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Secret Location’s All About Mom Dinner


We’ve heard your Mom wants breakfast in bed, so instead of brunch this year, let her sleep in and instead join Secret Location’s event on Saturday May 9. This All About Mom Dinner is a special 10 course evening for $95 and we’ve heard she’d prefer this, over eggs benny any day! If you haven’t been to try Chef Jefferon Alvarez’s amazing cuisine, be sure to do so pronto, and this dinner is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and your mother, all in one night.

On the menu.

  • Potato ramp soup
  • Burrata and chayote salad
  • Wild mushroom salad
  • Duck rillette
  • Elk carpaccio, truffle
  • Wild boar, birchwood syrup
  • Vanilla coffee squab
  • Chocolate braised bison short ribs
  • Carrot field dessert
  • Chocolate textures

Reserve online or call 604.685.0090.


Blackbird Public House + Oyster Bar Mother’s Day Brunch

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Still not sure where to eat for Mother’s Day? We had lunch this week at Blackbird Bar and had a look at their Mother’s Day menu and you and your mother will sure to be happy here this Sunday.


Start with fresh shucked oysters, the tempura albacore tuna and then perhaps an omelette, eggs benny or the leg of lamb or beef roast with all the fixings.


And sipping coffee or tea may be fine, but we prefer Trevor Kallies’ nod to weekend cartons, “One to Grow on” – a cocktail made from Golden Grahams infused Absolut Elyx vodka, egg white, egg yolk, Pale Ale, Averna Amaro, simple syrup served in a mini milk bottle with striped paper straw.


Mother’s Day Tea Service Features at The Urban Tea Merchant

roses mothers dayIndulge your mother with an enchanting treat with The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Service. Featuring a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling Tea Cocktail infused with TWG Tea.

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Also offering the Mother’s Day Brunch Service which includes a delightful selection of brunch services to choose from including the decadent Eggs Benedict. Offered in the tea service is an optional Tea-Infused Mimosa infused with TWG Tea.

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Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life.

This special Tea Services is available at our Downtown Vancouver Tea Salon on Friday May 10th, Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th

Seating Times: 

Mother’s Day Brunch Service 

9:30am – 11:00am

11:30am – 1:00pm

Mother’s Day Signature Tea Service 

11:30 – 1:00pm

1:30 – 3:00pm

3:30 – 5:00pm

5:30 – 7:00pm

Please call to reserve 604-692-0071
The Urban Tea Merchant
1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver



Mother’s Day Brunch at Beta 5 Chocolate

mothers day betaLooking to spend an afternoon with mom this Mother’s Day? Head to Beta 5 for an intimate afternoon tea in their private dining room. Perched above our storefront, you’ll be treated to an assortment of modern, savory and sweet, tea-time treats, along with a pot of your choice of premium, loose leaf teas. The perfect opportunity to catch up with mom, away from the crowds.

The full menu will be available on May 1, but some highlights include:

– sourdough crumpets, served with our award-winning preserves- ‘everything’ cream puffs – a savoury twist on the cream puff, filled with an herbed cream cheese
– mini desserts, chocolates and caramels


Price is for a pair of tickets – choose a seating time to reserve your seats. $45

Ebo’s Mother’s Day Brunch

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Mother’s Day Brunch  Seatings at 10:30am & 11am, 1pm &130pm  $45.00 per person


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Breakfast Basket

Chef’s selection of Baked Breads and Rolls with Butter

Assorted Danishes, Croissants, Breakfast Loaves, Fruit and Fiber Muffins, Scones

House Made Roti Live

Breakfast Classics

Gelderman Farms Pork Sausages and Smoked Bacon

Eggs Benedict, House Cured Back Bacon or House Smoked Salmon, Citrus Hollandaise

Designer Omelet Bar, Free Run Eggs, Smoked Ham, Shrimp, Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Tomatoes, Aged Cheddar

Banana French Toast with Canadian Maple Syrup, Fruit Compote, Whipped Cream

House Hash Brown, Yeti’s  BBQ Spice, Onions and Peppers


Medley of Baby Salad Leaves, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Assorted Dressings and Vinaigrettes

Traditional Caesar Salad with Grana Padano and Brioche Croutons

Traditional Greek Style Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta,

Red Wine and Fresh Oregano Dressing

Roma Tomato Salad, Basil Pesto, Marinated Boconccini, Artichokes

Marinated Potato Salad with Lemon and Tarragon, Roasted Red Peppers

Chow Mein Noodle Salad with Coconut Scented Shrimp and Peppers


Charcuterie, Pates, Smoked and Cured Meats, Mustard and Cornichons

Display of Domestic and International Cheeses with Crackers

Assorted Sushi and Maki Rolls with Soya and Pickled Ginger

Chilled Crab Claws and Legs, Poached Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Aioli, Cocktail Sauce

House Smoked and Candied Salmon, Pickled Onions, Lemon


Carved Rack of Lamb, Dijon Rub, Minted Jus

Herb and Grain Crusted Prime Rib of Angus Beef

Baked Orzo with Aged Cheddar, Prosciutto, Oven Dried Tomato and Pesto Cream

Har Gau and Su Mai, Shrimp and Scallion Purse

Spiced Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Baked Lois Lake Steelhead with Saffron Emulsion

Chef’s selection of Local Vegetables Prepared in the Style of the Season


Romeo’s Assorted Cakes, Pies and Mousses

Virtual Liquid Nitrogen Mother’s Day Sundae Station

Flowing Chocolate Fountain

Cinnamon and Coconut Custard (Vegan, Dairy, Gluten Free)

Fresh Fruit

Fruit Juice and Coffee Tea

Children – up to 5 years are complimentary, 6-12 year olds half price

Reservations are advised 604 453 0788

15% gratuity added to any groups of 8 or more

This is a sample of our menu; we reserve the right to make any changes

Still Stuck for Mother’s Day – Head to Whole Foods

Here’s to making this Mother’s Day a memorable one with Whole Foods.

For the Chocolate-loving Mom

  • It doesn’t take a lot to show just how much you care. With Whole Foods Market® Assorted Chocolates (in stores just in time for Mother’s Day!), you know Mom will be thinking about just how sweet you are. You’ll find heavenly premium Belgian Milk, Dark & White Chocolates in delicious flavor combinations like white chocolate with vanilla butter cream, milk chocolate with raspberry ganache and dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt…just to name a few.

For the Mom Who Loves to Give Back:

  • Show your appreciation with a gift that lasts longer than its in bloom. By giving Mom a bouquet of Whole Trade® Roses, you’re helping to ensure more money to the producers, better wages for workers and sustainable farming practices in Colombia and Ecuador, where the roses are grown.
  • Wrap your mother’s coffee or tea with a reusable L.I.F.E Jacket Coffee Sleeve and give a gift to two moms this year. These coffee sleeves are hand-sewn by women in Kenya who are working to send their special needs children to school.  All proceeds will go directly to nonprofit Comfort the Children’s programs to help more women support their families. For a complete gift, pair this java jacket with a bag of Organic Peru Codemu Women’s Group Light Roast coffee from Allegro Coffee Company® and help improve the lives of the hard-working Peruvian women who produce this amazing coffee.

For the Gourmet Mom:

  • Give your mom a taste of the best with a bottle of Castaño Organic Monastrell from Yecla, Spain – made from organic grapes from 30-year-old vines, this easy drinking red wine has a bright, fresh raspberry bouquet with dense cherry flavors on the palate.
  • Unlike wine, olive oil doesn’t need to age.  It has the most interesting and intense flavors when freshly pressed! If you’re mom loves to cook, she’ll love our 365 Everyday Value Olive Oils which come in three olive varieties: Koroneiki, Arbequina and Hojiblanca.  Each olive oil has its own unique and distinct taste! Better yet, let her enjoy the wine while you cook up a special meal with one of these tasty oils.

For the Nostalgic Mom:

  • Get the little ones involved and start Mother’s Day off right with a wholesome breakfast.  Make mom a stack of flapjacks with our 365 Everyday Value® 100% Wheat Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix and top it off with a drizzle of rich 365 Every Day Value 100% Grade A Maple Syrup.  And don’t forget to pour a glass of 365 Everyday Value 100% Florida Orange Juice.

For the Mom Who Loves to Be Pampered:

  • Whole Foods Market Organic Triple Milled Bar Soap – Crafted in France, this soap is made with certified organic palm and coconut oil and is triple-milled to ensure a rich, luxurious lather. With a crisp, sweet scent from all essential oils, this premium soap will leave Mom’s skin clean, moisturized and invigorated. Available in Grapefruit Mint, Cucumber Lime, Honey Almond and Lemon Verbena scents.
  • 365 Everyday Value Lavender Oil – This 100% pure essential oil soothes and relaxes the mind, body and soul and is so versatile that Mom can use it every day. Add a few drops to a hot bath for a soothing, steamy aroma, work a few drops into your daily moisturizer for a light, fresh perfume or add a touch to your next load of linens for a calming scent that will invite a restful night’s sleep.
  • 365 Everyday Value Maximum Moisturizing Lotion – This ultra-emollient lotion with macadamia oil and shea butter leaves Mom’s skin hydrated and moisturized. This softly scented lotion also meets Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care® Standards.

*Products will vary by store location.


Swallow Tail Mother’s Day Foraged Lunch

Mother’s Day 2 for 1 Wild Foraged Lunch

Treat Mom to a Wild Herb Tour and you can come along too, for free!  We’ll do a guided walk through the forest, learning about native edibles like Fiddleheads, Plantain, Miners Lettuce, Wild Willow & more.

Then, lunch will be served featuring Home-Made Kamut Bread, Wild BC Mushrooms,  Fiddleheads & Dandelion, plus a delicious herbal tea made with the wild plants we will be identifying.

When: May 13, Mother’s Day

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $69 for guided herb tour + gourmet lunch. (treat mom and you come for free!)

To book, email info@swallowtail.ca.

Mother’s Day at YEW Restaurant & Bar

She gave you the gift of life for starters. She’s kissed countless booboos, mended your socks, and that broken heart, and cheered for you at the crack of dawn too many times to count.  Quite simply, moms are awesome and irreplaceable.  Moms deserve to treated, loved and celebrated.  Every day, sure, but especially on Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 13 give your mom something to brag about by treating her to YEW‘s fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a “Celebration of Seafood Raw Bar.”  In addition to everyone’s favourite brunch items, we’re also offering a delicious chilled seafood experience.  Click here to see the complete menu.

Be among the first to enjoy our amazing local BC Spot Prawns – served with Chimichurri & Romesco Sauces.  Dig in to our tasty selection of freshly shucked Oysters with Honey Pearls, Horseradish, Lemon and Mignonette,  delight in our King Crab Legs with Lime Aioli and savour some Wild Sockeye Salmon Gravlax.  Warm up at the Qualicum Bay Scallop action station served with seasonal Spring Pea and Pickled Ramp Gnocchi.  Yum.

Save some room for our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour featuring highly customized Sundaes N’ Floats with a heavenly array of ice cream and sorbet flavours and all kinds of devilishly tempting toppings and sauces.  The combinations are endless.  Double Chocolate Brownie ice cream topped with Raspberry Marshmallows and doused in Dolce De Leche?  Pistachio ice cream paired with Chocolate Brownies and smothered in Bacon Caramel sauce?  Or Strawberry sorbet, sprinkled with Candied Rose Petals and Yuzu sauce?  Don’t miss the Raspberry ‘Couture’ Eclair and Red Velvet Cupcakes.  Ooh la la!

Gift for Moms

Every guest in attendance will be treated to a seriously delicious brunch, complete with all the special touches and intuitive service that is Four Seasons legend.  Every mom will take home a copy of I Love You Forever. Who better to spread the love to and from moms everywhere than author of one of the world’s most popular children’s books, Robert Munch?  With over 20 million books sold, I Love You Forever is the story of a mother’s endless love for her child, making us all just a wee bit weepy and full of gratitude for dear old mom.

Feel even better about taking mom out to eat.  Partial proceeds of every brunch sold will go the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Brunch is $79 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and under. It is offered from 10am to 2pm and reservations are highly recommended.  Please call 604.692.4939 with any questions or to make reservations, or click here.

“Brag About Your Mom” Facebook Contest

Join us on our Facebook page and tell us why your mom is tops! We love the personal stories, the ones with the little “awww-inspiring” details. So don’t hold back, tell us what’s so great about your mom and enter her to win dinner for two at YEW and a luxurious night’s accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Add a picture, it might help! And hey, she might even take you along for the fun. Start posting now!

Prize to be used before June 30, 2012.  Dinner is valued at $200.  Contest closes Sunday, May 6 and winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 8.

Bling Bling – Let Mom Shine a Little Brighter with Some New Roberto Coin Jewelry! 

Canada’s only Roberto Coin boutique recently opened its doors right here in our lobby, bringing some dazzling beauty and serious shimmer to the second floor. Charms, diamond hoops, statement pieces and the glorious 100-facet Centro diamond – are all waiting to be ‘oohed’ and ‘ahhed’ at. Moms, and those who love moms, are invited to add some extra sparkle to mom this year with a $250 Roberto Coin gift certificate for dining at YEW pre-Mother’s Day.

The $250 will be applied to any purchase in the store between April 29 through May 13. Jewelry price points start at $625 and interested buyers will need to present a YEW restaurant receipt to eligible for the concession price.  

Celebrate Mother’s Day Tea Services at The Urban Tea Merchant

Friday, May 11th, Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th

Honor your mom on Mother’s Day and indulge in some of TWG Tea’s most delicate and elegant teas. Whether you choose to have a special tea party at home with your mom, or visit The Urban Tea Merchant for our Mother’s Day Tea Services, spending time with your mom is the best gift she can have.

Mother’s Day Signature Tea Service – $48 per person (View Menu)
Pamper your mother with an enchanting treat with The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Service. Featuring a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is a sparkling TWG Tea cocktail infused with Sweet France Tea.

Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life!

Seating Times: 

11:30am – 1:00pm  

1:30pm – 3:00pm 

3:30pm – 5:00pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Mother’s Day Brunch Tea Service – $36 per person (View Menu)

Treat your mother for a morning brunch tea service at The Urban Tea Merchant. Our special brunch service will include a TWG Tea-infused mimosa, a fresh scone with devon creme and jelly, and a choice between eggs benedict, oeufs brouilles, or Scandinavian smoked fish.

Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. 

Seating Times:

9:30am – 11:00am

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**All Mother’s Day Tea Services includes a $6.00 credit towards and TWG Tea

Call to reserve 604-692-0071


Valet Parking Available (Offered at Italian Kitchen on Alberni Street)

Urban Tea Merchants for Mothers


TWG Tea, the world’s finest luxury tea brand, has created a multi-sensory experience with their array of divine creations to pique your mother’s taste buds and heart strings this Mother’s Day. Inspired by beauty and elegance, TWG Tea’s collection radiates a luxurious aura that is fit for a queen. 

Bain de Roses Tea

In the month of May, the roses of Grasse come to bloom, enveloping Provence with an incomparable and luxurious perfume. Masterfully blended by TWG Tea, this sensual Darjeeling is a magical union of extraordinary roses and hints of vanilla and sweet spices. Show your gratitude for mother’s feminine touch with this outstanding tea. 

Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle

Combined with a secret bouquet of black tea, heady notes of white sandalwood, warm vanilla and fresh grapefruit, Bain de Roses exhales a passionate and dramatic elixir as sweet as a rose macaron.

TWG Tea Design teapots

The TWG Tea Design teapot represents the convenience of modern functional features and the pleasure of serving tea in the classic beauty of an exclusive TWG Tea design. A high-quality polished stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining envelope the porcelain teapot and keep the tea warm for one hour. All the porcelain teapots come with an especially designed removable filter which allows the leaves to unfurl and to develop their fragrance during the infusion. This teapot is perfectly suitable for all tea varieties.

TWG Tea Morning Teacup & Saucer

The TWG Tea tea wares are crafted in luminescent bone china and beautifully shaped to perfectly accommodate any tea selection. Emblazoned with the stylish TWG Tea insignia, this collection is the perfect tableware to grace a modern yet timeless tea table.

Vogue Teacups

The Vogue Teacups are made of the one of the finest porcelains in the world by the most renowned artisan in Russia. This exceptional design features an original hand painted pattern available in red, yellow and cobalt.  The classic shape with a hint of modernity of these chic teacups will accompany perfectly the most elegant tableware.

 Tsarina Collection                                                

Summer Palace Collection

Lacquer Tea Trays and Russian Porcelain Tea Sets

A stellar collection of tea sets deserve an equally exquisite vessel. For the perfect hostess who entertains her friends and provides a sanctuary for her family through lovingly-brewed tea sessions, give the gift of a feminine accent of tea time glamour, one that would rival a royalty’s finest. These lacquer tea trays are perfect to display prized tea sets, hand-crafted by Russia’s most renowned porcelain masters and inspired by ancestral designs. Highlight the trend-setting taste maker in every mother with these fashionably stylish tea accessories.

Mother’s Day Tea Service


Indulge your mother with an enchanting treat with The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Service. Featuring a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling tea cocktail infused with Sweet France Tea. Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life. This special tea service is available from May 11th to May 13th at our Downtown Vancouver Tea Salon.

About The Urban Tea Merchant

The Urban Tea Merchant is a luxury retail company offering fine tea, tea ware and lifestyle accessories, founded in 2004 by Karinna & Tom James.

The Urban Tea Merchant is proud of their exclusive distribution partnership in Canada with TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Tea enthusiasts can now discover the finest array of TWG Tea blends at any of The Urban Tea Merchant locations and partnership venues.

They are celebrating their launch of TWG Tea in their flagship Tea Salon and Boutique, located midtown Vancouver on Alberni Street, “Vancouver’s Mini Rodeo Drive” where customers can experience the selection of the more than 200 TWG Tea blends.  TWG Tea is also available for purchase and shipped anywhere in North America through The Urban Tea Merchant website, www.urbantea.com.

About TWG Tea

TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, was established in Singapore in celebration of the island’s great history as a trading post for fine teas.  The company has three tea boutiques and two tea salons in Singapore and a newly minted salon and boutique in Jiyugaoka in Tokyo, Japan. TWG Tea is honoured to be the premier tea supplier to the finest hotels, restaurants and international airlines, and currently retails at multiple locations across the globe including its new tea counter at Harrods in London and at Dean & DeLuca in Madison Avenue, New York.

TWG Tea has cultivated exclusive relationships with tea cultivators who offer the company privileged access to harvests from their renowned gardens worldwide. With a passion to share its expertise with tea lovers all over the world; TWG Tea also offers a wide selection of signature modern tea accessories in addition to creating single estate and specially blended teas. For more information on TWG Tea, its tea products and tea accessories, please visit www.twgtea.com.