#WeekendBinge: 5 Ideas to Give Your Valentine Weekend a Special Makeover

Food trucks, festivals and new restaurants – cool things to do in Mumbai from February 14-16, 2020

Suman Mahfuz Quazi

How many weekends will you spend doing chores, drinking at home or just Netflix and chill? Drop all your lame excuses this Valentine weekend, get outta bed, put on your best shoes, and treat your bae to something special. Confused about where to start? Right here with this list.

Tuck into a home-cooked meal


At Bar Bank, a food truck park in Juhu, The Food Bloggers Association of India aka FBAI has launched a new spot that will double up as a platform for up-and-coming home chefs showcasing different cuisines. Christened #FBAIKitchen, the food truck will host chefs on rotation serving Sindhi, Bengali, Himachali and Punjabi food along with other international cuisines. Drop by for a taste of Sindhi food at an ongoing showcase by home chef Jyoti Vishnani.

Where: Bar Bank Juhu, Palm Grove, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu.
When: February 13 onwards | 6.00 pm to 1.30 am

Whisk-y away the weekend

Can't get a better reason to celebrate this weekend. Drop by at the Spirit of the Speyside Whisky Festival happening in India for the first time! The traditional Scottish whisky festival has been brought to Mumbai by The Dram Club, a venture that curates whisky drinking experiences. The unique festival will feature masterclasses, tasting sessions, sit-and down meals. 

Where: The Park Mumbai, 5B CTS 1005, 1006, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West.
When: February 15 | 12.30 pm onwards

Binge like nobody’s business


A brunch is always a good idea! Spring into a wispy day dress and saunter in for a leisurely brunch with your Valentine. One of Mumbai’s favourite brekkie haunts is now open in Lower Parel and is offering a bunch of new dishes, too! Check out the new Nutcracker inside Palladium Mall and while there, be sure to try the decadent Welsh rarebit comprising melted cheese, bread and a tart onion jam, the handmade pasta and oh-so-delicious desserts!

Where: The Nutcracker, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
When: Everyday | 1.00 pm to 12.00 am

Recipe for love 

Give your V-Day plans a fun spin and sign up with your better half for the Cook Brunch with your Valentine class at Foodhall Cookery Studio, where you will be taught to make easy-but-interesting dishes such as, pizza, ravioli, cupcakes and more. What better way to your lover’s heart than the stomach, right?

Where: Foodhall Cookery Studio, Linking Road, 2nd Floor, Santacruz West.
When: February 14 | 11.00 am to 2.00 pm 

Get into the festival mode

Spend your weekend in the company of loved ones at The Grub Fest, one of India’s largest food festivals, commencing at BKC this weekend. Try dishes from top Indian food brands and restaurant pop-ups while you groove to live music and watch engaging performances. 

Where: R2 grounds, MMRDA, Bandra Kurla Complex.
When: February 15 and 16 | 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm 

Images courtesy: Bar Bank, The Dram Club, The Nutcracker, Foodhall, The Grub Fest


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