Valentine's Day special: The best dishes to celebrate love in Kolkata

From heart-shaped pizzas to red velvet fruit salad cakes and special cocktails to cosy cabanas by the pool, we’ve got your V-Day plans sorted

author_img Farah Khatoon Published :  09th February 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  09th February 2019 12:00 AM


Shades of passion @One Sports Lounge

If sports keeps you two connected then One Sports Lounge at Sector V is the place to continue that magic. Watch your favourite players score big while relishing a selection of cocktails and mocktails, specially curated to keep that spark alive. Choose from love potions like the vodka-based Be Mine and the sweet and tangy Romantic Rose. Love Bite, which mixes white rum, gin, pineapple, lime and apple juice for a citrusy sip, is recommended too. If not for cocktails, sip on beer and raise a toast to years of togetherness. 12.30 pm onwards. Price: Rs 800 plus taxes. Details: 6500-5095

Lavish affair @ Kenilworth Hotel

A magnificent spread awaits you at Kenilworth Hotel for a special meal with your loved one. The set menu at their three outlets — Gardenia, The Big Ben and Oven Fresh — will make it a delectable affair. A five-course set meal at Gardenia offers a sumptuous spread that includes Love Bites or Mahi Ve, Loaded Love and more. Desserts like Sweet Love, Churros with dark temptation shots and salted caramel will multiply the sweetness between you two. Pick up some more sweet treats from Oven Fresh on your way back. Live music by Faizan and Disha will definitely make it a magical evening. 7.30 pm onwards. Price: Rs 6,499 onwards at Gardenia and Rs 1,999 inclusive of taxes at Big Ben. Details: 2282-3939.

A glimpse of the experience at Raajkutir

Royal romance @ Raajkutir

Make it a day to remember for your Valentine with a luxurious experience that will last forever. Check in for a wow experience in a deluxe room at 2 pm, and then raise a toast with a bottle of unlimited sparkling wine and cheese at the candle-lit gazebo in the courtyard. Raajkutir has more to offer. The five-course dinner also includes customised service and great music followed by a scrumptious breakfast at East India Room, the next day. You can also check out their premium experience. 2 pm onwards. Price: Rs 24,999 plus taxes. Details: 70024-19856.

24-K Valentine's Day tart by The Oberoi Grand

Falling in love with you @ The Oberoi Grand

If your idea of an ideal romantic date includes a candle-lit dinner by the pool, some sparkling wine and soft romantic music, then The Oberoi Grand has you covered. Besides a welcome drink per person, which is a glass of sparkling wine, the elaborate buffet menu is divided into three separate courses (appetizers/starters-bowl meals-salads, main course, dessert). The poolside buffet dinner offers live stations serving Crackling Sushi, Asian grills, Burmese Khao Suey and more to choose from. End the memorable evening on a prized note with a 24-karat Valentine tart with chocolate filling or you can choose from a wide variety of other desserts on offer. 7.30 pm - 11.30 pm. Price: Rs 7,500 plus taxes. Details: 2249-2323.

Loveology @ITC Sonar

Make this Valentine’s Day special and worth remembering at ITC Sonar. Discover the romance of the floating Tea Pavilions on the exotic lily pond or choose the private cabana or indulge in the robust flavours of North-West Frontier at Peshawri. Awadhi cuisine also awaits you at Dum Pukht. You could also enjoy the culinary journey through mystic East Asia at Pan Asian. Reservations needed. 11am to 9pm Details: 23454545

New beginnings @ Novotel

Want to make this day a memorable one for your Valentine? Novotel offers a timeless experience that will make your special one fall in love with you all over again. Get an exclusive experience with a private cabana by the pool, romantic music, glowing candles, live band and more. Order a bottle of sparkling wine and tuck into a special menu for an evening that will be etched in the memory of your love forever. 7.30 pm onwards. Price: Rs15,000 inclusive of taxes. Details: 4032-3333.

Heart shaped dessert by The Westin Kolkata

Seal with a kiss @ The Westin Kolkata, Rajarhat

The Seasonal Tastes has plans of taking you and your Valentine on an exquisite food journey, promising a perfect night for you to remember. The resort’s culinary experts have curated a themed meal with an elaborate set menu featuring authentic cuisine from around the world, to be served in a tranquil and contemporary setting. Guests will be spoilt for choice with 40 varieties of desserts and ice creams to end the meal on a sweet note. Price: Rs 1,499 plus taxes. Details: 4037-1234.

Drunk in love @Yauatcha

Celebrating the colour of love — red, the dim sum teahouse from London has on offer a special menu that will make you go high on love. Enjoy dishes like Spicy Scallop Dumpling with beetroot skin or the Har Gau, which is a traditionally steamed prawn dumpling or the classic Truffle Edamame Dumpling. Pair it with their newly launched vibrant red refreshing cocktail Tian Shang, a concoction of vodka and gin. 12.30 pm onwards. Price: Rs 2,000 plus taxes. Details: 92222-22800.


Healthy and Hearty @Eat Good Food

Vowed to stay healthy together? East Good Food, the all-day café at Ballygunge by nutritionist Hena Nafis, brings to you a selection that promises moments that are not just full of love but is also health in every bite. Enjoy an array of eclectic desserts that include Red Velvet Fruit Salad Cake, Berry Berry Cheesecake, loaded with anti-oxidants, Keto Dark Choco Mousse that’s protein rich and Keto Strawberry Cheesecake and some assorted heart-shaped cookies. Time: Noon onward. Price: Rs 650 plus tax Details: 3099 1247

Balsmic Soaked Strawberry Pavlova

Get Bowled @OTT- Over the Top at the Myx and The Myx Bar & Kitchen

Feel the love in the air with the roof top restaurant OTT- Overt the Top at the Myx or chill out at The Myx Bar & Kitchen. Indulge in some tantalising food that has been curated specially for the occasion by Chef Shaun Kenworthy. Expect dishes like Oriental crispy prawn with Sweet chilli drizzle, Valentine's Day special pizza and a host of new scrumptious dishes. Also in the line-up is an impressive cocktail menu.  Time: 4pm – midnight Price: Rs1,000 plus taxes for two Details: 4064 8091

Checkmate in love @Chowman

If Chinese cuisine is the one thing that you don’t disagree on ever, head to Chowman for a hearty meal that would rekindle your love for each other. Choose a cozy seating in the dimly lit atmosphere and relish irresistible dishes from Barbeque Chicken to Crispy Chilli Baby Corn and Chilli Fish to Veg Chilli Garlic Noodles. For happy endings there are desserts like Chocolate Brownie with ice cream and Tutti Fruti icream, Darsaan including others. Price: Rs 699 plus tax

Get mushy @Cafe Drifter

Café Drifter brings to you an experience that will make your special day more special. Its rustic interior with a bohemianesque feel and energetic vibes, will serve an array of continental dishes, along with local delicacies. The delectable offerings at this gastro café include Valentine’s Cheesy Chicken Nuggets, Steamy Choco Mud Cup with Vanilla Ice Cream, Red Velvet Molten Heart Cake. They have also included mocktails like Sparkling Strawberry and Passionate Rooh Afza in their Valentine’s Day special menu. Time: Noon onwards Price: Rs 450 plus taxes Details: 4040 4742

heart Shaped pizza from Raize The Bar

Raise a toast @Raize The Bar

The diner that has a an in-house micro-brewery has rustle up some exclusives for its patrons. This Valentine’s Day will be filled with love as Raize the Bar offers array of beverages like Romance, Shirley's Love & Raize the Martini that will dazzle you as you bite down on their special heart shaped pizzas, available in both veg and non-veg.Time: Noon to midnight. Price: Rs 1,800 plus tax Details: 090733 23636


Bond over @Bon Appetit

Love waffles? Head to Bon Appetit at Hazra and Saltlake Sector 1 for a special waffle menu curated by Chef Rahul Arora. Pick from Veg Pizza Waffle or Sunny Side up Breakfast waffle for a healthy meal to Fresh Strawberry Cream waffle or Fresh Orange & Cream Cheese Waffle for your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for something a bit meatier, Salami Bell Pepper Salad Waffle & Cheese Chicken Mushroom Waffle should be the best bet. Time: 9 am to 8.30 pm Price: Rs 500 plus tax

Pure affection @Bombay Brasserie

Your heat bats for Indian food? Bombay Brasserie at Quest Mall brings for you a brilliant food combo consisting of a starter, two main courses, a dessert and a cocktail. Sample Lucknowi Paraath Paneer, Subz Seekh Kebab Roti, Mughal Sarai Ke Bharey Aloo, Kashmiri Naan Kebab, Green Tamarind pepper Fish and Rajputana Murg Soola Kebab.  Made for each other Cake or For Ever Love Cheese Cake, will ensure that you leave Bombay Brasserie with sweet memories. Time: 11.30 am Price: Rs 1095 plus tax Details: 090733 07723

Sway with love @What’s Up!

What’s Up café at Southern Avenue is gearing up to gift you sweet moments. An array of mouthwatering delicacies and refreshing cocktails and mocktails awaits your presence. For a great gastronomy experience choose from Nutty Malai Broccoli or Chicken Wrapped Prawns, Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce or What’s Up Desi Pizza for the meat lovers. Try out The Drunken Parrot & Pink Lady from the cocktails section and Guava Hari Mirch and Virgin Pina Colada from the mocktails section. To make the occasion more special there would be specially curated sweet treats like Heart Shaped Brownies and Baked Alaska. Music will also be there to soothe your heart. Time: 12 noon Details: 080133 33189


High on Love @Ambuja Neotia Group

The Ambuja Neotia Group of restaurants that includes The Orient CCSL at City Centre 1, The Orient CCNT at City Centre New Town, Club Eco Vista at New Town, Afraa at City Centre I amd Capella at Eco Centre, brings to you special lunch buffet to celebrate the love between you two. Sample Cheese Fondue in Wanton Basket Topped with Salsa, Heart-shaped Chicken Tikka with Red Wine Pepper Cream Sauce, Chilli Oyester Prawns, Beer Battered Fish with Garlic Mayonnaise and much more.  Time: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm Price: Rs 699 onwards (plus tax)  


Oriental musings @ Friends Of Pho

The restaurant at Chinar Park that serves pan-Asian cuisine will woo your lover’s heart all over again.  Making it a memorable meal will be options like Valentine’s Special Rose DimSums called ‘Basket Of Love’, Heart Shaped Chocolate Brownies called ‘Heart To Heart’  and unique pink colour bao called ‘Baolentine day’. There would also be a Special Candlelight Dinner along with complimentary desserts and attractive gifts for every guest. Time: Noon onwards Price: Rs 800 plus tax Details: 2570 0012

Red Velvet tea from Oh Cha

Cup of love @Oh Cha

Did your story began and bloomed over non-stop cups of tea and endless talks? Relive the moments with Oh Cha! That brings you unconventional and playful twist in the cups. Indulge in a cup of delicious Red Velvet Tea made with cocoa nibs, vanilla, rose petals, coconut flakes and premium tea. As a bonus, you have the option of taking home a heart shaped tea infuser, an additional way to celebrate your love. Price: Rs 500 onwards. Details: 080170 66643

Smoked Tandoori lobster from Oudh 1590

Always in love @Oudh 1590

Do you two swear by Biryani then head to Oudh 1590 for some foodgasm that will strengthen your bond. The Valentine’s Day special menu would tease your taste buds to Doodh Gulab Sharbat, Murgh Purdah Biryani, Gosht Kundan Kaliya, Smoked Tandoori Lobster, Murgh Sutli Kabab, Mutton Boti Kabab, Rann Biryani, Gosht Bhuna and end on a sweet note with Shahi Tukda. Time Noon to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price: Rs 1000 plus taxes


For new beginnings @Chapter 2 

The set meal for Valentine’s Day at Chapter 2 makes sure you don’t waste time in choosing food rather utilise the time in a better way. Expect special Cream of Chicken Soup, Traditional Tomato Basil Soup, Lumpia Prawn Roll, Corn and Mushroom Tart, Meat Lasagna, Chicken Tetrazzini, Vegetable Spaghetti, Exotic Veg In Oyster Sauce and Hot Fudge and Mousse. Price: Rs 2,000 (non-veg), Rs 1,700 (veg) exclusive of tax

 Less is more @Park Pavilion

For your significant half, Park Pavillion, the 24 hour restaurant and coffee shop of Jameson Inn Shiraz brings plateful of delectable that will make the day memorable. Sample Moti Pulao, Dal Milloni, Baby Aloo Began Kadai, Baked Canalloni, Burnt Garlic Chilli Paneer, Singapore Veg Noodles and others. Mouthwatering desserts like Mango Baked Rossogola, Misti Doi, Fruit Custard, and Strawberry Cake & Ice Cream will make the meal worth. Time 7.30pm to 11pm Price: Rs 799(inclusive) Details: 4025 0000

Red Velvet cake from Bongnese

A sweet affair @Bongnese

Have a sweet tooth? Start a sweet affair with Bongnese this Valentine’s Day. Move over chocolates and indulge your sweet tooth to Butterscotch, Black Forest, Red Velvet, Lemon Tart, Hot Brownie with Ice-cream, Parijat Sandesh and Gur Er Chum Chum  and much more. Time: 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm Price: Rs1,000 plus tax Details: 4601 0837

Forever yours @The Park

Gift each other some moments that would keep the flame between you too burning. The Bridge and Saffron are offering buffet meals, sparkling wine to raise a toast and a bouquet of roses to make the day super special. DO't forget to check out the offer at Aqua.You can also check the special offer at Aqua Time: 7 pm Price: Rs 3,400 onwards.


Madly in love @ UNO Chicago Bar & Grill

Rediscover the depth of your love with the deep dish pizza from UNO Chicago Bar & Grill. There is more, the classic pizza overloaded with meat will be available in heart shape. There is also specially curated meal for couples with appetizers and dessert. Price: Rs 1,895 plus tax Details: 099714 48700

A cocktail at SOI - The Asian Street Kitchen 

Enjoy the moment @SOI The Asian Street Kitchen

SOI – The Asian Street Kitchen brings to you Ganlentine’s Day offer. Yes, you heard us right! With a 50% off on all drinks for ladies, the patrons at the centrally located restaurant that offers delectable Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, will make the ladies indulge in glorious cocktails so that they can let their hair down and live the moment. Offer valid on 13 and 14.  Details: 9051246164

Valentine's platter at Zaranj

From the cupids @Zaranj

The heritage stand-alone restaurant, Zaranj is all set to celebrate love this season with their special Valentine’s Week Prix Fixe Tasting Menu. It just translates to happy memories through an array of sumptuous delicacies this Valentine’s Day. Choose from Gosht Nawabi Tilla, The Zaranj Machli Masala Kebab, Laal Haryali Tukda, Punjabi Chana Chaat and more. Details: 9007066664


Celebrate singlehood @The Parking Lot

This Valentine’s day celebrate your singlehood with Mujhe Single Rehne Do at The Parking Lot. Get ready to dance on some crazy numbers with DJ Jazzleen. Guests can choose from a range of innovative cocktails like Shot Through the Heart, Relationship On The Rocks, Cupid's Curse & more. Drop in with your buddies for some fun activities like beer challenge and let go any baggage by ex-boxing through breaking a heart. Pocket Pinch: Rs.1000 for a couple


Feel the love @Ozora

What: Love is in the Air at Ozora

Celebrate your love at 328ft as Ozora lays out the most romantic setting for the perfect date with your beloved along with some sumptuous delicacies. Watch out for an interesting balloon show to add some fun to the evening. 4 pm onwards Pocket Pinch: Rs. 2000 for a couple


Naughty and Nice @M Bar Kitchen

Experience the madness of love with some kick-ass music and mind-blowing show this Valentine's Day at your favourite nightclub with a live performance by Moksha along with DJ Manish, DJ Girish and DJ Raunak. 8 pm onwards Pocket Pinch: Rs. 2000 for a couple

Valentine's Day spread at Fatty Bao

Love potion @Fatty Bao

Experience Love Portion No 6 on Valentine’s Day at The Fatty Bao and your hearts will be forever entwined! The Fatty Bao lays out an exclusive six-course dinner menu inspired by Asian flavours, romantic candle-light setting and a violinist and DJ duo to serenade you through the night. 8 pm onwards. Pocket Pinch: Rs 3,000++ 

A cocktail at The Irish House

Sip and tell @The Irish House

For all the single ladies, The Irish House has special plans to make you get high on life. The 7 special singles’ themed LIIT’s are sure to make you want to drink to all the joy or even the sorrows! Pick from Love Gone Bad - Jim Beam, vodka, white rum, gin, sambuca, triple sec, and blue curacao, topped with pineapple juice and candied pineapple or gear up for a legendary Irish hangover with The Heartless Narcissist - Jameson, Jim Beam, vodka, gin, Triple Sec and a dash of Angostura bitters topped with Coke. There is more on the list. 8th February to 15th February 2019 Pocket Pinch: Rs. 1000 for two (exclusive of taxes) Details: 4033 3222