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Mother’s Day To Do’s In Vancouver

Where to Treat Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest day for restaurants in the year, so make sure you get organized and book a table soon. AND! Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Suzanne and my mother-in-law Bev, if you two were in town I promise we’d take you out!

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The Westin Bayshore brunch feature on Sunday, May 14

What better way to say “Thanks, Mom” than brunch at the Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar where the rotisserie keeps slowly turning, transforming chicken into the divine dish that is H2’s signature.

The brunch features all kinds of other items Moms are sure to adore, as well as games and contests for children, gifts for all mothers, special Mother’s Day cocktails, and live music. And because Moms are always thinking about other people, at this event, children under the age of five eat for free, and The Westin Bayshore is donating 5 per cent of its Mother’s Day brunch sales to the BC Women’s Foundation.

Mother’s Day at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Sunday, May 14 Menu and more details:
Two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Cost: $70 per adult, $35 for children 6 – 12
Reservations: 604.682.3377
dimsumSai Woo Dim Sum Brunch & Bubbles and a A 2 hour Chinatown Walking Tour

Join local Historian Judy Lam Maxwell  for a dim sum brunch and bubbles and then a walking tour through Vancouver’s Chinatown. Call 604-568-1117 or doyou@saiwoo.ca for reservations $75 pp.

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Mother’ Day at Well Seasoned in Langley

Join Well Seasoned for Brunch! Mother’s Day brunch class starts at 11 AM. Mimosas’s and Duck Confit…need we say more?  View the full menu here! Still looking for the perfect gift? Why not get Mom a beautiful gift basket? or a cooking class voucher? cooking class calendar here.

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Celebrate Mom with Bauhaus & BC Women’s Hospital Foundation

Bauhaus will be donating 5% of food sales on Sunday, May 14th, so you can treat Mom and help women and babies across British Columbia. Enjoy a 3 course menu for the event, available only this Sunday.

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Bubbles and Oysters for Mom this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14
WildTale and The Flying Pig (Gastown, Yaletown, Olympic Village) are offering the following to all Mom’s on Mother’s Day, during brunch hours:

WildTale
Brunch Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Half-Price 1 dozen Chef’s Choice Oysters
Half-Price bottles of Prosecco and $20 GC (valid May 15 – June 15)

The Flying Pig
Brunch Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Mother’s Day promo: Complimentary glass of Prosecco for every Mom

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Mother‘s Day Brownies at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

In honour of Mother’s Day, Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be treating all the moms who visit our Vancouver restaurants for lunch, brunch or dinner to a complimentary warm double chocolate brownie! ​

mothers dayMother’s Day at Cibo

In honour of Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will be offering an extended brunch service from 8 am to 3 pm. The new a-la-carte brunch menu features a variety of sweet and savoury dishes including classic breakfast fare (whole grain and nut granola, vegetable frittata, panettone French toast) and seasonal Mother’s Day specials such as spaghetti carbonara with house-cured lamb bacon and Triangle Sound halibut with parmesan polenta and asparagus.

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Dirty Apron Mothers Day Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit

Pick up your pre-ordered* Breakfast in Bed For Two Kit ($115) on Saturday, and surprise mom first thing on Sunday morning! The gourmet kit includes Belgian Waffles served with seasonal fruit compote and fruit salad, a mini bottle of Noble maple syrup, a decadent Mink ‘Girls Favourite’ Chocolate Bar and mimosa fixings- a small bottle of organic Villa Teresa prosecco and Chaser’s orange juice. And to make you look really, really good, the kit also includes a beautiful small succulent plant as well as a Rifle Paper Co. Greeting Card.  *Pre-orders only- all orders will need to have been placed by 3pm on Friday, May 12th. Availability only while quantities last. In-store pick-up on Saturday afternoon, May 13th.  Pre-Order Now

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Mother’s Day at Wildebeest

At brunch, Wildebeest will serve her delicious avocado toast, thick-cut bacon, bone marrow & eggs, fresh oysters, mimosas aplenty, and their watermelon negroni slushie. For dinner, seared scallops, bison carpaccio, line-caught halibut, and a bone-in ribeye that’s considered by many to be the very best steak in Vancouver. With excellent wines, beers, and award-winning cocktails to pair, Mom will be thrilled. Tables available at www.wildebeest.ca.

Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day on 5 May

Raise a  Glass of Sauvignon Blanc This Friday

One of my favourite grapes in Sauvignon Blanc, perhaps because it goes so well with my favourite food, oysters! This year International Sauvignon Blanc Day takes place on 5 May 2017. We’ve partnered with the New Zealand Winegrowers  to assist with a social media campaign to raise awareness of the day and encourage consumers to celebrate the country’s flagship wine.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a $1.3 billion dollar export earner, massively contributing to the success of New Zealand wine overseas! This Friday you can choose to purchase a bottle and sip at home or join one of the restaurants participating in a special promo for Sauvignon Blanc.

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Wildtale

Celebrate Int’l Sauv Blanc Day this Friday May 5th with Wildtale in Yaletown at 1079 Mainland! They are offering 1 doz oysters and a bottle of Invivo Sauvignon Blanc at half price – $35.00 All Day!!

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The Flying Pig

Head to Yaletown, Olympic Village or Gastown where The Flying Pig will be offering our Two Tracks Sauv Blanc for Happy Hour at $7 per glass on Friday from 3 – 6pm on May 5.

Follow the activity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtags #SauvBlanc and #nzwine.

  • Sauv Blanc accounts for around 85% of wine exported from New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Sauv Blanc exports are worth over $1.3 billion annually.
  • New Zealand wine exports have reached a record high and now stand at $1.61 billion up 3% for the year end February 2017.
  • New Zealand wine is exported to more than 90 countries, and is New Zealand’s 5th largest export good.
  • The industry is working towards a goal of $2 billion of exports in 2020.

What’s Good This Week – Easter Weekend Special

What To Do in Vancouver for Easter Weekend?

Folks I’ve been so wrapped up in wedding thingies and my big weight loss challenge that I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head chopped off! AND yes, they sadly do that and really, so do I. I don’t even think I told you I won the challenge, but more about that later. However, I can’t let Easter go by without at least a couple suggestions as I believe in fully celebrating each and every holiday. It’s something I got from my mother, who went out of her way to make my sister feel loved and festive during each season. Thanks for all those little (and big) gifts and for instilling that spirit in us!

I’ll be celebrating this weekend again, as for one it’s my bachelorette party (can’t wait) and for two Easter. Since I can’t invite you all to the girls day/night, you’ll have to make do with some Easter events that I can.rocky

Easter Celebrations at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

A little family suggestions this time around at one of the most tasty pizza places in town, Rocky Mountain Flatbread.

Easter Brunch features for Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16:

  •  Three Eggs Scrambled with Local Ham, Crimini Mushrooms & Red Peppers served on Toast with Fresh Avocado.  Heirloom Tomato Salad on the Side. $13
  • Caesars. $5

Easter Holiday Party, Sunday, August 16, 5 – 7 pm

RM is entertaining the kids during dinner while so you enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer with the pizza or pasta of your choice. The kids will be busy making their own pizzas with fresh, local and organic ingredients and dyeing Easter eggs with natural veggie dyes! I want to be a kid again! The Easter egg activity is complimentary with the purchase of any entree. Pizza making is $7.95 per child and includes their dinner.  To Reserve: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street: Call 604-566-9779 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca

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Ancora Easter Brunch

Treat yourself to a decant Easter Brunch featuring Peruvian style paella, Windberry Farm chicken and waffles, dungeness crab benny and duck confit cassoulet.

Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will be adding special Easter Weekend features to the other menus to celebrate the occasion. In addition, he is extending his popular  Peruvian Tasting Menu priced at $75 per person (not include wine pairings; available at an additional cost) for the month of April. To reserve, please click here or call the restaurant at 604.681.1164

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SWEET POP UP at Les Amis du Fromage! 

The Salty Cookie will be hosting an Easter Weekend Sweet Pop-Up on Saturday April 15 from 11am to 4pm at the East Vancouver les amis du FROMAGE.

The Salty Cookie Company is the dream child of pastry chef Meredith Kaufman. Having been a pastry chef since 1999 and a mom since 2004, cookies have always been a part of her life. What started off as a hobby of dropping off cookies to friends and loved ones, turned into a full time venture. Thus, The Salty Cookie Company was born. Drop by the East Vancouver les amis du FROMAGE between 11am-4pm on April 15 to sample and buy some of her classic cookies,

  • Salty brown sugar
  • Spicy ginger molasses
  • Brown-butter chocolate chip
  • Oatmeal with apricots, candied ginger & white chocolate

Meredith will also be featuring Lemon Hibiscus cookies and a seasonal Whoopie pie.

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WildTale and Flying Pig

Our friends at WildTale have brunch available Friday thru Monday from 11am to 3pm AND their Surf and Turf Sunday will still be available Sunday April 16 as usual, should ham, lamb or turkey not be your thing!

Their sister restaurants, The Flying Pig, in Yaletown, Gastown and Olympic Village celebrate Good Friday with brunch from 11am to 3pm and are open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm Brunch, and Easter Monday 11am to 3pm. AND for those pork lovers  (ahem), they’ve got Sunday Porchetta Dinner still available on Sunday April 16.

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TEA with TWG

TWG Tea’s gorgeous tea room is serving afternoon tea sets complete with recommended tea pairings this weekend.

The Brunch Tea Set is priced at $52 per set and is available on April 14, 15 and 17 from 10:00am to 11:30am, and with 90-minute seatings from 9:30am to 11:30am on Sunday, April 16.

The Easter Tea Set is priced at $58 per set and is available on Sunday, April 16, with 90-minute seatings at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm.

Children 12 years old and under can enjoy the Mad Hatter’s Tea Set, priced at $30 per set and available on Sunday, April 16 from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Reservations: Call 604-692-0071 or make an online reservation through OpenTable

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Easter Dinner at The Cascade Room, April 16

Head to Main Street for a Sunday Roast dinner with a delicious “Easter Feaster” three-course menu, available during three seatings — at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm.

Along with a choice of soup or salad to start, the menu will feature Cascade Room’s popular mustard-crusted roast beef, served with all the trimmings, including green beans, braised kale, carrot puree, roasted potatoes, yorkshire pudding and rosemary gravy. Roasted butternut squash will be available as a vegetarian option. The meal will finish on a sweet note with a double chocolate brownie topped with rum caramel and vanilla ice cream.

The Cascade Room team has also listed thoughtful wine pairings (available by the glass) for each course. The menu is priced at $32 for three courses (also available a la carte) or $56 with wine pairings.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at thecascade.ca/ or by calling the restaurant directly at 604.709.8650.

Easter Feaster at The Cascade Room
Sunday, April 16 at 5, 7 and 9 pm

First Course
$10
fire roasted tomato soup
micro basil, crème fraiche, brioche crouton
suggested pairing: hugging tree viognier 5oz.
or
organic mixed greens
goat cheese, almonds, 20 year balsamic
suggested pairing: bartier bros. semillon 5oz.

Second Course
$18
roast beef dinner
mustard crusted roast beef, green beans, braised kale, carrot puree, roasted potatoes, yorkshire pudding, rosemary gravy
suggested pairing: lock & worth merlot 5oz.
or
roasted butternut squash
green beans, braised kale, carrot puree, roasted potatoes, yorkshire pudding, mushroom gravy
suggested pairing: church & state bordeaux blend 5oz.

Third Course
$8
double chocolate brownie
rum caramel, vanilla ice cream
suggested pairing: okanagan crush pad narrative fortified syrah merlot 2oz.

Thanksgiving Dinner Without The Fuss

Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations Still Open

What are you doing for this Thanksgiving? We’ve ordered our turkey and I hear it’s being brined and stuffed this year, thanks to Michael. I’ll make a pumpkin pecan pie and head to the Vancouver Farmers Market to sort out some fresh veggies to round out the meal. If you are cooking at home, be sure you’ve got a fresh one and you can order to pick up at 235 East Broadway from my client Home on The Range Organics, knowing it’s free range, medication free and delicious. Ask Chef Allen for some tips and don’t forget the bone broth for the gravy!

AND….If you don’t want to cook, there’s still some spots around town that have a seat or two available.

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Bistro Pastis – Friday to Sunday

This spot is super romantic and cosy and French food never EVER goes out out of style. Might have to stop in if just for the dessert alone! West 4th near Arbutus.

Maple roasted butternut squash soup creme fraiche, cinnamon  11 OR  Casserole de fruit de mer “Helene” Scallop, cod, mussels, prawn, lemon and white wine cream sauce 18

THEN Duo of Turkey Turkey roulade and breast, pomme puree, Brussels sprout, cranberry compote 32 OR Roasted sable fish Crushed yam and new potato sautéed, bacon, seasonal vegetable, chive beurre blanc 36

THEN Classic spiced pumpkin pie cheese cake “New York style” crème Chantilly 11 OR Bourbon bread pudding caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream 11

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Flying Pig

Thanksgiving – Sunday October 9 and Monday October 10. All 3 locations of The Flying Pig will be offering a special chalkboard feature in honour of Thanksgiving. On the menu is Chef Erik’s Pumpkin Pie – you’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t try it. Details.

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Irish Heather

Thanksgiving Long Table Series Sunday 9th Oct 7pm and
Monday 10th Oct 7pm In the Irish Heather on our fabled 40ft communal table. Last year, between the two nights we served over 200 guests and why not? $18 for an excellent turkey dinner with a tasty beer, in a unique setting…Bring the kids.
Don’t eat turkey? We’ll have vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options available …just let us know in advance. RESERVE NOW

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones at the Mosaic Bar & Grille

Thanksgiving touchstones are re-envisioned with locally sourced ingredients like the Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Caramelized Kuri Squash and Bourbon Cream or the BC Salmon served with Kale, Chickpea Guanciale & White Bean Puree.
The star dish of the night will be presented with traditional trimmings—white and dark meat Roasted Turkey sits beside Apple Braised Red Cabbage and a hearty Bread Dumpling served with Cranberry Relish and Gravy.

Three course menu also features in-season Pumpkin Creme Brulée and our Signature Triple Layer Chocolate Cake.

$38 adults, child $18 plus applicable taxes and gratuities
Monday 10th of October from 5.30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Thanksiving Dockside

Along with a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, we’ll be serving up a turkey lunch feature in case a family lunch is the plan. Either way, it’s a great way to enjoy a holiday tradition with none of the preparation, cooking, or cleaning. To reserve your table, call 604-685-7070 or click HERE.

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Green kale salad, roasted gem tomatoes, lemon caper dressing, shaved manchego cheese, focaccia croutons —$12

Dockside Turkey Dinner
Maple brined turkey, rolled leg, chili scented Brussels sprouts, house made bacon lardons, whipped potatoes, cranberry stuffing,  pan gravy, cranberry orange chutney —$30

Dessert
Pumpkin mousse, candied pecans, dried cranberries, pumpkin spiced tuile —$12

Dockside Thanksgiving Lunch Feature
Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Panini: roasted Turkey, melted Brie, Cranberry, fresh Arugula, toasted Ciabatta w/Choice of side —$16

Brunch at The Flying Pig

Head to Olympic Village For Brunch at The Flying Pig

Olympic Village is no longer the ghost town it first was, and now there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to eating out. When it brunch comes to mind, however, we’ve recently been sold on the menu at The Flying Pig.

Flying Pig

While the name implies a heavy, meaty menu, and there’s plenty of pork should you wish, there’s also lots of lighter fare such as the trout salad that I enjoyed at brunch. The Flying Pig refers to the restaurant as a “nouveau Canadian Bistro”… offering a simple, seasonally inspired menu with fresh, local ingredients at a great value. They’ve got a great happy hour and now I can confirm the brunch is worth getting up early for, although it goes well into the afternoon.

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You can start with a wholesome smoothie, or perhaps “Gramma’s Bloody Caesar” with Sriracha, and the coffee’s good and strong. There’s “Tree Huggers Granola”, a Croque Monsieur, smoked salmon benny, French Toast and more among the breakfast listings, and lots of sides too. I ordered from the lunch selections and choose the Blackened Steelhead Trout with couscous and avocado salsa.

Around the table there was everything from eggs to braised short rib macaroni and many saved room for dessert.

Great service and a central location near the sky train station or within walking distance for us on a sunny day make this a location we’ll be back to try.

Flying Pig Maple Sugar Pie

Check out their Easter weekend specials.

On Sunday, March 27 and Monday, March 28 all of The Flying Pig locations will feature an Easter Dinner special:
Maple and mustard glazed ham leg,  Scalloped potatoes, Roasted organic carrots with buttered spring peas, All for $24.95 per person. AND Margaret’s (the owners mother) Maple Sugar Pie for an additional $7 per person.