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Valentine’s Dinner at Tableau Bar Bistro

Friday, February 10th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT
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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching as I hear both grumbles and giggles about the romantic Hallmark holiday. In Vancouver, there are plenty of ways to spark some romance. Long walks on the beach, strolls under the wooded canopy of a local park, spa treatments, and of course a candle-lit dinner. Tableau Bar Bistro, located in the Five Star Diamond award-winning Loden Hotel, will be serving up a special supper for sweethearts:

Menu item choices at Tableau for Valentine’s Day
Prepared by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette and his team

Cream of Permentier (leek & potato soup, nutmeg whipped cream, grated winter black truffle)
Dungeness Crab Salad on Toast (celeriac-remoulade, toasted pecans, herb focacci)
La Pate en Croute (foie gras terrine baked old fashion “en croute”, pickled vegetables, croutons)

Seared Scallops & Ravioli (eggplant ravioli, smoked tomato, kale & pinenuts, sunchoke)
Duo of Lamb (braised shoulder “backeoffe” style and grilled chop, garlic & rosemary sauce)
Arctic Char (pan-roasted arctic char, lobster sauce, cauliflower fleurets, mixed mushrooms)

Le Quatre Quart (citrus pound cake, kumquat, marmalade and whipped cream)
Marquise au Chocolate (buttered dark chocolate slice, huckleberry, vanilla ice cream)
L’assiette de Fromage (selection of imported & local cheese plate with seasonal jam)

Tableau has a table booked for one lucky Miss604 reader and their guest to enjoy this dinner menu on the house February 14, 2012 at 9:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win this reservation and dinner for two:

  • Leave a comment naming what you consider the most romantic public place in Metro Vancouver, such as a park, beach, plaza, etc. (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win #ValentinesDay dinner for two at @TableauBistro from @Miss604

Follow Twitter and Facebook for more information. Tableau is located in the Loden Hotel at 1181 Melville in downtown Vancouver. This prize is only redeemable/valid for the 9:00pm reservation on February 14, 2012. It is based on (but cannot be exchanged for) a $110 dining certificate for Tableau Bar Bistro. I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:00am.

Update The winner is Mary! Carmelle!


  1. Tiffany says:

    How wonderful! I think the most romantic place (and I may be biased as it is a spot of mine) is Deer Lake park, beside Hart House restaurant. You have a nice secluded spot with a gorgeous view of the city at dusk πŸ™‚

  2. Roberta says:

    The most romantic place for me in Vancouver is under “our tree” (lighted trees that look like one big tree in English Bay near Inukshuk) where my husband and I went to on our second date (part of Christmas light looking) and where he later proposed to me.

  3. yvr lover says:

    the most romantic place is VAncouvers westend in spring when the cherry blossums are in bloom, birds all singing and baby ducks swimming in the stanley park lagoon!

  4. Adrienne M says:

    The Sky chair lift at Cypress. Only seats two. Great views, no distractions, just you and your honey for a good 6 minutes alone. πŸ˜€

  5. Katie P says:

    I love sitting on a log with an ice cream next to my hubby down on English Bay.

  6. SW says:

    Walking down the West Dyke Trail in Richmond in the evening is wonderful!

  7. Emma says:

    I think the back of the Keefer Bar is super romantic… hidden away on a quiet day it feels like it’s just the two of you there.

  8. Sara says:

    Hmmm, I think that I would have to choose a quiet corner of the Blodel Conservatory as one of the most romantic places in the city. Plus it’s like jumping into the warm tropics on a dreary winter day!

  9. Sanaz says:

    The most romantic place is the pier at Coal harbour where the sail boats stop. There’s just something about sailing away that reminds me of romance

  10. Mary says:

    Most romantic place in Vancouver is Queen Elizabeth park! Walking holding hands with the one you love!

  11. Lauren says:

    Most romantic place is Stanley park seawall as the sun sets.

  12. Carmelle says:

    Up on the mountains on a clear winter night!

  13. Tracy says:

    English bay at sunset

  14. Jess says:

    A picnic at Lighthouse Park in the summer is the best <3

  15. Cassie P says:

    I think the most romantic spot in Vancouver is an evening walk on the seawall in Stanley Park overlooking the Vancouver skyline with my boyfriend of 5 years. We can’t always afford much, but it’s a way to experience a beautiful city for low cost!

  16. Tawcan says:

    False Creek seawall is the most romantic spot in Vnacouver.

  17. Gary says:

    THe most romantic place in Vancouver is Jericho Beach on a summer night. Just the two of you.

  18. Dilara says:

    The most romantic spot in the city for me is around Robson Square… hubby and I met there (Law Courts Inn) over 5 years ago, he proposed to me right in front of the Spring sculpture at Robson Square and we had our legal wedding ceremony at the Law Courts Rooftop garden (symbolic ceremony was in Mexico). Yup, that whole area just gives me the warm fuzzies <3

  19. chuck says:

    grouse mountain

  20. lori says:

    walking around Stanley Park together πŸ™‚

  21. Iain says:

    strolling along Bedford Channel, Fort Langley, in the winter

  22. Aimee says:

    Queen Elizabeth Park

  23. kelsey says:

    i like spanish banks

  24. vincent says:

    at night at the top of Queen elizabeth park XD

  25. Katie says:

    Certainly a stroll along the seawall is amazing combined with a picnic πŸ™‚

  26. Mike Gismondi says:

    The Stanley Park seawall!

  27. Angela Griffin says:

    The most romantic spot is in Panorama Park in Deep Cove.

  28. Eileen says:

    The most romantic place in Vancouver for me is the sunken garden at Queen Eliabeth park.

  29. Lindsey says:

    I think the seawall is the most romantic place!

  30. Sophia says:

    I love going to English Bay at the sunset on a sunny day with my hubby. It’s the most beautiful and romantic place in Van!!!

  31. Harjit says:

    Roses are red.
    Violets are blue.
    Sightseeing along the sea-wall,
    Can bud romance for all.

  32. Cliff says:

    On False Creek by Olympic Village watching the sunset

  33. Brenda says:

    The Japanese garden in UBC!

  34. tiffany says:

    I love the Lions Gate Bridge at night with the lights, so to me, the most romantic place is the little lookout area in Stanley Park where you can see the bridge. Just not sure of the name of the area.

  35. Debbie says:

    I think the most romantic place in Vancouver is Stanley Park, walking hand in hand with the one you love πŸ™‚

  36. Sarah C says:

    The most romantic place in Vancouver is Stanley Park.

  37. Linda C says:

    The most romantic place I have been to is the walkway between the two Convention Centers. It was a nice clear night and the stroll ended with hot choclates from Leonidas. Perfect, romantic and memorable.

  38. Deborah says:

    Stanley park

  39. Amy K says:

    Stanley park is the best place to go!

  40. Stephanies S says:

    The seawall has always been my favorite romantic place for a stroll!

  41. Kevin says:

    The most romantic place is the seawall on a sunny day.

  42. Cindy KS says:

    A stroll through Stevenson, wandering through the little shops, picking up some fresh fish from the boats and finishing with a sunset stroll and cup of java!

    RT @CksCindy

  43. tania says:

    Stanley Park is the most beautiful place!

  44. rino says:

    Cypress mountain!

  45. Paula H says:

    Watching the sunset and planes lift-off and land at Richmond’s Runway Park

  46. Jackson C says:

    Looking at the downtown skyline at Lonsdale Quay.

  47. Marilyn says:

    The most romantic place in the GRVD would either be in a boat on the Fraser river at sunset, or by the fireplace in the restaurant on Grouse Mountain. <3

  48. linda says:

    Granville Island – exploring the shops, grabbing a bite from the marketplace and sitting by the water while listening to the buskers.

  49. Grace says:

    Ambleside Beach under the stars!

  50. Marshall says:

    Sunset ;Stanley Park Seawall.

  51. luc says:

    My newly floored closed balcony is the best!

  52. Rebecca says:

    There are so many romantic places in Vancouver, but any place can be romantic if you are with someone you love.

  53. Jenny says:

    spanish banks is definitely the most romantic place in Vancouver!

  54. Lisa says:

    Most romantic place is stanley park among rows of flowers with your sweetheart when a flash downpour happens and you realize that, when you’re with him, even the rain makes you happy.

  55. Teresa K says:

    Any park.

  56. ariel says:

    stanley park!

  57. Stephanie says:

    Siwash Rock, where my husband proposed!

  58. chao says:

    granville island (:

  59. Linda says:

    Queen Elizabeth Park, a secluded bench.

  60. Pip says:

    Top of Burnaby Mountain

  61. Bryan says:

    Probably the beach at English Bay.

  62. Peter says:

    Sun Yat-Sen Gardens.

  63. Lynn says:

    For me, the most romantic spot in Vancouver is actually located at the Loden. My first trip to town to visit my long distance sweetheart included a night in one of the corner rooms, and the most amazing bath ever in one of the Loden’s massive bathtubs. We balanced our champagne glasses on the faucet!

  64. Lynn says:

    For PUBLIC places, it would have to be the steps outside of the Van Art Gallery at night (especially if you there aren’t any vendors out).

  65. Andrea says:

    Spanish Banks – so pretty!

  66. Loraine says:

    The most romantic place in Metro Vancouver is probably the airport. Many flowers, proposals, kisses, welcomes and also goodbyes.

  67. Moshe says:

    Nice menu…

  68. Lor. says:

    Sounds wonderful

  69. Ben says:

    there’s a spot at Spanish Banks West where my wife and I had our first real date..there’s a spot where it feels like you’re on the edge of Vancouver and gives almost 240 degree view of the you the sunset and downtown all lit up. I planned on proposing on the same spot but she had a mtn bike accident so I regrouped and we went to site of date #3 because site of date #2 was being used for candle light vigil for earthquake in China. eventually, I got to ask her to be my wife and she agreed.

  70. Lori R. says:

    Kits beach where I met my husband

  71. Phy says:

    Overlooking the city from anywhere in British Properties.

  72. Jane says:

    I think it’s Queen Elizabeth Park

  73. Veronica R says:

    Queen Elizabeth Park, you can see this amazing city in all its splendour!!! Please please please pick me!!!!!

  74. Paola says:

    The Convention centre! I love watch the sunset sitting on one of those amazing chaise-long that face Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Vancouver is beautiful!!

  75. Marianne says:

    Along English Bay beach overlooking the Beach-side apartments.

  76. Y says:

    The park benches near the vancouver maritime museum with a view out to the sun setting over the sea in front of you and illuminating the city.

  77. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I think the most romantic place is the seawall in Stanley Park in the summer sitting on a bench watching the sun go down.

  78. Gigi says:

    Stanley Park at night!

  79. Elena says:

    Sitting on the roof of my apartment building!

  80. Randy says:

    Don’t even have to think twice about that one, my wife and I love Spanish Banks in the evening, close up to the water, with a few trees surrounding. The view and ambience is magical. It brings back many wonderful memories.

  81. Nic T says:

    Our “secret” beach in West Van, just below Gleneagles Golf Course

  82. vaughan says:

    Second Beach at UBC.

  83. Alex says:

    Whytecliff Park in WV

  84. Gina says:


  85. Sophie says:

    Spanish banks

  86. Vince says:

    Stanley park seawall

  87. ashlee says:

    stanley park πŸ™‚

  88. Sunshine G says:

    Burnaby Lake.

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