Now you can offer your lady aphrodisiacs over candlelight or a kiss in a watchtower
Top hotels in Chennai have prepared the perfect setting for your most special date of the year
By the beach
One of the most popular and expensive dating spots in the city remains the Watch Tower at Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman’s Cove. Essentially a shack by the beach, it is beautifully decorated and lit-up to set the perfect mood, and requires to be reserved more than two weeks in advance. The hotel’s Bay View restaurant however is an equally good place for a quite dinner (if not as expensive), with a three-course menu consisting of Magalorean-style chicken morsels, tempered mushroom with black pepper and more. From Rs. 2,450 plus taxes per head.
At the pre-Valentine’s Day at Taj Club House, Italian DJ Olly Esse, a regular at music festivals like Sunburn, Wet Republic and Supersonic, will play her deep house and experimental EDM that has made her popular in many countries. At Blend. 11 pm onwards.
A plateful of love
Prego at Taj Coromandel has curated an expansive menu for this Valentine’s Day. Featuring aphrodisiac dishes, their candlelight dinner menu features dishes like saffron-scented seafood broth with parsley oil, caponata with truffle-scented cous cous, strawberry and parmesan risotto with thyme pasta, and chicken roulade with roasted asparagus and parmesan polenta. There’s also a special complimentary dessert called Seed of Love, of salted caramel, milk chocolate creme, chocolates, berries and chocolate banana caramel ice cream. Rs. 5,000 (including a glass of champagne per head).
All ears for Shanaya
Trust Pasha at The Park to bring down DJ Shanaya from Mumbai as the headliner for their Valentine’s Day party, called Love Struck. She will be accompanied by DJs Viswa and Karty. Meanwhile at Aqua, city-based singer Nadisha Thomas will perform with her band, where you can also enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner with champagne. There’s also an aphrodisiac menu at Six ‘O’ One with dishes like beetroot carpaccio salad with aphrodisiac arugula leaves, red velvet cheese cake with berries, nutella, almonds and macaroons, and more. Candlelight dinner at Aqua starting from `5,999 per couple.
On a high note
At The Flying Elephant, an exciting evening with some wine and music is on the cards. You can book an exclusive table at Lily Pond, where along with a four-course menu, you can also order a bottle of sparkling wine. Expect a performance by saxophonist Maarten Visser and a live set by DJ Ashish Nagpal. Rs. 13,000 plus taxes.
Stretch and sip
Take note of Hyatt Regency’s The Grand Valentine Stay-cation, where besides customised room amenities, you can also avail a couple’s massage and an array of premium Italian wines like Cavicchioli Prosecco, Folonari Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Folonari Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. As for the food, gourmet menus for lunch and dinner are on offer, featuring dishes like tagliatelle al prezzemolo pasta and desserts like red velvet cheese cake with raspberry and cointreau filler. Rs. 14,218 plus taxes.
Retro, with some bubbly
If your partner is a fan of retro music, then take him or her to ITC Grand Chola, where DJs Wayne and Man’E will belt out retro tunes during The Date Night at The Cheroot Malt & Cigar Lounge. There are also six-course menus at Ottimo Cucina Italiana and Pan Asian. From Rs. 4,000 plus taxes (including beverages or champagne) per head.
The night comes alive
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park has decided to celebrate love this entire month. Starting February 14, couples can enjoy a five-course menu at a candlelight dinner by the poolside. The package also includes a champagne dinner along with an overnight stay in their luxurious Club Suite. Rs. 14,999 plus taxes.
The Serene Spa at The Promenade is offering a couple massage and scrub at Rs. 5,999. From February 10 to 28.