Candle light & romantic dinners for you this Valentine's Day in Chennai
by Siddarth Ayyagari
You can go for a movie, take a walk in the park, exchange a few gifts and roses or probably even furry little soft toys but this is about as much you can do before the Valentine's day hunger pangs kick in. There's a strange correlation between filling hearts with love and stuffing bellies but we're not going to get into that. The bottom line is that a few candles, some nice wine and lip-smacking food comes second to none when it comes down to creating that special V-Day vibe.
Having said that, it's not as simple as picking the closest restaurant and walking in. If you really want to make the day extra special, check out exactly what kind of food your Valentine enjoys. If you've done your share of listening, this shouldn't be too hard. The city has everything a foodie can dream of from Chinese, Japanese and Continental to traditional Indian and American cuisine. So once you've zeroed down on your category, things become that much easier.
If the oriental flavours do it for your Valentine, then Mainland China is the place to be. You can either go for the buffet or the regular menu and also make sure you try some of the drinks here. Strongly following the 'harmony in contrast' principle, the yin-yang concept is quite obvious in the Mainland China menu. Though the dishes here are prepared in accordance to the Indian palette, there is never a compromise on authenticity.
Moving to the other part of the globe, your city also has some of the best Continental cuisine on offer at Zara Tapas Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Continental, Italian, Mediterranean and Spanishcuisine on the menu. This place is a relatively safer option to pursue as the menu has something for everyone and it's unlikely your date will go home dissatisfied with the food. The desserts here are sumptuous to say the least and there's also loads of drinks to wash it all down. An exotic cocktail and the romantic ambience will surely make you feel the world has stopped for the two of you.
If you and your Valentine are not quite the conventional kinds and don't mind doing away with the candles and plush set-ups, try Rajdhani Restaurant. The restaurant offers a comprehensive Indian menu a wide variety of cuisine from across the country. You'll find the best of Gujarati, Rajasthani and Marwari food here but the only disadvantage is the absence of drinks. The service here is really fast and the food is top notch. So if you're looking to give a bit of a twist to this year's V-Day celebrations, try Rajdhani Restaurant.
Laila has given you enough of a reason to make this V-Day extra special for the special one in your life, so what are you waiting for? You can also check out these special V-Day events in your city.