Navni Kumar tells you what to eat, where to go and how to make this Valentine’s Day special.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’re sure you’ve been hit by all the red, the soft toys, advertisements and of course the hearts. But, if good food is what gets you and your partner going, we have some great options for you.

Strawberry & Cream- BlancoDinner under the stars @ Blanco

If a romantic setting and delicious food are a few key ingredients to completing your Valentines day, dine under the stars at the Blanco terrace. Their special menu for the day includes hot delights like Tuscan tomato basil soup and hot & sour soup, a Stake for two option for chicken lovers- Chicken steak with Tri pepper sauce and Australian steak with mushroom sauce, desserts like chocolate dipped strawberries and a decadent chocolate cake. You can even design a pizza for your Valentine. To make it a night to remember, have your photograph taken and your love eternalised on a mug that you can take away with you.

spaHave a spa-ctacular time @ Double Tree by Hilton

If flowers and chocolates are getting too clichéd for you and you’re wondering what to gift your sweetheart, try booking the both of you for a day at the spa?  Peace, quiet and relaxation are all part of the experience but you can take it to the next level with the Valentine’s Day Special ‘Sweetheart scrub’ or ‘Sweetheart Valentine massage’ at the Eros Spa at Double Tree by Hilton. You can head down to the Roadhouse Bar and Grill afterwards and fuel up on some yummy food.

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oliveFrench kisses @ Olive

If you really want to go all out this Valentine’s Day, hop into Olive with your sweetie. Test your palate with fried oysters, prawn cocktails, wild mushroom with asparagus. Sweeten the deal with spoonfuls of cheesecake aptly called the ‘French Kiss dessert’.

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redmangoDate night @ Red Mango

If you only have limited time to meet your valentine, hop into a Red Mango outlet. They’re launching their raspberry flavoured frozen yogurt to commemorate Valentine’s Day. Share a cup or two with your Valentine; few things could be sweeter than the simplicity of doing this spontaneously.

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Spice it up @ Ignis

Break open the bubbly and chow down on food that truly makes your taste buds tingle. This Valentine’s Day, Ignis introduces a wine and three-course lunch where you can choose from a variety of different dishes like mircha da paneer, chicken steak with pepper sauce, Vietnamese chicken satay and biryani to name a few.

A flautist will be on hand to play romantic favourites through the evening and distribute complimentary chocolates.  Try the special love potion cocktails and end the evening with a decadent German chocolate cake or even Gulab jamun. The desserts even come on a single platter for the two of you to share.

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The city is brimming with offers for so if you still haven’t planned anything special, it’s not too late. Pick one of these options to make this day a truly special celebration of your love.