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What’s Good This Week in Vancouver April 21 Edition

Vancouver Events This Weekend

We’re off on our pre-wedding honeymoon (which totally is a thing by the way) and are currently hanging our hat at Walnut Beach Resort in the very sunny Osoyoos for their Oyster Festival!  While we don’t regret being here AT ALL, there are a couple things we’re sad to miss in Vancouver.

Juno Kim Pop-Up 6-Course Brunch at Field & Social v2.0

Join Juno Kim on Saturday, April 22nd for a special two-seating brunch at Field & Social. Inspired by staff meal and dim-sum style feasts, Chef Juno Kim will be creating a tasty 6-course menu meant to be shared and served as the dishes are ready. His cuisine focuses on using high-quality, ethical ingredients with bold flavours and balance in mind. Doug Stephen of Merchants Workshop will be tending the bar with a limited menu. We have 30 spots per seating; the first seating starts at 11 am, and our second seating starts at 1 pm.


crispy cauliflower with whipped yogurt, rhubarb jam, cauliflower + gruyère chips
oyster mushroom risotto with 63° egg, ramp salsa verde, manchego
triple cooked potatoes with duck prosciutto, sauce Mornay, crispy furikake
smoked pork hock with sourdough bread pudding, pear butter, hazelnut, nasturtium
charred cabbage with chicken + prosciutto crumble, egg yolk gel, sake kasu espuma, bittercress
pistachio lemon tart with rhubarb, honey creme fraiche, meringue shards, sheep sorrel


When They Find Us
Twin Sails Brewing

Merchants Workshop
Nemesis Coffee

LaStella Winery
Save On Meats



This month Beta5 explores rituals that are commonly associated with the idea of a coffee break. but remember… this is not a coffee break.  what’s included // two new products – one chocolate and one pastry (estimated combined retail value // $30) Ticket price just $20

Tickets are limited and product must be picked up from the Vancouver store on either Saturday April 22, or Sunday April 23.

bc place

BC Place Stadium Tours

To Apr 25 Tix $20

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to present an All Access Experience providing an enhanced visit to the Hall of Fame including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of BC Place! The All Access Experience hits all the stadium highlights:

– The Media lounge
– The Premium Suite areas
– The team locker rooms (when available) and
– Access onto the field providing visitors with an amazing viewpoint of BC Place (when available)

The All Access Experience begins and finishes at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Purchasing a All Access Experience tour ticket also allows entry into the BC Sports Hall of Fame for the same day as your tour.

The All Access Experience tours are available to the general public on specific dates and times. There are 20 spots for each tour time slot and the cost is $20 per person (plus tax).

Vancouver’s Easter Treats

It’s good Friday in Vancouver and another long weekend when those with real jobs take time off and us freelancers catch up on our never ending to do lists or organize our taxes (and some of us a few years of taxes).  I am working all weekend and not really even a huge fan of sweets, so I’ll be admiring the photos of chocolate and distracting myself from the real work by adding to this list of Easter treats, perhaps sussing out some brunches and looking out for generally anything  bunny-related.

Bella Gellateria Hot Cross Gelato with Cinnamon & Rum Soaked Raisins (this is how I imagine it looking as I have yet to get down to lick some)

Thierry Chocolates – Handcrafted Easter-themed Chocolates by Maître Chocolatier Thierry Busset and his expert team. Prices range from $9 to $200 and many chocolates are crafted in true Parisian style, such as chocolate fish and roosters, and of course Easter eggs.

Beta5 Easter Eggs – Layers of white and dark chocolate filled with pebbles such as sun-dried cherries, Macrona almonds and house-made pretzel bits.

Urban Tea Merchant – TEA Chocolates and Petit Fours from Divine Delights

Pink Spatula Marshmellows – The spring collection includes Toasted Coconut, Cherry Blosson, Lemon Meringue and Cocoa Mallow

Benton Brothers – Grown-up Easter Baskets with a selection of amazing cheese & charcuterie (my kind of Easter basket).

Thomas Haas Chocolates – The ultimate in Easter treats, Haas bakes up Easter stollen, crafts chocolate bunnies, lollipops, eggs and flowerpots.

Cupcakes – Cake Pops, Cupcakes and Cookies from Cupcakes

Soirette Macarons – Easter egg macarons

Mink chocolate – Easter Egg Unplugged Dark Chocolate Bar with Mango Puree filling

Terra Breads – Hot Cross Buns and French Macarons in lemon, espresso, and earl grey with black currant buttercream.

CocoaNymph – Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs