chocsWhere to take your Valentine this month

Wine it up!
Whether for an elegant dinner out at your favourite restaurant or a romantic candlelit meal indoors, wine indeed plays a major role on Valentine’s Day. A great bottle to start with is the red Nederburg Winemaster’s Edelrood – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It has aromas of citrus, apricot fruits and vanilla oak notes, which follow through on the palate. It is excellent served with dark chocolate, Thai and other oriental dishes as well as smoked salmon, grilled fish and cream-based sauces.

Restaurant reviews
Flowers, chocolates, wine, dinner… these are some of the little ways lovebirds choose to appreciate one another on Valentine’s Day, and this year is no different. Restaurants around the city will come up with fantastic specials bound to have you swooning. Here are two spots worth checking out on your date night:

1 Sikia Restaurant
Sikia is Crowne Plaza’s fine dining restaurant. It expresses the fusion of flavours, art, jazz music, warmth, comfort, colour and service. The hushed sophistication embodied here makes it the perfect stop for that special evening out. Savour their modern menu encompassing hot and cold starters, grills, vegetarian dishes, a wide selection of seafood dishes and an extensive wine list. The usual average cost is Ksh1900 per person – be sure to try the scrummy Mushroom and Onion Risotto.
Sikia Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kenya Rd, Upper Hill

2 Talisman
This restaurant hardly needs an introduction as one of Nairobi’s most beloved. Everything from the Moroccan-themed decor to the striking local art on the walls shouts taste and charm. Talisman’s service is some of the best in the city with a menu to match their high standards. The diverse dishes are a delightful fusion of European, Pan-Asian and African cuisine. The average cost per person is usually Ksh1500. Give their Talisman Burger with Feta and Coriander Samosas a try.
Talisman, Ngong Rd, Karen

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