Top 5 exotic must-visit romantic places
By Mithila Mehta
Cupcake Delights in Dubai
For those who’d like to end their date on an extra sweet note, Dubai’s Bloomsbury’s Boutique Café and Artisan Bakery claims to offer the world’s most-expensive cupcake. Known as the ‘Golden Phoenix,’ the cupcake is created from a recipe that includes Italian chocolate, 23-carat edible gold sheets, organic strawberries and lots of edible gold dusting. The cupcake is presented on a 24-carat gold stand. The Golden Phoenix sweet treat will set you back around US$1,000—a small price for such a luxurious treat!
Theatrical dining in Ibiza
Here’s a dining experience that will leave your date absolutely dazzled! Sublimotion is a high-end eatery, which could well pass off as a theatrical experience. Conceptualised by Michelin-star Spanish Chef Paco Roncero, here diners are treated to a 20-course meal, where each dish is served with a unique twist. For example, the dessert is served on a spinning and levitating plate, which eventually slows down for diners to dig into. Interestingly enough, the room temperature, humidity and even scents are altered to suit each dish, along with the musical accompaniment for a truly wow experience!
Sublimotion is one of the most expensive culinary experiences in the world. Apart from the flight tickets to Ibiza, you will have to shell out upwards of US$2,000 per person to be seated at the Sublimotion table.
Rent a private island
Get romantic, rent a private island for you and your lover. Located in the Caribbean, theBritish Virgin Islands are both exotic and exclusive. Here, Necker Island, owned by the flamboyant Richard Branson, boasts of beautiful beaches and a splendid marine life. Check into a Balinese-style villa, which provides accommodation to well-heeled guests. From Oprah Winfrey to Princess Diana, the island has played host to a number of celebrities. One night on the island will set you back by a whopping US$47,000.
Sea plane in Sydney
Imagine a restaurant, spectacularly located at the edge of a cliff, which can be best accessed by a seaplane. Jonah’s, one of Sydney’s most fabulous restaurants, truly offers a meal to remember. When you get to Jonah’s, be prepared to be greeted by a breathtaking view of a sweeping beach, the blue Pacific Ocean and not a person in sight. How perfect is that?
At Jonah’s, the pan-seared barramundi and North Atlantic scallops are favourites. Finish up with the almond panna cotta with raspberry sorbet, before you jump back onto the seaplane and return to reality.
Restaurant for two in Rome
Solo Per Due ('Only for Two') in Rome, Italy prides itself on being the world’s smallest restaurant. With just one table that caters to two special guests, a meal at Solo Per Due is an unforgettable experience. The restaurant is located inside a beautiful 19th-century building, housed on the grounds of a historical Roman villa. The staff goes to great lengths to give you privacy—appearing only if summoned by the ring of a silver bell.
Tuck into a hearty meal made from the freshest local produce. Local specialities such as sheep’s cheese, wild mushrooms and extra virgin olive oil, all feature in the cooking. Needless to say, since there’s room only for two at Solo Per Due, early reservations are a must!