So it’s the most romantic day of the year today, what have you got up your sleeve? You better have your bases covered, because trust us, you don’t want to be stuck partaking in McRomance at the 11th hour. Here are 6 sure fire spots to get anyone’s heart beating a little quicker.
It’s only fair we give one of Vancouver’s most notable chefs some love. Trevor Bird’s Fable Kitchen has become a staple in Kitsilano for fresh farm to table cuisine that side steps pretension. It’s the perfect spot to take in if you’re not sure where you stand with your date. Not too fancy, and not too casual, not to mention that you’ll get $10 off this week when you use Glance Pay. Even if you don’t make a match, you can still show some love to your wallet.
One search of the most romantic spots in the city and this one will no doubt appear near the top. There’s a reason why so many couples book this spot for their wedding day. The exposed brick, the hanging foliage, the shimmering chandelier.. Oh, and the food! Fresh local ingredients, that will pair with any page of their stellar wine list.
What’s more romantic than the dining on beautifully immaculate sushi. Zen Japanese is just about the best sushi you can find in West Van. Just a moments walk from the water, pair an evening here with an intimate promenade and you’ve got a surefire recipe for sizzle!
Bodega on Main
You can’t help but feel a little bolder when you step into the atmosphere of Bodega. It oozes Spanish flair that ultimately acts as fast track to romance. Split tapas with your date, then follow the mood lighting downstairs to their new lounge “Gran Reserva” for a selection of vibrant cocktails after dinner.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
One of Glance Pay’s most frequented spots, Tuc Craft Kitchen is a must for the Valentine season. The staff truly subscribe to the philosophy that food is love. You can sense the joy each server and bartender has for their work, and they act as the perfect host to guide you through their sensational menu. Plus their cocktails are some of the best in Gastown.
Salt Tasting Room
Off the beaten track, down Blood Alley, this place exudes adventure and mystery. Sure it’s not quite as secret as it once was, but that doesn’t stop it from feeling like you’re one of the few in the know when you get there. The definition of a hole in the wall, this has one of the best wine lists in Vancouver with servers that will be able to recommend any cheese to pair at the drop of the hat. Salt Tasting room is passion personified.