5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are NOT a Box of Chocolates

  Canada’s food trend expert shares gifts that fill your heart and belly    Angie Quaale has done it again. Quaale’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store  has you covered for Valentine’s Day with five gift ideas that will keep you and your plus one happy, full, and wanting more. Gluten-free ideas are also plentiful without having to … Read more5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are NOT a Box of Chocolates

FEEL THE LOVE AT CROWBAR WITH A DECADENT VALENTINE’S DINNER

    A romance themed cocktail sets the mood  while an intimate share-style feast satisfies the senses   Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy indulgent dining, unique cocktails and cozy spaces. Crowbar offers all three with an exclusive dining experience that even Cupid would covet, perfect for couples seeking a memorable meal in a low-key … Read moreFEEL THE LOVE AT CROWBAR WITH A DECADENT VALENTINE’S DINNER

Valentine’s Day and our #FavouriteThings – Shades of Red

  Is there anything more romantic than sharing a glass of wine? I think not. If that glass of wine just happens to be a BC Wine you’re on the right track. We at MyVanCity are big fans of BC Wine and we definitely have our #FavouriteThings Wine list to make your Valentine’s Day something … Read moreValentine’s Day and our #FavouriteThings – Shades of Red

Enjoy a romantic French-filled Valentine’s Day at Tableau Bar Bistro

  Tableau Bar Bistro to offer decadent three-course set menu on February 14   Add some French fare to your romantic Valentine’s Day plans with Tableau Bar Bistro’s three-course set menu and wine pairings. * Tableau’s decadent dishes highlight its French-meets-West-Coast fare, showcasing Executive Chef Tret Jordan and Head Chef Dan Vichitthavong’s most recent creations. … Read moreEnjoy a romantic French-filled Valentine’s Day at Tableau Bar Bistro

​Valentine’s Day Bliss at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

  Follow your bliss to Rocky Mountain Flatbread on Valentine’s Day! Chef Oliver Zulauf has created a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu in collaboration with Koko Monk Chocolates. Each course is offered with a vegan/gluten free option and paired with a handmade local raw chocolate from Koko Monk Chocolates. The three-course menu is offered … Read more​Valentine’s Day Bliss at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Treat your Valentine to Homer St. Cafe and Bar’s exclusive three-course menu

  Yaletown restaurant to offer guests special set menu for one day only   Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Homer St. Cafe and Bar has announced they’ll be offering an exclusive three-course menu on February 14. * Executive Chef Tret Jordan and Head Chef Chris West’s set menu showcases a selection of … Read moreTreat your Valentine to Homer St. Cafe and Bar’s exclusive three-course menu

Classic Romance at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar

  New Cocktails, Romantic Menus, Singles Table, Massages, Baubles, Blow Outs and . . .  a Contest   Whether coupled or single, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar have some enticing Valentine’s Day offerings full of romance, fun and good taste.   YEW’s Valentine’s Day Feature Menus:   Couples Looking for a … Read moreClassic Romance at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar

HOTEL ZED INTRODUCES “THE QUICKIE” VALENTINE’S PROMOTION

  Hotel Zed is once again offering guests a chance to get sexy this Valentine’s Day. We’re well-known for our “Nooner” promotion, but this year we’re taking it one step sexier with our new “Quickie” special: 3-hour booking windows for a short & sassy Valentine’s date! Guests can book a room from 11 a.m. to … Read moreHOTEL ZED INTRODUCES “THE QUICKIE” VALENTINE’S PROMOTION

THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR GETS SWEET ON VALENTINE’S DAY BY HOSTING INTIMATE DINNER SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 14

  Award-Winning Squamish Hotspot Gives Guests a Reason to Celebrate Via Four-Course, Romantic Feast with Optional Beverage Pairings, Feature Cocktail   The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar will help guests raise a glass and make a toast to their true love this Valentine’s Day by hosting a special, one-night-only dinner service guaranteed to set the … Read moreTHE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR GETS SWEET ON VALENTINE’S DAY BY HOSTING INTIMATE DINNER SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 14

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Puts the ‘Ha-ha’ in Ha-ha-happy Valentine’s

  Whether boy meets girl, girl meets girl or boy meets boy, everyone knows that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. There’s no better place for a little romance and a lot of laughter than at a Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) show. Did you know that The Improv Centre is one of Cupid’s favourite hangouts? … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports™ Puts the ‘Ha-ha’ in Ha-ha-happy Valentine’s

WITH LOVE, THIERRY

– Find Love and Romance this Valentine’s Day with Thierry Cafe – When it comes to romance, many think that the French know it best. Share ‘l’amore’ this Valentine’s Day with swoon-worthy creations by French Maitre Chocolatier and Patissier Chef Thierry Busset. Juliet Cake, Romeo Cake, and Vintage Valrhona Liquid Chocolate Over the last few weeks, … Read moreWITH LOVE, THIERRY

Provence’s Tour D’Amour Valentine Dinner a Tour de Force

  Tour D’Amour Valentine’s Dinner a Tour de Force   The French know a thing or two about romance and the art of seduction; so who better to create the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner than Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia of Provence Marinaside. Chef Jean-Francis understands the power of food to fan the flames of love. In … Read moreProvence’s Tour D’Amour Valentine Dinner a Tour de Force

Valentine’s Day Isn’t it Romantic…not

Okay here we go, one of the most dreaded days on the calendar is almost here – February 14th. That’s right Valentine’s Day.   This is an article I wrote and published four years ago that I thought was worth recycling with some updates. Historically Saint Valentine was said to be a Saint from the 3rd century … Read moreValentine’s Day Isn’t it Romantic…not

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: CIBO TRATTORIA HOSTS INTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

  Downtown Destination Writes Recipe for Romance with Exclusive Four-Course Feast and ‘In Between Cupid’ Cocktail Feature   Executive Chef Josh Gonneau and the staff at Cibo Trattoria will take aim and play cupid when the downtown hotspot hosts an Italian-inspired dinner guaranteed to set the stage for romance on Wednesday, February 14. Available throughout … Read moreLOVE IS IN THE AIR: CIBO TRATTORIA HOSTS INTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

Valentine’s Day at Chez Christophe

  CHOCOLATE KISSES Chez Christophe unveils 2018 Valentine’s Day collectionThere is a whole lot of chocolate to love this year as Burnaby Heights’ Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) launches three new chocolate sculptures and rouge-themed pastries today, January 23, just-in-time for Valentine’s Day.“My team and I have lots of fun coming up with … Read moreValentine’s Day at Chez Christophe

OpenTable Reveals Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

  Winning Restaurants Span Nine Provinces, with Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec Claiming Greatest Number of Honourees; the Niagara Region Rules in Romance with 12 of the Total. As diners prepare to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), … Read moreOpenTable Reveals Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

#TasteofThursday Oat Crusted Arctic Char straight from Chef Rod Butters “The Okanagan Table”

Oat-Crusted Arctic Char   When you’re camping and you catch a fish, chances are good you’ve got oats or corn flakes or some kind of crunchy cereal on hand. I call this a red neck camp  dish. My customers think there’s a big secret to making this dish, but it’s one of my simplest menu … Read more#TasteofThursday Oat Crusted Arctic Char straight from Chef Rod Butters “The Okanagan Table”

HEART TO HEART: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

  Restaurant Welcomes Guests to Show Their Love with Decadent Five-Course Dinner Menu Prepared by Award-winning Executive Chef Alex Chen   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will help guests get down to the heart of the matter by offering a gourmet Valentine’s Day dinner menu guaranteed to set the mood on Wednesday, February 14. Available for … Read moreHEART TO HEART: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

SWEET CELEBRATIONS: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS NEW HANDSPUN CREATIONS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, VALENTINE’S DAY, CHINESE NEW YEAR 

  Show Your Love, Usher in the Upcoming ‘Year of the Dog’ with Chocolatier’s Latest Seasonal Collection of Signature Chocolate Confections   There are many reasons to celebrate this February at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, where the acclaimed chocolatier has revealed his latest lineup of seasonal handcrafted confections commemorating the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate … Read moreSWEET CELEBRATIONS: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS NEW HANDSPUN CREATIONS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, VALENTINE’S DAY, CHINESE NEW YEAR 

In the Name of the Rose

  Celebrate romance with a glamorous TWG Tea Valentine’s Day   This Valentine’s Day, TWG Tea invites you to embrace the season of flowers and romance with TWG Tea’s collection inspired by the blush hues of the delicate rose. Capturing the essence of love in a sensual Darjeeling tea blended with delicate rose blossoms, Amour … Read moreIn the Name of the Rose