Mother's Day is fast approaching, peeps. Yes, it's on Sunday, May 11 this year -- in case you'd forgotten. A great way to celebrate your mother's all-round awesomeness on this special day, is by taking her out for brunch. And not just any old brunch, spoil that special lady in your life with brunch menus befitting a queen!
Here are five incredible Mother's Day brunches that are sure to please any mom:
Under the stylish roof of Yaletown's OPUS Hotel, the popular La Pentola della Quercia has launched their new brunch menu -- just in time for Mother's Day. Treat mom to a memorable brunch from award-winning chef Lucais Syme this Sunday (then perhaps a stroll along the seawall).
Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items, including the yummy pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny ($15) and sinful pancakes with maple syrup ice cream and walnuts ($12). As a special Mother's Day goody, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa.
For reservations or more information, call 604-642-0557 or visit www.lapentola.ca.
One of the city's top Mother's Day brunches can be found at the elegant Shangri-La hotel. Prepared by Chef de cuisine Montgomery Lau, MARKET's Mother's Day brunch ($45 per person) is sure to make mom smile.
This special menu highlights cuisine inspired by the classics of Jean-Georges' "greatest hits" with fresh, locally produced ingredients emphasizing comfort and creativity. Delectable menu items include house favourite tuna tartar avocado with a spicy radish ginger dressing, as well as Korean fried chicken with house made buttermilk biscuits, and buttermilk panna cotta with marinated strawberries.
For reservations or more information, call 604-695-1115 or visit www.marketbyjgvancouver.com.
There's a new Mother's Day brunch in town that you need to know about: the Fairmont Waterfront's new dining hotspot, ARC. Executive chef Dana Hauser has gone all out for Mother's Day this year with an amazing array of tasty treats -- like roasted ling cod, lamb and harissa stew, made-to-order omelettes, a carvery station, and lots of to-die-for desserts. YUM!
This not-to-be-missed brunch promises fresh, local and handcrafted items that the entire family will enjoy. And being that it is a Mother's Day brunch, there's a special takeaway gift just for the guest of honour.
The cost is $72 for adults, $61 for seniors, $36 for children ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and under. For reservations or more information, call 604-691-1818 or visit www.arcdining.com.
Each May, Mother's Day dining traditionalists flock to the family-run luxury boutique hotel, the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, to celebrate this special occasion with modern French cuisine. This year, the award-winning restaurant is offering a mom-worthy, three-course a la carte brunch conceived by executive chef Lee Parsons.
Choose from mouth-water selection of menu items, including golden nugget potato and confit Fraser Valley duck, pan-seared filet of new season Haida Gwaii halibut, and our pick, Michel Cluizel dark chocolate and pecan tart.
The cost for brunch is $59 per person; $35 for children 10 and under. For reservations or more information, call 604-608-5319 or visit www.wedgewoodhotel.com.
Nestled in the heart of Vancouver's arts and cultural district is a culinary gem that serves some of the tastiest Italian fare in town. Foodies looking for kickass cuisine in a relaxed-yet-vibrant setting on Mother's Day should definitely make a reservation at Cibo for brunch.
On Sunday, expect to find a delicious array of brunch dishes created with locally sourced ingredients, including smoked sablefish with house-made pancakes, maple crème fraîche and fennel salad ($15); poached eggs with prosciutto, grilled focaccia, greens, aged balsamic and parmesan ($13); and brioche French toast with pancetta and bourbon-aged maple syrup ($12). For those wishing to celebrate Mom with a champagne toast, mimosas will be offered at $5 each.
For reservations or more information, call 604-602-9570 or visit www.cibotrattoria.ca.
Happy Mother's Day!
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