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Valentine dinner

Every year on Valentine’s day, fine dinning restaurant are much more busy than usual. I suspect they are even busier than X’mas day or New Year. It seems going out to have a nice dinner with your love one is a fixed program to celebrate the Valentine’s Day. There are more dining options for other festival days. But for Valentine’s day, it gotta be a romantic candle light dinner. Due to the high demand and limited supply of dining space, restaurants know how to rip off their customers on this special day. They will schedule the seating into as many slots as possible. Limit the menu to a few fix dishes to streamline the cooking process. They will also mark up the price in menu to squeeze extra money from the poor guys who have to pay for the meal. That’s why this year I have the Valentine dinner with Pat the day after Valentine to avoid the crowd. Just by shifting the dinner one day, I got better service and the same money can buy a greater value of food. Unfortunately, this tactic only works on your wife or long time girlfriend. For the new couple just started or wanting to start a relationship, delaying the Valentine’s day dinner would make you look really cheap. Or even worse, the girl may raise suspicion that she is only the backup lover, so that you can have dinner with another girl on the Valentine day.

6 comments to Valentine dinner

  • uncleray

    若有自己地方也可以自己煮。不過這招可能只對外國女生就work,港女就不行了。

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine’s weekend (without being ripped off)! (smile)

  • Uncleray: If you place is over 1000 sq ft and has ocean view, and your cooking OK, it also work for HK girl. What really work is you show the girl your 10million+ home.

    Kempton: How’s your Valentine? Did you do something special with your wife?

  • now that the economy is in such state, i guess those of us with a job should do our bit for the economy by spending in valentine’s day……but then, i also did the cheap thing and took the wife out on friday night 🙂

    cooking for the girl still works in hk. in fact, last time i was in hk, i find that cooking skills definitely score points for men and where he cooks doesn’t matter as much as what he cooks. if you don’t have a nice place, the key will be to cook with premium ingredients (i hear that foie gras sell very well at city super) and match with a decent wine…….

  • 在情人節當日,我跟太太吃中餐,毋須訂位,等了十分鐘即可入座,點了三個菜,二百元有找,正。

  • tzigane: won’t it quite odd to have foie gras and wine in crappy place?

    薯﹕ 乜你咁唔浪漫架。

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