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The Trump Champagne Lounge is a stylish upscale champagne lounge and bar in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It offers ornate cocktails, sophisticated wine and champagne list and signature bites over live music. The lounge is located Upper Level of the Trump International Hotel & […]
Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients.
There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their menu includes Teppanyaki Grill, Sushi, and Noodlefull Bowls that are made with premium veggies, thin ramen-style noodles and your choice of flavourful chicken, beef, shrimp or veggies. All made to order. Check out their full list of their menu items.
Sometimes when I’m pinched for time but want something more nutritious than a greasy burger, Edo Japan’s sizzling sukiyaki beef with brown rice is my go to fast food option.
To celebrate Edo Japan’s grand opening this coming weekend we are giving away $50 gift card!
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Thursday May 18th, 2017 11:59pm PST
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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
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
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.
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
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.
THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU
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
Valrhona Flourless Chocolate Cake 10
passion fruit gel, vanilla ice cream
Crème Brûlée 9
white chocolate, Grand Marnier, honey tuille
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
fresh-squeezed orange juice, prosecco
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
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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 Vancouver International Wine Festival, Burdock & Co has decided to switch things up to celebrate the season. Starting this week, the wine list will be in full bloom with orange and pink wines only, with a fresh harvest of spring ingredients to complement.
Burdock and Co.’s Spring Menu is crafted with select wines in mind and seasonal greens such as fiddleheads, knotweed and spring asparagus. Salads include foraged greens like watercress, ox-eyed daisies, shooting stars, sorrel, monad and blossoming currents. Of course, the dish changes each week depending on what the foragers bring in through the kitchen doors.
Spring Menu includes a la carte selections as well as Family Style sharing menu for $56 per person.
We started the evening off with some cocktails and non-alcoholic mocktails.
Burdock’s Boilermaker: saison beer, whiskey, gingerbeer, burdock root, sour ginger, plum and rootbeer bitters. Any drink with gingerbeer is always good in my books!
Lavender’s Blue: lavender and hibiscus flower, lemon, grapefruit and hops bitters, sparkling water. Rigorously refreshing and not too sweet. If you insist, ask about adding some gin.
House Milled Sourdough Bread 6: this sourdough bread with rye is deliciously insane and served with cultured butter. Lightly salted for the irresistible that you’d want to order seconds just eat alone and to soak up the sauces from the other dishes you’re going to consume.
2014 Denavolo “Catavela” Coli Piacentini, Emilia Romagna ITALY
funky stonefruit, limestone minerality, orage blossoms, bright and textured
Grilled Humbolt Squid 17: perfectly cooked squid is tender and has a marvelous toothsome silky texture. Anyone knows that it cooks very quickly and once it’s overcooked it will taste like erasers. Who wants to eat rubber bands? Not me!
Served with picked ramps and marinate in fermented barley chilli, lemon, and ginger.
Roasted Knotweed with White Proscuitto 16: Pictured above does not include proscuitto as pregnant ladies should avoid cured meats and cold cuts. It is served with duck hollandaise! We loved the balance of acidity, texture and the smokiness from the grill. Suddenly this it puts a whole different meaning to this invasive species of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in British Columbia.
2014 Le Soula “La Maceration”, Cotes Catalanes, FRANCE
bright floral stone fruit, cantelope, plenty of tannic grip for a brilliant drying finish.
Fried Goat Gouda and Roasted Endive Salad 19: served with charred radicchio, sundried olives vinigrette and watercress.
Spring Asparagus 18: cured bergamot, chilli, malted rice butter and puffed rice for texture.
2015 Heidi Schrock “Rose Biscaya”, Burgenlad, AUSTRIA
red licorice, intense strawberries, soft on the finish.
Miso Caramel Glazed Duck Leg 23: fried brassica crumb with cauliflower and broccoli, garlic mirin glaze.
Chocolate Mousse: Chilled chocolate mousse is mildly bitter with a smooth finish.
The most popular pairing du jour is the fettuccini tossed in a sea urchin butter sauce and cured egg yolk, paired with the popular ‘Ageno’ from La Stoppa. The umami of the pasta brings out the stone fruit freshness of the wine, and it is noted that when this pairing hits the table, the conversation usually stops – it’s a good kind of quiet.
I’m also looking forward to other dishes like the Crispy Chicken with Dill Pickle Mayo and also the Udon in Sesame Seed Broth with fiddleheads from Vancouver Island.
The new wine program will remain at the restaurant while quantities last – upon wine stock completion the restaurant will return to its original award winning list.
I was invited by Burdock & Co. for their Spring menu tasting.
Burdock & Co
Cuisine: Canadian, Tapas Bar
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8
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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 journey of Vancouver’s dim sum we sampled signature dishes representing difference decades at Pink Pearl, prepared by Chef F.K. Jiang and his team.
I love to Yum Cha . I grew up enjoying shrimp dumplings, Siu Mai’s, rice rolls and BBQ pork buns. What are some of your favorite dim sum dishes?
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: A must order at any dim sum setting. These were juicy with a thin skin.
Lotus Wrapped Sticky Rice: While many restaurants option for a miniature presentation, Pink Pearl keeps its iconic form in a large sharing size sticky rice.
Duck Web Wrap: If you love black bean steamed chicken feet than you will love these oyster sauce duck web wrapped in bean curd.
Shrimp Toast: One of my favorite dim sum dishes growing up. Only thing is that it is pretty greasy.
Mini Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns
Steamed Sticky Rice Roll
Handmade Steamed Shrimp Rice Rolls and Beef Rolls are crowd favorites among the young and the old. Pour some soy for makes it so tasty.
Pan Fried Half Moon Dumplings: deep fried dumplings served with a side consomme soup. I didn’t like these much as I found it oily and it had a thick battered skin..
Wok Fried Lotus Root with Fresh Mushrooms: A nice vegetarian option with tasty and crunchy lotus roots. Served with GoJoy goji berries.
Gojoy Gojiberries Gelle: Jello made with goji berries and blue berries
Black and White Sesame Rolls: A tasty delicious dessert that is only subtly sweet.
Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant 珠城大酒樓
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
1132 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1S2
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