It’s that time of the year again where Mush is the air! Music channels play nothing but love songs, restaurants and hotels bring out one offer after another, and you’re suddenly surrounded by huge teddy bears, candles, roses and heart shaped balloons! But I guess that’s what defines Valentine’s Day. Then again it’s not just a day to celebrate with a partner; it’s a day to celebrate love- be it with family, friends or even yourself.
Being based in Kolkata, I present 5 must establishments to visit on this day of love.
1) A Crepe-e-licious Affair At Bon Appetit
This goes out to all lovers looking to spend a comfy cozy Valentine’s Day (the young puppy lovers especially). Want to go beyond the assembly line date and venture your taste buds to a wholesome adventure? Then look no further and head on straight to Bon Appetit- The Cafe between February 7th and February 14th to relish a one of a kind Crepe festival.
The menu features 12 different kinds of savory crepes which includes flavours like Achari Crepe in Kadhai Sauce, Barbeque Fish crepe with Mustard Creme Sauce, Egg and Jalapeno Salsa crepe with Cheese sauce; amongst others.
Sweet tooth lovers fear not for the menu also features 3 very delicious dessert crepes like Strawberries and Cream Crepe , Salted Caramel and Coffee Crepe and Fudgy Chocolate Net Crepe with the chocolate perfectly doing a peek a boo amidst the netted crepe design.
If you want more , then do check out the edible roses that are also available as a part of this extravagant love affair; after all the way to the heart is through the stomach 😉
The festival is on at both the Salt Lake and Hazra outlets.
Address: Salt Lake
Salt Lake City,
109/26, Ground Floor,
Hazra Road, Hazra,
Contact: Salt Lake- (033) 2334-0402
Hazra- (033) 2454-6089
2) An Oriental Intimacy At Yauatcha
It’s the season of love and prosperity with the warmth of relationships transcending universally, across borders. To heighten this passion further, oriental extraordinaire Yauatcha, is set to celebrate an entire Valentine weekend of 13th and 14th February with an exciting set menu that will be served for lunch and dinner for the 2 days.
The aphrodisiac of flavours include Vegetable Mahadok Udon noodles, Asian Green soup with Tofu, Stir fry Mocked Chicken in Hunan Style Spicy sauce, Prawns Chive dumpling; amongst others. All this comes at a price point of Rs 1500 plus taxes. So if you want to woo your bae in style and class, look no further.
Address: Quest Mall,
37, Syed Amir Ali Ave,
Contact: (+91) 9222222800 for reservations.
3) A Sizzle Fest At The Loft Bar And Grill
Light up the flame of intimacy and arouse your stomach to one of a kind sizzler festival at The Loft Bar and Grill. Yes there will be a mushy ambience and the tantalizing flavours sizzled to perfection is sure to heat things up. Chef Shankar preps up a special menu of sizzlers like the Singing Cottage Cheese, Mexican Chicken Sticks, Lebanese Lamb Rack, Shredded Chicken in Thai Herbs among others. The festival is on from February 11th till February 24th. So if posing with the swanky Cadillac while munching on an ethereal revved up menu is your scene, you know where to go!
Address: 14, Sarat Chatterjee Avenue,
Near Menoka Cinema,
Contact: (033)2419-7042 for reservations.
4) Tête-à-Tête At Mrs. Magpie
For the old school or simply those who love celebrating the stupid cupid in a rather non conformist fashion, Mrs. Magpie may just be the perfect choice for your Valentine weekend. The quaint little cupcake cum patisserie down Lake Extension, will be hosting a one of a kind Afternoon Tea menu for it’s patrons.
Priced at Rs.550 (Vegetarian) and Rs. 650 (Non- Vegetarian) respectively, the elaborate affair would see Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes, Chocolate and Walnut Tarts, Candied Orange and White Chocolate Scones, Ginger Raspberry Petit Fours and Finger sandwiches; served with a large pot of tea or lemonade with crushed strawberries. If that’s not spoiling your love silly, I don’t know what is! The Valentine’s special Afternoon tea is on from February 12th till February 14th.
Address: 570, Lake Terrace Road,
Contact: (+91)086977 31491
5) Because LOVE Is Too Mainstream At The Irish House
Enough mush fest I’ve provided you all! Poor singles who hate this month for reasons best known to each ya! I’m sure they must be fed up with the “coochie cooing” all around them (as if the marriage updates weren’t enough to throw up already!).
Singles I hear you! And so does The Irish House Kolkata , who is here to save the day and provide a much needed break for the “Forever alone” or the broken hearted with a one of a kind Singles week from February 7th to February 14th!
While the entire world is busy getting drunk on love, all the singles will not only be getting drunk on community drinks, they get to smash some pinatas and my favourite – singles get a valuable chance to dump all of their ex’s stuff for charity. With a concept like that, even the emotional baggage gets automatically scrapped because sometimes, love is just too mainstream!
Address: Quest Mall,
37, Syed Amir Ali Ave,
Contact: (033) 4033-3222
So go ahead. Celebrate the various dimensions of love and let me know which of these you decide to attend. Till then stay tuned 🙂