Of course you already have plans for Valentine’s Day, but in case you don’t and you’re reading this article think of ways to surprise your significant other or treat them to something absolutely divine and delicious, then let us help you out! There is so much happening in Chennai on Valentine’s Day, so much that it’s pretty crazy trying to pick and choose the one thing that you most definitely want to do with your other half. Whether it’s a lavish dinner spread or it’s about buying a cake and surprising them, or even just getting flowers at the last minute, there is seriously so much to choose from. If only Valentine’s Day was Valentine’s Week or something, you could make it all happen and spend lots of money just making your other half feel loved.
But because it’s one night and it’s all about romancing him or her that one night, here’s what’s happening.
French Loaf & Le Chocolatier
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to spend a little something on buying a cake or a box of chocolates. Roses are so 2016 anyway and if you’re looking for delicious baked treats, then obviously French Loaf and Le Chocolatier are the places you should go. French Loaf has heart-shaped cakes, one of which is the Chocolate Fantasy Cake made of chocolate sponge, truffle, sugar syrup and chocolate. Le Chocolatier is offering specially designed chocolates like Taj Mahal shaped chocolates you can buy for your other half!
You can find these goodies at all their outlets till February 15th.
Raintree, St. Mary’s Road
The hotel has two special Valentine’s Day treats happening. You can enjoy a set menu package at Above Sea Level or a special buffet at Colony, but both offers are going to be absolutely delicious. The Above Sea Level menu includes an Oven Roasted Tomato Soup, Thanjavur Duck Empanada, Boston Crab Cake and more. While the buffet at Colony will tantalise your taste buds with a wide range of delicious dishes as well.
Price: Rs. 4,000 (plus taxes) per couple at Above Sea Level and Rs. 1,550 (plus taxes) per person at Colony.
Raintree, Anna Salai
Celebrate Valentine’s Day three different romantic ways this year. Enjoy a romantic candle light dinner at Up North with a beautiful view of the city as your backdrop. At their rooftop lounge, High, there will be music, cocktails and more, all themed around the celebration of love. And finally, at The Pastry Shop, indulge in desserts like pralines, macarons, cookies and so much more as a treat to yourself and your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
Price: Rs.3,999 (plus taxes) per couple at Up North
La Patisserie, Taj Coromandel
Pastry Chef Ravi Varma has turned La Patisserie into a romantic little escape with treats like Heart Shaped Chocolates, Hazelnut Pralines, Cupid Cupcakes, Berry Seduction, Be Mine Torte and so much more. They even have cakes that are specially made for the season, plus a Be My Valentine’s Gift Box that has a collection of goodies your other half will adore.
Prego, Taj Coromandel
Prego, one of the most elaborate and stylish Italian restaurants in the city, has a Valentine’s Day dinner spread designed by Chef Bechini that includes decadent dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Including a Torta Salata ai Broccoli e Ricotta, Risotto agli Asparagi and a Panna Cotta Appassionata for dessert. You can share a bottle of champagne as you enjoy this degustation menu.
Price: Rs. 7,500 (all inclusive) per couple.
Taj Club House
Kefi and Clubhouse have special menus set up for the day of love. A special dinner menu of Mediterranean specials and familiar foods will be available at Kefi, including Grilled Palm Hearts, Pan Roasted Chicken, Zucchini, Asparagus Feta Stuffed Phylo Pouches and so much more. At Clubhouse there’s a dinner buffet with live entertainment and delicious dishes to choose from.
Price: Rs. 4,400 (plus taxes) per couple at Kefi and Rs. 3,600 (plus taxes) per couple at Clubhouse.
The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai
Their all-day diner, Buzz, has a range of specially curated epicurean delicacies, special offerings and gourmet preparations to choose from, while you sip on Strawberry Sangria or a sparkling wine. They even have an on-site grill and a live station for Italian pastas as well as Roast Chicken carving station. Don’t forget the desserts like the Strawberry and Vanilla Panna Cotta or the Pistacho White Chocolate Valentine. This is a dinner buffet you cannot miss. Sian has a 6-course tasting menu with delicacies laced with an aphrodisiacal punch. Try something different with an Asian spread for Valentine’s Day, including desserts that you can’t find anywhere else.
Price: Rs. 1,500 (plus taxes) per couple for both restaurants.
Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove
Upper Deck has a four-course menu filled with great dishes like Lamb Blanquette, Grilled Chicken Filled With Four Cheese and Mushrooms and many other decadent delicacies with live music completing the evening. Bayview gives you a seafood spread for Valentine’s Day with special dishes from their a la carte menu like Grilled Lobster, Tiger Prawns and Kai Kari Manga Charu.
Price: Rs. 2,500 (plus taxes) per person at Upper Deck and Rs. 3,000 (cover charge) per person at Bayview.
The Park Chennai
Indulge in a five-course dinner at Aqua while you sip on delicious Sparkling Rosé. The rooftop restaurant will also have a live band while you sit under the stars and enjoy a candlelight dinner with your better half. At 601, you can get boxes of assorted homemade aphrodisiac chocolates in different flavours and sizes. They’ll make great gifts for your Valentine.
A royal culinary sojourn with a handcrafted menu by Chef Paul Jo awaits you at Ayna, to celebrate love with your significant other. While at Vasco’s, you can indulge in either a Valentine’s lunch or dinner, and avail of a 50% discount on the special lunch they have prepared.