Dinner date on Valentine’s Day in Kochi? Here’s where to go
Whether you live with your significant other or are separated by distance, it’s time to plan the year’s most fabulous date once February rolls around. Kochi’s eateries are ready to welcome couples on Valentine’s Day with candlelight dinners and colour-themed desserts. So, if you’re on the lookout for a romantic evening, here is Indulge trying to save you some hassle of looking around for a place to visit on February 14.
Located at the heart of the happening places in town, this Edapally-based property will have a strawberry theme at Kochi Kitchen, on of their restaurants. Feast on a spread with dishes like beef Wellington, murgh musallam and Singaporean chili crab. Tingly feet? Place your mocktail down and dance with your partner to the tunes played by a live band. From 7 pm. `1,999 per person.
Hoggers Gourmet Kitchen
Staying still and gazing into each other’s eyes might not be for everyone. If your lover is a gastronome who prefers raiding curbside eateries, head to this Kakkanad-based food truck serving taco and burgers with homemade patties. So, what’s special? While other places focus on colour-themed decor, they have desserts in red. Try their new red velvet pancakes and cupcakes, and here’s the best part—it’s free for couples who grab two dishes from the outlet. From 6 pm.
Le Méridien Kochi
Using ‘extravagant’ to describe the plans of this Maradu-based hotel would be an understatement. Besides lavish spreads in their restaurants like Ember (five-course Indian meal) and Latest Recipe (buffet dinner complete with sparkling wine), they have a special venue on the west wing lawns bordering backwaters. Couples will be welcomed with a florally decorated boat, provided an exclusive cabana and a five-course western meal featuring dishes such as poached lobster in confit lemon butter and Belgian dark chocolate cheese cake. From 7 pm. `9,999 plus tax per couple.
Vyttila-Chittethukara is one of the most scenic and charming boat routes in the city. Chart your Valentine’s Day date along this route which ends near this café. Choose a table by the spacious 29,000 sq ft courtyard under a canopy of rubber trees and try their specials like beef roast salad or steak in mushroom sauce. They’ve announced free drinks for every two dishes ordered by couples which you’ll get to enjoy with live acoustic music played by indie musicians. From 12 pm.
Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport
Some of you might have a sweetheart flying in from other cities to make the day special. Waste no time and step into Momo café or even better head to the poolside area to dine under the open skies. The buffet menu including ricotta stuffed plum tomato and paneer pasanda will be accompanied by savory and sweet treats such as mango kiss chiller, amuse bouche (cinnamon twist), and tarts. From 7 pm. `1,299 plus tax per person.
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Some of us like our naadan fare, whatever the occasion. Take your partner out to dine on some rich Malayali cuisine including seafood ada soup, avoli chuttathu and kozhi niracha chaps in candle light at Trilogi restaurant in this Maradu-based property. In a party mood after a sumptuous meal? Head to their rooftop restaurant Skygrill where resident DJs Lester Oliver and Mickey will be playing some electronic music. From 7 pm. `1,545 plus tax per
Fragrant Nature Kochi
Celebrate your love at the bay-view terrace diner of this building with classical-influenced architecture. The candlelit dining area will have red decor for the occasion and will serve a multi-course meal including grilled crab cakes, mango sharbath, grilled veal chops and layered chocolate cake. The band Twice The Bliss will transport you to another world with their soft rock music. `3,000 plus taxes for a couple.