Valentine’s Day: From Sunset Cruise And Couple Spas To Special Menus And Plantable Greeting Cards, Surprise Your Valentine With These Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again when love is in the air. Wondering how to surprise our loved one this year? Here is our list of hand picked gifting ideas that include everything from off the shelf gifts to a great night out and even making something handmade. So read on.

Sunset sail yacht 1Sunset Cruise on a yacht off the Gateway
Privilege Hospitality Events will be hosting one of the romantic Valentine’s Day Sunset cruises on a luxury yacht on February 14th and February 15th, 2014. Celebrate an evening in water with your special ones as you cruise across the sea surrounded by breathtaking views. Guests will be treated to extravagant pairing consisting of wine, beverages, gourmet food, roses and romantic music that will create memories of a lifetime.
When: February 14th & 15th February
Time: 5 pm-8 pm
Where: Gateway of India
Maximum guests: 10 couples
Contact: 9967886046/9821067323

Couples Spa
couple 2 mYRAHFrom 14th to 16th February, couples could check into Myrah Spa and spend 2.5 hours in the Signature Suite enjoying a ‘Romantic Escape’ in a private Spa Suite with treatments customized as per your preferences or 60min of assorted treatments with a glass of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries at the Myrah Lounge with your loved ones. While those who want to spend time on their own, Myrah presents a Singular Sensation Spa Day, a 90 minute full body massage with special passion fruit massage oil with a glass of champagne.
Where: Myrah Spa, 11 Palm Spring Society, Behind Shoppers Stop Juhu, JVPD Scheme.
Contact: 098 20 040002

The Spa has Valentine’s Day special treatments like the Valentines Dream for One – a 90-minute relaxing back massage and a deep cleansing facial or enjoy your special moments together with their Romance for Two which includes 90-minute treatments for two at a private massage room bursting with fresh, tropical flowers and aromatic candles to set the mood. They also have a special 2-hour Enchanted Romantic Getaway treatment at a private massage room, where you can enjoy a Rose Petals Bath while being treated to an array of seasonal fruits and herbal tea.
Where: The Spa, Palladium Hotel, Level 10, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact: 022 6162 8299

Sushi at Umame
Sushi at Umame

Special Cocktails
Love is in the air at Umame as Farrokh Khambata’s Asian Restaurant presents a special cocktail menu to celebrate the romantic day. Sip on a selection of romantic Valentine’s Day cocktails, Blushing Geisha and Rouge. Thoughtfully put together by the bar tenders, these cocktails are made with fresh seasonal strawberries. Blushing Geisha is a concoction of Malibu, Midori Melon and strawberries while Rouge is a mix of Vodka, Lychee Liqueur, Fresh Strawberry and Lime Juice.
Where: Umame, Cambata Building, Eros Theatre Building, Churchgate
Contact: 022-61110303

Amadeus celebrates the Spirit of Love with a special offering this Valentine’s Day, “Te Amor”, a special cocktail created with Raspberry Vodka, Sparkling Wine served in Champagne Tulip and dash of fresh fruit berries. Enjoy the cocktails with including Moroccan Charmoula Sea Bass Squares with Pomegranate Molasses and Sea Salt, Turkey-bacon wrapped Prawns with Quince and Cointreau Reduction, Spanish Tortilla with Manchego and Alioli Drizzle and more. In desserts try a Trio of Panna Cotta – Assorted Berries, Kahlúa, Meyer Lemon, Frozen Gianduja Chocolate with Liqueur Sabayon on Lady finger or Walnut and Hazelnut Tart.
Where: Amadeus, NCPA, Nariman Point
Contact: 022 22821212, 022 22824242

Serafina's legendary Pizza Bianca
Serafina’s legendary Pizza Bianca

Valentine’s Day Special Menus At Restaurants
Indulge with your partner in Serafina’s Special Valentine’s menu ‘Festa San Valentino’, featuring delicacies like Gnocchi di Pesto Genovse, Petti Polloalla Parmigiana, La Pizza pieno di Amore’, a heart shaped pizza, and a dessert platter Amanti Dolci Assortiti and a lot more.
Where: Serafina
When: 10th February to 16th February
Cost: A three course meal of special Northern Italian delicacies that includes 2 glasses of signature Sula Rose Brut Sparkling wine at Rs. 2,000/- (exclusive of taxes) per couple.

Singkong offers a special menu for this Valentine’s day which consist of wide range of dishes like Crispy Prawn Tempura, Chicken Siew Mai, Crispy Duck Wontons,Thai Style Steamed Fish with String Beans, Crispy Chicken with mixed peppers and also will offer free Dessert – Belgium Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for couples.
Where: 604, Pinnacle House, P D Hinduja Junction, 15th Road, Khar
Call: 022 67094444
When: 14th Feb,2014
Time: 12 Noon to 12.30 am

This Valentine’s Day relish some scrumptious European cuisine dishes at Nido like Strawberry Caviar , Roasted Asparagus & celery veloute, Quinoa & lentil salad , Paillard of Chicken & Dark Chocolate, Berries, Passion fruit and also includes two glasses of champagne for a couple.
Where: Nido, 21, Union Park, Near Le Sutra Hotel, Khar
Call: 022 67706336
Time: 12 Noon to 12 am
Cost: 5 course meal for Rs.10000/- inclusive of taxes for a couple

Mojito at Jamjar Diner
Mojito at Jamjar Diner

Rejoice on Valentine’s Day by indulging in some great food, music and drinks at Jamjar Diner for a week with specially curated desserts and drinks. The specials include desserts like Cupid’s flower pot – Strawberry, Rum Soaked Cocoa Sponge, Ice cream and Red Rose and Vanilla bean pannacotta with wine poached pear. Drinks include Chandon Brut bottle with chocolate covered strawberries and Chandon Sparkling Rose with Guava Sangria pitcher.
Where: Jam Jar Diner
Cost: Rs.2000

The signature restaurant, High Tide, at the Resort, overlooking the Arabian Sea, will feature a specialty menu with a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for this Valentine’s Day on February 14. Desserts will feature Killing Me Softly (Duo Of Chocolate Mousse Served in Heart Shape Chocolate) You and Me Special (Heart shape chum-chum served with cream and pears puree). Cocktails include Lover’s sip (A unique combination of Tequila and Passoawith exoticflavors of melon& Black Currants. Jump Up & Kiss Me: A beautiful blend of Rum Galliano and Apricot Brandy with Pineapple juice.
Where: The Resort, Mad Marve Road, Mumbai
Contact: 22 28447777/28808888

Treat your partner to an exquisite evening this Valentine’s Day at Bungalow 9. Indulge in a special menu with Polenta & Mushroom Spedini, Smoked Paprika Tagliolini, Malfatti, Cottage Cheese Steak for vegetarians, while the non-vegetarian lovers may gorge on Roast Pork Loin, Filet Mignon, Chicken Ballotine, Cajun Spiced Fish and more. In desserts try a Trio of Desserts – Callebaut Chocolate Mousse, Watermelon Sorbet & Strawberry Cheesecake. Wash this down with a bottle of Sparkling Wine while musicians serenade in the background.
Where: Bungalow 9, St John Baptist Road, Bandra (W)
Contact: 9769899938 / 02261179999
Cost: 4 Course Dinner for 2 with a Bottle of Sparkling Wine @ Rs 4000 all inclusive

Sumac Crusted Grouper + Anaheim Pepper Potato's with Tempura Dusted Lady Finger
Sumac Crusted Grouper + Anaheim Pepper Potato’s with Tempura Dusted Lady Finger

Kick-off this special day at Smoke House Deli with a Braised Broccoli + Wasabi Cream Soup or dive headfirst into Mains of Pan Roasted Veg Ravioli + Saffron Hint Quinoa, Wilted Spinach Risotto + Chilli Feta, Sumac Crusted Grouper + Anaheim Pepper Potato, Pot Roast Chicken + Green Pepper Cream or the 8 Hour Braised Tenderloin Rump + Kaffir Lime. Even as you order up some spirited goodies from the bar, make room for a ruby red SHD Red Velvet for Dessert.
Where:
Lower Parel
Contact for reservations- +91 22-24933222, 9619863248
Address- Unit No. 9G, Block No 3, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Bandra, Pali
Contact for reservations- 02265287800/ 02226487800
Address- 320 Madhu Milan Building,B R Ambedkar Rd, Bandra West
BKC
Contact for reservations- +91 22 6530762
Address- Shop 003 A. Ground Floor, FIFC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex

Amore Palladium Hotel (1)At the Palladium Hotel there are a bevy of options for you to pick from to indulge your loved one in.
Starting with the Golden Hours at the Piano Lounge in the breathtaking lobby where a pianist will serenade you as you savour a trio of chocolate dipped strawberries along with two glasses of champagne (priced at Rs 1500 all inclusive).
Timings 3pm – 11pm. Cost: at Rs 1500 AI

Trio of chocolate dipped strawberriesTrio of chocolate dipped strawberriesThe Valentine mood gets uber luxurious with the Starry Escapades at the Cabanas at the Poolside where you will be served a plate of cheese platter and chocolate dipped strawberries with a bottle of champagne, a truly stylish way to pamper your valentine! Guests are also allowed complete access to the pool during this time. Swimming under the stars, enjoying some bubbly – we say it’s the perfect setting for that pending proposal.
Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. Location: Level 10, Poolside. Cost: This ‘Love Nest’ poolside cabana package for two is priced at Rs 12,500 AI.

Enjoy a delectable spread of aphrodisiac studded foods from asparagus to dark chocolate through a varied option of cuisines and live stations ranging from Dim Sum stations to Sushi, Indian, Asian and European stations.
Timings: 7:30pm – 11.30pm. Location: Level 9M. Cost: Rs 2100 AI per head.

V-Day special pastry- MekongDine in the Sky at the Asian restaurant Mekong at the Penthouse, where a special multi-course degustation menu along with a glass of bubbly awaits you on this evening of love. Some items on the menu: Vietnamese Fried Rice with Seasonal Vegetables wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Stir fried Broccoli with Black Fungus and Shimeji Mushrooms, Five-spice rubbed Australian Lamb Chops with Green Beans, Pineapple, Nectarines and Spicy Ginger Plum Sauce, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Scallop…
Timings: 7.30pm – 11.30pm. Location: Level 37. Cost: Rs 3800 AI (non-vegetarian including a glass of champagne) and Rs 3000 AI (vegetarian including a glass of champagne)

And if partying be your mantra, then Li Bai the Social Bar & Lounge at the Penthouse Level beckons with a performance by the charming band ‘The Other People’ with Zarir Warden and his boys all ready to woo you off your feet.
Timings: 7pm to 1.30am. Location: Level 37. Cost: Rs 1500 (full cover charge)

Staying true to its tradition, Made In Punjab brings to Mumbai the Punjabi way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an extensive, hearty meal courtesy their special buffet serving mouth watering delicacies. The Special Valentine’s Buffet comprising five different categories of dishes and almost 33 preparations, is crafted to the consumer’s delight, available in three options to choose from. Indulge in these plethora of yummies that have been evolved and imbibed from the culinary history of the Princely States.
Where: Made In Punjab,Level 2, Inorbit Malad, Mindspace Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai, New Delhi, India 122001
Timings: Mon – Sun, 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Contact: 91-9004515000 (Mumbai)
Cost: The special Valentine’s Buffet is priced as:
Rs. 1500/- ++ taxes with buffet for a couple (includes only for food / 750++ per head for a family)
Rs. 2000/- ++ taxes with buffet for a couple (includes a glass each of sparkling or rose wine)
Rs. 3000/- ++ taxes with buffet for a couple (includes unlimited drinks from the house liquors)

Watermelon Burst At Boveda
Watermelon Burst At Boveda

Boveda invites you and your loved one this Valentine’s Day to indulge in a complementary glass of wine and dessert as you join in on a number of games and win loads of lust worthy prizes. You can also treat your partner to a range of delicious Valentine’s Day special cocktails as you groove to EDM and Retro tunes.
Timing: 8pm onward
Where: Boveda, G 04, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri west, Mumbai 400 053
Contact: 022 6708 0859

This Valentine’s Day, Olive Bar & Kitchen takes on an amorous avatar with a delicious 3 course menu on offer. Try the ‘Pan Seared Foie Gras’ for a heavenly, melting  blend of sweet & savoury, or the quintessential ‘Mussels Dijonnaise’ for a healthier, lighter option. A Chef’s favorite over the year the ‘Pork Belly’, a recipe as old as time itself that lends an old school charm to the menu, with its beautifully crisp pork paired with a perfect, rich Red wine.
Where: The Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra
Contact Number : 022 30932030
Time : 7 pm onwards
Cost: Rs.3000 + taxes per couple

Indulge with your sins with alcohol and dessert offers this Valentine’s day at Sancho’s Colaba & Bandra and relish on drinks like Fruit Caipiroska , Fruit Mojito ,Sangria and Sancho’s Martini and also a special Valentine’s dessert platter.
Date : 14th Feb,2014
Address : Bandra & Colaba
Contact Number : 022 65552426 – Colaba 022 67094455 – Bandra 
Time : 8 pm onwards
Cost: Rs. 1000/- plus taxes for unlimited drinks

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts
To celebrate this day, the Hab by Usha presents an activity that helps you create unique gifts – from cards, i pad covers, appliqué towels to heart shaped pouches, bookmarks, key chains, decorative wall hangings and more. You can learn how to create innovative designs, using different decorative stitches and embroidery patterns of the Usha Janome automatic sewing machines and the creative use of a range of Hab accessories. Walk in between 11 am – 8 pm and our sewing experts will teach you how to make this Valentine’s Day special.
When: till 14th Feb 2014 (Thursday off)
Time required/activity: 60 – 90 minutes
Cost: Rs. 150 – Rs. 700 ( all materials and accessories will be provided by the Hab)
Where: G 1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road No. 7, Linking Road, Khar (W)
Contact: 022-61274444

Personalized V-Day Gifts
10am is helping you spread the message of love with personalized gifts for your loved ones.
Contact: 9820946586

Plantable Greeting Cards That Bloom Into Flowers
No that is an idea that is sure to surprise your Valentine. 21 Fools greeeting cards has come up with platable greeting cards made of biodegradable paper and embedded seeds that bloom into a flowering plant when sowed. Each card is handmade in Jaipur and currently you can find cards that bloom into Baby’s Breath and Sweet Alyssum flowers.
To order check : www.21fools.com

Chocolates
Evergreen gifts and the perfect expression of sweet love, chocolates can not be forgotten on V day. Royce, the delectable Japanese chocolate, has an elegant Valentines gift box with its unique chocolate products that makes for a great V day gift.This keepsake red box can fit a variety of chocolates to create the perfect gift for your loved one. Royce’s signature product is a cube of mouthwatering ganache, the “Nama”, luxuriously truffle-like, alluringly creamy and evidently moist. Also perfect for Valentine’s Day is the “Criollo Chocolate”, a unique chocolate made from Criollo beans, one of the world’s rarest cacao beans all the way from Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.
The Gift box is priced at Rs. 400.
Where: Royce, Palladium, Ground Floor, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact: 22 4295 1234

VDay Cupc AssortedDessert Hampers
Find yummy eggless desserts at Icing On Top. The menu comprises of Triple chocolate cheesecake, Pink velvet pastry, Strawberry and Belgian chocolate mousse layered dessert, Caramel and crunchy almond dessert, topped with a thick chocolate fudge and Molten mocha cake. You can also find hampers which make for good gifts
Hampers worth Rs. 750/- (Valentine Desserts, Heart Pops, Toffee Almond Heart Biscotti)
Hampers worth Rs. 1500/- Basket packed (Valentine Desserts, Valentine Cupcakes, Heart Pops, Biscotti)
make your own Valentine’s Box with any two desserts, each priced at Rs 250
Address: Besos 5, Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner, Mumbai
Timing: 11 am to 7:30 pm

Contact Number : 9867013315, 9920254119

This is a live list and we will keep adding more ideas till V day, so keep coming back for more.

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