Eros’s juggernaut gears up to sashay into the city in grand style, but, he has long abandoned his bow and arrow! Instead, he carries plates of ambrosia stirred in with dollops of unbridled lowe. Navya D’Souza tells us just where you can taste these heavenly treats with your loved one.
Why wait till the 14th when you can commence the celebrations five days earlier! Under the Mango Tree rings in Valentine’s Day on the 10th of February and keeps up the romance till the 15th with a specially crafted menu for the occasion. Voted as one of the most romantic ambiences in the city, this restaurant is canopied by a giant mango tree and is ideal for a cosy rendezvous with that someone special. On the culinary agenda, between the 10-15 February, is a five-course meal that includes tangy broths, smoked salads, lobster ravioli in a creamy sauce, and much more. There are, also, wines and plenty of desserts to accompany the special meal.
Price: INR 1,200 per couple
Location: Under the Mango Tree, Richmond Town
For reservations call: 22111112/3/4, 9686601021
Imagine a colonial styled ambience oozing with old-world charm overlooking lush gardens and a serene lily-pond. Add to that all the decadent trappings that come with five-star luxury. And, top that with a meal created by master chefs. Stuff that perfect Valentine Day dreams are made of? Well, with Le Jardin you’ll have to dream no more. This V-Day, the restaurant pulls out all the stops to ensure that you have a memorable evening. While you revel in the magical surroundings, the restaurant puts out a gourmet meal of lobster medallion and pan-seared scallop to go with your sparkling wines. Talk about hard to resist!
Price: INR 3,000 per couple
Location: Le Jardin, The Oberoi
For reservations call: 41358201, 25585858, 25585960
Touted to be the largest restaurant in the city, Oko’s open-air ambience accentuated with dim lights, cutting-edge design and snug seating makes for a special treat on Valentine’s Day. You and your special someone could whisper a sweet nothing or two while sipping on your favourite concoctions at the sleek lounge before heading for dinner. And at the star-lit dinner table, indulge in a specially created five-course Pan-Asian Aphrodisiac menu that includes sparkling wine, an assorted sashimi and sushi platter, starters like shredded duck spring rolls and honey chilli artichoke, main course options like succulent John Dory in sweet and spicy sauce, soups, and desserts.
Price: INR 5995 per couple
Location: Oko, The Lalit
For reservations call: 30527777
Get up and dance!
Sitting across a table and losing yourself in each other’s eyes is not your cup of love? Then, Opus is the perfect place to be! Starting from noon, a host of DJs spin out groovy tunes while you guzzle down cocktails and party it up. You could also win dozens of goodies and even stand a chance to be crowned the King and Queen of St. Valentine.
Price: INR 700+ (includes cover charge)
Location: Opus, Palace Orchards
For reservation call: 23442580, 9844030198, 9008303330