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Va-Va-Va Valentine! Hot Dates in the Okanagan

Hello Kelowna Staff | February 3, 2018
Va-Va-Va Valentine! Hot Dates in the Okanagan
There's tons of ways to get snuggly with your SO in the Okanagan this Valentine's Day.
There's tons of ways to get snuggly with your SO in the Okanagan this Valentine's Day.

For Valentines and Galentines, Tinder dates and soul mates, this February 14th (along with this weekend) offers a number of options for you and yours to celebrate. From dining out, to winery-touring or heading to the hills, we're here to help you make this one an affair to remember.

Dining Out

Reservations, as always, are key for the following dining out experiences on February 14th.

Naked Cafe

This fantastic little trendy spot known for its creative menus featuring super tasty vegan food is offering a four course Valentine’s Day dinner for sittings at 6pm and at 8pm. Call 778-484-5640 to book.

Oak + Cru

At Oak + Cru chef's got a special three course menu for two from February 9 - 14 featuring braised beek cheeks bourguignon or seafood linguine. The dessert is an adorable shared banana split with some pretty fancy toppings. $120.00 per couple. Call 250-869-3508 to book.

Bar Norcino

Bar Norcino located in the Curious Café on Ellis is offering a completely vegan five course meal with a vegan wine list and cocktail list to select from. $60.00 per person. Tickets.

Smack Dab

They're offering a luxe surf and turf for Valentines, featuring a slow-roasted Angus beef striploin, seared scallops with a truffle red wine demi. You can also toast your sweetie with some special cocktails and wine flights. Reserve 250-860-4488.

19 Okanagan Grill

This upscale-casual restaurant overlooking the Two Eagles Golf Course (and a great view of the Okanagan Mountain) serves up some of the yummiest food in the region. For the occasion they're offering a $32 and $38 three course menu. Reserve online.

Raudz

Chef Rod Butters has revealed his two menus for February 14th, featuring a crispy duck leg confit with foie gras mayo as a starter, and a panned seared sablefish from Codfathers with Northern Divine Caviar or a preserved cherry braised lamb shank. Apparently the ice cream sundae for two featured for dessert will be to die for. Call 250-868-8805 to book.

Micro

Raudz sister spot, Micro is featuring live music from Danica D and Jonny Nitro starting at 6:30pm, along with a Cupid’s Cup cocktail, shucked oysters and special menu features from Chef Chris Braun. Call 778-484-3500 to book.

XChange

While the XChange haven't revealed what's on the menu for the 14th, they say it's going to be "love-inducing". I'd be curious to see how this creative kitchen strikes up that chemistry. Call 250-469-9690 to book.

The view from upstairs at the XChange.

Waterfront Wines

Waterfront Wines Restaurant located on Sunset Drive is featuring a 30 day dry aged beef striploin or pan roasted steelhead fillet as its main course for the night. Call 250-979-1222 to reserve.

Waterfront Café

The new Waterfront Café on Abbott near the lake is offering a three-courser for $48.00 featuring a roasted dry aged striploin as the main. Call 236-361-4408 to reserve.

Buvez

The wine bar located on the corner of Lawrence and Water is offering an all vegan and gluten free menu, with plates to share paired with vegan wines. Have a peak at the menu. $120.00 per person.

MTL

MTL is featuring a Latin Lovers Supper Club. Their chef has chosen four Spanish wines ranging from an organic pink bubbly to a 19 year old vintage port for this night. The four course dinner will use Spanish ingredients & methods, including two tapas-style courses so you end up with a tasting style menu. $100.00 per person. Call 778-484-3888 to book.

Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen

This well-loved restaurant in Lake Country is creating a four course menu they're calling "Intercourses", featuring salmon wellington, blackened prime rib, surf & turf, lobster pasta and much more. Hubba hubba. Two seatings times are available at 5:15pm or 7:30pm. Call 250-766-6810 to book.

Raudz's Terrafina Restaurant (Hester Creek Winery)

Raudz's Terrafina Restaurant (Hester Creek Winery) is currently taking reservations for February 14th – the menu and food here is always exceptional and the cozy dining experience is sure to make an impression on your date. Here's their Bookenda link to make a reso.

Terrafina reopens for the season on Valentine's Day.

Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge Resort

Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge Resort by NK'Mip is having a four-courser on Valentine's Day featuring a choice of pan seared duck breast, scallops and chorizo, wild BC mushroom ravioli, grilled 6oz yellowfin tuna steak, or a 10oz grilled beef striploin. The four course tasting menu is $50.00 or $80.00 with wine pairings. Book via OpenTable.

A Date Night with Drinks and Sweets

Red Bird Brewing

Urban Liquor Store is presenting this unique beer-drinking experience, raising funds for the Autism Okanagan Association. Red Bird Brewing will host 4 guest casks with brewers from Whitetooth Brewing in Golden, Marten Brewing in Vernon, Cannery Brewing in Penticton, & Britannia Brewing in Richmond are currently hard at work concocting special one-off beers just for the night. Julian Helman, brilliant chocolatier behind local Karat Chocolates, will be creating special chocolates to pair with each fun and unique brew. $40.00. Tickets.

Okanagan Spirits

Join Okanagan Spirits on Wednesday night for a Valentine themed cocktail class, with martinis, chocolate pairings, and themed treats. It's part of their Bartending 101 series. Tickets are $30.00 each and include 3 cocktails, light appetizers and some education.

Spend Valentine's Day on the Hills

Big White

Big White is featuring a number of events mainly for singles looking for love (or less). Take part in speed dating, a romantic gondola ride, or their dating gameshow at Happy Valley Day Lodge.

SilverStar

Head to SilverStar for horse sleigh rides and hot chocolate, a sunset snowshoe tour, and then a night of dancing, and a performance by DJ Dee Bass at the Red Antler.

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