WHILE loved-up couples will enjoy fish and chips at Cottesloe Beach, a picnic in Kings Park or a romantic dinner at their favourite restaurant tonight, some of Perth’s top chefs will have a date of a different kind – with their kitchens.
Valentine’s Day is known to be one of the busiest nights of the year and on deck are Scott Bridger (Bib & Tucker), Robert Murphy (Bistro Guillaume) and Leif Huru (Nobu) to ensure Perth couples are treated to top food.
While their loved ones will have to share them on Valentine’s Day, Scott said he had something special planned for his wife.
“I am taking my wife to Margaret River the following weekend,’’ he said.
“Most hospitality workers celebrate milestones and major holidays a couple of days before or after,”
When it comes to romancing his partner, Scott said he could not go past seafood.
“There is nothing better than some fresh seafood in a good location,’’ he said.
“Fresh figs and a really good cheese served with a special bottle of wine is also good.”
Robert said his go-to dish on Valentine’s Day was something he and his loved one could share.
“It is interactive and by providing small tasty bites, there is always a wow factor,’’ he said.
“Share dishes have a Lady and the Tramp feel about it, which is my favourite part.”
Leif said if he wasn’t working at Nobu tonight, he would cook his partner a meal that is simple and stress free so he could enjoy the day.
“It doesn’t necessarily need to be anything fancy, just cook something that you know or think will make you partner happy,’’ he said.
“It creates less stress and more time to spend with your partner rather than in the kitchen.”
For those attempting to cook a special meal tonight, here are some top tips from the lads.
Scott Bridger: “Cook from the heart and everything will taste good. And stay away from raw garlic if you are looking for a bit of loving.”
Robert Murphy: “Cook light and don’t over eat. You want to enjoy the company and delicious food, not over eat and put yourself into a food coma.”
Leif Huru: “It doesn’t necessarily need to be anything fancy, just cook something that you know or think will make you partner happy. It creates less stress and more time to spend with your partner rather than in the kitchen.”