How We Spent the Hallmark Holiday

So today is one of the first weekdays that I am home from work before 9:30 PM. I thought I’d take the opportunity to write a blog that I was meaning to write in February – a recap of my Valentine’s day.

I know, Valentine’s Day is such a “Hallmark Holiday.” And even though I do put greater importance on holidays such as anniversaries – I would be lying if I said I didn’t care for it at all.

I’m definitely the planner of the two of us. I’m constantly on blogto/ planning what the next restaurant we visit will be. So for Vday, I asked if he could plan instead. He definitely surpassed my expectations (cause I had none…jokes).

He took me to a restaurant called Salute Piano Bar. It was a small and very cosy restaurant on Bloor and Yonge (in the heart of Yorkville) with a warm fireplace and the best part of all – live piano music.

When we first came in, we were the only couple at the restaurant, which was a little odd to start with. But shortly after our arrival, a pianist came and started playing the classics – while also taking song requests. Trust – when  you’re sitting in a dimly lit restaurant, with a fireplace, candles and a pianist playing John Legend songs – the food could taste like cardboard and I would still love the experience to pieces. It felt as though we had the entire restaurant to ourselves.

When we came, the chef had not arrived so we got 2 additional complimentary glasses of champagne.(This restaurant had an interesting small open concept at the end of the bar)

The food was actually very delicious. Steven made sure to find a restaurant that was fancy but at the same time not too exotic for us. I would personally highly recommend the


2. Salmon with a Maple Glaze.



calmari           baybay

Calamari $12                                       Antipasto Salute $15



Fettucine Alfredo with Chicken $22


Salmon with a Maple Glaze $24


bae with desserts


New York Style Cheesecake $11

Tartufo: $9



The live pianist made our experience incredibly unique and intimate. Thank you to my wonderful boyfriend for taking me here.

Anyways, this is my first time reviewing a restaurant. If you know me at all – I appreciate food more than the average human being so I hope to do many more of these. I apologize for the low quality photos of the food – and Steven and I’s face in all of them. But I’m getting the hang of it.

Anyways, have a nice evening 🙂 If you have any recommendations of places I should visit next, feel free to comment.



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