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Food For Love: Where To Get Some Grub With Bae On Valentine's Day

Aakanksha posted on 13 February

If you or your partner truly understand love, then you’ll know that the most direct route to the heart, is through the stomach! And since we’re playing Cupid this year, LBB has filtered out the top ten places that blend ambience and gourmet food to bring you the best of all things sugar and spice (across all budgets and cuisines!). All you need to do is book yourself a table, and let the chef help you wow your significant other.

LBB’s loving

Olive Beach

Reader’s vote

Sanchez

Toast & Tonic

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Photo credit: Toast and Tonic

Over at this East Village-style restobar, gear up for a three-course meal with sparkling wine to go. Pick from appetisers such as Vegetable Kibbeh stuffed with feta mousse, pine nuts or meatballs stuffed with local cheese and Andouille sausages on sourdough toast. Then for main, there’s Asparagus And Mushroom Risotto, Stuffed Chicken Roulade or Wood Street Beef And Mushroom Curry with Gobindo Bhog rice. Naturally you’ll end with something sweet, and they’re giving you some edgy Expressions of Jaggery, the desert of the month.

When: Tuesday February 14

Price: INR 3,000 per person

Timings: 7pm–11.30pm

Infinitea

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Photo credit: Infinitea

Pairing love, fitness and tea, Ifinitea has few combinations that you can woo your significant other with. You could either have a pot of Rosehip Hibiscus Fruit melange tea with macaroons for INR 400. Or a soothing pot of white tea with any of two mains off their Fitnesss Menu {including everything from roast lamb to Mediterranean paninis}. Love dessert? No worries, pick any dessert off the menu and have it with their tea. Sounds rather romantic, eh?

When: Tuesday, February 14,

Price: INR 400 upwards

Timings: All day

Olive Beach

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Photo credit: Olive Beach

These folks have planned A Taste of Romance, a five-course dinner over candles and stars above. Start with a roasted bell pepper, tomato and almond soup before a salad of strawberries, feta, arugula and pine nuts. Then comes Mushroom And Truffle Bisteeya or prawn Aglio Olio, and a quick lemon sorbet. Mains includes Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Saffron Veloute, or Chicken cooked sous vide, smoked pommes puree, sage and chicken mince crumble or Pork Sausage and Bacon Risotto. Vegetarians can pick the cannelloni with sweet potato puree, asparagus and pea shoots. Dessert is boss though with a platter of Hazelnut Crunch Cake, Cherry and Caramelized White Chocolate Cheesecake and the signature Olive Beach Tiramisu. Plus, a Chandon Brut for every couple.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 6,000 upwards, per couple

Timings: 7pm–11.30pm

Sanchez

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Photo source: Sanchez

At the newly branded Sanchez, fun meets food in true Mexican style. If you’re looking for an offbeat date, then reserve a table here. There’s no reason the Chipotle Brushed Baby Lobsters and the Creamed Avocado and Strawberry Torta Slices will not wow your love. And when there’s Beer Battered Fish in Soft Beet Tacos and Chilaquiles — Mexican lasagna with layers of tortilla chips, served in spiced strawberry dressing, for mains, love is certainly in the air. For your tummy, at least.

When: Until Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 350 upwards

Timings: noon-11pm

Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield

While the coffee shop, Latitude, has a set menu with free-slowing wine, it is the Casanova Diaries that you want. A really sensual meal created with aphrodisiac ingredients like oysters, chocolate, truffles, caviar and honey, among others, splash out a good INR 30,000 for this experience. Too much? Well the set menu is INR 7,000 with dishes such as Sicilian Grilled Chicken, slow-baked snapper or Cilantro Pesto.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 7,000 upwards

Timings: 7pm–11.30pm

The Open Box

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Photo source: The Open Box

While there’s food, wine, fun and drunken painting {yup, you read right} on offer at this quirky place, our eyes, and likely yours too, are on the desserts. Don’t Break My Heart is a red velvet cake with layers of cream, Lava Of Love is a raspberry version of the lava cake and while the cutesy Blushing Pannacotta is made with jaggery, and apparently, served with love. Throw in a live band followed by a DJ spinning some groovy tunes, and you’ve pretty much got three dates in one.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 2,000 per couple and INR 1,500 for singles

Timings: 6pm onwards.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Alba, JW Marriot

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Photo credit: Alba

 

While there’s plenty more on offer at the hotel, we’re picking Alba because nothing quite says love like Italian food and wine. There’s a special four-course menu which has signature dishes of the restaurant on offer. You’ll get to indulge in homemade ravioli, stuffed with asparagus mousse, black truffle, butter sage and rucola salad, lamb rack marinated and cooked in slow temperature, served with sautéed spinach with quinoa and lemon confit flavoured and mille feuille of potato. Plus, desserts like Hazelnut Crunchy Slice with praline chocolate sauce, and even some Red Velvet with mixed berry couli.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 1,999 plus taxes

Timings: 7pm–11.30pm

Three Dots And A Dash

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Photo credit: Three Dots and a Dash

Oh, bring on the tango, cocktails and some tiki food. An Argentine tango troupe will add some sensual dance and music to your evening, and when you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into a five-course meal. From Butternut Apple Thyme Orange soup and heart-shaped pizzas to Lemon-flavoured stuffed chicken breast with cranberry couli to polenta spring cake with morney bell pickle, it’s quite a treat.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 1,399 for two

Timings: 8pm onwards

High Ultra Lounge

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Photo source: HIGH

If food is the way to your partner’s heart, head here for the five-course Pan-Asian meal or a lavish buffet. On the menu will be dishes like deep-fried eggplant with miso dressing, Japanese sweet omelette with shrimp, cilantro chicken, Asian-spiced cottage cheese, mix lettuce with smoke salmon salad, Thai green papaya salad and even some teppanyaki delights. End with mini chocolate cake or Banoffee pie. There’ll also be cocktails to wash down the food with, and salsa dancers to keep the romance upbeat.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 6,999 upwards

Timings: 7pm onwards

Find the event on Facebook here.

The Ritz-Carlton

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Photo credit: The Ritz Carlton

While the restaurant has offers for dinner and lunch, head to The Ritz-Carton for what they’re best known for — high tea. And in old-school tradition, you and your date can sip on some delicately brewed tea while nibbling on Red Velvet cupcakes, Meringue Love, crumpets, sandwiches and even a Pear-Raspberry Heart Pie. Ooh, and chocolate. Lots of it.

When: Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14

Price: INR 1,100 per person

Timings: 3pm–5pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Smoke House Deli

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Oh these guys sure know how to pamper you. Laying it out in the form of Crunchy Mozzarella fritters, Mascaporne Risotto, Rosemary roast chicken, lemon tarts, and plenty more, the spread comes with a bottle of house wine — white or red. And if you don't have a date, call us, we're always happy to dine here!

When: February 14

Price: INR 1,500

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