Zin Restaurant & Lounge is located on fashionable Robson Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver. During Valentines Day, diners can not only experience innovative Westcoast Cuisine but also receive sex advice from Certified Sexologist (yes, there really is such a thing) Dr. Pega Ren of Smart Sex Talk.
While our Valentines Day dinner was at Zin, it was actually an all day event starting with a $60 burger lunch at Fennie’s Restaurant and ending with a one-on-one sex talk with Dr. Ren at Zin. It was an interesting experience to say the least and a Valentines day I will not soon forget.
Most Expensive Burger In The City
The Feenie Burger starts at $16 but you once you add extra stuff like foie gras and beef short ribs, the price swells to $54. Add in tax, drink and tips and you’re looking at a $75 per person lunch. The maxed out burger has 4,000 heart attack inducing calories. The burger is so big you can’t eat it with one bite. You bite the top half and then bite the bottom half and just work your way through. After eating it, I felt no rush to head of to Zin for their seven course Valentines Day dinner.
Dinner and Sex Talk at Zin
Located inside the Pacific Palisades Hotel, Zin offers a bright, open and romantic space. Executive Chef Richard Tyhy prepared a special seven course Valentines Day menu with interesting names like Seduction, Foreplay and Happy Ending. And of course, there was Certified Sexologist Dr. Ren to add in some stimulating conversation.
Raspberry and cachaca shot with coconut foam. It was very flirty and an interesting way to start off a seven course meal.
Kushi oyster on the half shell with black cherry migonette. Let’s face it, you can’t have a Valentines Day dinner without consuming some oysters.
Poached white, green and purple asparagus with sauteed black truffles and champagne froth. While we can definitely taste the asparagus, the truffles were nowhere in sight.
Passion fruit sorbet with champagne. Think of this as a very expensive float.
Confit of pheasant breast and thigh. Roasted vegetable and potato ragout, honey and spice jus. This was an absolutely fantastic dish.
Roasted citrus infused white bass, black sea urchin beurre blanc, poached turnip, avocado and orange tartare, purple potato pomme paille. Presentation on this dish could use some work but it tasted really good.
Frozen, vodka infused melon brochettes. Not much taste to this dish. It was extremely cold and gave me a brain freeze.
Grand Marnier infused dark chocolate fondue for two. Mmm is right!
Assorted chocolates, passion fruit jellies, toasted coconut and banana macaroons. There isn’t any better ways to finish off a meal than with a happy ending.
The Massage Bar
After dinner, Zin gave me a massage bar as a gift. It’s 100% natural and edible. Perfect for a sweet, sexy, lickable massage. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out how to use it. I hope your Valentines Day was as interesting as mine.