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Sun Peaks Resort Holiday Kick Off – A Resort For All Seasons

Sun Peaks – Way More Than Snow

I’ve been up to Sun Peaks a few times over the years, twice for the Wine Festival, once for a harvest dinner in the fall, another for a summer visit and recently, just before Christmas, for the Holiday Kick Off Weekend. Each time the resort gets better, with more to do and see, and with the new management at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre, the accommodation and cuisine is now top notch too.

Just before Christmas we checked in and checked out the resort and there’s was certainly a lot going on that weekend as they launched their holiday season.

Sun Peaks Resort

As we arrived, we heard the sounds of Rusty the Ice Carver carving the ice patio and sculptures on the Mantles patio. He then went on to place second in the International Ice Sculpting Competition in Russia! It was very cool to chat with him about his self-taught carving skills and hear about the restaurant and Brew Pub he runs in Cranbrook, The Heid Out. We plan on a visit this year. On Saturday it warmed up a bit and the Ice Bar on Mantles Lounge Patio served up apple cider, mulled wine, and hosted a Martini Luge!

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Brew Pub

Speaking of brews, Sun Peaks Brew Pub, owned by BC Brewing Co. launched that weekend with two stellar beers, a cream ale and a brown ale and we’ve got the hats and growlers to prove we were there. There’s no actual brew pub (yet) in Sun Peaks, just to be clear; the beer is currently brewed in Kelowna, with all ingredients coming from British Columbia.

Sun Peaks Brew Pub

Sun Peaks Resort

The Artisan Market in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel Lower Lobby provided us the opportunity to shop for some holiday gifts and we were on hand to witness Santa arriving by sleigh at Morrisey’s Pub, where they served up complimentary coffee and hot chocolate to fend off the cold.

Sun Peaks Resort

The Gingerbread Unveiling in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel Upper Lobby was well attended. The creation was made by the hotel’s pastry chef, Samantha Rosen, and took a month from start to finish. There were ten houses and even she can’t count the candies. Apparently the trees were the hardest part to get correct and although I suggested perhaps she hire a helper, she commented that the symmetry might not be there with alternative hands and simply wished she had far more time to complete. Nevertheless, it was beautifully done.

Sun Peaks Resort

Rum and Blackwell Dairy Eggnog was served up along with a delicious Christmas cake in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel Upper Lobby and we went back for two pieces they were so good, and we usually really hate Christmas Cake!

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

 

The hospitality at the hotel is genuine and we had several stellar meals and a couple cocktail hour visits. The chicken with pita was delightful and was a perfect meal for two when served up with a side salad and flatbread and a sandwich for lunch, shared, held us both over til dinner.

Another night we dined in the restaurant at the Sun Peaks Grand and had a bit of a fancier dinner, another great locally-sourced pork chop and the surf and turf with the steak perfectly medium rare.

Sun Peaks Resort

Breakfast could be the buffet, which we did do once, but the second day I went for the pancakes which did not disappoint!

Sun Peaks Resort

The rooms are spacious and comfortable, our only regret was that in the minus 8-21 temperatures we were too chicken to get out and actually enjoy the mountain! Let’s hope in March, when we return for the Culinary Weekend with Vikram Vij, that it’s warmed up! Thankfully the hotels gym kept the calories burning while we were there.

 

Sun Peaks Liquid Gold Beer & Whisky Festival

Did you know that for the first two days of processing, Beer & Whisky are identical? That Beer & Whisky use the same basic ingredients? It’s true! So what better reason to pair them up for Sun Peaks’ First Annual Liquid Gold: Beer & Whisky Festival!

Dinner & Beer
Date: Saturday July 28, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Black Garlic Bistro
Price: $50 per person
19yrs + Event
Phone: 250-578-7758
Celebrate Sun Peaks’ first Beer & Whisky Festival by joining us for a 5 course dinner paired with 5 unique beer choices!

 

Canadian Beer, Whisky, Music & History
Date: Saturday July 28, 2012
Time:  5pm – 7pm
Location: Cahilty Creek Bar & Grill
Price: $38 per person
19yrs + Event
Phone: 250-434-0279
Join us for a fun walk through Canadian Whisky & Beer with samples, delicious appetizers and Canadian Folk Music from the Voyageurs to today!

Stay tuned for details on our Whisky & Beer seminars!

Wine and Cultural Festival at Sun Peaks

The 5th Annual Wine & Culture Festival is a fusion of British Columbia’s boutique wineries, local cuisine, arts and crafts and cultural performances. Set amid the renowned Alpine Blossom Season, the Wine & Culture Festival is sure to tempt all of your senses. To top it off, Kevin Costner & Modern West are playing aFREE outdoor concert on July 7, in the afternoon.

Friday, July 6

Symphony of Flavours (wine tasting, tapas & musical performance event)
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Delta Health Club Terrace
$60 per ticket + HST
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An interactive evening that will stimulate all of your senses. Join us on the Delta Health Club Terrace for the celebration of fine wine and exquisite food set to the rhythm of orchestral sounds. The beauty of the alpine will engulf you as smell, sight, taste, and sound create a dining experience unlike any other. ***Please note this is a tapas’ style event, and dinner will not be served***

Saturday, July 7

Sunburst BBQ & Mid-Mountain Trio Serenade
12:00pm – 2:00pm, Sunburst Mid-Mountain Restaurant
$49 per person + HST
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The afternoon begins with a chairlift ride up to the Sunburst Restaurant, where you can relax on the patio and take in the views. Feast on a mouth-watering meal of Citrus Grilled Salmon while listening to the mesmerizing melodies created by a trio of members from the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Chamber Musicians. Savour the flavours before climbing back on the chairlift for the ride back to the village.

“PAINT OUT” WORKSHOP with Debbie Milner
9:30am – 3:30pm
July 7th & 8th, 2012
$150 per person + HST (Maximum 15 students)
Fee includes the 2 day workshop, a one day lift pass, supply list and tips for painting outdoors.
Let Debbie guide you through the experience of painting outdoors at Sun Peaks. Capture village ambience and find subjects throughout the charming village on day one and then take to the mountains the second day to paint panoramic vistas or alpine meadows.
Tips will be given on painting preparation and how to how to enhance your own painting style while working in the elements. You will learn how to choose a good composition from the scene around you, paint more spontaneously, how to see and paint the values, colours and light around you, strategic brush work, and more! To view Debbie’s work, visit www.tnsc.ca/debbiemilner
Participants can exhibit their finished works at the Art Zone immediately following, and can choose to place their paintings in a silent auction with 80% of the selling amount going to the artist. For more information contact Lorel Sternig at 250-578-0242 or jlster@telus.net.

Sunday, July 8

Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market
9:30am – 1:30pm, Sun Peaks Village
Complimentary to attend
Purchase local, sustainable, and organic products from area merchants and check out goods from local crafters while members of the Kamloops Chamber of Musicians enchant the village with their music.

Sunburst BBQ & Mid-Mountain Trio Serenade
12:00pm – 2:00pm, Sunburst Mid-Mountain Restaurant
$49 per person + HST
See description above.

“PAINT OUT” WORKSHOP with Debbie Milner
See description above.

A package is available for this event as well, including one night’s stay in a village hotel and two festival events, BOOK PACKAGE ONLINE.

Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

Three events are already sold out and tickets are being snatched up quickly for the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort, January 14-22, 2012.

The Medal Winners Tasting, one of the M-Room Fondue’s and the Port & Cheese Social are already sold out. The Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting is already over 50% sold, with just under 300 tickets remaining for the signature event of the festival.

The 14th annual festival includes close to 20 events over nine days, including culinary events, wine tastings, educational seminars and outdoor recreation. A total of 24 wineries are participating throughout the festival, such as Sumac Ridge Winery, St. Hubertus Winery, Rollingdale Winery and many more!

New events this winter include From Russia with Love…and Wine…and Vodka and All the Grapes You’ve Wanted to Try But Haven’t Yet, both après ski style seminars. The festival also brings back old favourites including The Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting, Worshipping Icewines, and two Winemasters’ Dinners.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $120, offering Christmas shoppers a great chance to snatch up tickets as stocking stuffers for loved ones on their gift-giving list!

For full event details and package information, visit http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-and-festivals/winter-festival-of-wine

About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.        

 

13th Annual Winter Festival of Wine: January 15-23, 2011

Tickets are still available for the flagship event of the 13th Annual Winter Festival of Wine, the Sun Peaks WestJet Progressive Tasting, on Friday, January 21, 2011.

On a night where wine rookies blend with connoisseurs, hotel lobbies throughout the ski-through/pedestrian village at Sun Peaks are filled with guests sniffing, swirling and sampling. Over 20 wineries have set up mock tasting stations in hotel lobbies throughout the ski-through/pedestrian village at Sun Peaks and each winery is pouring multiple varietals. Mission Hill, Hester Creek, and Sandhill Winery provide just a few of the options for tasting.

The Progressive Tasting is just one of over 20 wine events scheduled over a nine day span at the world class destination resort located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Imagine skiing or snowboarding in the morning and being hosted to an amazing array of wine events in the afternoon and evening. The Winter Festival of Wine is pure indulgence in wine, food and recreation at Sun Peaks Resort.

January 15-23, 2011, the former Icewine Festival brings half a dozen new events to the menu during this epic week of culinary adventures.

The Farm to Fork Kick-off (Jan. 15) will have guests mingling and tasting featured wines and culinary treats that highlight regional Sun Peaks food suppliers, while enjoying live unplugged cover songs of The Rolling Stones.

Port & Cheese: After the Après Social (Jan. 20) is an evening of port style wines from the Okanagan, specially paired with great Canadian diary chesses prevented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Wine cocktails are front and centre at the Wine Mixology and Small Bites (Jan. 21) where guests will relax to music from a local DJ while sampling specialty cocktails made with Okanagan wines and enjoying tapas-style small bites.

Wrap up your Wine Festival experience in style at Mantles Crêperie (Jan. 23) with a traditional-style buffet breakfast showcasing crêpes flambéed deliciously with Okanagan fruit wines.

Event tickets range from $19 per person (Fire & Ice) to $125 per person (Varietal Showdown & Dinner) and accommodation packages start from $139 per night. Visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter-wine-festival for all ticket information or call 1-877-212-7107. The Winter Festival of Wine takes place at Sun Peaks Resort, January 15-23, 2011. 

Useful Links:
Winter Festival of Wine
Sun Peaks Resort official website
Sun Peaks Media Library

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 10th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       

Sun Peaks Winter Festival of Wine

Imagine skiing or snowboarding in the morning and being hosted to an amazing array of wine events in the afternoon and evening. From wine seminars in an executive kitchen to an amazing Progressive Wine Tasting, the Winter Festival of Wine is pure indulgence in wine, food, and recreation at Sun Peaks Resort.

Heading into its 13th year, the Winter Festival of Wine continues to expand and surprise the palate with new events. Between January 15 and 23, 2011, guests will enjoy over 20 events that include informative seminars and seasonal dinners, all showcasing selected varietals from Okanagan Wine Country. Nine of the events are brand new to the festival, something event organizers are extremely excited about.

“We are constantly working to expand the diversity of events so both wine newbies and wine connoisseurs can enjoy the festival at one event or another,” says Janice Nankivell, Events Coordinator at Tourism Sun Peaks.

Event tickets range from $19 per person (Fire & Ice) to $125 per person (Varietal Showdown & Dinner), or experience the festival with a fantastic getaway package. If you book by November 20, you will receive 10% off any of the multi-day packages available. That includes the Ski, Sip & Stay Package which includes three nights’ accommodation, two days of skiing and three events of your choice. Or, the Winter Getaway Package with two nights’ accommodation and two Winter Festival of Wine events per person. Call 1-877-212-7107 to book your package or visit www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter-wine-festival.

New Executive Chefs Bring Culinary Experience to the Sun Peaks Village

The culinary scene at Sun Peaks is as diverse as the patrons indulging at the many different restaurants, cafés, and pubs. From fresh, local products where restaurants source goods from area farmers, to global cuisine with infused tastes from Ireland, Ukraine and other international destinations, the flavours are endless. This winter at Sun Peaks, three new executive chefs are bringing their skills and gastronomic delights to the village.

Globe Café & Tapas Bar

New Chef:                Michael Coates

Arrives:                     November 2010

Last worked:           Globe at the Beach, Veranda Beach Resort, WA

Signature Dish:       Modern gourmet twists on ski hill comfort food classics like Mac ‘n’ Cheese & Donairs.

Mantles Restaurant, Morrisey’s Pub, M Room (Delta Sun Peaks Resort)

New Chef:                Steve Buzak

Arrived:                     September 2010

Last worked:           Rocky Mountaineer, Delta Vancouver Airport, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Signature Dish: Steamed Smoked Black Cod, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Wild Leeks with Herb Sabayon

Memories at the Cahilty

New Chef:                Cliff Alan Huck

Arrived:                     September 2010

Last worked:           Copper Point Golf Resort and St. Eugene Mission

Signature Dish:       Canadian Chevre and Sundried Cherry stuffed chicken supreme with mushroom duxell crêpes and Madeira pan jus                  

Useful Links:
Winter Festival of Wine
Sun Peaks Resort official website
Sun Peaks Media Library

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 10th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       

Celebrate the Harvest at Sun Peaks – October 8-10, 2010

A showcase of fine food, wine and beer, Autumn Bounty at Sun Peaks Resort celebrates the best in the Thompson-Okanagan Valley. Enjoy breakfast at a local ranch, watch an Iron Chef competition at the indoor Farmers’ Market, or experience a multi-course Gala dinner highlighting top producers from the region. The celebration of fare allows guests to sample some incredible cuisine prepared from the fantastic product available right here in our region, paired with phenomenal wines. From the Okanagan Springs House Party with beer samples and complementary appetizers, to the perennial sell out The Winemaker and The Farmer, a lunch featuring exclusively organic products, the events all highlight the importance of supporting local and regional farmers and producers.

www.sunpeaksresort.com

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Mother’s Day Suggestions

FEED YOUR MOTHER
Diva
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family. Diva’s new Executive Chef, Quang Dang presents a luxurious brunch buffet worthy of this very special day. Diva’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will feature Peking Duck crepes, Nova Scotia Lobster and AAA Beef Striploin. Other offerings include signature Diva dishes, Asian favourites, and of course our decadent desserts. Make this Mother’s Day one to remember. Only $59.00 per person and $29.50 for children 12 and under.  Book early by calling 604.602.7788, or book online at divamet.com or opentable.com
Pastis
Bonne Fêtes des Mères! We all know that Sunday is Mother’s Day and the pressure is mounting to do something for this very special lady. What to do? Most people opt for brunch. You can do better than that.
Bien sur – the answer c’est très simple. Score big brownie points by taking her to France! Okay, we don’t mean the passport, Air Canada-type trip to France. We are talking about a more affordable and just as authentic experience – dinner at Bistro Pastis.
For Mother’s Day we are pleased to offer a very special three-course dinner for the very practical price of $45 (mothers always appreciate luxury at practical prices). Add a glass of champagne and pretty soon even the most Canadian mother will feel like a French Maman. She’ll love you for it!
Bistro Pastis, 2153 W 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7 | Tel: (604) 731.5020 | Fax: (604) 731.5039
www.bistropastis.com

refuel
Mum’s the word at refuel restaurant & bar, Sunday May 9th.
Refuel is extending their hours for Mother’s Day brunch, 11:00am – 3:00pm and mom will receive a gift.
Call 604 288 7905 to reserve.
www.refuelrestaurant.com 1944 W4th ave Vancouver BC

Campagnolo
Mother’s Day Brunch… Italian Style at Campagnolo Restaurant
Campagnolo is taking reservations for one day only, just for mom.
Book your table Sunday May 9th 11:30am – 2:30pm and mamma will receive a special treat.
Call 604 484 6018 to reserve.
www.campagnolorestaurant.ca 1020 Main St. (at National) Vancouver BC

Mother’s Day at Two Chefs
This year Two Chefs and a Table is stretching mother’s day to last from Saturday evening all the way to Sunday night. They’ll be featuring a special dinner menu both days with specially selected wine pairings to accompany the courses. Some of the feature items to be included on the menu are: fresh Hecate Strait Halibut brought to us by the folks at Mikuni, Spot Prawns from the early harvest, line caught Red Snapper and fresh seasonal fruits
Two Chefs will also be serving a traditional Mother’s Day brunch starting at 9am. In addition to the Two Chefs’ weekly menu of brunch treats, we’ll be serving a full selection of Mimosas and fresh local and seasonal items made with mom in mine. If you’re looking to do something for mom that’s a little more personalized, we are still accepting catering orders for meals that can be served anywhere you want to celebrate this important occasion. Call Karl Gregg at 604-340-4461 to discuss catering or make your reservation for Mother’s Day weekend at 778-233-1303 or by emailing info@twochefsandatable.com now.

 DB Moderne Bistro
Who better to create the ultimate ‘MODERNE’ Mother’s Day menu than a French-trained Chef? Chef de Cuisine Nathan Guggenheimer offers Mother’s Day guests a day-long selection of special menu items plus regular a-la-carte brunch and dinner service, to celebrate Mother’s Day in classic Moderne French Bistro style. Chef will decide on the day what the specials will be – inspired by the market, the weather, and the special women visiting his db Bistro Moderne. Complimentary libations for mums during brunch service. Brunch and dinner service begin early at 10am and 5pm respectively.
Reserve Mother’s Day brunch table Reserve Mother’s Day dinner table

Lumiere
Grand Chef Dale MacKay and Maitre d’ & Sommelier Drew Walker plan the quintessential Relais & Chateaux class evening for Mothers. Choose from Chef’s four or six course Tasting Menus featuring traditional Lumière favourites, plus tempting feature items from his new spring menus. Pâtissier Extraordinaire, Celeste Mah offers gorgeous bonbons, with her compliments, to all Mothers and Grandmothers.
Four courses offered for $98 per person with optional wine pairings. Six courses for $145 per person with optional wine pairings .
See our event page for complete menu and wine pairing details.
Please inquire via email or call 604.739.8185 Reserve Mother’s Day dinner now.

YEW
Celebrate mom with an ultra decadent buffet brunch at YEW. This is one serious brunch – sure to satisfy any, and every, possible craving. Here’s a small taste…
Rise n’ Shine: Hazelnut Cinnamon Swirl, Mini Belgian Chocolate Croissants, Cranberry Pound Cake, Exotic Fruit Platters, Homemade Granola, Serrano Ham and Manchego Benedict, Rum Raisin French Toast
Starters: Alaskan King Crab Legs, Poached Jumbo Prawns and Oysters Shucked on the Half Shell, Duck Terrine
Entrees: Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Whole Salt Crusted Salmon, Roasted Halibut, YEW Fried Chicken
Features: Made expressly for you á la minute – House Made Papadelle Spring Pea Carbonara, with Truffle Essence
Kids: BBQ Chicken Pizza, ‘Fish and Chips,’ Penne Pomodoro, Veggies and Ranch Dressing, Triple Fudge Brownies and pick your favourites, “Candy Shop”
Just Desserts: Mini Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cake, Vanilla Bean Crème Brule, Profiteroles with Orange Infused Crème, Milk Chocolate Truffle Lolli Pops And SO MUCH MORE! A menu like this gives new meaning to the term “yummy mummy.”
Brunch runs from 10am to 2:30pm and is priced at $75 for adults and half-price for kids. For reservations call 604-692-4939 or click here to make an online reservation.

Goldfish Pacific
They’ve got a special brunch menu going on for May 8th and 9th . All you have to do is show up with the special person who raised you into the fine person you are today – they’ll make you look like a star. Click here for reservations.    Also, another reminder that between May 5th and 9th we are collecting used maternity clothing for expecting moms on the downtown east side.  Please help us help them.

Elixir Bistro
On Mother’s Day, we honour the women who helped mold us into the people we are today. On Sunday, May 9th, leave the kitchen duties to the talented kitchen brigade at Elixir Bistro and spoil mom with a luxuriously fresh brunch buffet that is guaranteed to solidify your star ranking in her books.
Elixir Bistro’s kitchen brigade has designed a very special brunch buffet menu just for mom, featuring a carving station of mustard-and-rosemary crusted roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, spring-salmon wellington with sautéed spinach and wild mushrooms, fresh eggplant and ricotta stuffed cannelloni, and a vegetarian omelet station. Mom’s sweet tooth will be satisfied with chocolate cake, lemon tart and fresh fruit tarts, and she’ll sip her choice of wines and bubbles by the glass, specialty coffees, infused Muzi teas, or fresh pressed juices.
Elixir Bistro’s Mother’s Day casually elegant brunch buffet is served from 10:00 am-2:30 pm. $38 per person, $21 for children (4-12 years). 10% of each bill will be donated to the BC Children’s Hospital. As space is limited, reservations are recommended. Please call 604.642.0557.

C Restaurant
Eggs Benedict, maple back bacon, english muffin, chive hollandaise Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, dill scone, charred lemon béarnaise, Lobster Benedict ($19.00 supplement,) brioche, seared foie gras, hollandaise, Dungeness Crab & Spinach Omelette, Spot Prawn & Oyama Chorizo Hash, Okanagan Cherry French Toast, toasted almond mascarpone
604-681-1164 www.crestaurant.com

Harthouse in Burnaby
http://www.harthouserestaurant.com/restaurant/menus/_content/HHR_BrunchMenu.pdf
reservations 604.298.4278.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Choose from an array of delectable offerings at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront or The Fairmont Vancouver Airport.
If she’s more of a traditionalist, her style may be more The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s take on Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef, Robert LeCrom and his brigade do it up right from all-time classics like slow roasted Prime Rib, omelette and crepe stations, rotisserie selections and house baked desserts. Full menu details can be found at www.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver/Griffins. Advance reservations can be made by calling Griffins Restaurant at 604.662.1900 or online at www.opentable.com for seatings between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. $69 per person, $34.50 per child, 12 years and under and complimentary for toddlers.
For those Moms and Grandmothers with a penchant for tea, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s famed afternoon tea is the perfect celebration for family and friends. The Princess and the Tea promotion welcomes the ladies of the day to 900 West for an enchanting afternoon of savoury petit sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones with Devonshire clotted cream and berry preserves. For those wee ladies and gents-in-waiting, our Little Angel Bubblegum Tea will delight and charm from beginning to end. $36 per adult and $16 per child, 12 years and under.
City slick Moms who love a scene will be front and center guests at The Fairmont Waterfront’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Executive Chef, Patrick Dore steps up to the global plate with an elegant spread of charcuterie, seafood, Dim Sum selections, maple glazed smoked ham, Salmon Wellington, Eggs Florentine and Eggs Benedict, an endless dessert buffet and even a kids-only section with all the fixings. Full menu details can be found at www.fairmont.com/waterfront. Advance reservations are highly recommended by calling Herons Restaurant at 604.691.1818 or online at www.opentable.com for a choice of seatings at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm. $62 per person, $52 for seniors and $25 per child, 12 years and under and complimentary for toddlers.
If the Mom in your crowd is more the jet set type, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the place to celebrate this Mother’s Day. Executive Chef, Kamal Silva brings the tastes of the world home to Globe @ YVR with an outstanding brunch menu. Tuck into an Ocean Wise Seafood Bar, Chef’s carvery of slow roasted sour cherry stuffed chicken, sushi and dim sum, Coast to Coast delicacies and a luscious strawberry themed dessert buffet. Full menu details can be found at www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport/GuestServices/Restaurants/Globeyvr.htm. Reservations can be made by calling Globe @ YVR at 604.248.3281 or online at www.opentable.com for seatings between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. $49 per person, $24.50 per child, 12 years and under and complimentary for toddlers.
So plan ahead and book a table but remember – Mom’s the word at Fairmonts’ brunches.

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch – Culinate
Homemade Lattes
Three-Way Orange Twists and Honey Greek Yogurt 
Truffled Baked Eggs with Potatoes and Baby Greens Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Raspberry Champagne Cocktails and Dark Chocolate
 
 
Mother’s Day Class at Quince
Sunday, 9 May, 3:30-5pm
Enjoy a lovely culinary afternoon with your mum, starting with Quince hors d’oeuvre and sparkling Rosé. Move in to the Studio to make Dungeness Crab Cakes with Suey Choy Cabbage, Apple & Fennel Salad and a glass of wine. Finish the afternoon with organic strawberries & passionfruit mousse, and a perfect cup of tea or coffee. Sign up soon as spaces are filling up fast.   Cost: $75 per person.

Dirty Apron Cooking School Mother’s Day Sunday Special
What better way to show your mum how much you appreciate and love her than treating her to a Special Sunday lunch. Except this time you get to create it together. Our menu starts with a Warm Goat Cheese & Apricot Cake with a Grilled Pear & Prosciutto salad. Next, a Crispy Roasted Whole Cornish Game Hen with a Grainy Mustard Pan Jus and Truffle, Thyme Risotto. The meal is finished off with a trio of desserts: Chocolate Souflé, Rosewater Creme Brûlé and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
Online price $ 145.00 per person

GIFTS

YOGA – The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Mind-Body Health with Semperviva Yoga Gift Cards. What better way to show your mother how much you care than giving her the gift of yoga. Semperviva Yoga gift cards are available online and at all studio locations in any dollar value. Gift cards can be applied towards yoga classes, retreats, workshops, teacher trainings, and yoga accessories. » Shop Online

Family Fun on Mothers Day May 9th: Contact Family Yoga with Marita Wieser and Chris Brandt
Celebrate Mothers Day with a yoga practice designed for the whole family! Children and adults will laugh and play together using Contact Yoga partner poses and fun flows that connect participants on and off the mat. Every encounter of this yoga love-in; hilarious or holy, awkward or divine, is a precious exchange and increases our capacity to give and receive love. Playfulness guaranteed! Open to everyone age 5 and up.
Date: Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Kits Beach Studio
» More Details» Register Now

TRAVEL- It’s all about Mom’s at Sun Peaks – It’s one of the toughest jobs in the world, being a mother. This weekend is all about Mom’s at Sun Peaks Resort as we celebrate the most important women in our lives.

Spa Treatments with Culinary Delights
Treat your mom to a day of indulgence at the Sun Peaks Spa and Globe Café and Tapas Bar. Give your mom a Taste of Everything, with a foot soak, toe nail polish, a mini facial, and a luxurious scalp massage. After the spa treatment, enjoy delectable treats from Globe Café, either a gourmet breakfast platter, a sumptuous lunch, or afternoon tea. Or, book your mom a 1 hour hot stone or sports massage. The Taste of Everything package or the 1 hour massage is available Saturday and Sunday for $115 plus taxes. Call 250-578-0086 to book. Space is limited!

Still Gift Shopping?
Head to Fusion North Boutique for 15% off on all jewellery this weekend in honour of Mother’s Day.

Savour the Flavours at Mantles Restaurant
Treat mom to a special 3-course Mother’s Day dinner at Mantles Restaurant in the Delta Sun Peaks Resort hotel. In line with the Delta’s Farm to Fork philosophy, many dishes are prepared with items from local farmers and ranchers. For each course, choose from three different menu items. Try the Bison Carpaccio, or sample the Sockeye Salmon. For dessert, cheese cake, lemon tart, chocolate mousse…where to begin!
The 3-course Mother’s Day Dinner is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Call 250-578-6060 for reservations.

Make it a Weekend! Accommodation Specials Available!
Who says Mother’s Day should just be a day of celebrating your Mom? Escape for the weekend and enjoy accommodation packages starting from $89.00 per night. Call Sun Peaks Central Reservations to book accommodation. 1-800-807-3257.

Winter Festival of Wine Begins Saturday at Sun Peaks Resort!

Call 1-877-212-7107 to book tickets NOW!

Tickets are selling fast for the 12th Annual Winter Festival of Wine at Sun Peaks Resort in the BC Interior. The Medal Winners Tasting is sold out already and there are only a handful of tickets left to the Varietal Showdown and Dinner, a brand new event on Tuesday, January 19 featuring a wonderful collection of BC wines paired with a uniquely seasonal menu. 

The expanded festival kicks off this Saturday with Wild Meats and Wild Wines, another new event for the 2010 festival. This event features an assortment of tribal-inspired regional wild game and fish paired with distinct BC wine varietals before dancing to live music.

New events are mixed in with old favourites, such as the Taste of Sun Peaks, Icewines & Nothing More, and the Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting, which features twenty wineries spread throughout the alpine village offering participants samples of their best varietals.

Event tickets start from $17 per person for the Sun Peaks Wine and Dine) to $125 per person (Varietal Showdown and Dinner). “Whether guests consider themselves a wine connoisseur or just a wine rookie, there are an array of events available to satisfy every palette and budget,” says Jen Barter, Resort Experience Manager at Tourism Sun Peaks.

For a full event schedule, ticket prices, packages and accommodation information, head to www.sunpeaksresort.com/winterwine or call 1-877-212-7107.

Ski, Sip & Stay Package – Starting from $480 per person*

Enjoy three nights accommodation, two days of skiing and three events of your choice.
*Package pricing is per person based on double occupancy in our best value hotel room or studio. Package pricing is based on two adults skiing for two days. Upgrades are also available. Rates are subject to availability, plus applicable taxes and may change without notice. The package pricing is based on one seminar, one dinner and one tasting event for two people. Other restrictions may apply. Valid Saturday, January 15, 2010 to Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Winter Getaway Package – Starting from $229 per person*

Enjoy two nights accommodation and two Winter Wine Festival events per person

*Package pricing is per person based on double occupancy in our best value hotel room or studio. Upgrades are also available. Rates are subject to availability, plus applicable taxes and may change without notice. The package pricing is based on one seminar and one event (Taste of Sun Peaks, Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting or Winter Wine Brunch). Other restrictions may apply. Valid Saturday, January 15, 2010 to Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Create your own Winter Wine Adventure – Accommodation from $139 per night*

*Advertised prices are based on double occupancy in our best value hotel room or studio. Upgrades are also available. Rates are subject to availability, plus applicable taxes and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Valid Saturday, January 15, 2010 to Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Photo Credit: Adam Stein

Useful Links:
Winter Wine Festival
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society
Sun Peaks Resort official website
Sun Peaks Media Library
Official Snow Bum website

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 10th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.