Love bites

Why be conventional, when being different is so much fun. This Valentine’s Day, Neha K Kulkarni gives you a few  unique edible gifts you can get your sweetheart.

Cheers!

vinsuraEnjoy an evening with a bottle of chilled Zinfandel or a sparkling wine, your sweetheart and great conversation. Who says Valentine’s Day is only about candlelight dinners? The time that you spend just sipping and chatting into the wee hours of the morning can be simply priceless as well. Sommelier, Ashwini Patil Avate makes her recommendations, so go ahead and surprise your partner with some soft music, a bottle of wine and a game of truth or dare.
Try this:
Vinsura Platine Brut pink method traditional, 750ml at Rs1100.
Available at Dorabjee’s, Camp and Godrej Nature’s Basket, Dhole Patil Road.

Drink up

We think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shake things up a bit. Give your sweetie all the ingredients for a fun cocktail and suggest a little drinking competition. Get your flirt on with a love special -Flirtini.

Ingredients:

Fresh pineapple                                    2 pieces

Cointreau                                                25ml

Vodka                                                       25ml

Pineapple juice                                     50 ml

Champagne                                            80 ml

Maraschino cherry (to garnish)    1

flirtiniMethod:

1. Muddle the pineapple pieces and Cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass.

2. Add the vodka and pineapple juice.

3. Stir well.

4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

5. Top with Champagne.

6. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

7. Serve immediately

Candy girl

assorted chocolatesA big box of chocolates offers instant gratification in terms of a big ole smile on your darling’s face. But, if you really wanted to show them you cared, get them a selection of the finest you can afford. When in doubt about whether it’s dark, white, praline or strawberry cream filled chocolates, a box of assorted chocolates works well too.

  • Anthon Berg, an assortment of chocolate pralines with fillings of truffle, caramel and gianduia nougat, 250gms for Rs 895.
  • Duc d’o, heart shaped chocolates, 250gms at Rs725.
    Available at Dorabjee’s, Camp
  • Special Valentine’s Day chocolates at Rs 110 – 150 for 100gms
    Available at Chocolate Story, Kalyani Nagar

Be delicious

photo printed cup cakesEver think your sweetie was so delicious, you could just take a bite out of them? Now you can. Get your favourite photograph printed on an edible sheet and place that on cakes, cupcakes or cookies.  Give it to your sweetheart with a note to bring it to that cosy dinner date at home. At the end of a fun meal, pull out all the stops with this funky picture-dessert.

Priced at Rs 60 onwards for cookies, Rs 90 onwards for cupcakes and Rs 750 per pound of cake.
Available at Forennte Patisserie, Koregaon Park

Just for you

XOXO cookiesA bunch of cookies saying ‘XOXO’or ‘I love u’ are perfect to wrap up and send off to surprise your love during the day. Man up your gifting as you pick out your honey’s favourite sports team and video games logos and put ‘em on a box full of sugary treats. At the very least, it says you’re listening.

If your partner is a chocoholic, add a hint of creativity and gift them a bouquet of chocolates instead of the good ole flowers to go with it. Once again, personalised orders need to be ordered three to four days in advance.

Cookies are priced at Rs 60 each. Prices vary based on personalised frosting.
Available at Forennte Patisserie, Koregaon Park

Pick a readymade bouquet off the shelf for Rs 400. Prices vary based on personalised frosting.
Available at Chocolate Story, Kalyani Nagar

Sugar-free surprise

bergen-chocolateDoes your partner have a sweet tooth but is diabetic or a compulsive calorie watcher? We have the perfect gift for them. A box of sugar free Chocolate chip cookies are bound to tell them that you care about them and show your support for the diet they’ve been on. Steer clear of sending this to you partner, if you think it might hurt their feelings, else you might just get the boot.

Bergen sugar-free cookies – chocolate chip and chocolate-stripped peanut 150gms at Rs 255.
Available at Dorabjee’s, Camp

Turn your nose up

CUPCAKE-STAND-FINALUndertake a small DIY project. Take cupcakes infused with discernable essences like vanilla, coconut and cinnamon and have them fitted in small jars the way you would fit in aroma candles. Blindfold your partner and ask them to guess.

Cupcakes ranging from Rs85 – 100, jar priced at Rs 650 and packet of candles priced at Rs 30.

Available at Forennte Patisserie, Koregaon Park and Pune Baking Company, Senapati Bapat Road

Caffeine Boost

Lavazza Caffe EspressoDoes your partner need a shot of espresso to begin the day? Here are few options for the perfect gift for them. Gift them an exotic aromatic coffee and give them a reason to remember you every morning as they sip on a power packed drink.

Lavazza Caffe Espresso, 250gms at Rs 500
Available at Godrej Nature’s Basket, Dhole Patil Road

Love potion

Pomegranate-Cosmopolitan-54683BHere’s your chance to put your own spin on drink made famous by the four fabulous gals in ‘Sex and the ciy’. Known for their natural aphrodisiac qualities, pomegranates are perfect for this recipe. Made out of natural pomegranate juice, vodka and tequila what you have is a smooth, ruby coloured cocktail.Try this as a mojito, cosmopolitan or even with champagne. Tip the bartender at your favourite bar as you slip him a printed recipe of the drink. With a little bit of flair bartending, you can sit back and try one yourself as your date notches up those brownie points for creativity.

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:

Vodka                                          30ml

Cointreau                                   30ml

Pomegranate juice                 60ml

Ice cubes                                    3-4 pieces

 Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake well.

2. Pour the mixture in a cocktail glass.

Have your date leave pleased as punch as they feast on one or more of these thoughtful treats this Valentine’s Day. At burrp! we’re definietly fans of the way to one’s heart going straight through their stomach.

 



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  1. LOVED IT! Thank you so much for the brilliant ideas! :)

  2. super ideas!! just hope my husband doesnt see this coz i m sure to pick one of these ;)

  3. Thank you! Glad you guys liked them :)

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