Although some may deem it a "Hallmark" holiday, Valentine's Day is a celebration deeply rooted in history and observed across the globe.
In Japan, it’s women who give gifts to their boyfriends or husbands; in Australia, it's celebrated with great fan-fare, with 90% of those between the ages of 18-24 taking part; while in Turin, Italy, newly betrothed couples formerly used the day to announce their engagement.
In Germany, the Valentine's Day tradition is thought to have started after the Second World War. Today, heart-shaped gifts chocolates and special cookies are often exchanged and over 25% of Germans say like to celebrate with a romantic dinner at their favourite restaurant.
Here in Vancouver we are definitely on board with that. This Valentine’s day, Chef Stefan Hartmann has prepared a delectable five-course dinner for $100 that includes one of our favourite German classics, Black Forest Cake.
This special menu will be available for the entire Valentine’s Day weekend, from February 12th to the 14th. To book your table, please reserve here. We are happy to suggest wine pairings to accompany your meal.
Tuna and Lobster
Cucumber / creme fraiche / tempura / matcha tea oil
Red wine risotto / Treviso / sour pearl onions
Coconut yoghurt / chocolate Boudin noir / black currant / peppers
Beets / tortellini / horseradish
Black Forest Cake
Cherry / chocolate / chantilly cream
The menu will be available on February 12th, 13th and 14th.