It is that time of the year where cupid come to play with our hearts and emotions. Love is in the air, each and everyone is looking at ways to celebrate this special day. No plans this Valentine’s? Have a look-see at some of these offerings to celebrate it in your own special way. Here is our guide to celebrating this Valentine’s Day in Goa.
A Reverie, Calangute, North Goa
Aakritee Sinh and her affable husband Virendra Sinh have been dubbed the cupids of love, year on year in Goa. At their swanky chic gastronomic establishment - A Reverie; a theatrical spectacle awaits. From the lounge to sample curated cocktails under the watchful eye of the dreamer to the sit-down studio area next to the wine bar, this setting spells opulence and sophisticated dining. With interactive playful menu’s and always something naughty up her sleeve, allow the Chef Patron Aakritee to entice you and make your loved one fall in love with you all over again.
Simply Grills, The Marriott, Goa
An opulent setting for those who want to relax with pampered exclusivity, Simply Grills at the Marriott in Miramar is the perfect spot to spoil your Valentine silly. With spectacular breathtaking sea views up front and the amoebic pool behind you, allow the team helmed especially by Chef Sebastian from Germany take you through a course by course wine paired meal to indulge your every desire and make it come true.
Thaal, Reis Magos, Reis Magos, Bardez, North Goa
A screening of the ever classic Dirty Dancing followed by live foot-stomping music with Music fever is what Rumana Roowala has in store for all your lovebirds. Situated with spectacular views along the sea at Reis Magos, Thaal is authentic Bohri cuisine at its finest. Spend the day and allow it to lead up to the screening well satiated or just get there and experience the specially curated menu with a cherubic twist, Rumana’s way. A 5-course meal awaits you accompanied by a drink alongside multiple offers this evening to get you and your loved one’s set in the mood.
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A trickling indulgence to get one tipsy lies in the artistic hues of mixology at Amavi by Sumera. Always on the creative bent, Amavi this Valentines is a perfect location for some scrumptious lip-smacking fare and themed cocktails. A sneak peek into chatting with the shy Sumera had her reveal the Luscious Lobster bisque infused with cognac followed by the Fresh True Love Berry Pavlova with vanilla crème, assorted berries and mint sauce served with a passion fruit gelato. All this paired along with one of her signatures Valentine themed cocktails; Hot Passion- a boozy infused orange liqueur, encircled with passion fruit and Thai chilli peppers for that sweet and spice with all things nice. Get our drift? Make way to Amavi for a delightfully liqueur infused evening. And remember, do not drink and drive post.
Vero Cibo, Novotel Goa Resorts & Spa, Candolim
Eat, Drink Love this Valentines Day at Vero Cibo embarks you on a journey to a sensuous spot to impress a first date to keep the fires of love from going completely cold. A sensational 5-course Aphrodisiac menu that includes Asian Pork Chops, Slow cooked Tenderloin, Asian Pork Chops with delectable desserts like Red Hot Velvet Brownie with Vodka Crush Strawberry & much more. For an exquisite romantic indulgence, a private candle-lit cabana is at your disposal that overlooks the pool under the star-studded sky with the Chefs special menu based on your preferences.
This one is an interesting alternative to the ‘romance’ of the day St.Valentine made famous. The Project Café is a place that has to be visited once to take in the expanse of love and dedication thrown into a project. This one includes good food, music and friends with a live act by Todh Teri from Berlin who re-imagines the era of disco & cabaret from Bollywood with house, acid & funk infusions, the revival of Indian cinematic sounds reworked for the modern dance floor. Alongside this musical extravaganza, there is a special a la carte menu cooked up by Todh Teri and Irina. A groovy way to keep the heart pumping this Valentine’s in the heart of Assagao
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An award winning photojournalist, Nolan is torn between food & travel. Having held multiple exhibitions across- he loves to capture the essence of a meal or moment through his lens. Known for his love of food he believes in making viewers salivate over drool worthy pictures, titilating their palates over social media. His photography added vivid dimensions through his contribution to the book The Culinary Heritage of Goa which won the Gourmand Best in the World for Historical recepies in 2015. Author of the ever popular food/travel blog www.nolansatwit.com, many have commonly referred to his wit or 'twit'iness. A recepient of the prestigious REX Karmaveer Chakra award by UNESCO he spends most of his time divided between sampling the various offerings of the gastronomic world and his unending quest for new and far flung places.