Romance stars as the appetiser, stunning dine-out destinations as main course delights, and dreamy settings as dessert as we explore the relationship between love and food in Delhi.
China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Delhi
Craving for a wholesome Chinese meal? Well, China Kitchen at Hyatt Regency Delhi offers a stylised take on an authentic Chinese dining experience. Their open kitchen includes five sections, namely the Peking duck station, the dumpling and noodle station, the steamer, the wok, and the dessert kitchen. There are also five private dining rooms, the wine wall, the tea bar, and the dining area. The private dining rooms have been named after provinces of China (indicative of the chef’s origin)—Sichuan, Hubei, Guangzhou, Anhui, and Hunan.
Date on a plate: The restaurant’s style is that of a traditional tea bar, offering a wide selection of Chinese teas. Perfect pairings for your romantic gastronomic outing, we say.
Diva Italian, New Delhi
Founded in 2000 by celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia, Diva has established itself as a known name for authentic Italian food in the capital. Diva Italian, the first of the Diva family, began 13 years ago with a kitchen in Delhi’s chic Greater Kailash. To satiate your craving for a sumptuous Italian palate, step out and head to this award-winning restaurant that uses authentic ingredients, often flown in from Italy. We are all up for their extensive collection of award-winning wines. From handmade dough to handpicked herbs— every ingredient and dish is treated as special, be it an entrée, main course, or dessert.
Proposal on the menu: Choose from their café menu or the fine dining menu, which changes seasonally, as it does in Italy. Beginnings to love stories are made sweeter with wines, and Diva Italian boasts of a rich selection.
Dramz Whisky Bar & Lounge, New Delhi
For a cooling slice of Scotland right in your city, visit the eclectic Dramz Whiskey Bar & Lounge, Mehrauli, New Delhi. The Scottish-styled entrance will take you to a different cultural experience, while the wall of stories and artwork will take you to the world of lost distilleries. Whisky is served in a traditional glass and authentically hand poured over ice. The menu consists of whiskies featuring single malts and blended malts from the Scottish Highlands, Speyside, Islay, Japan, Canada, America, and Ireland, as well as exotic cigars and hors d’oeuvres. For non-whisky drinkers, premium spirits and hand-crafted cocktails are on offer.
Proposal on the menu: An offbeat choice, this whisky bar and lounge made us feel romantic with its old-world charm. We suggest this for a proposal. What better than whisky and love on their upper deck set against the Qutab Minar?
Sevilla, The Claridges, New Delhi
Named after Seville, the famous art and cultural capital of Southern Spain, Sevilla at The Claridges is the capital’s go-to Mediterranean restaurant known for its cutting-edge Spanish cuisine. The styling at Sevilla is inspired by azure skies and landscapes that are synonymous with the Mediterranean. A visual delight is on offer for diners as the indoors and outdoors merge to provide a free-flowing, casual dining experience, which reflects the Spanish Riviera.
Date on a plate: Gorge on culinary classics to celebrate your date. The other stars include fresh seafood stunners, crisp dry white wines that can be paired with veggie delights.
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