Well, we are aware that love conquers all. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, sweethearts across the world will think of ingenious ways to make it special and of course, memorable. Roses and chocolates will be sold in millions but the real deal is to go beyond these and make your celebrations a bit more personal. Here is a look at several tony addresses that are trying to take the stress out of Valentine's Day planning, and helping you to focus only on pampering your heartthrob.
AnnaMaya, the European food hall at Andaz Delhi, is geared up for a V-day party with what it calls the Saints of AnnaMaya. The 'Saints', according to the brand, are its artisan partners which provide the restaurant locally sourced organic produce.
Pot of Goodness
The party stretches over an entire evening of mindful eating and celebration of fresh ingredients. Up for grabs are specially curated sweet treats like Adam’s Folly, Love Bites, Pot of Goodness, and plenty of other sugar-laden stuff.
Price: Packages start from INR 1950 plus taxes per person.
Modern Cantonese cuisine, signature cocktails inspired by Chinese zodiac signs and live entertainment will give you company on Valentine’s Day at The Hong Kong Club. A five-course set menu conjured up by Chef Yu Fuhai, featuring traditional recipes will come your way along with signature cocktails crafted by the restaurant’s vivacious bartender Agnieszka Rozenska.
Love birds can take their pick of dishes like Chilled Tofu with Picante Peanut Sauce, Crispy Fried Dim Sum, Lotus Root Puff with Fried Garlic and Sweet and Sour Sauce, Fried Prawn Toast with Sesame, Peanut, Honey, Mustard Dips and much else.
Tie it all up with the platter of love, an assortment of desserts including Adam’s Folly, Love Bites, Unconditional Love and Red Velvet Spring Roll.
Couple Package with Food and Soft Beverages - INR 4950 plus taxes
Couple Package with Food and Beverage with one round of cocktail - INR 6500 plus taxes
Couple Package with Food and Soft Beverages with Champagne - 19500 plus taxes
Couple Package with Food and Soft Beverages, Couple Spa - INR12500 plus taxes
One of the hippest dining digs of the capital is laying out the red carpet for true blue romantics with a Truffle and Caviar menu. However, a la carte option will also be available. The Truffle and Caviar menu will feature complimentary Amuse Bouche and Petit Four based on the V-day theme. Inventive entrees in this menu include dishes such as Portobello Mushroom, Shepard’s Pie-inspired Baked Portobello Mushroom Heads served with Roasted Celeriac Stew. In addition, there will be a special cocktail and wine menu for a heady buzz. There are other bells and whistles too. Something called the letterbox of love has been planned to make things more interesting. Patrons will have the option of choosing postcards from the restaurant’s stack of romantic destinations and post them in its letterbox of love, especially set up for V-day. They can even send online destination postcards, meant for their loved ones to the restaurant. Olive will subsequently send these love missives to their valentines. There are several other initiatives, including live music during the day and evening, to make the occasion memorable.
Price: Table for two - INR 8000 ++ per couple
Nibble on Pan-Asian delicacies with your heartthrob at Miss Nora. A special menu has been crafted to mark the day of love, featuring amorously named dishes like Love Bird Soup, Flirty Citrus Salad, Valentine Sushi, Crispy Love Niblets and more.
Date: February 7th to 14th, 2020
Address: Miss Nora, 1st Floor, Rcube Monad Mall, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi – 110027
Price: Meal for two - INR 1500 + Taxes
Timing: 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
A specially curated menu in Kampai will keep the embers burning on Valentine’s Day. There is the Chef Special Omakase Veg Sushi Platter as well as choices between several dishes like Shitake No Sumashi Soup, Horenso No Goma-ae Salad, Portobello and Eringi Skewers, Three Mushroom and Cheese Gyoza, Rock Corn Tempura, Prawn Tempura and many more delicacies. These will be served with two glasses of complimentary sparkling wine.
Vegetarian - INR 3500++PP
Non-Vegetarian - INR 4500+PP
Venue: Worldmark 1, G-02, Aerocity, Delhi 110037
Date: 7th February 2020 - 14th February 2020
Time: All Day
Your sweetheart will be pampered silly at this popular Japanese eatery with a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring dainty nibbles like the Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tsukune (Homemade Japanese style of minced chicken sausage, wrapped in bacon with orange tare glaze) and Creamy Mushroom Coquettes (Mushroom and cheese croquettes, served with sriracha mayo and Japanese Worcestershire sauce). Vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses include Baked Avocado (Baked Plump Avocado Stuffed with Curried Vegetables and Seasonal Greens) and Scottish Salmon Steak (grilled farm-fresh Scottish salmon; served with winter greens, spicy daikon oroshi radish, and soy-lemon butter).
Live music will be part of the sweet deal, while patrons will be encouraged to tie love notes on the frangipani tree in the restaurant courtyard. Not surprisingly, the best message will win a set lunch for two.
Price: INR 1947 ++
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Susmita Saha is a Delhi-based Features Writer. She has worked as an Assistant Editor at India Today and The Telegraph and writes on arts and culture, films, travel, food, architecture, design and various other lifestyle subjects. She has seriously itchy feet and plans to tick the world off her bucket list, one burger at a time.
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