Move over Valentine’s day and Rose day, city restaurants have found a new day to celebrate. Since February 29 falls only once in four years, city restaurants are all geared up to celebrate the leap day in style. There are a whole lot of deals and discounts being offered at the city eateries. From a 29% discount on food to 29 items on the buffet, restaurants are playing with the numbers 2 and 9 in unique ways.
The Pirates of Grill at Rajouri Garden, will offer a spread of 29 dishes on Wednesday, while at 1 Boulevard in Saket, on ordering 9 dishes, one will get 2 dishes complimentary. “We celebrate birthdays that come once a year, this day comes once in four years, so it definitely calls for revelry,” says Priyank Sukhija of 1 Boulevard.Also, there is a special discount at most city restaurants on that day. While the Asia Kitchen at Basant Lok Market is offering a discount of 29% on a bill of R2,929 and above, Et Al Cafe + Bar at Kirti Nagar is giving a flat discount of 29% on the bill value of R5,000 and above. Cafe Cruise at Rajouri Garden is however keeping no bar on the bill value, and offering a flat 29% off the whole day on any bill amount. "Anything that’s rare creates curiosity, so to know that you have one more day in the month, is fun.
We are just trying to create means for indulgence and fun on this day,” says Sanjay Chadha of The Asia Kitchen. Sports bar Game of Legends at Rajouri Garden has also planned fun activities such as a game of darts, offering one 29% off on the next visit. “It is a day of great significance as it is related to the natural cycle of the universe, so why not celebrate the phenomenon that nature has also given so much importance to? And nothing can make people happier than discounts,” says Amit Chauhan of the restaurant.
The Moroccan resto Qafe Pasha at Punjabi Bagh, will give a discount of 29% if you dine in a group of more than 20 members. And, if you’re looking for adventure, the Iceage skating café at Kirti Nagar will be giving 29 minutes free on the ice skating rink when one purchases tickets worth R1,000. “If one can get excited about a usual weekend, just because it comes after five working days, one would surely like to make February 29 memorable, as one will not get to live this day for four years again,” says Nishant Mittal of the café.
Doctors in the city say that some couples are requesting a Caesarean section on February 29. “People want to have a unique birthday for their child and are asking for a C-section on that day,” says Dr Yashica Gudesar, gynaecologist, Rockland Hospital, Dwarka.
“29.02.12 adds up to 9, which is the number of Mars and signifies enthusiasm and hence is a good day for birth,” says numerologist Manisha Koushik. “February 29 this year, is a good date for weddings too,” she adds.
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