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Easter Eats Around Vancouver

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Buona Pasqua- Campagnolo and Campagnolo ROMA are brunching all Easter long weekend from Friday to Monday.

Both restaurants will be serving an incredible selection of decadent brunch dishes and house-made salumi.  Think pizza, bruschetta, frittata, potato hash, and even traditional eggs.

Campagnolo (1020 Main St.) 11:30am – 2:30pm www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

ROMA (2297 E. Hastings St. ) 10:30am – 2:30pm www.campagnoloroma.com

Fête de Pâques at Le Parisien

This weekend Le Parisien will celebrate Easter and the coming Spring by serving a scrumptious brunch and a savoury 3-course dinner menu along with the regular menu. 4.95 mimosa, kir royale and caesar during brunch. The celebration begins on Good Friday and continues until Easter Monday.

Brunch: 10:30am to 2:30pm

Dinner: 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Reservations: 604-687-1418 / www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

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Easter Dinner Menu Le Parisien

Spring Pea Soup

Smoked Ham Hock, Crème Fraîche

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Caramelized Onion, Oven Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Tart

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Seared Steelhead Salmon

Crab Croquette, Creamed Kale, Citrus Beurre Blanc

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Braised Lamb

Roasted Pears, Pomme Parisienne, Asparagus, Rosemary Jus

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Maple Glazed Pork Loin

Crispy Sour Pork Belly, Potato gratin, Brussels Sprouts, Apple Jus

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Chocolate Brownie Mousse

Almond Tuile, Strawberry Gastrique

39.00 / Person

Le Parisien 751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418 www.leparisien.ca

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Gramercy Grill Long Weekend Agenda

Enjoy Prime Rib Dinner This Fri & Sat from 5pm

Enjoy 3 Course Easter Dinner Sunday & Monday from 5pm

& Select Bottles of wine $20 all Weekend

Gramercy Long Weekend Brunch offered Fri, Sat, Sun Mon til 3:00 pm

Brunch Entree Features

Best Eggs Benedict  12

ham & brie stuffed sour dough french toast topped with two poached eggs, smoked bacon& maple hollandaise served with a frisee & fennel salad

Shaved Prime Rib Hash 12

red pepper & green onion tossed with hash browns

topped with 2 poached eggs and a side of hollandaise

Fresh Dungeness Crab Benedict 16

fresh dungeness crab atop an english muffin topped with poached eggs & hollandaise served with hash browns sub green salad for hash browns

Dessert

Strawberry Cheese Cake  7.5

Add an Irish Coffee $4.95 or Bailey’s Coffee $5.25

plus applicable tax

EASTER SUNDAY & MONDAY 2013 From 5pm

A p p e t i z er   C h o i c e

Soup of the Day

Mixed Lettuces & Shaved Fennel

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E n t r e e   C h o i c e

Oven Roasted Turkey cornbread pine nut stuffing mashed parsnip & potato & gravy citrus cranberry compote roasted spring carrots sauteed brussel sprouts, smoked bacon & kale

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Braised Lamb Shank 26 mashed parsnip & potato roasted spring carrots sauteed brussel sprouts, smoked bacon & kale basil pesto & red wine jus

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Pan Seared Fresh Halibut red pepper & green onionsaffron brown basmati rice oven dried roma tomatoes & kalamata olive compote roasted spring carrots

sauteed brussel sprouts, smoked bacon & kale

D e s s e r t   C h o i c e

Pecan Pie caramel sauce & whipped cream or Lemon Tart berry coulis or Vanilla Gelato

 $27.95 per person plus applicable taxes  Parties of 6 or more add 18% gratuity

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Mix The Bakery

Lemon Icebox Pie

A Light lemony mousse filled in a buttery graham cracker crust and finished with tart lemon curd 22.95/41.95

Hot Cross Buns

Easter favourite baked with a delicate spice blend of cardamom, clove, ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg along with dried fruits and a traditional piped icing    1.50/5.95

Easter Cupcakes

Moist vanilla cupcakes iced with Swiss butter cream and decorated with various holiday colours  2.85

Coconut Cream Cake

Moist Vanilla cake layered with a rich coconut diplomat cream and finished with a light Swiss butter cream and covered with coconut 22.95/41.95

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Beta 5 Chocolate Eggs

Easter treats have been busy preparing themselves for the coming hunt! Watch their video here

Everyone loves a little surprise on Easter morning, so why not crack open some of Beta 5’s pebble-filled eggs? Filled with an assortment of our favorite pebbles, and some special new additions – milk chocolate raisins and vanilla bean marshmallow chicks – these hand-painted, dark chocolate eggs are sure to put a smile on the faces of the lucky discoverers. Also try the Komodo Dragon Eggs are cast in dark chocolate, filled with milk chocolate raisins and peanut butter-filled quail eggs, then buried in a nest of dark chocolate pop rocks and our aerated chocolate rocks.

Easter Collection webstore

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Hop On Over to Trafalgars Bistro & Sweet Obsession to Celebrate Easter

Trafalgars Bistro is open regular hours throughout the long weekend, and will be featuring our BRUNCH menu all weekend, including Friday & Monday. Saturday & Sunday from 10am-3pm and Friday & Monday from 11am-3pm

Available only during the season, Fruit Cream Cake has made its appearance. This cloud-like cake has layers of vanilla chiffon, berries, pastry cream & a hint of Grand Marnier.

Hot Cross Brioche – far better than buns! The brioche is lightly spiced, savoury & simply melt in your mouth; and the currants & raisins kick it up a notch.

Easter nest dessert toppers. The nests are made of white chocolate buttercream sprinkled with coconut shavings & filled with Mini Eggs.

Please pre-order at 604.739.0555 ext 2 to make sure you can get everything you’d like.

Sweet Obsession is open regular hours the holiday weekend:

Friday & Saturday: 8am-11pm

Sunday & Monday: 8am-10pm

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Urban Tea Merchant Easter Treats

Easter Weekend Features

Offered Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1 (Open Easter Sunday 10:30am – 4:30pm. Last Seating at 3pm)

Easter Tea Service

Served on a three-tiered platter, the Easter Tea Service offered a large selection of hand-crafted Tea Sandwiches, Tea-Infused Savouries a selection of Easter sweet delights.

Easter Brunch Service

Celebrate Easter with family over a delightful Brunch Service. Select from a special Easter Brunch menu and choose from over 250 varieties of TWG Tea, including a lovely selection of morning teas such as New York Breakfast TeaParis Breakfast Tea and London Breakfast Tea. Have an elegant weekend brunch experience!

Children’s Tea Service – Children 12 years and under

Served with fun, friendly tea sandwiches, sweets, fresh scone with creme and jelly and your selection of TWG Tea Rooibos.

March Lunch Feature – $20 per person

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Easter with Top Table Group

An Italian Affair @ CINCIN

For an Easter celebration with an Italian twist, join us at CinCin for Chef Andrew Richardson’s festive Springtime creations, including a divine wood-grilled rack of lamb, and an exceptional Rabbit Cacciatore. Whether you are planning a family lunch in our private wine room or an intimate dinner for two, Restaurant Director Richard Luxton and his expert service team will ensure a memorable experience.

Celebrate Easter at CinCin from Friday March 29th – April 1st

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Easter Tasting @ WEST

Discover the flavours of Easter with Chef Quang Dang’s Easter Tasting Menu. Featuring the best of the season’s produce and paired with Chef Dang’s signature techniques, this dedicated menu is sure to impress.

Easter Tasting Menu available from March 29th – April 1st

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Traditions of France @ THIERRY

As one of Chef Thierry’s favourite holidays, Easter will be in full swing at the shop starting March 29th! From exclusive seasonal cakes, to traditional French Easter confections, Chef Thierry has your celebration needs covered.

Available from March 29th – April 1st

Sunday Brunch @ ARAXI

Cap off your Easter weekend in Whistler with a leisurely Sunday brunch at Araxi. Feast on specialties from Chef James including Poached Fresh Vita Eggs Haida with wild BC Sockeye Salmon, and house-made Ricotta + Lemon Pancakes.

Easter Brunch, Sunday March 31st

RESERVATIONS

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Easter at Neck of the Woods Winery – Langley

Easter weekend offers many options for friends and family. This year, visit Neck of the Woods Winery for a relaxing afternoon, bookings available from 11am to 4pm, and enjoy  “Westcoast Market” snacks. Your Mimosa Platter for two includes Smoked Salmon, Roasted Chicken, Shrimp Salad, an artisan bread basket and a variety of other tasty treats.  Mimosa’s are also included for the very reasonable cost of $39.99.  Easter treats and colouring contests will keep the kids busy. Reservations are required, please contact the winery at 604-539-9463. Neck of the Woods is located at 2033 232nd Street, Langley, BC.

Pan Pacific Easter

EASTER BRUNCH IS A FAMILY AFFAIR AT PAN PACIFIC VANCOUVER

Sunday, March 31st – 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Pan Pacific Vancouver is the perfect place for families to create some Easter memories this year. Our chefs are going above and beyond to create a delicious array of delectable treats for our Easter Brunch and there will be face painting, balloon animals, a special kids’ buffet and, of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Pan Pacific Vancouver’s Easter Brunch is one of the most popular in the city.  With a spectacular backdrop of mountains and ocean, brunch in the Café Pacifica delights all of your senses.

This year, in addition to the fresh food prepared at the sushi, dim sum, omelette and carving stations, some of the special dishes being served include:

·     Drunken West Coast oysters dressed with tequila, lime and fresh cilantro
·     Alaskan snow crab legs, jumbo prawns presented on a beautiful ice sculpture
·     Pineapple-glazed Easter ham with honey mustard and clove au jus
Pan seared breast of duck marinated in achiote peppers and served with Asian pear chutney
·     Home-made nine herb ravioli and a meyer lemon butter emulsion.

$71 per person, $65 seniors, $35 children age 6-12

Complimentary for children age 5 and under
(17% service charge and applicable taxes additional.)

For the full menu, visit http://www.panpacificvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pan-Pacific-Vancouver-Cafe-Pacifica-Easter-Brunch-Menu-2013.pdf

St. Patrick’s Day Tastes Around Vancouver

pot of goldSaint Patrick’s Day was traditionally a religious holiday, a celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, honouring Saint Patrick. Gradually it morphed into a feast day, coinciding with the lifting of the Lenten restrictions and involving indulgent eats and the drinking of alcohol, which are restricted during Lent. These days, anything goes and although it’s not a public holiday in Vancouver, residents with and without Irish blood take the occasion seriously enough and use it as an excuse to wear green, overindulge and generally misbehave. While plenty of amateurs still think green beer is the only way to go (just say no), be a pro and do something more real this March 17.

 

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Gramercy Grill

Over on the west side the at Arbutus and 11th, The Gramercy Grill is offering up a St. Patrick’s Day Menu from Friday March 15-Sunday March 17 with items such as their minted green pea and smoked ham soup, shepherds pie, Guinness lamb stew with soda bread and braised corn beef.  Brunch here could be poached green eggs benedict with spinach and ham or Kilkenny battered fish & chips and there’s whisky and beer specials such as the local favourite Howe Sound Oatmeal stout brewed right in Squamish.

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

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Palki’s Restaurant Commercial Drive

Think the Indian and the Irish don’t mix?  Think again.  At Palkis they are frying up beer-battered pakoras and have beer and pakora specials and have beer on tap for $3.75 a pint.  Need some green?  Try their spinach panneer.  They’ll also be playing the band Delhi to Dublin playing in the background and are also serving a Delhi to Dublin Cocktail (Irish Whiskey, Mint, Lime & Sugar) for $5.

1130 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Mix The Bakery

If you’re looking for something sweet for a St. Patrick’s Day treat, check out Mix The Bakery on West 10th towards UBC.  They’ve just revamped their menu to include all sorts of lovely sandwiches, but for the weekend their specials are the highly decorative and gift-worthy pot of gold cupcakes pictured above as well as the green tea and hazelnut opera cake and a raisin-filled Irish soda bread which is perfect with their house-made preserves.

4430 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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Irish Heather

In Gastown the Irish Heather is the place to go for all things St. Patty’s Day as they’ve got room at the Heather’s main bar or in the back at the Shebeen Whisky Bar and are serving up classic Irish dishes such as House-Made Corned Beef & Cabbage and Bread Pudding with a local nod as it’s studded with Okanagan fruit.  They’ve also got the Long Table Series with 5 different seatings at their communal table and are serving up a 2 course meal with an Irish lager for $40.  On March 16 the Heather has a Jameson Whiskey Supper.  Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s eve?

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Raincity Grill

When you think of food for Saint Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage come to mind, but at the health-focused Raincity Grill, Chef  Nicolas Hipperson will celebrate with ingredients from BC’s backyard, with nods to Irish flavours. Try Green Eggs and Ham, a dish of scrambled eggs with pork, toast and herbed potatoes, Green Fish n’Chips with house-made tartar, Irish stew with lamb cheeks, potatoes, leeks and fresh herbs, and Smoked Salmon Brioche with poached eggs, hollandaise and green salad. A two-course tasting menu is available both Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17.

1193 Denman St., Vancouver

Delish Stocking Stuffers

This year there are some pretty tasty items for those on your shopping list.  Here’s some suggestions for food lovers.

I love the big Le Creuset Casserole dishes, but they are far too large to stuff into a stocking.  Enter the new mini Le Creuset casserole dishes, perfect for mini mac and cheese, individual souffles and side veggie dishes served up in style.  Available in Vancouver at Cookworks.

 

If you are a baker and want to give the gift of homemade loaves or trays of brownies, why not give them wrapped up in the new President’s Choice loaf and square pans?  They come with big red bows to wrap up the treats and you can even cheat and bake using the President’s Choice brand home baking kits.

Need that something special for the real gourmet in your life, go with the Blis Tahitian Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup, available at The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen

Chocolate Lovers will appreciate your efforts in sourcing Vancouver’s best chocolate bars created by master chocolatier Cocao Nymph and parfume specialist Ayala Moriel.  There’s Guilt with orange blosson, wild orange and blood orange, Espionage with smoked salt, jasimine and juniper and Roses and Chocolat with rose saffron and chilli.  Vancouver made and oh so delicious.

Rick’s Rubs are tasty savory dry rubs created by Foodtv.ca Superstar Chef Rick and Raging Fork.  Try on these aromatic herbs and spices  on assorted Meats, Fish and Poultry. Rick’s Rub Fish/Seafood and Lamb are both Sugar Free all Rick’s Rubs are non-Irradiated spices and NO MSG.  Available at Edible BC, Gourmet Warehouse, gourmet groceries and high end butcher shops.

Loose tea drinkers can enjoy tea on the go with the attractive Libre Tea Mug.  Add some packages of calming teas and the tea lover in your life will be ever so grateful.  Available at Whole Foods.

Preserves.  Who doesn’t love some toast and jam in the morning?  Try Mix the Bakery’s Artisan Preserves in flavours such as Peach Chipotle and Cumin or Blueberry and Nectarine.  Great for addition to holiday appetizers.