07 Feb 2024

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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Old Montreal

Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Old Montreal

Whether Valentine’s Day rhymes with love or friendship for you, Old Montreal is THE perfect place to celebrate. Fine dining, exclusive boutiques, hotels bursting with character or soothing spas, the historic district has simply everything you need for a truly memorable February 14.

Thoughtful gifts and some special attention

Unique images for that unique person

For carefully selected and curated vintage posters, look no further than L’Affichiste. This is the place to get your hands on Valentine’s Day visuals that date back to La Belle Époque, as well as mid-century modern design images for something a little more recent. What better way than these beautiful works to display your love for that very special someone in your life? Psst, if you present this publication upon your visit, you get 15% off your purchases throughout the entire month of February!

Quality time aboard the Bota Bota

Treat yourselves to a moment of relaxation at Bota Bota Spa with their Layover package for two, giving you unanchored access to the water circuit, where you can enjoy saunas, steam baths, cold water and hot baths, as well as multiple relaxation rooms. In the mood for a massage instead? The Drift package includes the Layover water circuit as well as a 60-minute therapeutic or relaxation massage, facial or body treatment. These two packages are offered at 15% off until February 14.

Chocolatey delights: A timeless classic

Discover a veritable flavour explosion with the irresistible chocolate Valentine’s lollipops at Les Moulins La Fayette. Fall head over heels for their bewitching raspberry dark chocolate bar, or give in to the “mendiants”, a combination of dried fruit, nuts and ruby or dark chocolate. And letting yourself be tempted by their boxed set of nine assorted fine chocolates is an altogether excellent idea. Makes for a great gift too, just saying.

A pink, red and love-filled little sanctuary, Bar à beurre does Valentine’s Day right. From bouquets of blooming cupcakes to an array of chocolate desserts, those with a sweet tooth are definitely in for a treat.

Elegant gift ideas

Finding the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day is as simple as making a stop at the Olive et Gourmando boutique. From “Puits d’Amour” Confiture Parisienne, an artisanal redcurrant, raspberry and violet jelly handmade in Paris, to a beautiful bouquet of dried flowers lovingly put together by Prune les fleurs florists, to pretty greeting cards that are perfect for telling that special someone how much they mean to you, there’s something here for every heart.

Artists you love to wear

Those with a creative soul will be delighted with a gift from Le Cartel. This Montreal-based brand is known for its unique combination of artwork and clothing, featuring exclusive collections developed in collaboration with artists from all over the world. For this upcoming day of love, take advantage of a 50% discount on the second piece you purchase. The perfect opportunity for giving a gift while treating yourself a little at the same time!

Matching pyjamas in Valentine’s Day colours

If you’re the kind of couple to sport matching outfits, head straight on over to La Petite Maison Bleue! Here, you’ll find pyjamas and boxer shorts that are cozy, comfy and pink, perfect attire for lovebirds looking to spend a Valentine’s night together in Old Montreal. What’s more, the boutique offers a 10% discount to Quebec residents all year round.

Make the pleasure last by spending the night

The complete package for a romantic weekend

To celebrate your love in true Old Montreal style, a romantic getaway is most definitely in order. You’re in luck since the Gray Collection group is offering a Valentine’s Day package from February 9 to 25, a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories in a simply magnificent setting. Choose between a discounted night at the William Gray Hotel, L’Auberge du Vieux-Port or Le Petit Hôtel, receive a bottle of champagne delivered to your room, as well as $100 in credit at any of the following restaurants: Maggie Oakes, Jacopo, Pincette, Gaspar, Vieux-Port Steakhouse or BEVO. To make matters even more wonderful, take advantage of a 15% discount at the William Gray Spa.

A Valentine’s dream at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel

Live out your love story in the heart of Old Montreal, courtesy of two splendid packages on offer at Le Saint-Sulpice between February 9 and 18. With A Love Dream, spend a night to remember in a spacious suite where the romance begins as soon as you arrive, with complimentary roses, macarons, fragrant bath bombs and two bottles of bubbly to greet you both. Care to sleep in? Good, because the late check-out at 2 PM will let you do just that, so feel free to stay in bed. Would you be more interested in something along the lines of an exquisite gastronomic moment for two instead? All you need is A Love Menu. This package includes an overnight stay in one of their suites, a five-course meal prepared by Chef Olivier Colin at Terrasse Oskar, as well as breakfast in bed. The perfect Valentine’s Day combination.

A signature getaway in a designer setting

Hôtel Gault welcomes you in a historic building featuring 30 luxuriously decorated, loft-style rooms for an unforgettable stay with your significant other. Take advantage of their romantic offer from February 9 to 18, and get a 15% discount on your room, where chocolates, rose petals and a bottle of bubbly await. And no need to set foot outside your little love haven the next morning; let Restaurant Gault come to you with its delectable breakfast options, including eggs benedict with mushrooms or pulled pork.

A panoramic view to share

Before spending the night in one of the InterContinental Montreal’s lavish suites, be sure to surrender yourselves to an upscale and delectable dining experience at Osco! Restaurant. Flavours and aromas of the terroir come to life here through outstanding food and wine pairings specially selected by the sommelier: beef carpaccio accompanied by a white Château de Sannes 1603 and guinea fowl roulade complemented by a Domaine le Grand Noir red. Intimate conversations mingled with culinary delights, not to mention little romantic touches that can be prepared upon request, like fresh flowers in your room… Now that’s a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Dinner for two, just me and you

Italian meals made with love

Make your way to Le Muscadin Restaurant for a Valentine’s Day menu inspired by the great traditions and classics of Italian cuisine, offered exclusively from February 14 to 17. Here you will find a selection of dishes prepared with a whole lot of love and passion, courtesy of their talented chefs. From mouthwatering appetizers like black truffle beef tartare to decadent gourmet favourites – their braised lamb shank comes to mind – every dish here is designed to make your celebration truly memorable and, above all, delizioso!

To reserve your table and experience la dolce vita with your dolce other half, please call 514-842-0588.

Tête-à-tête on a winter terrace

Savour a variety of expertly crafted dishes while enjoying a breathtaking view of Old Montreal and its scintillating lights in a private dome for two on the William Gray winter terrace. This enchanting experience is offered uniquely on February 14 and features a superb five-course menu, including choices like red snapper tempura, butternut squash ravioli and beef Wellington, a true gourmet delight! To end your evening on a sweet and heart-warming note, you and your loved one are invited to make your own s’mores and cook them together over an open fire.

HÀ MOUR means love

How about taking a trip over to East Asia for Valentine’s Day? Featured on the “Souvenirs d’Indochine” menu at Hà Restaurant, offered every night from February 14 to 17: sesame tofu square, sautéed shrimp with coarse salt, caramel roasted salmon, and a banana coconut milk cake for dessert. We promise, with all those flavours going together so well, you’re guaranteed to find yourself falling “en Hà mour”, as they say.

A Valentine’s Day by the sea

A veritable treasure trove of coastal delights is what awaits you at Pincette. To begin, the selection of amuse-bouches is a symphony of flavours in itself, boding very well for the four-service table d’hôte of outstanding culinary creations offered exclusively for just a few nights here in the name of love. Come and navigate between the likes of linguini with clams and squid ink or striped bass tartare, just two of the beauties on this very special Valentine’s Day menu only available between February 14 and 17.

Photos : Patricia Brochu / Spa William Gray / Hôtel Saint Sulpice / Osco! / Terrasse William Gray / Sara Megan

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