Valentine’s Day acquires a whole new meaning when you dine under the stars with your beloved. Al Fresco dining is always fun in Mumbai and more. So, on a romantic night like this when you watch Mumbai’s skyline together or simply enjoy the cool breeze, as you relish your favourite dishes and sip your special tipple. My top 5 picks:
Treat your beloved to a bespoke dining experience, masterfully crafted four-course set menu at Six Degrees. Raise a toast to togetherness by sipping on a glass of Sparkling Rose Wine, with our compliments.
Begin your meal with a hearty Truffle Cauliflower Soup with Caramelized Cauliflower Chips. Take your pick from an assortment of exotic appetizers like Seared Scallops, Balsamic Chicken with Vegetable Caponata, Pine nut and Arugula or deep-fried Goat Cheese. For mains, tuck into grilled specialities like Wine Marinated Lobster with Olive Caper Sauce; Porcini and Truffle Parmesan Fondue. End your meal on a sweet note with Red velvet Chocolate dome with Hazel Crumble and fresh Strawberries.
Price: 4 - Course Set menu at INR 6000 ++ for a couple
It does not get any more romantic than this. Watch the sun go down as you sip your Red Wine or a Margherita. Gorge on Truffle Infused Chilli Cheese Puffs, Garlic Pepper Baby Corn Mushroom and Steamed Shanghai Vegetable Dumpling, as you enjoy the spectacular view from the Dome, - one of the best in the city.
Spend the evening with your loved one over a Cantonese dinner right under the stars along with a complimentary glass of Sparkling Rose Wine at Hakkasan. With its Modern Cantonese decadence, plush interiors, wooden lattices and blue-lit bar, Hakkasan is the perfect place to be for an evening of love. Dine under the stars as the roof of Hakkasan’s Main Dining Room opens to a star-lit sky. Crispy Duck Salad with Pomelo, Pine nut and Shallot, Spicy Jackfruit Dumpling, Chicken and Prawn Hibiscus Dumpling, Five style Wild Rice in fragrant Chilli and Celery, are just a few of the many delectable options. Lucky Jie - a red-hued dessert with Salted Caramel Ganache, Mandarin, Chilli and Cocoa, is the apt way to end your meal.
The breath-taking view that this place offers, will make your Valentine’s Day dinner special. This Arabian theme bistro serves hearty and robust food, and the setting adds to the charm. Relish Chicken Shish Touk, Sundried Tomato Hummus with Pita, Turkish Nachos, Grilled Halloumi, Kabsa and more.
This rooftop lounge exudes a casual yet, chic vibe and offers the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy a meal with your partner. The snazzy and well-lit bar adds to the ambience, as you gaze at the dotted skyline and sip exotic cocktails or a Peach and Mint Margherita. Enjoy Mediterranean fare and choose from the vast bar menu. The Lamb Kibbeh and Prawn Kataifi boast of exquisite flavours, and the Murg Biryani complete with Salan and Raita makes for a delicious meal.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.