Valentine’s Day Dine-in and Take-out Guide 2021

Enjoy a delicious meal at home or visit a local favourite safely this year with your Valentine

Enjoy a delicious meal at home or visit a local favourite safely this year with your Valentine

1. The Lazy Gourmet

The Lazy Gourmet is making Valentine’s Day celebrations easier this year with a selection of new menus and food boxes. The Saint Valentine set menu (from $120 for two) includes a vegan tapas platter and kale panzanella salad, followed by a choice between braised short rib with potato latkes and garlic broccolini, banana leaf wrapped miso cod with sides, or miso glazed Japanese eggplant with sides. And, for dessert, a decadent red velvet cheesecake with whipped cream, gold pearls and chocolate hearts finishes off the meal. They are also offering a seafood tapas box ($125) featuring a selection of all seafood and a dessert box that includes a variety of delicious sweet treats ($36 for 20 pieces). 
Details online

2. Fable Diner

Available for dine-in only, Fable Dinner is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu ($45 per person) alongside two Valentine’s Day packages for takeout and delivery ($50 to $55). Their dine-in entre?e menu features grilled sirloin steak, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, seared sockeye salmon with mashed potatoes, green beans, confit tomatoes or house-made pasta. 
Details online

3. Maenam

This Valentine’s Day fan the flames of love with dine-in and take-home sharing menus from Maenam. Their Valentine’s Day chef’s tasting menus (lunch for $37 and dinner for $48) are served family-style to be shared for an authentic Thai dining experience. The menus include a variety of dishes like house-made pork sausage salad with crispy rice, delicate lingcod, seafood turmeric gati curry accented with makrut lime and ikura and so much more.
Reservations online or take-out online

4. Jules Bistro

Indulge in delicious French food and receive a complimentary 1 ounce Ron Zacapa 23 System Solera with every dessert ordered at Jules Bistro this Valentine’s Day. Choose from vanilla crème brulée, chocolate tart with chili and salted caramel sauce or rhubarb tart with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis. Available Sunday, February 14th only. 
To reserve, call 604-669-0033

5. Wedgewood Hotel and Bacchus Restaurant

Combine culinary delights with an overnight experience at Wedgewood Hotel and Spa this Valentine’s. Chef Lau has created a sumptuous five-course dinner ($129 per person) to celebrate the season of love, complete with live piano entertainment from Sean Allen. The menu features Stellar Bay’s oyster and pearls, yellow tail king fish crudo, cocoa crusted rack of lamb and so much more. They are also offering 30 percent off European-inspired suites for locals for the month of February.
Details online

6. Straight and Marrow

Bringing back his famous Beef Heart Tartare ($16) for one night only, chef Chris Lam of the Straight and Marrow will be creating his favourite dish with heart-shaped quail’s egg to show love to your favourite person. Bar manager Chad Rivard has also curated a ‘Kiss from a Rose’ cocktail ($14) with wild rose-infused vodka, creme de cassis, Lambrusco Rosso (sparkling red wine) and Miss Better’s chocolate bitters exclusively for Valentine’s weekend. 
Details online

7. Gotham Steakhouse and Bar

Offering an all-new signature prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner for two ($199.50), Gotham’s multi-course feature menu includes a choice of 6 ounce filet or 8 ounce New York strip steak paired with Atlantic lobster tail  and drawn butter, herb-roasted purple and white fingerling potatoes, braised caramelized endives with Iberico ham and manchego gratin.
Details online

8. Homer Street Café

For the ultimate romantic dinner at home for two, Homer Street Café has curated a three-course menu featuring kampachi tuna crudo, a 12 ounce AAA striploin and butter poached lobster tail with a dark chocolate tarte ($89), with the option to add a specially selected Okanagan sparkling rosé ($129).
Details online

9. Five Sails

From Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, enjoy a Valentine’s Day five-course menu ($135 per person) by chef Pascal Georges. Featuring roasted parsnip soup, champagne risotto, lobster, veal and so much more, indulge in this mouthwatering dining option. 
Details online

10. Ophelia

Chef Francisco Higareda and beverage manager Tim Cole of Ophelia, have curated a three-course menu ($55 per person) with a welcome cocktail and optional wine pairings ($25) for you to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Their ‘XOXO’ welcome drink features Mount Gay XO, J.P. Chenet XO, Grand Marnier and blueberry puree and their three-course dining option includes marinated local ling cod and garlic jumbo tiger prawns with sides or grilled Cache Creek rib eye tacos. 
Details online

11. Chickadee

’80s-themed cocktail bar Chickadee is helping you set the mood at home this Valentine’s Day by offering special cocktail kits, custom created by the all-star bar team of Sabrine Dhaliwal and Lily Duong ($69 for two). The kit includes step-by-step recipes, instructions, supplies and garnishes, perfect for two thirsty people.
Details online

12. Honey Salt

This Valentine’s Day, Honey Salt offers a three-course menu with a glass of complimentary bubbles ($65 per person). In addition, guests are invited to pre-book a Valentine’s VIP booth experience ($150) that includes a floral arrangement in a vase, a bottle of prosecco and chocolate truffles, all to take home.
Reserve via email

13. Beetbox

For all the veggies and vegans out there, plant-based hotspot Beetbox’s Valentine’s Day bouquets feature 12 fried chick-un fingers (breaded and fried), wrapped in decorative paper and accompanied with housemade maple mustard dip ($24).
Details online

14. Sequoia Company of Restaurants

This year, Seasons in the Park, The Sandbar and Cardero’s have come together to offer the same one-night only Valentine’s menu for those who wish to spend the evening at home. Available for pick-up at all three restaurant locations on Sunday, February 14th, the three-course ‘Date Night at Home’ dinner ($99 for two) includes delicious dishes inspired by the season of love, from signature ravioli in rose sauce, Lobster Thermidor and rich chocolate lava cake for dessert. All dishes are packaged ready to reheat and serve for a stress-free Valentine’s.
Details online

15. The Victor

Executive chef Garett Blundel has curated a three-course menu including amuse bouche ($90 per person), with the option for guests to order the appetizers, entrees and dessert a-la-carte style. Featuring truffle linguine, Chilean sea bass and cowboy ribeye, guests can also enjoy a unique cocktail feature. 
Details online

16. Glowbal Restaurant Group

Glowbal Group is celebrating this Valentine’s with unique offerings available from Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th. With entrees like crab-crusted sablefish, veal ragu concetti, lobster tail and saffron risotto take your pick of the menus from Italian Kitchen, Black+Blue, Trattoria and Glowbal Restaurant
Details online

17. Café Medina

From one of Vancouver’s top brunch destinations, wine and dine your Valentine this year with Café Medina’s Valentine’s brunch kits; available for $125 (for two) or $175 (for four). They offer a choice of the restaurant’s signature mains in prepare-at-home kits, as well as their famous Liège waffles, one 340 gram bag of 49th Parallel Old School Espresso, a mimosa kit and a signature Medina matchbox. 
Details online

18. Nuba

Sweeten up your Valentine this year with Nuba’s feature Coconut Nuhallabiya dessert ($8). Filled with coconut panna cotta with rose and vanilla and layered with organic strawberry compote, this delicious dish will be served from Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th.
Details online

19. Railtown

This year, Railtown Catering has created a lavish five-course Valentine’s Day to-go offering ($199 for two) that is an ode to French cuisine and old-school romance. The menu features foie gras, duck and chicken terrine, lobster bisque, beef short rib and so much more. Vegetarian options are also available. 
Details online or call 604-568-8811

20. Coho Market

Available for pick-up or delivery on Saturday, February 13th, Coho Market’s new Valentine’s Day meal kit ($99 for two) features a three-course dinner from four of Coho’s gourmands, including award-winning wedding cake designer, Joconde Patisserie. The romantic dinner experience includes artisanal sourdough baguette, a vibrant mixed greens salad, fresh hand-cut pappardelle egg pasta “alla Bolognese” and individual chocolate sponge cakes. The meal kits also include a fresh cut long stem rose, a hand-poured candle by Mleko Candles and two cloth napkins for an extra touch of class.
Details online

21. Fresh Ideas Start Here

Just in time for Valentines day, Fresh Ideas Start Here have launched the ultimate at-home sustainable seafood menu. New DIY seafood platters and kits are available for delivery or pickup from Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15th, including the FISH Valentine’s Day platters (small for $45, medium for $75 or large for $95), the Luxe Caviar kit ($115), the new Smoked Uni Shooter and Handroll Kit ($110), and the FISH Bouillabaisse kit ($49).
Details online

22. Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

Available Tuesday, February 9th to Tuesday, February 16th, Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar take-out and dine-in options ($199.95 for two) include their famous cheese toast, roasted baby beets, endive and stilton starter, a filet or New York steak with Yukon gold potatoes boulangere, grilled squash and sweet peppers for mains and finished with a dark chocolate Marquise and house-made white chocolate almond truffles.
Details online

23. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

This do-it-yourself brunch spread by Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ Blue Hat Bakery Café team features sweet and savoury breakfast dishes, handmade chocolates and an optional bottle of sparkling wine ($69 with La Marca Proseco or $89 with mini Moët, serves two). 
Details online

24. Minami

Celebrate family, love and romance with Minami’s new dine-in and take-out options available February 12th to 14th. For take-out only, Minami’s Kaede Bento ($125) features a signature selection of aburi sushi, champagne poll, negitoro maki, an appetizer duo of asahi black hatcho, miso short rib gyoza, an entree duo with aburi butler steak and chicken ballotine, a dessert selection and so much more. For dine-in guests, specials include a kaisen platter ($150), premium surf and turf ($180) and a caramel espresso choux à la crème ($15).
Pre-order for pick-up online or make reservations here

25. B House

Owner and chef Hung of B House has curated a special Valentine’s Day menu for two ($49 per person) and offering a cocktail feature, the ‘Pink Peppercorn Cosmopolitan’ ($9). Available from Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, the three-course dinner will include organic cognac chicken pâte, a surf and turf platter featuring duck fat-seared AAA sirloin, wild sockeye salmon, macaroni in cheezy creole sauce with bang bang prawns, molten brownie and more!
Details online

26. Pizzeria Farina

Give someone a “pizza your heart” this Valentine’s at Pizzeria Farina, who will be offering their signature heart-shaped margherita pizzas ($17). These 12-inch pies are available for take-out only whilst quantities last, so make sure to pre-order. For the ultimate Valentine’s dinner for two, add a bottle of Lambrusco and a strawberry gianduja crostata dessert with your pizza ($60).
Details online

27. White Table Catering

Make this Valentine’s Day an experience and enjoy a three-course plated meal ($128 for two) from White Table Catering, and join co-owners Mark and Carly as they take you through how to plate your food and share tips that will get you excited about what you can create with food. The package includes ready-prepped ingredients, a cooking experience video with step-by-step directions and tips and menu cards to help set the perfect dining table.
Details online