Valentines Day with Smart Sex Talk

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.

The Chase


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!

Happy Ending


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.

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46 thoughts on “Valentines Day with Smart Sex Talk”

  1. Gary Lee says:

    c’mon down to LA and I’ll get you a better burger for 4.95! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. RacerX says:

      In and Out is Great! However I have had some amazing “burgers” before including a Kobe Beef one in LA that ran $45…But…It was god-like, and luckily expensed!

      1. DeboHobo says:

        It all looks so sexy and yummy. mmm!

        I did a post the other day on some aphrodisiacs that aren’t so commonly known. Take a minute to check it out. Aphrodisiac Destinations

      2. In and Out rocks – get “animal style” burgers for sure!

        John, that first burger, ugh.
        Step#1 – Throw it in a blender
        Step#2 – Inject resulting oozing juices directly into buttocks area.
        Step#3 – Thank the cow for your new pedonk-a-donk, minus the tummy ache!

        We want a picture of your industrial strength treadmill too.

    2. Is the heart attack included with the burger, or do you pay extra?

  2. Shawn Knight says:

    Shame on the Dr. for not answering your question! I think she just wants to schedule you for an appointment and rack in the $$$!

  3. Paolo Gaspar says:

    a meal w/ burgers @ $75/person? Good thing thing the food can be expensed. I think I would prefer a visit to Vera’s instead.

  4. Looking at these morsels and realizing that it will go straight to the heart, truly gives me the blues. As always I can dream …

  5. dg says:

    $54 for a burger? What a rip! The beef/short rib/fioe gras/truffle aioli dc burger at [email protected] is only a mere $36! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. RacerX says:

      Surprised you can still get Foie Gras in so many places. I think it is outlawed in Chicage and a couple other major cities. They was they get the goose liver to be that size is mean…too bad it tastes great!

  6. Ty Brown says:

    You get what you pay for

  7. Franca says:

    John, after reading this post, I ll go to kitchen and do myself a cook right away, almost envy ya at the most, hoho ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  8. Yumm… Love the bacon! A bit expensive, but at least they don’t hold back on the pig fat.


  9. You can get a Mickey D’s burger for what, $2.50? Jokin’, looks like you had a nice day there John and had plenty to eat.

  10. What a sexy valentine’s day!! Filled with food, wine and advise on sex from an expert. Couldn’t get any better, right ?? Or perhaps, the Zin Restaurant & Lounge could have beds instead of tables.. Just imagine enjoying the 7 courses dinner on a rosy, cosy bed while doing some hanky-panky ??!! Hmmm I leave that to your creative mind to continue the story.. ๐Ÿ˜† In case you’re tired of thinking, you’re welcome to drop by my blog.

  11. shy guy says:

    Whoa..What an expensive burger..
    I won’t using that huge amount just to get burger

  12. RacerX says:

    The Pheasant really looked great! That is my pick o’ the meal!

  13. Dan Sherman says:

    Hi John,
    THis is your blog, so far be it for me to tell you what to post… but do your readers REALLY care what you ate for dinner? Honestly?

    I also find it fascinating that you find what you ate at a given meal so interesting that you would take so many pictures of it. Very interesting, indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      I can tell you didn’t read my tax article from a few posts ago. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. nickycakes says:

        ok so you subject all your readers to this garbage so you can save a few bucks on taxes. wow man, awesome website you got goin here.

        1. John Chow says:

          Don’t like it, don’t read it. I don’t know how much clearer I can make it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

        2. Ha ha ha, what a douche! I have to say that as a being from the U.S. and visiting our brother in the north now and then I LOVE the food-tips that you serve up (wink) here on the blog. It also keeps the learning experience from becoming stale..

          If you don’t like reading it, the take your trash somewhere else! I don’t comment on your blog just to trash your ‘Gay Rocket Man’ avatar now do I?

  14. HostingCow says:

    Everything looks delicious but I don`t think I could eat oysters.. but the burger is biiiiig, and expensive.. let`s just hope john won`t get hart attack because of his meals..

  15. Mike Huang says:

    Poor poor Sally… ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


  16. Niro says:

    Ok , I stoped reading. I can’t. you are making me hungry and jealous shoe.. he he.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Neil Duckett says:

    Pathetic evasive answer from Sally.

  18. Oh do you tape me? That sounded like a virgin talking to a girl…was she cam virgin? Just teasing.

  19. Joy Smith says:

    Forget the nasty looking burger! I’m all for Zin. I just ate breakfast, but damn did those yummy looking dishes have me drooling! I am glad to hear that the two of you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day. :mrgreen:

  20. Yes john you celebrated the V day well with mouth watering dishes. Fine

  21. So John, who has getting most of the tips. You or your wife?

  22. Dan Sherman says:

    I actually read the tax stuff after posting my post asking why you discuss meals so much. I retract my ignorant comment, now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anything it reduce taxes, I’m ALL for it. Haha!


  23. The food looks delicious :p

  24. Play Game says:

    The food looks afrodisiac like but it does look eatable. I would love to share that with my other half

  25. Valentines is on the 14th :wink:…your a couple of days late :mrgreen:

  26. Terry Tay says:

    I just don’t get it, why there’s so much good food in your area? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Terry Tay says:

      Oh and… I just notice your logo! It’s nice! John where did you get your logo designer? From elance or…?

      1. John Chow says:

        Nate Whitehill of Unique Blog Design did the new logo.

      2. RacerX says:

        New Logo is much Cleaner. They seems like a great shop.

  27. Robert says:

    That is the best burger I have ever seen.

  28. Will says:

    sex talk? wtf… weird combo there.

  29. AWord says:

    John, great looking food. I hope it tastes just as good as it looks. Happy Valentines!

  30. ‘isnโ€™t any better ways to finish off a meal than with a happy ending.’ damned straight! Oh wait, am I just assuming that you are talking about ”that” type of ‘happy ending’?

  31. SteadyPhil says:

    Looks tasty, but the burger has something on it that is reminiscent of a small curly pile of dog poop.

  32. The photographs simply made my mouth water. Anyway, your combination is great!

  33. Eva White says:

    The food looks Yummy………… I love your innovations in trying new eating joints.

  34. JoNathan says:

    I love your ideas as far as how you write off your food …. but no offense … some of those plates don’t look like anything I would want to go near … much less put in my mouth.

    I guess that’s just the bachelor in me coming out. LOL Give me a hot dog and a bun and a little ketchup and we are good to go!

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