It’s that time of the year again and whether Cupid has kept his date with you or not, here’s what the hotels in the city have lined up:
Chipstead, Taj Coromandel
To kick things off, head to Chips-tead at the Taj Coromandel, where you’ll get to listen to two bands in one! Kavita Thomas and Ranjani Shanker—erstwhile members of the all-girls Chennai band, Mantra—are reuniting after a decade to bring you a night of music with The Part Time Poet—a mash-up of their respective bands, The Speakeasy Poets and Part Time Cover. Enjoy this night of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Dance and Club hits as you sip on champagne and snack on continental and Oriental specialties. At Rs 4,000 per couple, from 8.30 pm.
Q Bar and Vintage Bank, Hilton Chennai
There’s a double treat in store for you at the Hilton. At Q Bar, DJ Shine will set the mood with popular tunes. The Bangalore-based DJ will be spinning Commercial House, Hip-Hop, Retro and Pop, among others. For a more mellow setting, check out the Vintage Bank, where singer Nadisha Thomas and pianist Shyam Benjamin will perform live, crooning classic love songs. An evening at both venues will also come with an aphrodisiac-themed menu, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and strawberries, and unlimited alcoholic beverages. At Rs 8,000 plus taxes, from 8 pm. Details: 22255555
Havana, The Raintree St Mary’s Road
Ditch your heels for dancing shoes when you head over to The Raintree St Mary’s Road. DJ Kave, one of the popular names in the clubbing and party scene, will be at Havana, playing Hip Hop peppered with Electronic and Rock, and even a sprinkling of Bollywood music. At Rs 1,500 per couple, from 9 pm. Details: 42252525
Dublin, Sheraton Park
Finally, you can turn your romantic date into an all-out glamorous Bollywood night at Dublin. Their Aashiqui Night will have former Miss India contestant-turned-DJ, Megha Kawale, bringing the roof down with popular Hindi film music. There will also be some country dancing, but we won’t reveal too much lest we ruin the surprise. At Rs 2,500 per couple. Details: 24994101
– Paloma Rao’s party round-up will be back here next week.