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    These restaurants help you win some extra brownie points on Valentine’s Day

    Whether you’re testing new love or been together for ages now, there is plenty to choose from for the much-hyped February 14. From a romantic roof-top rendezvous, to a chilled out brewery experience or an exclusive Asian four-course meal, we pick the city’s most appealing offers. By Aakanksha Devi

    Hearty affair
    The Oberoi pulls out all the stops with a five-course sit-down dinner, complete with themed decor, candle-lit table, and long stemmed roses for the ladies at both Rim Naam and Le Jardin Court. The meal will end with a beautifully crafted heart-shaped cake. Over at Szechwan Court, opt for the chef’s signature menu with crispy fried lotus stem to lobster in Chongqing sauce. `4,000++. At MG Road. Details: 25585858

    Desi drama
    Make your way to By The Blue, to be serenaded by the pool, mood music and good food. On the menu is Aashiqui lob-e-bhar (lobster shorba soup), Do dil ke sheek kebeb, Anarkali ke-e-janath ki biryani, paneer tikka, shohaney huto ki broccoli to make it a desi representation. The mahafil ki sheer kurma and double love chocolate and cheese brownie, will win you more points! At Grand Mercure, Koramangala. Details: 45121212

    Hispanic passion
    Inspired by the fiery Hispanics, chef
    Vikas Seth at Sanchos has crafted an exotic menu. Think oven-baked baby lobster in Tequila and chipotle sauce or spicy chicken enmoladas with poblano chocolate mole. The dessert, strawberry tres leches, or the Valentine’s Mini Gauteaux should leave things on a very sweet note. `1,500 upwards. At UB City. Details: 41755266

    Euro star
    Le Cirque Signature lets you choose
    from a five-course menu paired with sparkling wine. Set on the fifth floor, you can celebrate the special day with food ranging from fois gras and lobster ravioli to lamb chops and paupiette. Finish off with creme brulee for dessert. `10,000++ per couple. At The Leela Palace, HAL Airport Road. Details: 30571315

    Cheers to that
    Drinks on MG Road tempts you with mood lighting, soft music and the talented mixologist from Spain, Alfonso del Portillo. Try the Roses For You, a mix of Tanqueray, Elderflower with a hint of rose water. Then Arancini (crisp Italian rice balls with molten centres) or bacon-wrapped dates to start with. `1,000 for two. Details: 41123512
    Just rosy
    Nothing like a home-cooked meal to woo your date. But we suggest you add the luxe factor with some Moët & Chandon. The Moët Rosé Impérial Unfurl the Tie features a stylish rounded case that pirouettes open to reveal a bottle of Moët Rosé Impérial and a toasting tie stand. Vibrantly suited in pink and black with elegant leather accents, it even has a booklet that is tucked into the case to tell you how to enjoy the drink. Perfect to set on a candle-lit table. `8,500 on moet.com

    Sizzling seduction
    Tangerine, Sizzlers & More’s aphrodisiac menu by chef Vijay Shakar Rajarathin turns sizzlers exotic with prawns in lemon butter or Asian styled shrimp on a bed of noodles. The French-
    inspired chicken Moulin Rouge is also a great option. Stick around for homemade vanilla ice cream with orange peel and cinnamon compote to add some warmth. `2,000 for two. At 100 Feet Road, Koramangala. Details: 41152678

    Eastern time
    Yauatcha offers a four-course menu. Start with a soup before nibbling on sugarcane or spicy chicken dimsum. Stir-fried chicken, braised chicken claypot and mabo tofu accompanied by noodles or rice make up the mains. Leave room for Jasmine cake to keep the romance going. `4,000 a couple including three drinks. At 1 MG Road Mall. Details: 9222222800

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