As everyone’s most loved or hated day, we can’t help but agonize a little about Valentine’s Day every year. The great thing, however, is that this usually couples only holiday has now become more of a celebration of “love” between you and your partner or you and your single friends. Long gone are the days where being single on February 14th is depressing and lonesome and we have gathered a list of things to do whether you and your honey want to sweeten the day up or you and your friends just want to go out, have fun and praise each other’s independence.
The famous “Les Jeudis 5 à 7 du PINQ” at Pinq Taco are proud to present their Valentine’s Day “The Love Of House Music” party. After high demand to have another one of their young professional after-work soirees, Stephane Belfort and Mistr Goodman have decided to go ahead and throw a very special Valentine’s Day edition dedicated to the love of soulful deep house with some very special DJs, including Don Barbarino, Frank Turgeon, Uzi Bee and more. Ladies, bring your friends for very special drink deals and to dance the night away (men are welcome too, of course!). For table reservations or information, call 514-891-9075 or 514-585-6858.
Rosalie, one of Montreal’s most atmospheric and cool joints, is hosting “Take me to Rosalie,” a Valentine’s Day edition. Perfect for couples or singles, they have prepared an inspired four-course menu to celebrate this day with their love for food and good times. The menu consists of fabulous dishes like the Risotto Primaverra, Black Sea Bass, a tasteful Filet Mignon and of course an exquisite selection of desert options. For info and reservations, call 514-390-1970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for some fancier eats? Old Montreal’s Toqué!, known to be one of Canada’s best restaurants, is offering a special tasting menu especially made for St. Valentine’s day. It’s a unique chance to try their impeccable products, reinvented classics, creations of the moment and seductive wines selected by chief sommelier Samuel. The single prix-fixe menu features eight courses ($120) with six accompanying glasses of wine ($80) for the special evening. Reservations are recommended; 514-499-2084
How about actually getting your hands dirty and indulging in the art of cooking itself? Cook and Date is hosting their couples’ night hosted by Chef Dino Cordileone. On the menu? Filet Mignon, Stuffed Fig Alla Coeur de Lion and Berry Tiramisu. The event will include an open bar (wines and prosecco), full course menu, culinary activity with the private chef, coffee, tea, beverages, recipes and kosher/vegetarian/vegan options available for those of us that prefer taking that route.
In the mood to laugh the night away? Check out “That’s Amore,” hosted at our go-to for live humour, Comedyworks. The night will feature an all-Italian line-up to make your romantic evening that much more hilarious. Guido Cocomello, one of the funniest guys we have ever had a chance of seeing, will host this evening with the headliner all the way from NYC, Joe Bronzi, featuring a big rising star and crowd favourite Gino Durante and Just for Laughs Veteran Massimo.
Ever since “Scent Of a Woman” came out, we are pretty sure we have all in one way or another dreamt of doing the tango as done so beautifully by Al Pacino. The Rialto Theatre is hosting “Tango Valentino,” an opportunity for you to visit a time after the First World War when the first films featuring tango appeared. The night will consist of a romantic dinner with your partner, tango show and milonga (tango dance party) to finish the night and DJ Bryant Lopez. After the main event, there will be a milonga with the performers dancing with the public so you can join the interactive fun and show your sweetheart your Pacino moves!
Speaking of live music, why not spend the night warming up to the vibes of Montreal’s best jazz, blues and R&B artists? Perfect for a romantic or friendly dinner, Modavie is known to showcase our city’s best musicians, and this Valentine ’s Day is no different. On February 14th, you will be able to bite into three delicious meals while enjoying a colourful performance for only $50 per person.
Prefer some old school rock? Surprise your hot date or your friends with a pair of tickets to the Bon Jovi concert at the Bell Centre. The man himself will be belting out classics like “Living on a Prayer” and “Bed of Roses” alongside his new material, making the Bell Centre surely go crazy! Having been to one of their shows before, we can tell you that the vocals, special effects and interaction with the crowd were stellar. Romance on, baby, romance on!
With the endless options of events and outings this Thursday, single or not, we can all join together and celebrate love in our special way Montreal.