Valentine’s Day At The Maslow Hotel


Knowing that champagne is synonymous with romance, The Maslow is making Valentine’s Day a simply sumptuous and bubbly experience this year. An extraordinary menu and a sophisticated setting themed by the world’s finest champagne will combine at the hotel’s Lacuna Bistro overlooking The Maslow’s tranquil oasis garden on February the 14th. Think Moët & Chandon, oysters and prawns, lamb Valentine and an indulgent dessert platter to share.

Moët & Chandon Themed Dinner

Love is in the air at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton. Your most romantic evening kicks off  with a giddy Amuse Bouche comprising Knysna oysters in whiskey sours, laced with Jack Daniels. After that, get ready for a plate of pan-fried prawns in garlic and lime butter with deep risotto balls, lashings of parmesan and smoked tomato concasse. Before the main course comes a delicious home-made soup of mushroom tortellini, parmesan crème and chicken boudin, smothered in a roasted chicken broth. And all of that before the mains even arrive? You bet! Besides, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year to the Maslow Hotel.

For mains there is a choice between lamb Valentine marinated with yoghurt and cumin, or paupiette of sole with fennel mousse and prawn wonton. The sensory sensation doesn’t end there… by a long shot. Two more courses follow: a cheese board of Karoo crumble with watermelon preserve and cape seed loaf, and then a decadent dessert plate featuring home-made crème anglaise with 70% dark chocolate ganache; malva squares splashed with marmalade, strawberries, meringues, ginger biscuit fingers, caramelized banana with raspberries and salty pretzels. The romantic feast is (well) rounded up with Turkish delight and chocolate truffles.

V-Day Picnic – 18 February 2018

For a more laid back Valentine’s experience, couples can venture to The Maslow on Sunday, 18 February when the lush lawns and gardens will provide the backdrop to a Veuve Clicquot-inspired picnic under African skies.  The gourmet picnic menu burgeons with personality, with crispy jalapeño poppers stuffed with feta; crispy chicken wings fried in buttermilk; a Cape cheese board; mouthwatering roast chicken and butternut salad, and blueberry cheese cake jars topped with crispy honey comb amongst the treats to share.

Let’s Make It A Night – 14 February 2018

Take it one step further and make a night of Valentine’s Day by staying over in style. The Valentine’s package includes a romantic turn down, complimentary bubbly paired with Turkish delight truffles and strawberries in the room. The package is R2 245 per couple on Valentine’s Day but is also available throughout the month of love for R1 885 per room.

More Details

Booking is essential for all of these experiences. The cost per head for the Moët & Chandon themed dinner on 14 February is R440 and the Veuve Clicquot-inspired picnic on 18 February is R750 per couple.  To book or to find out more, email lacuna.bistro@suninternational.com or call 010 226 4647. Hotel bookings can be made at: maslow.reservations@suninternational.com or 010 226 4600

By Shawn Greyling

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