GEORGE TOWN: Local cafes and restaurants are working round the clock as they prepare to cater to couples celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Up on Penang Hill, a restaurant is gearing up for two marriage proposals and 24 couples, who will be dining at its premises.
Its general manager Hanson Li said bookings started a week ago and two people had requested strategic seating to pop the question.
“We are serving a six-course set dinner and will provide each couple with a stalk of red rose.
“The tables will be scattered with rose petals and there will be flower arrangements to make it more romantic, ” he said.
At a cafe along Bishop Street, its interior mimicking a floral garden had been fully booked for its dinner session.
“We have two sessions, 6pm to 8pm and 8pm to 10pm. We have some 40 couples for Valentine’s Day.
“The dinner will comprise a set menu that we normally do not offer and a semi-fine dining feel to it.
“We have soup, assorted snacks, a selection of main dishes and two types of dessert, ” cafe supervisor Jia Yee explained.
Another cafe along Bishop Street will have its hands full with 54 bookings.
Sprinkling a Mediterranean vibe on their special menu for the night, the cafe will also be having two sessions from 6pm to 8pm and 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
“We started getting bookings in the middle of last month.
“It took us three days to come up with the menu, starting from light and ending with heavy flavours.
“We have cold oceanic dishes, which are fresh, and global flavours to maximise the taste. It is a six-course meal, ” said its co-owner and executive chef Jack Yeap.