Cakes, flowers, gifts are the tone of the day and why not? It's valentine's day, after all. The whole week is loaded with some special day or the other. The finale is on the 14th. Letting your significant other/ beloved know how much you love matters indeed... But, hey, what happened, and what better ways to celebrate than head to The Lalit as they have prepared a whole set of memorable evenings for you.

Spaghetti with Winter Pesto and Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 medium red onion, cut into wedges

1/3 c. plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 c. torn kale, collards, or mustard greens

1/2 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup), plus more for serving

1 clove garlic

2 tsp. lemon zest, plus 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice

12 oz. Spaghetti

Toasted pine nuts for serving

METHOD

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together potato, onion, and 2 tablespoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake, stirring once, until potato and onion are tender, 24 to 26 minutes

    Meanwhile, place kale and parsley in a food processor. Pulse until chopped, 4 to 5 times. Add Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, and juice. Pulse, scraping down the sides as needed until finely chopped, 10 to 12 times. Slowly add the remaining 1/3 cup oil through the feed tube with the machine running. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water before draining. Toss pasta with roasted vegetables, pesto, and pasta water.

    Serve topped with Parmesan and pine nuts.

Chocolate Marquise Rapture (Gluten-Free)


A super-rich chocolate dessert for all chocolate lovers. You won't be able to resist this delicious dark chocolate speciality.

Sponge Ingredients

    80 gm Egg yolk    

    125 gm Breakfast sugar    

    140 gm Egg white    

    35 Gm Cocoa Powder    

Filling Ingredients

    60n gm Melted chocolate    

    75 gm cream    

    10 gm Breakfast sugar    

    45 gm Egg white    

    01 no banana    

Method

    Separate the egg white and egg yolk. Whisk the egg yolks and ¼ cup sugar in a large heatproof bowl on hot water placed in a double boiler. Make a double boiler as you make one for melting the chocolate. Whisk together for about 4-5 minutes until the mixture turns pale yellow and thick, and the sugar begins to dissolve.

    Stir in the remaining ¼ cup water. Continue whisking vigorously for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture is quite thick and foamy.

    Remove the egg yolk-sugar mixture from the double boiler. Add the finely chopped chocolate. Stir until melted. Continue stirring until cool to the touch. Stir in the softened butter. Set aside.

    In a separate bowl, whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Chill in the refrigerator.

    In a small heavy saucepan, combine the remaining sugar (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) with the remaining ¼ cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear. Increase the heat to high and boil, without stirring, until it thickens and large bubbles form, about a minute.

    Meanwhile, whip the egg whites until soft, glossy peaks form. Add the boiling sugar syrup in a slow, steady stream with the mixer running. Continue beating until the peaks are stiff but not dry and the mixture feels lukewarm to touch.

    Quickly fold ¼ portion of beaten whites into the chocolate mixture. Then gently fold the remaining whites in three parts, trying not to over mix.

    Fold whipped cream in 3 parts, gently folding until you can no longer see any streaks of white. Transfer to rinsed loose bottom tin. Level with a rubber spatula. Cover with aluminium foil and keep in the freezer for 4 hours.

    Transfer to a serving platter. Decorate with chocolate nets or fresh fruits

Celebrate Love and Romance with endless flavours from an array of cuisines handcrafted by the chefs. This Valentine’s Day calls for a gourmet journey at The Lalit New Delhi, perfect for a love fill date. Outlets – 24/7, Alfresco (Romantic Moonlight Dinner), Baluchi (Pan Indian Destination) & Pool Side Cabana. Price - 7999+ Taxes (Twosome)