St Valentine’s Day typically comes with much deliberation over how to best mark the occasion and all it represents with the one you love. For a sophisticated Valentine’s experience this year, couples needn’t look further than Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom’s exquisite Royal Court. The expert culinary team has put together a sumptuous, French-inspired five course meal that simply oozes romance.
The scene will be set with candlelight, and to preserve the intimate and romantic ambience, the number of guests will be limited.
The Royal Court Restaurant offers a lavish Valentine’s menu and a beautiful setting. Inviting your loved one to dinner at the Royal Court on Valentine’s Day is the ultimate romantic gesture,” says Belinda Jelf, the Marketing Manager at Sibaya.
On the tantalizing menu to start is smoked tomato soup served with a garlic crostini and whipped cream cheese soubise, followed by a choice between deep fried camembert crusted with walnut and served with a cranberry coulis and bread sticks; salmon gravlax served with pickled cucumber, wasabi mayo and sesame toast, or wild mushroom risotto cooked with a selection of exotic mushrooms, and garnished with a baby onion and cherry tomato confit.
The romantic meander continues with a choice of grilled kingklip served with braised leek and tomato, garlic pommes puree, and a sundried tomato cream; pan-seared lamb rump served with traditional ratatouille, garlic confit, pommes dauphiniose and thyme jus; or Linguini arribiatta – a mouthwatering linguini pasta tossed in a spicy sauce made from garlic, tomatoes, and red chili peppers, with baby spinach, black olives and shaved parmesan.
Couples can refresh their palates with an invigorating mixed berry sorbet before making their selection of dessert. The luscious choice of desserts includes a decadent chocolate and strawberry platter, comprising of chocolate fondant, strawberry mousse, coconut and strawberry marshmallows and mixed berry ice cream; a fresh fruit meringue tower featuring layers of berries and Chantilly cream, drizzled with mixed berry coulis, or a Génoise pudding served with Amarula anglaise, and a vanilla bean ice cream. For those with less of a sweet tooth, there is an Indezi cheese platter served with preserves, nuts and crackers.