Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's that time of the year, when you make the time to show your loved ones you care! And here are some great ideas that you explore to express your affection! Treat your Valentine to an authentic Mughal culinary extravaganza at Neel Restaurant, at Tote On The Turf. A lavish spread of aphrodisiacs like the flavourful lobster and refreshing strawberries and other delicious entrées like kebabs and a variety of Indian breads are sure to spark the love for you two. Where: Neel Restaurant, At Tote On The Turf, Mahalaxmi When: Feb 14th to 17th, 2013 Contact: 022-615 77777 The quintessential Valentine’s dessert, Dazzling Dreamy Date by Gelato Italiano would put dark chocolates and strawberries to shame! Indulge in the goodness of pistachios, silken cream and aromatic rose – indeed a seductive combination! Where: Gelato Italiano outlets across Mumbai When: February, 2013 Surprise your better half with baked-to-perfection personalised cupcakes! Piccoli Tortini, Bandra’s Italian Pasticceria is creating Valentine's special 'Secret Love Strawberry and Champagne Cup Cakes' all this month. Available on order, you can embed a special message for your loved one inside the cupcakes and get them hand delivered (at no extra charge!) within Bandra and Khar. Diners can even ask Angel Card Reader Shama Choudhry to make some romantic predictions for the year! Where: Piccoli Tortini, Bandra When: February, 2013 Price: Rs200 for a box of 2 cupcakes Contact: 022 6999 6000 before February 10th, 2013 Feel the love as you watch romantic Italian movies, hand in hand with that special someone! For the very first time in India, Gipsy Cinema, an international travelling movie club is organising rooftop Italian film screenings. The films are directed by the movie club which has also had underground screenings in the romantic cities of Paris, London and Rome. We assure you that this will be a complete experience for couples with Italian food, music, drinks and beverages…the works! Where: Marine Plaza Hotel, Marine Drive When: February 13th to 16th, 2013 Contact: To book your dinner invite and for a free pick up from Rhythm House, visit www.gipsycinema.com Sweets For My Sweets is for those with a sweet tooth and a mushy heart! The Dessert Cart is conducting a baking workshop. Here is your chance to learn how to bake! Red Velvet Swirl Brownies, Chocolate Banofee Pie, Cakes, Mousse and more; cooking just got romantic! Where: Dessert Cart at Sanctum Store, Bandra When: 9th February, 2013 Price: Rs 1,500 per head. Register with family/friends and enjoy 25% discount Contact: 022 2649 5775 Add some oomph to your fine dining this Valentine’s with Indigo Amor. Let’s face it, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach! Feast on Atlantic scallops and pork belly, carmelised onion flan with wild mushrooms, vanilla-cured Long Island duck, black truffles, dark chocolate mousse, orange crème brulee, strawberries, champagne and oh-so-much more! Where: Indigo, Colaba Contact: 022-6636 8984 / 6636 8999 Make sure you have love going for you with every bite! Enjoy special heart-shaped pizzas, both meat and vegetarian – panna, club 9, margherita and more. Team this Italian delicacy with red wine and romantic interiors. Where: Pizza Metro Pizza When: 14th February, 2013 from 12pm to 3pm – lunch & 3pm to 6pm – dinner The two of your can share sweet nothings over a scrumptious five course set meal featuring Escobar’s Valentine’s special menu includes treats like lemongrass and ginger rubbed tiger prawns, chicken and garbanzo soup, chef’s style guacamole, seared Norwegian salmon with baked jacket potatoes, steamed veg and orange sauce and to end it all, tiramisu and coffee. All this with a mystifying ambiance of candles and chic settings! Where: Escobar, Linking Road, Bandra Price: Rs4,999 per couple inclusive of taxes. Get a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine Contact: 022 42760000 Gift her/him a box of gourmet chocolates from Pink Truffles. You can order dark /milk chocolates or assorted chocolates with nuts and truffles. Shipment will take a minimum of 3 days delivery within 5 days. Where: From Pink Truffles, Pune Price: Box of 20: Rs770, Signature Box of 12/20: Rs620/820, Valentine’s Day Box of 12: Rs570 Contact: 90 49 988837 Are you pressed for time and gifting ideas? Then get in touch Present Perfect and you could gift your loved one, suave surprises including a romantic sunset sailboat ride with wine and music! Where: By Present Perfect Contact: 9322972072/9819979348 There is nothing more soothing than to unwind with your partner at one of Mumbai’s high-class spas! Relax and rev up the romance at Saks Salon and Day Spa. Try out one of their V-Day packages and make this Valentine’s a day to remember! Where: Saks Salon and Day Spa, Bandra Prices: Express Manicure: Rs. 400, Express Pedicure for Rs600, Discovery Facial Rs1,500 and Highlights (half) Rs3,500. 40% discount on all services for the couples! Contact: 022-26414243/4/5/6)/ OR 022-66617777 Get driven around town in an elegant limousine. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa experience, a cosy walk by the pool and a special seven course meal. Step up the romance at a private island with a five-course plush meal and a bottle of pink champagne on a traditional Thai Pagoda. Oriental cuisine lovers can relish delicacies of the likes of Sushi, Californian Rolls, Siew Mai and Wasabi Tiger Prawns along with a champagne piccolo bottle. Feast on Valentine’s buffet lunch and dinner with nearly 150 dishes and great music. The scrumptious five-course menu paired with a glass of Italian Prosecco at the famous Italian Mezzo Mezzo will leave the romance lingering on your taste buds. Where: JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, Juhu Tara Road Price: Packages from Rs 2,300 onwards Contact: 22 66933000 At Taj Mahal Palace, Casablanca, Wasabi or The Zodiac Grill will feature a Chefs Special Valentine menu and a Luxury Gift for ladies. In addition, Taj Lands End will offer an extensive four-course menu across Masala Bay and Ming Yang while The Atrium Lounge will serve a ‘Champagne Afternoon Tea’. Vivanta by Taj – President brings a month-long celebration. Wink will offer deals on cocktails till while desserts and hampers will be offered at Sugar n Spice. The Poolside, Thai Pavilion and Trattoria will also feature special wine and dine offers. Where: Taj Hotels, Colaba When: Until February 27th, 2013 Contact: 22 6665 3366 A perfect evening for the love birds; enjoy your candlelight dinner with champagne and great music. Look out for the complimentary roses and pastries and indulge in some love predictions with a special love tarot card reader service. Don’t miss the photographer out there to capture your love moments! Where: Spice 52, Juhu When: February 14th, 2013 from 1pm onwards Price: Packages start at Rs2, 500 per couple Contact: 022 6455 0052 We will be bringing you some more ideas and options to make this day really special! Watch this space for more. Hope you have a fantastic Valentine's Day!