The weekend’s here and we’re nearly approaching the most romantic day in the year. While some are in romantic bliss and prepping for valentine’s, others not so much. But who said Valentine’s is only for those in relationships? If you and your girl group want to have some fun, then don’t just sit at home! Head out into the city and start your day with a savory brunch and the night with some lip-smacking cocktails. Here’s a list of things you can do this weekend and on Galentines Day.
Enjoy a night of love, laughter and wine with all your gals at silk route. Silk Route covers all bases, from Mediterranean to Middle Eastern cuisine, with a dash of Indian and Pan-Asian thrown in for good measure. Try out appetizers like Trio of Mushrooms, Tossed in Chilli Butter & Cottage Cheese Kebab, Harissa & Garlic Mayo, and Pulled Mutton Shawarma. Their main courses are to die for as they serve delicious Chicken ‘Kheema’ Pizza, Saffron Infused Prawn Risotto, Thai Lamb Massaman Curry & Gosht Biryani. But don’t only indulge yourself in these delicacies, experiment with their wide range of cocktails as well! Start with the Strawberry Daiquiri – a white rum-based drink made with strawberry puree and lime, it screams refreshing or Elderflower Martini – a gin-based drink made with honeydew extract and dry vermouth. If you enjoy classic drinks, Silk route has a bunch of them as well, from Negroni’s, Whiskey Sour & Mojitos. End your meal on a sweet note with dessert by indulging in Walnut Fudge Brownies, Fresh Cream Dollop.
Address: AB Nair Rd, near Novotel, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
Contact number: 72082 87208
Need to let off some steam? Then why not shoot zombies with your girl gang? One minute you’re in a room, the next you’re in an ‘upside down’ world. Blue as far as the eye can see. There is no gravity, palm trees float everywhere, manta rays glide under you, and dolphins swim in the skies above. The oddest aspect of this legendary planet is its location in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Zero Latency allows you to completely immerse yourself in the realm of virtual reality gaming. Put on a headset and tour this 2,000-square-foot VR studio with up to eight of your friends without worrying about stumbling over furniture or errant wires.
Price: Rs 899 for 15 minutes onwards
Where: Todi Mills, Lower Parel
When: Monday – Friday 2 PM to 11 PM, Weekends 12 PM to 11 PM
JW Lounge will welcome world-renowned mixologist Myles Carroll for an evening of diverse concoctions that will provide an exhilarating experience in world-class mixology. AUTM- JW Lounge is a great spot to unwind with your galentines and have an upgraded cocktail experience, showcasing some of the finest drinks specifically prepared by the specialists at the luxury lounge. Guests can savor innovative cocktails such as Ginger Highball, Honey Highball, Aperitivo Highball, Coconut Highball (A surprising but refreshing combination of fresh coconut water and Dewar’s 15-year double aged scotch whisky), and Dewar’s old-fashioned.
When: 11th & 12th February 2023
Price- INR 1100 plus taxes per cocktail
Timings- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
For Reservations, call 022 6882 8888
For the first time in Mumbai, a Hyperlocal Fashion & Lifestyle Event Discovery and Curated E-commerce Platform will present some of India’s top developing and inexpensive artisanal labels. Their debut pop-up in Mumbai will feature 20+ homegrown designers which will be bringing forth their latest collections for your brunch, soirees, parties, and travel escapades. Jewellery will display their artistic, bohemian, and edgy jewels for those who love to treasure their jewelry. Other labels will highlight the textiles and crafts of India for the connoisseurs of textiles.
Diablo is a modern spin on gothic décor that serves current Middle Eastern cuisine. This contemporary restaurant and bar is a one-of-a-kind concept in which authenticity meets modernity to create greatness. The décor depicts conflict and contrast between beauty and bestiality, and an assortment of contemporary middle eastern dishes are presented to you while bespoke gothic mixes are poured to update your dining experience. This Friday head to Diablo with your girls for a Sufi night featuring Gaurav Chagli.
The Pioneer of the high-energy cocktail first bar is bringing Chef Viraf Patel to Pune for an exclusive, 6-course Chef’s Table. Chef Viraf will be creating a menu that reflects strong influences of his Parsi roots and Levantine cuisines. The menu features special bespoke dishes curated by Chef Viraf from Roasted Carrots with Tamarind Infused Yoghurt, Curry Butter, Pistachio & Almond Duqqa and Eggplant & Spiced Shrimp with Crispy Rice Salsa & Toum to Black Bean Hummus with Goats Cheese, Veggie Caviar & Woodfired Pita and Rose Water Muhallebi with Roasted Grapes & Parsi Sev to many more.
Date: 10th February (Friday) & 11th February (Saturday)
Slot 1 – Friday, 10th Feb, 8:30 pm
Slot 2 – Saturday, 11th Feb, 12:30 pm
Slot 3 – Saturday, 11th Feb, 8:30 pm
Venue: Cobbler & Crew, Ground floor, Barons Club, North Ave, opposite Jogger’s Park, Jogger’s Park, Pluto Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411006
The price points for the experience:
INR 3,500 for food (with veg and non-veg options)
INR 4,500 for food with cocktail pairings
Café de Flora
Cafe De Flora is a work of art, displaying its one-of-a-kind flower cafe in the heart of New Delhi, inspired by the tranquillity of Paris. While everyone is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their special someone, Cafe De Flora is also in the spirit to offer the best and the most mesmerizing experience with a visual delight that’ll be impossible to forget for all the girl friendships this Galentine’s season. They have it all, from the sheer grandeur of their design and ambiance to their delectable meal. The pleasant aroma of nature combined with Parisian-inspired decor creates a warm ambiance that you just cannot resist. Join the heritage of Paris’s lock and key bridge by recreating it in Cafe De Flora style and dedicating it to all the soulmates and friends out there who will keep the memories in their hearts forever.
‘The Weekend’ at Garden Galleria Mall, Noida is all prepared to light up you and your girl gang this season with an exciting event to remember. ‘The Weekend’ has covered everything, from breakfast every Wednesday through your date night with your girlfriends. They are here to give you an experience you will remember with a grin on your face, with the best combination of delicious food, beautiful décor, and live music. They provide international cuisines in a visually appealing style. Celebrating female friendships around Galentine’s Day is what distinguishes ‘the Weekend’ class from others. Fun activities such as ‘Sip & Paint’ have been created in order for all the fun girls to have a day unlike any other.