Sunday, February 12, 2017

10 of the World’s Most Romantic Restaurants

A truly romantic evening should pull out all the stops—from sumptuous cuisine and exquisite flowers to beautiful surroundings and, of course, amazing company. With the most romantic day of the year approaching, Passion4Luxury searched out the restaurants . Whether you’re looking for an elegant place to spend Valentine’s Day or an unforgettable locale to pop the question, these romantic restaurants are sure to fit the bill. All you need is the perfect dinner partner.

Solo Per Due, Italy
It’s hard to rival the romance of dining in the world’s smallest restaurant. Located in the lush village of Vacone, this “only for two” eatery has just one table. Chef-owner Remo di Claudio and his son, Giovanni, serve antipasti, pastas, and entrees made with local olive oil, meats, wild mushrooms, sheep’s cheeses, and orchard fruits. Sweets include homemade tiramisu, adorned with a white chocolate heart. (

White Rabbit, Russia
An edible fairytale for two stirs the heart at this fabled modern Russian restaurant under a glass dome overlooking Moscow. Chef Vladimir Mukhin shares Russia’s culinary history via his seasonal tasting sets, featuring items like the Scarlet Flower, an apple puree with honey and radish that harkens back to a time when flowers and plants were used for medicine. White Rabbit’s Gastrobar tells its own tales, like a recent gastronomic performance of Alice in Wonderland. (

Cecconi’s, Miami Beach
Set in the courtyard of Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s brings the romance (and cuisine) of Venice to Miami. Illuminated trees, hanging lights, and cozy sofas create a charming and breezy atmosphere in the evening as chef Sergio Sigala serves fresh pasta, seafood, and other Italian dishes. 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach  (

Lung King Heen, China
Overlooking the shimmering lights of Victoria Harbor, this Cantonese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong was the first in China to receive three Michelin stars. Chef Chan Yan Tak serves a wealth of dishes, including steamed foie gras with abalone and goose web sauce, wok-fried lobster with garlic, and more than a dozen preparations of Bird’s Nest Soup. (

Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse, Paris
One of the crown jewels in the chef’s dining empire, Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse boasts three Michelin stars and a decadent atmosphere. The spectacular decor—inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles—features crystal chandeliers, frescoes, and marble. The simple yet exquisite cuisine includes dishes such as lobster with Jerusalem artichokes and venison with poivrade sauce. 228 rue de Rivoli, Paris. (

Kanoun Restaurant, Morocco
Deep in the Atlas Mountains, you’ll find this Kanoun Restaurant inside Kasbah Tamadot, one of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition luxury retreats. Under the starlit sky among flickering candles, sip cocktails at the fireside bar before forking into richly spiced tagines, braises, and couscous dishes made by local Berber cooks using regional ingredients, including many grown on property. (

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Talk about being in your own private bubble. This intimate six-table dining room at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island lies 16 feet under the sea. Watch fish dart by while enjoying a six-course dinner featuring such items as Maldivian lobster and red-fish tartare with passionfruit sauce and beef tenderloin with apple and goose-liver tortellini. (

Grotto Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy
This romantic spot is located within a limestone cavern on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Guests can enjoy the water views year-round from the upper dining room, or dine alfresco in the grotto from May through October. Via Narciso 59, Polignano a Mare, Italy. (

CasCades Restaurant, Bali
Commence an amorous evening in Bali with the eight-course Indonesian Degustation at the white-cloth CasCades Restaurant overlooking the verdant Valley of the Kings. Chef Nic Vanderbeeken makes magic at the table with such offerings as curried king prawn, duck breast with long bean, coconut and spinach, and Balinese pork belly with chili-pumpkin tamarind sauce. (

Bob Bob Ricard, England
The “Press for Champagne” button at every table sets the tone at this glamorous London eatery featuring British and Russian classics, such as caviar starters, beef wellington for two, and sour-cherry soufflé that will sate a sweet tooth. Bob Bob Ricard is the only U.K. restaurant serving Chateau d’Yquem by the glass. (

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