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Tropical Ale Storm to Sweep Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Tropical Ale Storm to Sweep Vancouver Craft Beer Week

  Vancouver Craft BeerWeek kicks off on May 26, 2017 but brewers from around the province have already gathered in the spirit of community to brew the festival’s annual Collaboration Beer: Hazy Pale Infused with Guava and Passionfruit. Summoning sunshine and sunsets, this balmy brew will […]

The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant Richmond | 凯悦酒家

The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant Richmond | 凯悦酒家

Deluxe Seafood Restaurant is one of the newer Chinese eatery in Richmond. Located at 4260 No 3 Road and Browngate Road (next Aberdeen Mall). It took over the space that once was home to HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant. Gone are cheap all day dim […]

Mother’s Day Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner in Vancouver

Mother’s Day Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner in Vancouver

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In fact, it is next weekend on Sunday May 14, 2017! Have you booked a restaurant to take mom to celebrate and thank her for everything’s she’s done for you? This year is especially special for me as I will become a new Mom soon and I’m getting all sentimental. I’ve curated a list of fun and memorable list of restaurants for Mother’s Day just for you! This list will be updated up to the May 14th! Check back regularly to see where to take Mom to eat!

Where Take Mom to Eat On Mother’s Day

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The Trump Champagne Lounge | 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6 | (604) 979-8885

A Champagne Picnic. Enjoy a sunny day exploring the “park” at the Trump Hotel in Vancouver. Listen to live music and nosh over 1. Picnic Basket with a selection of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, fresh house baked scones, potato chips and vegetable croquettes; 2. Garden Display with vegetable crudite orchard, chef inspired sushi selection, thoughtful assortment of tea sandwiches; 3. Sweet Corner with delectable dessert tree, macaron tower, and chocolate fountain. High Tea starting at 11:30am, 2pm, and 4:30pm.

$55 per person | Sparkling Tea $70 per person | Champagne Tea $80 per person

 

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique | 1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2 | (604) 692-0071

Take Mom to indulge in TWG Tea’s Mother’s Day Brunch and Tea Set. Inspired by grace and splendour, this TWG Tea collection radiates a luxurious aura that is fit for a queen. In the month of May, aromatic flowers lend their sweet scent to the light wind, where spring is in full bloom. Compelling TWG Teas delightfully share their light, budding aromas in each cup, a special way to share a moment with a dear mother on their special day.

  • The Mother’s Brunch Tea Set: $52 per person and is available on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 with 90-minute seatings at 9:30am and 11:30am.
  • The Mother’s Day Tea Set: $68 per person and is available from May 9-15 from 11:30am to 5:30pm.

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14: 90-minute seatings are available at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm.

 

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Farmer’s Apprentice | 535 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 | (604) 620-2070 

Acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan and his team at Farmer’s Apprentice are taking a page out of their mothers’ cookbooks and serving up a homespun feast in honour of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14.

Maintaining Gunawan’s signature philosophy of using exclusively organic, local and sustainably-sourced ingredients, the Farmer’s Apprentice Mother’s Day menu draws inspiration from the team’s own childhood favourites.

FARMER’S APPRENTICE MOTHER’S DAY DINNER MENU

  • Meatloaf, Yorkshire Pudding, Raspberry Ketchup, Farmhouse Cheddar Sauce
  • Salad of Asparagus, Spring Harvest
  • ‘Just-Like-Mom-Used-to-Make’ Vegetable Lasagna
  • Baked Salmon, Potato and Sorrel Gravy
  • Pork Chop with Mushroom Sauce
  • Wild Rose and Chocolate Cookies, Vanilla and Tonka Bean Ice Cream

$65 per person

 

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The Salted Vine Kitchen and Bar | 37991 2 Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0R2 | (604) 390-1910

Makes Mother’s Day sweet this year by playing host to a special brunch service in its warm and inviting dining room on Sunday, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In addition to its regular dinner service that evening, The Salted Vine’s brunch service will feature a lineup of Pacific Northwest-inspired fare by Chef and Co-owner Jeff Park, while Bar Manager Dave Warren will serve up cocktail specials including Aperol Spritzes and Mimosas.

THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU

Eggs Benedict
english muffins, two poached eggs, lemon hollandaise, potato hash
Pork Belly  16 / Smoked Salmon  17 / Tomato and Avocado  15

Quiche Florentine  16
spinach, ham, emmental cheese, pine nuts, green salad

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes  16
lemon mascarpone cream, mixed berry compote, maple syrup

Chorizo Frittata  16
chorizo, roasted tomato, gruyère cheese, arugula, fig crema

Eggs in Purgatory  18
two poached free-range eggs, spicy tomato fondue, fennel sausage

Sweets
Valrhona Flourless Chocolate Cake  10
passion fruit gel, vanilla ice cream

Crème Brûlée  9
white chocolate, Grand Marnier, honey tuille

Cocktails
Grace’s Garden  12.5
white pomegranate tea infused gin, St. Germain elderflower, chartreuse, lime, hibiscus, Giffard violette rinse, prosecco

Aperol Spritz  11.5
prosecco, Aperol, orange bitters, soda

‘Mom’-osa  10.5
fresh-squeezed orange juice, prosecco

 

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar | 845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K7 | (604) 642-2900

Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: Executive Chef Alex Chen and his talented team will present a sumptuous three-course brunch for $65 per person that features appetizers like Clam Chowder (smoked black cod, Yukon gold potato, dill and fennel pollen) and Green and White Asparagus Salad (crispy duck egg, grainy mustard dressing, marcona almond, herb emulsion smoked ikura) and mains such as Crab and Avocado or Canadian Bacon Benedict (free-range eggs, spiced potatoes, brown-butter hollandaise), Roasted Ling Cod (Chiang Mai sausage, stewed peppers, clams, Thai basil ‘pesto’) and Mom’s Best Sunday Roast (slow-cooked prime striploin, Yorkshire pudding, pomme purée, roasted mushrooms, horseradish emulsion, bone marrow jus).

Dinner 5 to 11 p.m: Boulevard will offer a gourmet three-course dinner for $65 per person that features starters such as Slow Poached West Coast Oysters (meyer lemon, northern divine caviar, horseradish mayonnaise) and Beef Carpaccio (Snake River Farms wagyu, capers, parmesan, sourdough crisp, sauce gribiche, herb salad) and main courses like Linguine Alle Vongole (local clams, basil, Fresno chile, D.O.P. San Marzano tomato), Red Wine Braised Pork Cheeks (roasted garlic polenta, spring vegetable ragout, parsley) and Maple Hill Farms ‘Duck a l’Orange’ (dry aged, cumin scented carrots, wild rice, orange jus).

Each service also features dessert-course selections that include either a Chocolate Tart (passion fruit and coconut mousse, piña colada sorbet) or strawberry fromage blanc Cheesecake with cookie crumble during brunch service or Cheesecake with cheese mousse, crumble and strawberry curd following dinner service.

 

 

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H2 Rotisserie & Bar | 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4 | (604) 682-3377

Consider celebrating Mother’s Day at the newly opened H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore. 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% of its Mother’s Day brunch sales to the BC Women’s Foundation.

  • Two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
    $70 per adult | $35 for children 6 – 12
Fresh Prep Vancouver Meal Delivery Service

Fresh Prep Vancouver Meal Delivery Service

Fresh Prep is a meal delivery service in Vancouver. While the concept is nothing new, we like the selection of ready-to-cook meals with fresh local ingredients delivered right to the door. It is tailored for busy people looking for a home cooked meal without going grocery […]

Botanist Restaurant Dinner Menu | Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

Botanist Restaurant Dinner Menu | Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

Last night I returned to Botanist Restaurant at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel to continue my week long birthday celebration with a dear friend of mine. After attending the media opening party, I’ve wanted to come back and truly enjoy a sit down meal in their […]

Heritage Asian Eatery Teams Up With 46 South Fish Co. For Exclusive ‘Exploring The Pacific Ocean’ Event May 23

Heritage Asian Eatery Teams Up With 46 South Fish Co. For Exclusive ‘Exploring The Pacific Ocean’ Event May 23

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Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou will shine a light on sustainably caught seafood when he teams up with 46 South Fish Co. to host an exclusive ‘Exploring the Pacific Ocean’ stand-up dinner showcasing Hiramasa Yellowtail Amberjack at his downtown counter-service restaurant on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with Felix once again,” says Mark Urwin, owner of 46 South Fish Co., a Vancouver-based supplier focused on promoting and marketing sustainable New Zealand seafood. “Hiramasa is a beautiful fish for culinary uses and can present both like a salmon or tuna depending on how it is prepared. We can’t wait to see how Felix spotlights the Yellowtail’s unique versatility on the plate and palate.”

Also known as ‘Kingfish’ or ‘Hiramasa’, Yellowtail Amberjack is a top-grade sashimi fish found wild in the waters of the Southern Pacific Ocean and is prized for its firm-yet-silky-smooth texture and clean, sweet flavour. A healthier alternative to Hamachi, each Yellowtail Amberjack that 46 South procures is traceable back to the boat, managed well for future generations and arrives in chefs’ hands 48 to 72 hours after being caught.

“I love cooking with Yellowtail because of its incredible versatility, beautiful texture and delicious taste, not to mention its sustainable fishery,” says Zhou. “I have worked in many different countries throughout my career and the fish from 46 South is some of the freshest and highest quality in the world.”

 

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HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY
‘EXPLORING THE PACIFIC OCEAN’ MENU

Hiramasa Sashimi
cucumber, tomato concasse, yuzu

Hiramasa Tartar
mustard emulsion, pickled onions, coal oil

Hiramasa Ceviche
lime, coriander, crispy shallots

Ctirus Cured Hiramasa Tataki
wasabi tobiko, ponzu sauce

Torched Hiramasa
yuzu beurre blanc, chives

Seared Hiramasa
white dashi, kombu seaweed, pickled shimeji

Smoked Hiramasa
crispy potato, ginger yogurt

 

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TICKETS
Tickets to the ‘Exploring the Pacific Ocean’ dinner on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Heritage Asian Eatery are $35 per person excluding taxes and gratuity and are available at http://bit.ly/2pFDZLs

 

ABOUT HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY 

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s Financial District, Heritage Asian Eatery is the brainchild of acclaimed chef Felix Zhou, formerly the executive chef at Vancouver’s The Parker Restaurant and Beach Bay Café. With an industrial-yet-rustic décor that fosters a casual and communal atmosphere with touches of reclaimed wood, polished concrete and metal, Heritage Asian Eatery is a counter-service restaurant that features a blend of Far East flavours created with locally sourced ingredients and modern techniques. Heritage Asian Eatery offers sit-down and take-out lunch and dinner service from Monday to Friday as well as weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

 

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Heritage Asian Eatery
URL: http://www.eatheritage.ca/
Cuisine: Asian, Brunch

Hours:

Mon 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

1108 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6
(778) 737-1108

 

Burdock & Co Vancouver | Spring Menu – Pink and Orange Wine Bloom

Burdock & Co Vancouver | Spring Menu – Pink and Orange Wine Bloom

It’s always a treat when we visit Burdock and Co. whether it is for Brunch or a Chef’s pop-up dinner. We love Chef Andrea Carlson’s organic small plates and Naturalist wines in a casual setting. After their recent Platinum award for Wine Program Excellence at the […]

Mott 32 Vancouver | Hong Kong’s 卅二公館 Chinese Restaurant Trump International

Mott 32 Vancouver | Hong Kong’s 卅二公館 Chinese Restaurant Trump International

Hong Kong’s highly anticipated Mott 32 卅二公館 is officially open in Vancouver. It is located at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at 1161 W Georgia Street. The 148 seat restaurant sets a new gold standard for luxury Chinese culinary destination.   The space is designed by […]

Mealshare ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ on May 10th, 2017

Mealshare ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ on May 10th, 2017

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‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ is back for its second year, and is the perfect reason to eat at one of your favourite restaurants! For every dollar spent on dinner at participating restaurants on Wednesday, May 10th, two dollars will be donated to help grow Mealshare!

Sign up to participate on that day at http://www.mealshare.ca/en/tonight-for-tomorrow/

Below is a list of participating restaurants and it is also the 1st year that Ottawa has come on board as a city involved with Tonight For Tomorrow.

 

YVR:

 

YYC:

  • Bow Valley Ranche
  • The Bro’kin Yolk
  • Fiasco Gelato
  • Naina’s Kitchen
  • Dairy Lane Café
  • Rouge Restaurant
  • 1410 World Bier Haus + Restaurant
  • Whitehall
  • Blue Star Diner
  • Ricardos Hideaway
  • Paper St.
  • Local 522
  • Craft Beer Market
  • Yellow Door Bistro
  • Proof Cocktail Bar

 

YOW:

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Pink Pearl Vancouver | Chinese Seafood Restaurant 珠城大酒樓

Pink Pearl Vancouver | Chinese Seafood Restaurant 珠城大酒樓

Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant 珠城大酒樓 is one of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located at 1132 E Hastings Street at Clark Drive. This restaurant opened for business 40 years ago in 1980. It is older than me! Celebrating 4 decades of culinary […]

CIBO Trattoria Vancouver | New Menu

CIBO Trattoria Vancouver | New Menu

Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar recently refreshed their team with General Manager Mark Taylor and Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek and Chef de Cuisine Josh Gonneau alongside Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal. This fresh new take in the cucina offers new menu delicacies with comfort […]

Botanist Restaurant Dining | Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

Botanist Restaurant Dining | Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

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Botanist Restaurant will soon open doors on April 24, 2017 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. Replacing the old Oru Cuisine is a beautiful West Coast botanical chic restaurant.

 

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This #plantlife decor with soft pink aesthetic is designed by award-winning Ste. Marie Design (Kissa Tanto, Savio VolpeMosquito) with with brand and identity developed by Glasfurd & Walker (Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, Ask for Luigi, The Juice Truck).

 

Botanist Restaurant Dining Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Botanist Restaurant Dining Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

The Champagne Lounge overlooks The Lobby Lounge on the second floor and is surrounding by glass and planters for a brighter and more airy vibe. Small indulgences include oysters, caviar, seasonal crudités, and local artisanal cheese platters.

 

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Botanist Restaurant Dining Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

The Cocktail Lab led by Grant Sceney, the hotel’s creative  beverage director, and David Wolowidnyk, Botanist head bartender, offers select libations with a chemist-like sentiment inspired by roots and botanical background.

Candy Cap Magic (above): mushroom rye, vermouth, spiced maple, forest, and moss for its sweet and refreshingly appeal.

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Botanist Restaurant Dining Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s menu is Pacific Northwest focused rooted by seasonally abundance, sustainably sourced seafood and organic agricultural. You will find lots of root vegetables, oven-roasted halibut with spring vegetables and crab emulsion, and herb crusted lamb rack with green garlic panisse, fava and shallots.

The menu is accompanied by wine director Jill Spoor’s boutique terroir-driven wine program that supports sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking practices.

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Botanist Restaurant Dining Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Everything about Botanist looks promising and we can’t wait to come back once they open for a relaxed #pnw dining experience!

Doors opens to the public next Monday! See you there!

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I was invited by Botanist and Fairmont Pacific Rim for a media preview.

 

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Botanist
URL: http://www.botanistrestaurant.com/
Cuisine: Asian, Brunch

Hours:

Mon 11:00 am – late
Tue 11:00 am – late
Wed 11:00 am – late
Thu 11:00 am – late
Fri 11:00 am – late
Sat 11:00 am – late
Sun 11:00 am – late

 

 

1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
(604) 695-5500

 

 

 

Heritage Asian Eatery Vancouver | Brunch

Heritage Asian Eatery Vancouver | Brunch

Heritage Asian Eatery offers delicious Brunch and lunch options with Asian flavors in downtown Vancouver. It is located at 1108 West Pender Street next to Melu Juice. I’ve been meaning to come back for a while now since their grand opening party. This 40 seater, […]

Samsoonie Noodles and Rice Richmond | Korean Restaurant

Samsoonie Noodles and Rice Richmond | Korean Restaurant

Samsoonie Noodle and Rice is a dive-y Korean restaurant in Richmond. It is located at 8211 Westminster Hwy. The place looks beat and could use a face lift. Regardless, this place is busy and it’s a good idea to make reservations. They offer a good […]