It’s almost Valentine’s Day – Don’t Panic

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but not to worry we have you covered with some of our favourite ways to enjoy time with your sweetheart.   In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus…

A CONTEMPORARY LOVE AFFAIR

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY: A CONTEMPORARY LOVE AFFAIR FROM ROCK N’ ROLL ROMANCE TO SUBLIME DINING     Tulalip Resort Casino Offers Sweethearts Multi-Sensual Dining Options Combined with Mesmerizing Music Tulalip Resort Casino knows how to translate the feelings of love. From events like the Rock Ballad Ball featuring Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith tribute bands; to seven award-winning…

A Valentine’s Day Menu

 To Melt Any Chocolate & Pizza Lover’s Heart this Valentine’s Day   Rocky Mountain Flatbread and Koko Monk Chocolates are delighted to present a Valentine’s Day Menu that will melt any chocolate and pizza lover’s heart. Rocky Mountain Flatbread’s chefs have created a delicious three course menu for Valentine’s Day that offers over 75 combinations to…

PROVENCE’S VALENTINE’S MENUS

PROVENCE SPEAKS THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE   The French know a thing or two about romance and the art of seduction. They also know a lot about good food and how it plays a major role in successful wooing. Enter chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia of Provence Restaurants – a happy couple who knows all…

LOVE: VANCOUVER BREWERY TOURS

FOR THE LOVE OF THE CRAFT: VANCOUVER BREWERY TOURS UNCORKS SECOND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY BREWERY TOUR   Guests Will Go Behind the Scenes to Sample Valentine’s-themed Brews, Appetizers, Enjoy a Chocolate-and-Beer Tasting This Valentine’s Day, Vancouver Brewery Tours will again connect local and visiting couples alike to the heart of the city’s booming craft-beer community for…

VALENTINE’S DAY SIGNATURE CREATIONS

SWEET SURRENDER: GIVE IN TO THOMAS HAAS’ LATEST LINEUP OF SIGNATURE CREATIONS THIS VALENTINE’S DAY   Heart-Shaped Truffles, Chocolates and Cookie Box Among Celebrated Chocolatier’s Selection of Handcrafted Valentine’s Day Delicacies for 2016 Cupid takes flight this Valentine’s Day with the help of the talented team of chocolatiers at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie, who…

L’Abattoir Sets the Stage for Love

Forget Cupid’s Arrow: This Valentine’s Day, L’Abattoir Sets the Stage for Love   L’Abattoir screams romance no matter what the date, but now that Cupid is flying into town the restaurant is pulling out all the stops. For lovebirds keen to impress that special someone – first date, lifelong marriage and every experience in-between –…

SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER – CAFÉ MEDINA

LOVE BITES: CELEBRATE “ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY” FEB. 14 WITH A SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER SERVICE AT CAFÉ MEDINA   Buck the Trend and Take Heart with Live Music and a Five-Course Gourmet Meal Featuring Café Medina’s Trademark Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine   This year, flip the script on all the hearts, flowers and unmet expectations and join Café Medina to celebrate…

ROYAL DINETTE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER

A ROYAL AFFAIR: ROYAL DINETTE OPENS ITS DOORS FEB. 14 TO HOST EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY DINNER SERVICE ON VALENTINE’S DAY   Set the Mood for a Special Evening with a Romantic Multi-Course Farm-to-table Feast This Valentine’s Day, Royal Dinette will play cupid in a truly gourmet fashion, when it opens its doors on a Sunday to host a…

Valentine’s Day at Faubourg

Looking for a date idea for Valentine’s Day? Cupid knows it well, you can never go wrong with a little something sweet. Faubourg Paris, Vancouver’s trio of elegant boulangeries-pâtisseries makes for the perfect place for a romantic coffee date. Your loved one will appreciate the bright and stylish atmosphere of this Parisian gem as well as the decadent…

Boulevard Special Valentine’s Dinner Menu

BE OUR VALENTINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PLAYS CUPID THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH EXCLUSIVE DINNER SERVICE   Four-Course ‘Yours & Mine’ Menu Includes Complimentary Box of Handmade Petits Fours   Love is in the air at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar on Sunday, Feb. 14 as the restaurant trades in their regular à la carte dinner…

Isn’t It Romantic…Not

Okay here we go, one of the most dreaded days on the calendar is here – February 14th. That’s right Valentine’s Day. This is an article I wrote and published two years ago that I thought was worth recycling. Historically Saint Valentine was said to be a Saint from the 3rd century who practiced the sacrament of…

Wine & Chocolates for Valentine’s – BC VQA Wines Have Got You Covered!

45 BC VQA Wine Tastings in BC Liquor Stores with Mink Chocolates Feb. 12, 13, 14 BC Wine Institute (BCWI) pairs up with Mink Chocolates for an unprecedented Valentine’s celebration across British Columbia this month. 15 BC Liquor Stores in Burnaby, Langley, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Sidney, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver and Whistler will each…

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Why give a bouquet when you can share a whole garden? Enjoy a romantic stroll and delicious picnic in beautiful 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden!   A special Valentine’s Day package includes classic tunes in the plaza area, a couple’s selfie at an on-site photo booth and dining al fresco amongst the trees or overlooking a…

Beyond hearts and flowers

Celebrated chocolate-artists and pastry chefs, Dominique and Cindy Duby of Wild Sweets are back with their delectable sugary treats for Valentines Day. Chocolates make the most traditional gifts for this occasion however; there is nothing traditional about these creations that are made with combinations of subtle flavours and sublime textures. Valentine ‘Harp & Heart’ cocoArt…