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A HOME-curated Valentine’s Day from home

We know that Valentine’s Day this year is not going to be ‘the usual’. No candlelit dinner at HOME’s restaurant, followed by a trip to our theatre or to watching a romantic film in Marina’s Cinema. But we don’t want you to settle for a microwave meal and a night on the sofa binge watching Bridgerton (no judgement!)

We want to bring HOME to you on Valentine’s Day. So, we have curated an evening to remember with a film pick, dinner recipe and your choice of cocktails to enjoy with your loved one(s) or on your own if you are flying solo.

Simply pick from one of our themes and don’t forget to dress to impress.

In exchange, please consider donating what you might have spent on Valentine’s Day to HOME, to support us through a tough time. We promise to make next year much more eventful!

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An evening of sophistication

Bring some sophistication and glamour into your home with a screening of La Dolce Vita, the film that made Federico Fellini a household name. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight.

This film is best paired with our Cacio e Pepe and bruschetta recipe, with a tumbler of Negroni Sbagliato or a refreshing Aperol Spritz. If you close your eyes, you could be in Rome right now.

La Dolce Vita available on MUBI or Amazon Prime.

Cacio e Pepe, Negroni Sbagliato and Aperol Spritz Recipes

All American Night In

American classic films have always dominated Valentine’s Day and our pick, Love and Basketball is no exception. A sweet love story of childhood sweethearts turned best friends, and who had two things in common; a love for basketball and a love for each other. The film is a cult classic and was executive produced by Spike Lee and features Alfre Woodard.

Complement this film with our curated recipes, BBQ wings (chicken or cauliflower) and Mac ‘n Cheese, best washed down with a Lynchberg Lemonade or a Clover Club.

Love and Basketball is to rent available via Amazon.

BBQ Wings, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Lynchberg Lemonade and Clover Club Recipes

Not just Bollywood

Our Not Just Bollywood season showcases contemporary Indian independent cinema and for Valentine’s Day, we have chosen a key work from Indian Parallel cinema, 27 Down. This film is a sensitive semi-realist tale of unrequited love that is contingent on the imagery of trains.

This film is available to stream on MUBI as a part of ‘A Journey into Indian Cinema’ and was selected by Omar Ahmed, co-curator of HOME’s Not Just Bollywood film season.

This film is best paired with our recipe for Rogan Josh, Naan and some refreshing gin or vodka coolers.

27 Down is available on MUBI.

Rogan Josh, Naan, You’re Rait-up My Street and I’ll Never Let my Man-Go, Lassi! Recipes

Don’t forget, if you loved these suggestions, please consider donating what you might have spent on Valentine’s Day to HOME, to support us through a tough time. We promise to make next year much more eventful!