alley.

 

This Valentine’s Day the main creation is the: Aphrodite’s Necklace of Love.

 

Bibelot’s theme for Valentine’s Day is as if when you walk into Bibelot, you walk into a fine jewellery shop. Their chef’s designed this cake and chocolate with fine marble finish, a few aspects of jewellery which are gem stones, and details that would pick your interest.

The Aphrodite’s Necklace of Love figurine is made out of 100% pure milk chocolate couverture. The base of the figurine is made of strawberry and white chocolate tablet containing caramelised puffed quinoa, and crispy freeze dry berries. The gem stone is made of pure milk chocolate.

Jewellery and chocolate are people’s best friend so this Valentine’s Day Bibelot decided, why not have both?

The necklace figurine costs $60.

Call in to pre-order or go to the Bibelot store to purchase.

 

OPTION 2:

The second option for Valentine’s Day is the Bibelot Love Hamper.

Bibelot’s best sellers all in one amazing hamper. It also costs $60 dollars.

Go to the website, call them or visit the Bibelot store to purchase.

 

BISTRO GITAN

Will be doing two Valentine’s day desserts

 

L’Hotel Gitan- $16

“Strawberry and Vanilla Gateau”

Strawberry and mascarpone mousse, strawberry and lemon myrtle jam, vanilla sponge and almond crunch

 

 

Bistro Gitan – $17

“Sphère au chocolat, coeur framboise”

Vanilla mousseline cream, a sablé breton, a licorice raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries, served with a hot berry coulis

 

BON AP’

Bon Ap’ has designed a 3 course menu at $79 per person.

 

BISTRO VOLIERE

$55 2 courses, $65 3 courses. Both served with complementary french sparkling.

 

Bookings essential as it a small and busy venue. Phone 0467585941 or email [email protected]

 

CHEZ OLIVIER

Chez Olivier has created a special 3 course menu for Valentine’s Day. It costs $99.

Their usual a la carte menu won’t be available that evening.

 

Reservations are required either by phone or online on our website (www.chezolivier.com.au).

 

 

CURLY WHISKERS

The usual menu will be served.

 

 

Mount View

 

BISTRO MOLINES

Bistro Molines will be open but nothing special is planned for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Perth

 

 

BISTRO GUILLAUME

If a trip to the ‘city of love’ is not on the cards to celebrate the ‘International Day of Love’, the next best place is a Parisian night at Bistro Guillaume.

 

Indulge in the finest French Cuisine inspired by France’s most popular neighbourhood bistros, guaranteed to transport your senses to a Parisian heaven.

 

With spectacular outdoor views over Crown Metropol pool and the stunning French provincial dining space, let the team at Bistro Guillaume make your Valentine’s Day as special as possible with their à la carte menu available until 9pm.

 

 

BLOODY FRENCH

Bloody French has created a 4 course menu for Valentine’s Day, at $75 per person, which includes a glass of champagne.

 

*Amuse-bouche

Cheese croquette with romesco

 

Entrée:

*Beetroot marinated cured salmon, mango and avocado salsa

*Chicken liver parfait onion marmalade brioche

House smoked field mushroom, ratatouille, goat cheese, basil crispy leeks

 

Plats de résistance :

*Beef fillet with dauphinoise potatoes chargrilled zucchini confit baby tomatoes and jus

*herbs crusted barramundi, cauliflower puree, green bean Antiboise sauce

*House made gnocchi, asparagus, pumpkin, oregano

 

Dessert:

Dark chocolate parfait mix berry compote

Selection of French cheese

 

ENTRECOTE

A special Valentine’s Day menu at $99 per person

All reservations must be prepaid and done through the website: https://www.entrecote.com.au

 

P’TITE ARDOISE BISTRO

Please find below our set menu and inclusions for Valentines Day. We also have live music with a guitarist and accordion player on the night for entertainment.

 

$130 per person

Cocktail on arrival

3 courses (choice of courses)

Bread & tea or coffee.

One red rose per couple

Live entertainment

(Price includes all of the above)

 

Menu

 

Entrée

 

 

Soufflé aux Trois Fromages et sa Ratatouille

Cheese soufflé, ratatouille, basil oil

 

Or

 

Charcuterie

Duck liver pate, Pork & pistachio terrine, cured meats, pickled veg & crouton

 

Or

Escargot ma facon

Snails cooked the chef’s way

 

Plats de Résistance

 

Poisson du marché, fruits de mer, pomme de terre confite et sauce Bisque

Market Fish with Poached Yabbies, grilled zucchini, confit potato in a bisque sauce

 

Or

Crêpe aux Champignons Gratinée et Sauce Mornay

Mushroom crepe with mornay sauce and glazed vegetables

 

Or

Cuisse Confite et Magret Grillé de Canard à l’Orange

Wagin Duck confit and breast, potato puree, fennel, orange sauce

 

Or

Filet de Bœuf, foie gras, daulphinoise et jux de truffes

Beef Filet with foie gras, garlic spinach, glazed carrots, dauphinoise & truffle jus

 

Dessert

Tarte aux fraises

Strawberry Tart served with berry sorbet

 

Or

 

Crème Brulee

Crème brulee served with vanilla ice cream

 

Or

Fondant au chocolat

Chocolate pudding served with vanilla ice cream

 

THE BISTROT CAFE

The usual menu will be available on the day and bookings are essential.

 

Every couple that has booked a table for lunch will be given a glass of Champagne and a warm chocolate mud heart cake with Vanilla ice cream for free ❤

 

Sydney

 

BATHERS PAVILLION

Bathers’ is offering a 3 course menu in the Restaurant on Valentine’s Day on 14th February for $125 per person.

The menu is yet to be finalised. Bookings essential 9969 5050.

 

BISTRO GAVROCHE

 

Bookings can be made through The Fork here.

 

BISTRO GUILLAUME

5 course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival: $160 per person.

 

Menu

 

Tartare of yellow fin tuna, smoked oyster cream, crisp potato

 

Salad of summer vegetables, Parmesan cream, duck ham and pumpernickel

 

Roasted Atlantic salmon, courgettes and a broth of tomato and lemongrass

 

Rump of lamb, caramelised fennel, green olives and almonds

 

Raspberry soufflé rose scented vanilla bean ice cream

 

Reservations online or over the phone – Deposit required

 

BITTON GOURMET

Bitton Gourmet is putting on its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Opera.

 

The menu:

Vichyssoise, Cheese Straw

Entrée

Salmon Ceviche, Pink Peppercorns, Dill Crème Fraiche

Main

Roast Duck Breast, Confit Duck Croquette, Dark Cherry Jus

Dessert

Baked Alaska, Summer Fruit

Petit Fours

Chocolate Éclair

 

More info and bookings via this link.

 

BRASSERIE L’ENTRECOTE

A 4 courses dinner menu has been created for Valentine’s Day. It costs $85 per person.

There are two sittings: 6pm and 8pm.

 

Bookings for Valentine’s Day to be made via this link (note a credit card is required to secure the booking).

 

CLAIRE’S KITCHEN

A 4 course Valentine’s dinner will be served on the night:

  • Amuses bouche

  • choice of 6 entrées

  • choice of 6 mains

  • Valentine’s

  • French macaron

$100 per person plus booking fees.

 

Choose either the 6pm – 8:15pm or 8:30pm til close sitting.

Reservations here.

 

FOUR FROGS CREPERIE

The Four Frogs Creperies situated across Sydney have created a special galette and crêpe for Valentine’s Day.

 

Galette: Pan fried scallops, leeks, Swiss cheese & white wine sauce $21

Crêpe: Fresh Raspberries, homemade mango sauce, caramelized coconut crunch & coconut ice cream $17

 

They will also be selling glasses of champagne for $12 all day long.

All couples dining at Four Frogs Creperie will receive a rose.

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LE COQ

Le Coq is offering a special 4-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day. It costs $75 per person.

Bookings are essential (on facebook : le coq healthy rotisserie, web site : lecoqrotisserie.com.au, tel : (02) 98184333)

 

LE VILLAGE

Le Village also has a special Valentine’s Day menu.

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Bookings can be made via their website www.levillage.com.au ; [email protected] ; 02 9817 0289.

 

LOLUK

 

Reservations directly by telephone, via OpenTable or by email to [email protected]

 

MONOPOLE

Monopole will be serving a shared style menu priced at $120 per person with the option of matching wines @ $80 per person to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

 

Snacks

Kingfish + Grapefruit Ponzu + Malt

King Prawns + Buttermilk + Pomelo + Brown Butter

Duck + Quandong + Warrigal Greens

Rangers Valley Beef + Pumpkin + Leek + Miso Koji

Side: Radish + Smoked Crème Fraiche + Burnt Onion

Passionfruit + White Chocolate + Sour Cream

 

Tables are available at 5pm through to 6.30pm and there is a 2 hour time limit. Otherwise 8.30pm onwards

 

QUOI DINING

Quoi Dining has created a 4 course menu for Valentine’s Day which includes a glass of sparkling wine. It costs $89 for the Valentine’s Day lunch or $100 for the Valentine’s Day dinner.

Appetiser

Snacks

Entrée

Pork Cheek and apple or

Salmon and avocado tartar or

Roasted carrot, nut nougat, carrot cream

Main

Wild barramundi, grilled mussel, cucumber & couscous or

Black truffle & mushroom risotto or

Black angus eye fillet, truffle cauliflower

Dessert

Chocolate Delice – Chocolate Ice Cream or

Crème Caramel – Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Reservations via the website.

 

ROSE ROYALE

Rosé Royale will have a special Romantic Rosé Champagne Dinner at $199 for two, including each a three course dinner and 3 glasses of Rosé Champagne from 3 different famous houses including Laurent Perrier Rosé.

 

What do you normally do for Valentine’s Day?

French for Father’s Day in Australia

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Father’s Day is this Sunday 2 September. Below are some French restaurants/bars to take Dad along to.

 

Adelaide
Brisbane
Canberra
Cairns
Darwin
Gold Coast
Hobart
Melbourne
Mount View
Perth
Sydney

If there are any other places that you feel should be included in the list, please let me know via email at matildamarseillaise (at) gmail.com or in the comments below.

 

Father’s Day in Adelaide

 

Cliché Exhibition

Open for breakfast and lunch and also for dinner, the regular menu will be available along with a few specials for Father’s Day.

 

Father’s Day in Brisbane

 

Aquitaine Brasserie

Their usual lunch and dinner menu will be available and can be viewed here.

 

Boucher

Father’s Day event details are available here.

Breakfast 8:30-10:30 fruit, pastries, juice, bottomless coffee and tea plus your choice of hot meal for $45 adults or $20 children under 13.

Lunch – a 3 course menu with a set entree and a choice of main and dessert.

Both menus are here. 

 

French Martini

2 or 3 course set menu for $45 or $55

 

Oven baked Camembert

 

Steak Frites or

Cassoulet

 

Creme brûlée or

Profiteroles

 

Les Bubbles

Special for Father’s Day is the Steak Frites is $36.95 or you can get dessert as well for $49.95 with a free beer for Dads with both options.

 

Libertine

$45 menu.

 

Lutèce

2 course menu $68, 3 courses $78, 3 courses + matching wines $98. Kids menu $35. See the menu here.

 

Father’s Day in Canberra

 

Baked on Mort 

A 3 course special lunch menu for $45:

 

Truffled Asparagus velouté

 

Braised lamb shank , fennel mash and lemon-rosemary jus

OR

salmon and fennel mash

OR

roasted pumpkin and potato gnocchi with fresh sage butter

 

Crème caramel and fresh berries

 

Bookings essential.

 

Buvette 

Dad’s Day Brunch from 11:30am to 4pm for $55 including a glass of wine or capital brewing beer

 

MENU

Charcuterie platter; prosciutto, salumi, cheese, olives, crackers

Beef croquette, chipotle mayo

House made chorizo sausage rolls

Red wine beef, pomme puree & peas pie

South coast oysters

Pastrami & cornichons finger sandwich

Cider poached chicken breast wrap

 

DESSERT

Opera cake, sambuca creme

Kraken Rum & vanilla crème brulee

Warm mini chocolate fondant, Brandy gel

Gin & lime cake

Cointreau Pavlova

 

Father’s Day in Cairns

 

Restaurant Mature Yogo

Father’s Day Special: Scotch Fillet 200g including a side of chips, salad and 4X beer for $35.00 

 

Father’s Day in Darwin

 

The Pearl  

The restaurant is open for brunch and lunch but at the time of publishing have not informed us if they are doing anything special for Father’s Day.

 

Father’s Day on the Gold Coast

 

Cocotte

Father’s Day set lunch menu.

 

Le Café Gourmand

Father’s Day Special: Scotch filet, house made French fries, Béarnaise sauce for $27.

 

Father’s Day in Hobart

 

Fondrus

Nothing specific planned for Father’s Day but which Dad wouldn’t want to indulge in melted cheese!? Take a look at the menu.

 

Father’s Day in Melbourne

 

Bibelot

They are doing a few things for Father’s Day: a special bonbon selection, a chocolate tablette trio and a spiced nuts and comfit pack.

 

Bistro Gitan

Bistro Gitan is open for Father’s Day lunch and is serving its regular à la carte menu.

 

Choukette

Choukette is revisting the famous opéra for Dads: a whisky ganache with coffee butter cream and four layers of Joconde biscuit (almond biscuit).

 

Entrecôte

Father’s Day is usually busy day and Entrecôte will be offering some special additions to the menu on the day. They will also be open for brunch but are not taking bookings for that sitting.

The special editions are:

  • truffle Croque Monsieur; and
  • boeuf en croute (French Beef Wellington).

 

Le Jolie Café

This Friday and Saturday night as well as for Sunday lunch, Le Jolie Café will be offering a traditional boeuf bourguignon as its casserole special. The perfect way to end winter!

Their usual menu will also be available.

 

L’Hotel Gitan

Open for lunch and dinner service with its regular à la carte and Sunday menus.

 

Noir restaurant

A shared family style lunch feast on Father’s Day it’s $55 for 6 shared courses.

 

Roast capsicum and parmesan cornet, dried tomato

Coffin Bay oysters with Champagne granita

Truffled pecorino polenta chips

 

Noir’s steak tartare, waldorf salad, pommes gaufrette

Yellowfin tuna Nicoise, squid ink lavosh

 

Crisp breast and confit leg of duck, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and chestnuts

 

Chocolate and pistachio brownie, passion fruit sorbet

 

Add Louis Perdrier Bottomless Bubbles – $30pp

 

A $55 tasting menu option is also available for dinner.

 

Father’s Day in Mount View

 

Bistro Molines

Reserve a table quickly as they are filling up fast. They will have their usual à la carte menu available for Father’s Day.

 

Father’s Day in Perth

 

Petition Kitchen

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea – 3pm to 5pm on both Sat 1 September and Sun 2 September

Adults $65, children $45.

 

Read all about the Father’s Day event here and about the Gent’s Afternoon Tea here

 

P’tite Ardoise Bistro 

The usual menu is available.

 

The Bistrot Café

Free coffee for Dads when dining in on Father’s Day. The usual menu will be available.

 

Father’s Day in Sydney

 

Bistro Cocotte

 

Bistro Gavroche

Father’s Day event details at this link.

Lunch and dinner $50 – 500g pasture-fed O’Connor Bone-in Ribeye steak from Gippsland

 

Bistro Rex

Their usual menu will be available as well lots of extra types of steaks available for Dad in addition to the normal sirloin steak frites, such as rib eyes on the bone, rump caps, big T-bones etc.

 

Bitton Gourmet

Breakfast and Lunch menus available as well as a dedicated menu for Kids.

 

Brasserie L’entrecote

3 course lunch menu for $65.

 

Bronte Road Bistro

Open for lunch and serving its usual à la carte menu.

 

Four Frogs Creperie

Each Dad dining in at Four Frogs is entitled to a complimentary can of Frenchies Pale Ale with a min purchase of one galette or crêpe.

 

Loluk Bistro

Exceptional Sunday opening just for Father’s Day.

A free French beer for all Dads.

 

Monopole

Monopole will be serving their à la carte menu for the day as well as the Monopole menu, which is a shared tasting menu.

 

Quoi Dining

Three course set menu with three different sitting times to choose from available over lunch and dinner.

 

St Claude’s

A la carte menu available and open at lunch-time only.

 

What will you be doing with your Dad for Father’s Day?