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February 10, 2016
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How to Have the Perfect Valentine’s Day

People from all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day, so much so that this day has become a symbol (and the perfect opportunity) for many couples to prove their love. Whether you prefer a more romantic date or want to spend the day doing something you wouldn’t normally do, you still need to consider the essentials: what to do and what to eat. And, for that, you need to plan exactly how you want the day to go. After all, you want this date to be special and unique to make the both of you happy!

Plan Ahead

The last thing you want to happen on Valentine’s Day is to find that everywhere is full and you forgot to book a reservation. Creating the perfect atmosphere takes time and forethought, so if you’re planning on surprising your date, make sure you bought the gift or decorated the room! There are plenty of activities to choose from, and you can opt for something you know you both like to do, or try something new.

Spice Things Up

Literally. It’s said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and no food has more colour and flavour than Indian cuisine! The combination of tangy, spicy and sweet is perfect for a romantic dinner, and will be sure to impress your date.

Knowing what to get, however, is another matter. Indian food offers a wide range of starters, and finger food is ideal for beginning your meal with. Stick to dishes that favour fresh herbs, like mint, and tender fruits like coconut, or go for crispy poppadums and chutney. You have plenty of options for a main dish, and if you end up choosing one of the many curries known to Indian cuisine, opt for something fiery. For dessert, you can never go wrong with chocolate, and amongst the most popular desserts on Valentine’s Day is chocolate mousse.

Do Something Special

If you and your date prefer a more traditional Valentine’s Day, then little romantic gestures, like writing each other a poem, might just be the perfect thing. You can also watch the sunrise together, book a wine tasting session, go dancing, or watch a romantic movie.

For a more unconventional Valentine’s Day, why not try out something fun like laser tag or attend your favourite singer’s concert? You can go for a hike and take pictures together or even double date with another couple. If romantic movies are not your thing, you can choose to watch horror instead, and set a new yearly tradition that belongs to just the two of you. If you want to give flowers, you can stand out from the crowd by gifting something other than red roses, like tulips, orchids and even sunflowers.

Here at Spice Lounge Kitchen, we know how important it is to have the perfect Valentine’s Day, and we want to help you have a great date! If you want to take your partner to an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, we provide a beautiful Valentine’s Day menu for every couple, and you can even book a reservation online.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or give us a call on 0131 476 9999, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can also check us out on Trip Advisor!