One of the best ways to celebrate true love this Valentine's month is to have a great meal with the person closest to your heart. A good destination is Lucia Ristorante, a top choice in Makati City for those who love authentic Italian cuisine.
This Valentine's Day weekend, bring your date to Lucia Ristorante and avail of its Sparkling Valentine's Day Special. Why? Here are 5 good reasons:
1. This promo for lovers features a 4-course degustation menu, Prosecco wine, and live piano entertainment on the night of February 14. Now that's the right "recipe" for a romantic evening!
2. The special menu of Italian flavors is prepared exclusively for the occasion by Executive Chef Davide Lombardi. Each set meal is composed of mouth-watering selections that are elegantly served and paired with a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling Italian wine.
There are two choices for the antipasto (that we both got to taste): The Mozzarella Di Bufala "Bellavista" is made of marinated mozzarella with basil, olive oil, capers, and olive vinaigrette. The salad lover in me throughly enjoyed each bite of the flavorful ingredients.
I was so happy to be served the Crema Di Funghi All "Valdostana", a soup made using mushroom, another favorite food of mine. Each spoonful is truly lip-smacking!
Il Primo is a pasta dish called Paglia E Fieno Al "Brucio Piemontese with homemade green and white tagliarini with meat ragon and herb garlic butter, which is likewise delicious. I was very fascinated by the tagliarini's pretty colors because they made me feel that I was really eating healthy pasta :)
Il Secondo is a choice between Dentice Arrosio Ai Due Sapori, a flaky and juicy pan-seared lapu-lapu with roasted potato wedge and bell pepper with saffron sauce, or Costollette D'Agnello Alle Mandorle Con Risotto All Erbe, which is an almond-crusted lamb chop with assorted herb risotto and lamb sauce. What's notable about the lamb is the very tender meat that doesn't give off the usual strong smell many lamb dishes have.
For a dolce ending, there's Spuma Al Cioccolato All’Arancio, a decadent chocolate cake mousse with orange flavor. I was pleasantly surprised that the combination of sweet and fruity sour could taste sooo good!
4. Find your "sweet spot" and make the night even more sensually memorable. Visit the Fortunte Chocolate Giveaway Station where couples can indulge on assorted dipping dipping fruits, pretzels, and aphrodisiacs like fondue-covered strawberries, marshmallows, and petite biscuits. You can create your own or make a personalized Fortune Chocolate token for your date on-the-spot. Feel free to the treats to put inside your complimentary packaging container, along with cute love quotes.
Hubby wasn't able to join me that night because he is running a marathon at midnight so I brought home these treats for him.
5. Revel in the relaxing ambiance of Lucia Ristorante. The intimate setting and soft lighting as well as the beautifully decorated interior would enhance your romantic mood.
The Sparkling Valentine’s Day Special will be available beginning February 12 until February 15 only, and is priced at Php1,800+ (good for two).
In case you are not able to avail of the Valentine dinner offer, make sure to still visit Lucia Ristorante on other days because it also serves an extensive selection of authentic Italian specialties and premium Italian wines as steady offerings. It is open from 11:00am- 11:00pm.
Score a cozy spot for you and your sweetheart at Lucia Ristorante by calling in your reservations (887-8080 and 836-0023). Or, drop by at Hotel Celeste (02 San Lorenzo Drive Corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City). You may also like its official Facebook page (luciaristoranteph) or follow via Instagram (@luciaristorante).
By the way, in case you'd prefer to sleep over after your wonderful meal, Hotel Celeste also has an Eat Stay Love Valentine Promo that includes romantic deluxe accommodations; choice of sangria, local beer or iced tea for the welcome drink; welcome foot and leg massage; breakfast; complimentary dinner reservation for two  at Lucia Ristorante with a glass of wine; capping off the night with a one  hour relaxing whole body massage; and free wifi access for Php 8,500 overnight accommodation. You can also upgrade to a suite room for an additional PhP 3,000.