Brighton Savoy’s Valentine's Day Dinner Melbourne
Wednesday 14th February 2024
Regretfully this year's Dinner will not be held.
Enjoy music by singer/guitarist Freddy Gulino
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Melbourne is best experienced in the Seaview Restaurant whilst enjoying a romantic dining experience with bay views.
A single red rose, awaits your valentine and a glass of bubbles as the sun goes down.
Rekindle the romance, first date, wedding anniversary?
Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity to spend time with your special partner.
Accommodation is also available so why not make a real night of it with Lunch. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, our front desk team would be delighted to assist you.
Valentine's Dinner session times
- 5.30pm Early Session
- 7.30pm Premium Session
- 9.30pm Late Session
- Single red rose for your valentine
- Three course menu and coffee
- De Bortoli Willowglen wines,Sparkling wine, local beers and soft drinks
Call us on (03) 9592 8233
Valentine's Day Dinner Menu
- Smoked salmon plate, micro herbs, capers, potato crunch, lemon citrus mayo (g)
- Saffron spiced chilli prawns, basmati rice & mild red chilli sauce
- Spiced falafel discs with roast pumpkin, and avocado puree (v)(g)
- Satay chicken strips, basmati rice, satay sauce, pineapple & cucumber garnish (g)
- Eye fillet steak 220g served medium with red wine jus, pomme potatoes & garlic butter(g)
- Crispy skin herbed chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, mushroom ragout, pomme potatoes & light chicken jus
- Panfried barramundi fillet, roasted tomato sauce, potato latke, seasonal vegetables (g)
- Oven baked gnocchi with spicy tomato sauce, mozzarella, and spinach finished with truffle oil. (v)
- Eton mess, crushed meringue, whipped cream, fresh strawberries & raspberries, berry gel & honeycomb (g)
- Sticky date pudding butterscotch sauce, chocolate soil, vanilla ice cream, dates, honeycomb
- Profiteroles filled with custard served with chocolate sauce & vanilla ice cream.
Tea & coffee and after dinner mints to conclude
Early Dinner Session $229.00 per person
Premium Dinner Session $249.00 per person
Late Dinner Session $229.00 per person
Seaview Restaurant Dining
A romantic intimate way to spend your Valentines Day Dinner at the Seaview Restaurant at the Brighton Savoy with bay views. The Evening features
- Views of the water
- Romantic Mood lighting
- Live entertainment by Freddy Gulino
- Single red rose for the Valentine
- Friendly service
- All inclusive package
- Delicious 3 course menu
- Wines, beers and Bubbles
Booking terms & conditions
Is Valentine's Day a good day to propose to your partner?
Valentine's Day can be a popular and romantic day to propose to your partner, but whether it's a good day to do so depends on your relationship and your partner's preferences. Here are some factors to consider:
- Your Partner's Preferences: Think about whether your partner enjoys grand gestures and public displays of affection or prefers more intimate and private moments. Some people love the idea of a Valentine's Day proposal, while others may find it cliché or too much pressure.
- Personal Connection: Consider if Valentine's Day holds any special significance for your relationship. If it's a day that already has meaning for both of you, such as your anniversary or the day you first met, it could make the proposal even more meaningful.
- Avoiding Expectations: Keep in mind that proposing on Valentine's Day may come with higher expectations, and your partner might anticipate something special. If you're concerned about not meeting those expectations or if your partner prefers surprises, you might consider proposing on a different day.
- Competition: Valentine's Day can be a popular day for proposals, so if you plan to propose in a public place or at a popular venue, you might encounter more crowds and competition.
- Personalized Approach: If you decide to propose on Valentine's Day, try to make it as personal and unique as possible. Consider your partner's interests, hobbies, and preferences to tailor the proposal to their taste.
Ultimately, the best day to propose is a day that feels right for both of you as a couple. If Valentine's Day aligns with your relationship's dynamics and holds significance for both of you, it could be a wonderful and memorable day for a proposal. However, if you feel that another day might be more meaningful or better suited to your partner's preferences, don't be afraid to choose a different date that feels special and unique to your relationship.
History of Valentine's Day
The history of Valentine's Day is a fascinating blend of ancient Roman and Christian traditions. It dates back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on the ides of February (February 15) in honor of Lupercus, the Roman god of fertility. Lupercalia was a raucous festival involving the sacrifice of goats and a ritual where young men would run through the streets, striking women with the hides of the sacrificed animals. It was believed that this would promote fertility and purification.
As Christianity began to spread across the Roman Empire, the Christian Church sought to replace pagan festivals with Christian celebrations. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as St. Valentine's Day in an effort to Christianize Lupercalia. The origin of the name "Valentine" is uncertain, as there were several early Christian martyrs named Valentine, but the most commonly cited one is St. Valentine of Rome.
The association of St. Valentine's Day with romantic love can be traced back to the Middle Ages. It was during this time that the idea of "courtly love" emerged in medieval literature, emphasizing the romantic love between knights and noblewomen. The day became an occasion for lovers to express their affection through notes, poems, and small gifts.
The tradition of exchanging handmade paper cards became popular in the 18th century in England, and by the 19th century, the practice had spread to the United States. In the mid-19th century, the commercialization of Valentine's Day began, with the mass production of greeting cards. Today, Valentine's Day is celebrated worldwide as a day to express love and affection to romantic partners, family members, and friends.
Despite its ancient and Christian roots, the modern Valentine's Day celebration is more focused on love and romance rather than the fertility and purification themes of the ancient Lupercalia festival. It has become a day of expressing affection and appreciation for the people we care about.
Greeting card industry and Valentine's Day
The greeting card industry's infiltration of Valentine's Day can be traced back to the 19th century. During this time, advancements in printing technology and a growing postal system made it easier for people to send and receive letters and cards. As a result, the exchange of Valentine's Day cards became more popular.
In the 1840s, a British entrepreneur named Esther Howland is often credited with popularizing the mass-produced Valentine's Day card in the United States. Howland, known as the "Mother of the Valentine," was inspired by a Valentine's Day card she received from England and decided to create her own cards. Using her artistic skills and business acumen, she started her own card-making business and produced elaborate handmade Valentine's Day cards with lace, ribbons, and colorful illustrations.
Her cards became a huge success, and soon other companies followed suit, producing printed Valentine's Day cards for the general public. The introduction of the "Penny Post" in Britain in 1840, which provided a cheap and uniform postal rate, further facilitated the exchange of cards and contributed to their popularity.
As printing technology advanced, the greeting card industry expanded rapidly, and it seized on various holidays and occasions as opportunities to sell cards, including Valentine's Day. Greeting card companies promoted the idea that sending a card was a heartfelt and convenient way to express one's emotions and show affection to loved ones. Over time, the exchange of Valentine's Day cards became a widely accepted tradition, and the practice of giving cards extended beyond romantic relationships to include friends, family members, and even colleagues.
The greeting card industry's marketing efforts and the convenience of exchanging cards contributed to making Valentine's Day one of the most significant occasions for card sales worldwide. Today, it remains a highly commercialized holiday with millions of Valentine's Day cards being exchanged each year, making it a substantial part of the greeting card industry's revenue.