Romantic and fun dining packages to treat your loved one !
This February 14th, couples around the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Although love should be celebrated year round, it is not surprising that individuals are actively researching for unique, romantic venues or activities to take their loved ones out to celebrate.
Maybe a much needed couple’s getaway is in your future ? Perhaps you wish to mark a special occasion such as an engagement or anniversary or your simply want to spend a romantic evening with your special partner…
Although every couple is different, there are certain qualities—such as seclusion, relaxation, excitement and as well as a certain “unforgettableness”—that we all seek.
On that note, Gen’s Delights has got you covered by rounding up some amazing destinations that combine both food and entertaiment elements to suit all budgets and interests.
CACAO 70 : Welcome to a state of Chocolate : Bon voyage !
Nothing is more classic than offering a rose or chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
At one of Cacao 70′ s numerous locations in Montreal , you can combine both items in one sweet gesture !
Cacao 70 initially began as a chocolate drinking bar, but the chain soon discovered that their customers had an appetite for more. So the owners started thinking about how they could transform chocolate into exciting flavour adventures and to offer fresh takes on dinner favorites with chocolate as the star ingredient !
For Valentine’s week, the restaurants ( such as the franchise on Parc Ave street ) have decked their interior with beautiful themed decor and are also offering a tantalizing Valentines platter that is made for two to enjoy :
If the idea of going to a restaurant surrounded by other couples is sweet… but you crave intimacy and you wish to take your dinner date to the next level , a cosy stay-cation with personalized in-room dining at the trendy designer boutique Hotel Chez Swann in downtown Montreal just might be your romantic answer !
Hotel Chez Swann – 1444 rue Drummond, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1V9 Canada(514) 842-7070
The Swann (named for Marcel Proust’s alter ego in his magnus opus ) is a lovely, contemporary, boutique hotel that is snugly located right in the heart of downtown Montreal which boasts six deluxe suites and ten junior suites.
From the moment you arrive at the front lobby until your departure, you will be treated with VIP service from all levels of staff.
The designer suite rooms are large, bright and decorated with beautiful, contemporary decor such as with a sweeping crimson velvet alcove with numerous pillows, a large grass-green shag rug and a few mobile wooden tree logs serving as side tables.
The overall vibe of the hotel and of the rooms is a bit like entering your own private “ lush boudoir“.
The king bed , fitted with a baroque headboard and a stunning Venetian -style chandelier overhead, was extremely comfortable and gives a perfect view of the adjoining bathroom: a spacious room fitted with complimentary bathrobes and a see-through glass shower built for two with numerous jets.
The room was extremely clean and the large flat screen TV and complimentary water bottles, Keurig coffee and tea was much appreciated.
The overall in-room decor is perfect for those who may want to add a “little extra surprise gift” for their loved one:
Take a moment to workout ( maybe in pairs) at the gym. Guests can also enjoy access to spa treatments and fitness classes !
For Valentine’s month, the hotel is offering a special in-room dining and stay-over package valid until February 19th on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday that includes:
One night for two in a Demi-Mondaine junior suite
Valentine’s Day three courses dinner for two by adjoining French bistro restaurant Le Pois Penché with a selection of choices from their signature dishes (pasta, salmon and duck)
Complimentary breakfast of fresh pastries and Keurig coffee served in your room.
(Option to add a bottle of champagne or wine (~ $TBD)
514-842-7070; hotelchezswann.com. 23 guest rooms, including 6 deluxe and 10 junior suites.
The hotel is situated right next to Le Pois Penché, Montreal’s signature downtown Parisianbrasserie since 2007.
A stylish bistro with classic French fare, freshly-shucked oysters and a beautiful sidewalk terrace open in the summer. The plates are generous, full of freshness, and beautifully presented. Their wine cellar is a cave of wonders!
Every Thursday and specially on Valentine’s Monday , live entertainment is provided through the beautiful singing of Syrian -Montreal crooner Matt Mandini who has a vast repertoire of classic love songs to entertain your loved one.
After your in-room private dining experience , take a moment to come down to the restaurant’s oval shaped bar to enjoy a fresh cocktail and be ready to be serenaded with a personalized song by him !
This cosy music hall is situated just behind the St. James United Church, on Sainte-Catherine Street. As you enter the gothic style building, you are directed to a back room that was almost a well hidden secret… until just recently:
le Balcon offers a unique opportunity to discover talented artists, internationally inspired fare & live acts, including Jazz, Blues & Motown.
It is the only cabaret in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. The dinner-show formula combines fine market cuisine and high-calibre performances such as the Cuban-Connection show given by Giovany Arteaga and his band last Friday:
Make way for lovers: on February 14, enjoy a romantic evening under the sign of soul and jazz with Snooksta and Leanna:
Snoolsta and Leanna
Take the opportunity to try the dinner-show formula, the Chef has a menu specially designed for Valentine’s Day. On other evenings, guests are invited to choose from a three courses table d’hote selection of either Salmon, Pasta or Pork platters with bread, an entree and delicious dessert.
A full service bar with original mixed cocktails is also available to enjoy :
For more information on up-coming shows and to reserve your dinner show package be sure to visit LE BALCON’s official webpage :
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