I am all for love and romance, but feel, one does not need just one day to celebrate it. Love needs to be celebrated everyday. Yet, Hotels and restaurants go all out to woo lovers and us too – the food lovers. To enjoy food, I need no special occasion, as I am an incorrigible foodie. So shall make the most of the special menus on Valentine’s Day. Trust me there are options galore.
Saptami, the multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport is one of my favourite eating places in Mumbai. Executive chef Sudhir Pai has prepared a special menu which consists of soups, starters, main course and desserts. What’s more, the names of the dishes are pretty cute. The soup which is called warmth of love, is a cantonese vegetable hot pot. Pehala Nasha are nothign but Hariyali Seekh, Lovely Pair-Mushroom and potato Croquette, Ishq Mohabbat -Murgh Multani Tikka, Mermaid -Sichuan fried Fish. Exciting and appetizing enough.
For main course you can have Pyar ke Khatir -Murgh Dahiwala or made for each other -Miloni Tarkari, Romance of ricotta and apricot in baked potato skin, The first touch –honey glazed carrots, Only for you & me -Mediterranean vegetable bake, The Bond of love-Tofu and Water Chestnuts Hunan Style and ofcourse Meri Pyari-Dal makhani.The desserts are even more romantic. Cozy cuddle -Prunes and apricot cheese cake slice, Mio Amore -Pineapple compote with mascarpone cheese in glass, Heart to Heart -Maple honey nut pie, Single ready to mingle-Frangipani apple tart. Am certain the dishes are going to be as flavourful as the names themselves.
Westin Mumbai Gardencity, too has a great line up for diners. An array of flavours. The Bouquet of Love at Seasonal Tastes, Aap ke liye at Kangan and so on. Each of the restaurants at Westin Mumbai are such a treat that it is difficult to choose one.
Must make a trip to Sofitel Mumbai BKC as have never been there. The restaurants there seem to be offering a unique gastronomic experience. There are a variety of options to choose from. Designed to make your evening truly memorable, the contemporary styled restaurant, Jyran, will offer a glass of Moet et Chandon Rose Champagne on arrival complete with an extensive array of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian delicacies. Else settle for the sumptuous spread at Pondichery Café.
Courtyard by Marriott, MumbaiInternationalAirport promises a memorable evening for couples. The “Strawberries and Cream” theme sounds like fun. The hotel plans to create a spectacular ambience with a red and white themed décor, balloons and candle lights. One can experience a sumptuous meal at MoMo Café with a tempting choice of fresh salads, piping hot soups, a smoked and marinated seafood bar, exotic main dishes, a live station kebab corner, 2 bars and more, or Red Zen if Oriental cuisine is what you prefer. This award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant will offer a special 5 course Valentine’s set menu handcrafted by Chef Phongthorn Hinracha with a delicious selection of Thai specialties.
And if you are not in the mood to go out for dinner, enjoy a home cooked meal by your loved one. Start with a Belvedere’s cocktail of the Love – the Cupid’s Bow. A deliciously seductive cocktail that uses Belvedere vodka and Raspberries to create a the perfectly apt red tinted drink to celebrate the season of love. I am seriously tempted to settle for this last option. What about you?