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Dock Lunch Presents Valentine Dinner Southern-Romantic

The South is calling this Valentine’s Day as Dock Lunch goes Southern Romantic on Saturday, February 14th with two seatings, one at 6pm and one 8pm.

Start with Low Country Shrimp ‘n Grits with lardons, pea shoots and parsley oil or a Bitter Salad with beets, radish and candied walnuts, cheese dusting and orange mustard vinaigrette.

Follow with a skillet seared chicken dressed with lemon, garlic and thyme, pan gravy, succotash and roast potatoes or seasoned, slow cooked Pork Belly finished with apricot brandy jus, with black eyed pea & hominy braise and glazed carrots.

Finish with Whisky Chocolate Cake with bitter chocolate frosting, pecans and bourbon salted caramel sauce or Cardamom, black pepper and vanilla ice-cream with caramelized peaches


45$/per for 3 course meal
cocktail specials
excellently priced champagne, wines, beer and bourbon
call 604 376-2211 to book

About Dock Lunch

Dock Lunch is a singularly charming, Southern-inspired Take-Out Window and Cafe specializing in a rotating menu of house-made sandwiches and baking.

152 East 11th Vancouver, BC


CONTEST CLOSED #Giveaway #Chocolate Green & Black’s Bars

Green and Black's Bars

If you didn’t get chocolate for Valentine’s Day and had no luck in any way, here’s your chance for some chocolate love!

Good Life Vancouver and Green and Black’s have seven bars to send your way!

To win comment on this post with your favourite flavour and who you would share a bar with!

***Please note we monitor comments before they are approved just in case anyone is being too cheeky. It may take  a few hours before you see your comment.



Burlesque Duos ~ Valentines Day!

Burlesque Duos ~ Valentines Day!



We went last year and loved this. Tickets already bought this year!

It takes two to tango this Valentines Day at the Rio Theatre! Back after last year’s sold out show, the highly anticipated Burlesque Duos will feature never seen before Burlesque duets featuring eight of Vancouver’s top teasers.

Featuring new Burlesque duos by:



Celebrating partnership and creativity, Burlesque Duos are a perfect way for singles and couples alike to celebrate Valentines Day!

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Tix: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Escapes

It’s less than a week before Valentine’s Day and you’ve just realized that your love deserves a little more than a cheap bouquet and a some waxy chocolates. It’s not too late to book an escape and with a just a quick drive and perhaps a little help from BC Ferries you’ll be sure to continue your romance well into the next year and beyond.

Rowena’s Inn Harrison Mills

romantic dinner

Less than 2 hours east of Vancouver you’ll reach Rowena’s Inn along the Fraser River in Harrison Mills.  The Romantic Stay includes:

  • Bottle of sparkling wine and a cheese and fruit platter
  • Dozen long-stemmed roses
  • Gift-wrapped box of handmade chocolates
  • $50 Gift Certificate for two dining options at River’s Edge Restaurant

Valentines Getaway Package runs from February 7th to February 17
Starting at $229 per night (excluding taxes)

– See more at: http://www.prettyestateresort.com/package/valentines-package/#sthash.jVJ0wfp7.dpuf


Escape to Victoria at the Oswego for the Love your Love Package

Head to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and book our Love your Love package at $205/night* at the Oswego.  You’ll stay in a one bedroom premium suite with amazing views, receive romantic turndown service with dimmed lighting and signature infused water, and enjoy Chef Muzzin’s chocolate truffles and sparkling wine upon arrival.  You can sleep in with a late check out and if you book 2 nights, you’ll receive a $40 O Bistro Brunch credit! *Package available February 14th and 15th 2014 only.  Book your Valentines Package now!

Bonus for film lovers as the Victoria Film Festival is on!

painted boat

Painted Boat Resort Sunshine Coast

Lamb Duo or Seafood Risotto – Which would you choose ?  A cruise on BC Ferries and a brief drive will get you to the stunning Sunshine Coast where you and your love can suit up for Valentine’s Day and enjoy an intimate table for two on February 14th & 15th at The Restaurant at Painted Boat.  Make it a true weekend getaway – overnight accommodation starting at $195 per night.

Call 604.883.2456 or email reservations@paintedboat.com for more details.


Superfly in Whistler

For the adventurous food loving types! Start with a Snowcat ride, then zipline through the dark and enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring the Bearfoot Bistro this February 14 and 15, 2014.

The evening of romance starts with roses and a heated snowcat ride up Rainbow Mountain followed a gourmet dining experience in a mountain top yurt. Catered by the renowned Bearfoot Bistro, couples will enjoy their dinner featuring a menu that includes fresh oysters, Slow Braised Angus Beef and a seductivechocolate-inspired dessert – all this while being serenaded to by live music. After dinner soar through the dark under a starlit sky and snap that unforgettable photo to commemorate the special occasion. The 4-hour round-trip tour departs at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and is priced at $199 per person. www.superflyziplines.com.

Check out the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for accommodation and more Whistler romance.

View more romantic ideas and ways to say “I love you” in Whistler.


Share an intimate fondue dinner menu in Whistler at The Chalet – complete with a decadent chocolate fondue.


Indulge your loved one with a romantic Whistler dining experience inThe Grill Room featuring an incredible 5-course menu with glass of sparkling wine for $99 per person*. The exclusive St. Valentine’s Day Whistler dinner is also available with hand-chosen wine pairings.


For a relaxed Whistler Valentine’s Day dinner, The Wildflower will be featuring a 3-course Valentines Day table d’hôte menu for $55 per person* or select from the seasonal selections on The Wildflower’s a la carte menu.


  • Head to Whistler’s ‘Proposal Corner’ and pop the question!
  • Get married in the Fairmont’s rooftop wedding chapel
  • Take moonlit snowshoe tour or go night skiing around Lost Lake
  • Indulge in a couples side-by-side massage at the Vida Spa
  • Add some excitement to your Whistler getaway with a zipline adventure or dog sled tour

Visit our Romance page for even more ideas for a couples getaway in Whistler and along the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Quince Valentine’s Day Food Lovers Class


Single or coupled you still need to eat on Valentine’s Day. Why not take the opportunity to learn some new dishes and avoid the restaurant crowds? GLV

The Culinary Seduction; hands on cooking class at Quince.

Friday February 14th

Dine with wine, candles and romantic music.

Start with…

Fresh Local Oysters, Shallot Mignonette

Move into the kitchen to make …


Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio dressed with Fleur del Sel, Parmesan, Truffled Sherry Vinaigrette, Grissini


Sautéed Atlantic Lobster, Lemon, Asparagus and Lemon Risotto, Saffron Chive Butter Sauce


Profiteroles, Kirsch ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Sauce

Aphrodisia: Wines for Valentines – Tasting Event with Firefly

valentines wineMany many things to do this Valentine’s Day, this is a great pre-day event that will help you find the exact wines you need for the day.  GLV  Feb. 13

Come join Firefly manager and Red Seal Chef Kevin Loewen along with WSET level 3 and French wine scholar candidate Leanne Quirk for a delicious evening of wine and food to set the mood for Valentine’s Day. Five wines and a liqueur are paired with an exciting variety of foods and dessert. If you are looking for a fun night out or ideas to impress with on the Valentine’s day then you have found them both!!

Cremant de Bourgogne Rose – Oysters/Mignonette.

Joie Rose, 2012 – Asparagus Rolls with Prosciutto and Basil Ricotta Cheese.

Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay, 2012 – Crab and Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad.

Tantalus Riesling, 2012 – Cold Asian Noodles with Spicy Citrus Sauce.

Orofino Moscato Frizzante – Milk and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

Elisir Gambrinus – Silky Dark Raspberry Ganache and Chocolate.

Tickets are available in-store at Firefly on Cambie @ 12th for just $40 + tax per person. You may also purchase directly from EventBrite. Prepare for a delicious evening!

the event is on Feb 13th: 7- 9pm.

Spend an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day at Nita Lake Lodge

valentines-day-wishes-41Whistler’s Top Boutique Hotel Offers Special Rate for February 14th

With Valentine’s Day approaching fast, celebrate the day of love on the romantic waterfront setting at Nita Lake Lodge in beautiful Whistler. The award-winning boutique hotel is offering a variety of options to create the ideal getaway for two.

Get thoroughly pampered with a $149 couples relaxation massage on February 14th at the world-class Spa at Nita Lake Lodge. Start the night off in Cure Lounge, and enjoy the cocktail special, The Lovers Fizz, a delicious concoction of muddled strawberry, Chambord, and Prosecco. Cure is also offering two glasses of Prosecco for only $5 with the purchase of a dozen regular priced oysters. Dr Dave, Cure Lounge’s very popular regular Saturday night entertainer, will be playing the romantic classics from 6PM – 10PM.

Enjoy an extravagant 6-course table d’hôte at Aura Restaurant starting with amuse-bouche; raw and marinated Alaskan scallops, BC oysters and Albacore tuna; cauliflower, saffron and almond soup with dungeness crab, dill pollen and herb creme fraiche; heritage Angus beef striploin with nebrodini mushrooms, purple carrots, Nostrala cheese potato gratin with shaved black truffle; finishing with a chocolate and blood orange dessert and house-made mignardises. The 6-course dinner is $85 per person, plus applicable taxes and gratuity.

Enjoy a luxurious guestroom at Nita Lake Lodge; with a special rate of $149 for a one night stay for any guest who also books a couples massage in the Spa at Nita Lake or the Valentine’s Day table d’hôte menu at Aura Restaurant. These special offers are available for February 14th, 2013 only.

For more information or to book your romantic getaway at Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.

About Nita Lake Lodge

Uniquely situated on the shores of Whistler’s Nita Lake, the luxurious, 77-room Nita Lake Lodge features spacious deluxe studios, along with one and two bedroom suites. Lakeside Aura restaurant showcases bright, modern Pacific cuisine made with the finest local ingredients. Cure Lounge & Patio serves creative cocktails and Old World house made charcuterie, while Fix Café & Deli features wholesome snacks and take-home treats. The full service spa offers a range of services to help guests and visitors reestablish health, harmony and balance. Through Innovative Fitness, guests have access to personalized, professional coaching at Nita Lake Lodge’s gym facilities and outdoors.

Located a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler – home of the 2010 Olympic Games – is located at the base of world-class mountains Whistler and Blackcomb.

For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.

Dine Out Vancouver Menu Extended + For the LOVE of Food Valentine’s Day Menu

valentines daySuccessful $28 & $38 three course Dine Out menus extended + For the LOVE of Food Valentine’s Day menu.

If you weren’t able to make it into Edible Canada for Dine Out Vancouver before it ends February 3 (or you were and you need to enjoy it again), you’re in luck! Chef Greg Reid has decided to extend the menus up to February 13.

Diners can choose between the $28 and $38 menus, both with suggested local wine pairings. “The bistro was so busy every night during Dine Out Vancouver Festival, we realize we had to turn some guests away”, notes Edible Canada president Eric Pateman. “We want to welcome everyone down for these two very popular menus, and now with an additional 10 days to try them – again or for the first time – there’s opportunity for all.”

On February 14, 15 & 16, there will be a very special $55 five course menu – For the LOVE of Food.

For the LOVE of Food
February 14 ~ 16, 2013
$55 per guest


Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut NV


North Arm Farm sweet onions, crouton
Tantalus Riesling 2011
tuna belly confit, arugula, tomato dressing
Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011


poached hen’s egg, leek-potato chowder
JoieFarm Unoaked Chardonnay 2011
bacon lardon, great northern beans, parsley crumb, garlic baguette
add Quebec Rougie foie gras for 19$
Nichol Vineyard Nine Mile Red 2010


chickpea stew, almond-raisin couscous, mint
Crush Pad Rose NV
creamy grits, glazed carrots, hunter sauce
Market Red 2010


Blue Benedictine, toasted pecans, black pepper ice cream
Quails’ Gate Optima 2010
hazelnut crumble, Alberta rye ice cream
Vista D’Oro Winery D’Oro 2007


Quebec paillot de chèvre, Vista d’Oro green walnut preserve,
brioche French toast


Suggested wine pairings are available at an additional cost.
Tax & gratuity are not included.

We strongly encourage reservations to ensure you secure a spot. Guests can easily reserve a table on our website here, or via phone at 604-682-6681. *Note that we are closed Sunday evenings through the winter.


Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is a seven year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market, in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is Canada’s largest culinary tourism and locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for its customers. Services include a retail and online artisan food store, chef-guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends, and popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. In the summer of 2011, they opened Edible Canada at the Market — a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island and at the forefront of new Canadian cuisine.




























Swallow Tail Secret Supper Club Valentine’s Feast

heartsThis is a private dinner for just 7 couples.

Five Courses
A Saint Valentine’s Drink
Date: February 14th – 6:30pm

Location: Swallow Tail Secret Supper Club (location announced before the event)

Wine: BYO Bottles. Wine Pairing List will be provided by our resident Sommelier. Bring that special bottle you’ve been saving!

Bookings: First 7 couples to book get the seats. There is a $10 booking fee. The remainder of your booking can be paid for in cash at the Supper Club the night of the event.

$199 The Red Rose Room (private. comes with a complimentary glass of something special from my private wine cellar)

$199 The Phoenix Room (private. comes with a complimentary glass of something special from my private wine cellar)

$199 The Green Room (private. comes with a complimentary glass of something special from my private wine cellar)

$99 The Wine Cellar

Refuel Restaurant Reveals Valentine’s Day Menu

refuel to offer prix fixe menus designed for individuals and couples

Refuel Restaurant & Bar, specializing in local, seasonal, comfort food, reveals a three-course prix fixe menu for individuals and a romantic five-course menu designed for couples to share, available on Tuesday February 14. Guests are invited to relax at the open kitchen bar with a burger or savour one of these charming menus in the dining room. Menus are priced at 3 courses for $40 and 5 courses for $60 per person, respectfully.

Valentine Menus:

three-course menu


creamy celery root soup

with accompaniments 


warm mushroom & spinach salad

grana padano, bacon


crispy pork cheek terrine

grainy mustard, cornmeal, lemon


lemon herb risotto

albacore tuna tartare


wild bc salmon

braised leeks, lentils, frisee


sloping hill farm pork

caramelized brussels sprouts, white beans


peanut & chocolate parfait

honeycomb, vanilla ice cream


tahitian vanilla creme brulee

shortbread cookie, seasonal fruit

five -course menu designed for two 

$120 ($60 per person)

 sawmill bay oyster


warm mushroom & spinach salad

grana padano, bacon 


lemon herb risotto

albacore tuna tartare


the cure’s salumi
housemade bread, grainy mustard, pickles


steamed local manila clams

fennel sausage, red chili


whole duck

confit spaetzle, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette


40 day dry-aged ribeye steak

18oz cut, mushrooms, gnocchi, chives


seared qualicum scallops

cabbage, bacon, brown butter, lemon


apple strudel

maple sorbet


oatmeal stout float

vanilla ice cream

Valentine’s Day Details:


three-course menu – $40 per person

five-course menu for two – $120 ($60 per person)

Seating Times:

Refuel is offering flexible seating times to accommodate pre and post movies at Fifth Avenue Theatre, located just two blocks away.


Reservations are recommended.

Guests can reserve by calling 604 288 7905.

Additional Information:

The Refuel dry-aged beef burger will be available for those looking for a quick bite on February 14The burger & beer special for $15.50, available from 11:30am – 6pm and 9pm – 10pm (please note Refuel breaks between services Monday – Friday from 2:30pm – 5pm) will also be honoured.