Give the babysitter a call and book yourself a night out this month. It’s crucial for the parents to make time for themselves during the chaos this Fall. Registered Clinical Counsellor Rebecca Turnbull explains:
In times of transition and uncertainty, stress can cause us to disconnect from ourselves and our relationship. It’s important to be aware of how quickly a marriage can starve and how important it is to nurture the bond with our partner. When our kids see their caregivers relaxed and connected, they feel more calm and secure at home.
If the professional advice is to nurture the relationship, the next step is choosing where to go for date night. Below are some top picks around the City for a great meal, a peaceful atmosphere and solid COVID-19 safety protocols that will allow you to relax and focus on your dinner companion. Many restaurants require reservations so plan ahead.
Five restaurants perfect for date night
Feast in West Vancouver
Feast is your neighbourhood table by the sea. Celebrating BC’s freshest and finest, their focus is on food that is simple and delicious. Try the prawn club for lunch and the decadent, gluten free Feast Fried Chicken for dinner.
The Greek by Anatoli in Yaletown
Fusing the vibrant energy of Yaletown with the authenticity of a lively Mykonos restaurant, The Greek by Anatoli serves popular classics alongside craft cocktails. Try the Country Lamb platter with braised, fall off the bone lamb shoulder, served with rice, potatoes, seasonal veggies and tzatziki.
Calabash in Gastown
Calabash offers traditional and contemporary Caribbean cuisine that will excite your tastebuds. Friday and Saturday nights, book downstairs to check out their live dinner time DJ’s. Try the Jerk Pork Belly Dumplings and the Roti Stack.
Sopra Sotto in East Van
In the heart of Commercial Drive, Sopra Sotto cooks up fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared with care in the traditional Italian slow-food fashion. Try the Burrata Board with fresh burrata cheese, prosciutto and focaccia bread or the Caserecce e Tartufo pasta.
Little Bird Dim Sum in Kitsilano
Little Bird fuses traditional Cantonese dumplings with crisp local craft beers, wines and teas, modernizing the dim sum experience. Try the BBQ pork bun, Sui Mai, chive and shrimp dumplings and pan fried bean curd roll.
Jenn Wint is a writer, communications strategist and a public relations specialist. She is passionate about storytelling and community. Jenn lives in East Vancouver with her husband, 3yo son and 1yo daughter. You’ll find them hanging around Vancouver’s playgrounds, water parks, coffee shops and anywhere that bakes fresh cookies in-house!