EAT WITH YOUR HEART: VALENTINE’S DAY WITH VIAGGIO HOSPITALITY GROUP
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio – False Creek and Ambleside, Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Romantic Menus
Set the mood right this Valentine’s Day with romantic culinary creations offered at Viaggio Hospitality Group’s collection of critically acclaimed dining and wining establishments. Couples are invited to experience love-inspired, delectable multicourse menus and cocktails on Valentine’s day, February 14.
ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO – FALSE CREEK
Enjoy spectacular views with an equally impressive five-course menu ($150 per person) created by Head Chef Sebastian Delgado for Valentine’s this year. Guests will have the option begin with Half a Dozen Oysters and Herring Caviar before they enjoy a Tartare Trilogy of hand cut beef tenderloin, tiger prawn and bluefin tuna. Next is Scallops with the option to add on Northern Divine Caviar followed by Shrimp Risotto. Guests can then choose between Bluefin Tuna or Wagyu Flat Iron as their main course. End the meal with a decadent Cherry Sphere, which will truly set an amorous tone for the rest of the evening. For an additional $18, diners can enjoy The Lover’s Club, an exclusive charming cocktail with barsol pisco, guyot creme de cassis, lemon juice, nikkei syrup and egg white.
Reservations can be made by calling 604-681-1164 or booking online.
ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO – AMBLESIDE
Executive Chef Jorge Kim has prepared two passion-fuelled, menus, including a fully vegetarian menu ($220 per couple) for Valentine’s Day, featuring the restaurant’s signature Peruvian-meets-Japanese Nikkei flavours. Beautiful dishes will delight guests, such as Kusshi Oysters, Northern Divine Caviar, Yuzu Compressed Cucumber and Spicy Daikon to start. Next, guests will enjoy a Ceviche Tasting and Prawn Leche de Tigre Shooter. Sushi Pizza is an Ancora classic favourite and will be offered on this spectacular menu. For their main, guests can choose Lobster Two Ways or Rack of Lamb. To finish off this gorgeous meal, Choux Au Craquelin is a flexi ganache dessert with vanilla bean custard, strawberry gel and fresh fruit.
The fully vegetarian menu features Mountain Caviar and Pressed Cucumber to start. Guests will then enjoy Asparagus Cause, Vegetarian Ceviche and Maitake Zuke. Sushi Pizza remains on this menu with a slight twist and will be offered as Vegetarian Sushi Pizza. The two delicious mains to choose from are Cauliflower Steak or Ras El Hanout Spiced Vegetables. Choux Au Craquelin is offered for dessert, similarly to the regular Valentine’s menu.
Reservations can be made by calling 604-926-0287 or booking online.
Executive Chef Jesse Zuber is ensuring that love will be celebrated—front and center—with his romantic yet highly creative Valentine’s Day menu. The multicourse meal ($125 per person) begins with a glass of Antech Cremant de Limoux Rose. Crab Salad with the option to add Northern Divine caviar will be offered as the first course. Next up, guests can choose between Acquerello Risotto or Tagliaterini. The main event features either Beef; red wine braised short rib, creamy polenta and arugula or Sablefish; leek puree, crispy leek, artichoke barigoule, squid and chorizo. Dessert comes in the form of an elaborate Chocolate mousse with strawberry gel and mint.
Reservations can be made by calling 604-602-9570 or booking online.
UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR
Uva’s team shakes up two cocktails in celebration of the special day, including one alcohol free option. Love Potion ($17) is made with tanqueray no.10, bottega prosecco, grapefruit juice, strawberry and rose reduction and orange flower water. Lavender Fields ($8) is an alcohol free creation made with butterfly pea tea, lemon juice, soda water, thyme & black assam syrup and mint. Also available at Cibo Trattoria.
ABOUT VIAGGIO HOSPITALITY GROUP | A leader in providing outstanding food and beverage experiences, Viaggio Hospitality Group has an award-winning and diverse collection of restaurants and bars in British Columbia. From fine-dining establishments to casual eateries to exciting sports bar, there is something on offer for every type of guest. More information can be found online at www.viaggiohospitality.com.
Media release and images provided by Kelly Jordan Hamilton, Viaggio Hospitality Group