By Suman Tarafdar
Valentine’s Day dinner has to be perfect, when the stars are perfectly aligned, the weather balmy, the music soulful and food presented just right. Of course. Delhi’s top hotels, already known for their unmatched diversity and quality of cuisines and service standards, have gone all out to make your evening unforgettable.
Here’s some help selecting what suits you best in Delhi NCR.
1911, The iconic restaurant at The Imperial is offering an exquisite Valentine Dinner spread. The menu features Continental, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean favourites, decadent desserts, hand-picked wines and cocktails, to ensure you celebrate a bespoke romantic evening with your beloved. Meanwhile, The Imperial Patisserie offers hand-made chocolates filled with the goodness of Biscoff Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, and Raspberry with specially crafted Valentine Tarts.
Dinner at 1911 including a glass of sparkling wine- ₹3,800 + taxes per person.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 011-41116602/03. For queries on Valentine desserts e-mail at email@example.com or call at 011-41116630.
TAJ MAHAL NEW DELHI
This season, fall in love with an array of personalised experiences crafted for you by the capital’s Taj Mahal, New Delhi.
Indulge in a bespoke celebration, The Sky is Yours, amidst lush green environs, exquisite décor, butler service at The Poolside Lawns. Enjoy a masterfully curated menu, champagne and our signature cake. In By the Garden, dine under the stars with a specially crafted five course menu paired with a bottle of sparkling wine and the hotel’s signature cake, amidst a perfectly themed ambience. Varq offers a treasured modern Indian four course menu of award-winning delicacies paired with a glass of rose, crafted to celebrate the hues of love. At House of Ming, savour re-invented flavours in a curated four-course menu of legendary delicacies paired with a glass of sparkling wine. Everyone’s favourite Machan offers a culinary journey of signature favourites in a crafted menu paired with a glass of sparkling wine as you share your beloved memories.
The Sky is Yours - ₹1,25,000 per couple
By the Garden - ₹21,000 per couple
Varq - ₹9,000 per couple
Machan - ₹9,000 per couple
House of Ming - ₹9,000 per couple.
To book, call the hotel at 011 6656 6162
The hotel with legendary food destinations has a number of special offers to make this Valentine’s Day perfect. The Pavilion promises to make it an occasion to remember with its enticing cuisines and a lavish buffet spread. Or celebrate the night of love under the sky with an array of spectacular dishes, contemporary décor and the soothing music at the rooftop Italian restaurant – Ottimo at West View. For an outdoor experience, iRA – The Waterside Bar offers a refreshing retreat amidst the sparkling azure water, soothing green foliage and soft lounge music.
Buffet Dinner at THE PAVILION (₹10,000 All Inclusive, per couple; 1930-2330 hours)
Set Menu at OTTIMO (₹15,000 All Inclusive, per couple; 1930-2330 hours)
Set Menu at iRA (₹15,000 All Inclusive, per couple; 1930-2330 hours).
To book your experiences, call at 011 2611 2233.
The iconic Taj Palace, synonymous with timeless luxury and unmatched hospitality, has a number of experiences on offer to make the day a perfect one. Dine Under The Stars offers a mesmeric ambience created amidst lush lawns, handcrafted tailor-made menus from our fabled restaurants, the finest beverages from the hotel’s cellars and impeccable butler service. The legendary Orient Express has on offer a luxurious five course dining experience while delighting in soulful rhythms as a pianist serenades you with his artisanal renditions of all-time favourite melodies. Meanwhile classic Sichuan and Cantonese flavours served with unmatched finesse in an eclectic ambience await you and your beloved at Spicy Duck this Valentine’s Day. Savour a specially curated menu featuring some of all signatures for a truly memorable affair. The all-day dining destination, Capital Kitchen offers a feast featuring international and Indian culinary delights while enjoy some foot-tapping live music, a vivacious ambience, mesmeric views and its warm, affectionate service.
DINE UNDER THE STARS (₹75,000 plus taxes per couple onwards)
ORIENT EXPRESS - Chef’s degustation menu (₹16,000 plus taxes per couple)
SPICY DUCK - Four-course celebratory dinner (₹8,000 plus taxes per couple with a glass of bubbles)
CAPITAL KITCHEN - Buffet Dinner (₹3,200 plus taxes per person onwards).
For table reservations, call +91-11-26110202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the city’s most expansive urban resorts, The Roseate celebrates love amidst luxury by offering decadent fine dining experiences. On Valentine’s Day (treat your loved one to a decadent six course set menu curated especially by the expert chefs, amidst a charming set up at Kiyan with a fine dining experience including a delicious non-alcoholic welcome drink and chocolate dipped strawberries. Guests can also enjoy an intimate dining experience in a gazebo on the lake deck. Chi Ni has on offer a delectable six-course set menu curated especially by expert chefs with a fine dining experience including a special (non-alcoholic) welcome drink alongside chocolate dipped strawberries.
KIYAN - In restaurant dining experience (₹15,000 AI per couple); Al fresco dining experience, which includes a bottle of sparkling rosé wine (₹36,000 AI per couple); Gazebo on the lake deck, with a bottle of sparkling rosé wine (₹99,999 AI per couple).
CHI NI - In restaurant dining experience - (₹15,000 AI per couple); Al fresco dining experience, which includes a bottle of sparkling rosé wine (₹26,000 AI per couple.
For reservations, call +91 11 33552211 or email at email@example.com.
TAJ CITY CENTRE GURUGRAM
The hotel at the heart of Gurgaon has curated a host of bespoke experiences, culinary indulgences and gourmet delights that are sure to delight your loved one. Culina 44 has a themed dinner buffet accompanied by soul-stirring live music, an exquisite ambience and a delectable spread of sumptuous delicacies await you. Thai Pavilion has a signature menu specially handcrafted by master chef Nisa Yimthong to reinvigorate your taste buds paired with an exclusive range of beverages.
Also on offer are Unique Dining Experiences, which offer a soulful setting at exclusive venues as you indulge in a degustation menu specially designed by our culinary maestros paired with fine sundowners. Personalized butler service, inventive culinary delights and a beautifully adorned table await you for a scintillating experience.
o Dine with a View at the Star Deck (₹35,000 plus taxes per couple, 1900 – 2300 hours)
o Private Cabana by the Poolside (₹20,000 plus taxes per couple, 1900 – 2300 hours
o Culina 44 Alfresco & Fountain-side Patio (₹15,000 plus taxes per couple,
1900 – 2300 hours)
Dinner at CULINA 44 Starting at ₹3,000 plus taxes per guest; 1900–2300 hours
À la carte dinner at THAI PAVILION has a minimum spend: ₹6,000 plus taxes per couple; 1800 – 2300 hours
ITC GRAND BHARAT
Enjoy unique dining experiences specially curated for those who wish to celebrate “Memorable Moments” by Ghats of Yamuna, which is considered the epitome of infinite love and compassion, in a beautifully decorated gazebo, with a 4 course Table D’Hote menu paired with soft beverages (₹15,000) or bottle of wine/Sparkling wine (₹20,000) or bottle of Moet & Chandon (₹25,000) plus taxes.
Call on 8587039055/ 8586002762 to book your experience.
South Delhi’s premiere hotel offers a number of options to make your Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one. Indulge with your partner in a luscious dining experience at Yi Jing. A Chinese set menu paired with select beverages will set the mood for your special evening. Or select from a delightful meal at Dakshin, south Indian restaurant to enchant your taste buds or treat your other half at Delhi Pavilion to a western set menu crafted exclusively for the occasion or have a chef curated Dehlnavi meal to remember this Valentine’s Day. That’s not all – slot in time to unwind in the evening with a soothing spa treatment and massage.
Dinner experiences starting at ₹6,999 plus taxes per couple.
For more details call, +91 84471 00524, +91 98188 54237, 011 4266 1122
CROWNE PLAZA GREATER NOIDA
To savour moments of togetherness, the hotel is offering the perfect ambience with a candlelight dinner in a cabana, with a four course dinner along with a bottle of sparkling wine. The restaurants have special offers too, with Mosaic offering a Pink Buffet along with a live band and unlimited pour of IMFL. Chao Bella has a four course set menu and unlimited pour of house wine. Spice Art offers you a chance to weave a tale of love with a shaam-e-mohabbat ghazal evening with a four course set menu and unlimited pour of IMFL.
Cabana candlelight dinner is priced at ₹25,000 per couple
All the other restaurants have dinner at ₹6,000 per couple