Valentine’s Dinner at Tableau Bar Bistro

Comments 88 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

88 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TiffanyFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 1:38pm PST

    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 🙂

  2. RobertaFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 1:40pm PST

    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 loverFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 1:48pm PST

    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 MFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 1:54pm PST

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

  5. Katie PFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:08pm PST

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

  6. SWFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:12pm PST

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

  7. EmmaFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:14pm PST

    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. SaraFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:19pm PST

    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. SanazFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:29pm PST

    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. MaryFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:42pm PST

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

  11. LaurenFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

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

  12. CarmelleFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:52pm PST

    Up on the mountains on a clear winter night!

  13. TracyFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 2:57pm PST

    English bay at sunset

  14. JessFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 3:48pm PST

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

  15. Cassie PFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 3:48pm PST

    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. TawcanFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 4:01pm PST

    False Creek seawall is the most romantic spot in Vnacouver.

  17. GaryFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 4:29pm PST

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

  18. DilaraFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 5:45pm PST

    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. chuckFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 6:08pm PST

    grouse mountain

  20. loriFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 6:25pm PST

    walking around Stanley Park together 🙂

  21. IainFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 6:53pm PST

    strolling along Bedford Channel, Fort Langley, in the winter

  22. AimeeFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 6:57pm PST

    Queen Elizabeth Park

  23. kelseyFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 7:02pm PST

    i like spanish banks

  24. vincentFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 7:08pm PST

    at night at the top of Queen elizabeth park XD

  25. KatieFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 9:32pm PST

    Certainly a stroll along the seawall is amazing combined with a picnic 🙂

  26. Mike GismondiFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 10:12pm PST

    The Stanley Park seawall!

  27. Angela GriffinFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 10:13pm PST

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

  28. EileenFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 10:28pm PST

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

  29. LindseyFriday, February 10th, 2012 — 10:47pm PST

    I think the seawall is the most romantic place!

  30. SophiaSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 2:16am PST

    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. HarjitSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 2:50am PST

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

  32. CliffSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 6:57am PST

    On False Creek by Olympic Village watching the sunset

  33. BrendaSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 7:00am PST

    The Japanese garden in UBC!

  34. tiffanySaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 8:06am PST

    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. DebbieSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 9:57am PST

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

  36. Sarah CSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 10:07am PST

    The most romantic place in Vancouver is Stanley Park.

  37. Linda CSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 10:24am PST

    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. DeborahSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 10:29am PST

    Stanley park

  39. Amy KSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 10:33am PST

    Stanley park is the best place to go!

  40. Stephanies SSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 11:02am PST

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

  41. KevinSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 11:12am PST

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

  42. Cindy KSSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 11:21am PST

    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. taniaSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 11:59am PST

    Stanley Park is the most beautiful place!

  44. rinoSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 12:00pm PST

    Cypress mountain!

  45. Paula HSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 3:28pm PST

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

  46. Jackson CSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

    Looking at the downtown skyline at Lonsdale Quay.

  47. MarilynSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 4:43pm PST

    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. lindaSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 7:34pm PST

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

  49. GraceSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 7:58pm PST

    Ambleside Beach under the stars!

  50. MarshallSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 8:11pm PST

    Sunset ;Stanley Park Seawall.

  51. lucSaturday, February 11th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    My newly floored closed balcony is the best!

  52. RebeccaSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 1:04am PST

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

  53. JennySunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:05am PST

    spanish banks is definitely the most romantic place in Vancouver!

  54. LisaSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 10:11am PST

    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 KSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

    Any park.

  56. arielSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 2:28pm PST

    stanley park!

  57. StephanieSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 4:00pm PST

    Siwash Rock, where my husband proposed!

  58. chaoSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 7:28pm PST

    granville island (:

  59. LindaSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 7:38pm PST

    Queen Elizabeth Park, a secluded bench.

  60. PipSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:41pm PST

    Top of Burnaby Mountain

  61. BryanSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:42pm PST

    Probably the beach at English Bay.

  62. PeterSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:43pm PST

    Sun Yat-Sen Gardens.

  63. LynnSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:54pm PST

    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. LynnSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    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. AndreaSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    Spanish Banks – so pretty!

  66. LoraineSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:03pm PST

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

  67. MosheSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:17pm PST

    Nice menu…

  68. Lor.Sunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:17pm PST

    Sounds wonderful

  69. BenSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:18pm PST

    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.Sunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:19pm PST

    Kits beach where I met my husband

  71. PhySunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:28pm PST

    Overlooking the city from anywhere in British Properties.

  72. JaneSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 9:50pm PST

    I think it’s Queen Elizabeth Park

  73. Veronica RSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 10:02pm PST

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

  74. PaolaSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 10:20pm PST

    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. MarianneSunday, February 12th, 2012 — 10:53pm PST

    Along English Bay beach overlooking the Beach-side apartments.

  76. YMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 12:19am PST

    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 SmythMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:56am PST

    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. GigiMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:39am PST

    Stanley Park at night!

  79. ElenaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:51am PST

    Sitting on the roof of my apartment building!

  80. RandyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:51am PST

    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 TMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:55am PST

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

  82. vaughanMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:55am PST

    Second Beach at UBC.

  83. AlexMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:22am PST

    Whytecliff Park in WV

  84. GinaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:34am PST


  85. SophieMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

    Spanish banks

  86. VinceMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:01am PST

    Stanley park seawall

  87. ashleeMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:32am PST

    stanley park 🙂

  88. Sunshine GMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:40am PST

    Burnaby Lake.

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