Taking your lover out to dinner is a great way to show that you care and make an evening special. So why not romance your sweetheart this February with a spectacular meal at one of Kelowna’s finest restaurants? Check out these highly acclaimed Kelowna restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
An Evening in France: Bouchons Bistro
Take your loved one to a classic French bistro and escape for an evening to Paris. With its traditional French dishes and long wine list, Bouchons Bistro is a romantic option full of authentic French touches. Enjoy their specialty that comes from southwest France; le cassoulet is duck confit with smoked lamb and Toulouse sausage. Served over a lingot bean ragoût, this is one of Bouchons’ most popular dishes. Bouchons Bistro also offers a three-course “prix fixe” menu, which includes an appetizer, a main, and a dessert – perfect for the romantic day! Bouchons is located at 1180 Sunset Drive, at the edge of Waterfront Park.
Stay Local at RauDZ
RauDZ offers a wide selection of healthy foods from the best of organic, sustainable, and naturally raised ingredients. With a special focus on the Kelowna and Okanagan communities, RauDZ is a restaurant that gives back to your very neighbourhood. Bring your sweetheart here for a crab cappuccino, followed by Haida Gwaii salmon, duck, or lamb, all of which you’ll know is bought and likely raised local. Want to give it a try before the big day? RauDZ is open daily from 5 PM and located at 1560 Water Street.
Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate
If you’re looking for something a little more unique that will get you out of the downtown area, consider bringing your sweetheart to Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery. With a luxurious setting as well as a spectacular view overlooking Lake Okanagan, this experience is the pinnacle of romance. Enjoy a sunset dinner, and of course, a glass or bottle of exquisite wine. The restaurant and winery are located in West Kelowna at 3303 Boucherie Road.
Something More Meaty: Chop Steakhouse Bar
If you’re looking for something a little more meaty to start your romantic evening on Valentine’s Day, consider Chop Steakhouse Bar at 2125 Enterprise Way. This restaurant offers fine yet casual dining for every meat lover, which will be thoroughly enjoyed in the quality atmosphere this restaurant provides. Chop is also noted for its long wine and spirit list, which are sure to encourage the overall romantic experience.
Get Out of This World at Poppadoms
Escape to another world with your beloved, and enjoy the Indian a la carte menu at Poppadoms, located at 948 McCurdy Road. With seasonal changes to their menu, the flavours from Poppadoms always remain fresh and exciting, and they place a heavy emphasis on regional local cooking with an authentic Indian twist. Taste India at Poppadoms, and enjoy many of their gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan-friendly dishes.
Regardless of where you and your loved one choose to celebrate your Valentine’s Day, you are sure to stumble across plenty of out-of-this-world dishes. Stay local, take a trip to Paris, or even go to India for the evening – whichever you choose, allow the flavours to take you away on this romantic day!