Unless you want the silent treatment for the next 364 days, Mother’s Day brunch is essential. Vv Magazine’s West Coast Editor Alexandra Gill finds the best options in Vancouver…
If you’re going to be in the Vancouver area for Mother’s Day, Vv Magazine has your Mother’s Day brunch covered with these exceptional picks.
For the hippie mom: Blue Eyed Marys
We loved this relaxed restaurant on Bowen Island, but we love it even more now that it has moved to West Vancouver (and we can visit more often). Though normally closed on Sundays, they’ll be open for both lunch and dinner on Mother’s Day, offering creative local garden goodness in such dishes as cauliflower-pear soup with Roquefort sour cream, and seared albacore tostadas with avocado vinaigrette.
For the chic mom: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Executive Chef Alex Chen will be puttin’ on the ritz at the Sutton Place Hotel with special three-course Mother’s Day brunch ($59.00) and dinner ($65.00) menus. There will be freshly shucked oysters, of course, but also wagyu beef carpaccio, slow-braised lamb navarin, and asparagus salad with burrata. Every mother will receive an edible chocolate flower. Aww.
For the Euro-flair mom: Cibo Trattoria
Slow-food Italian cuisine meets sophisticated dining on an egg-centric brunch menu that includes potato pancakes plumped with smoked sable fish and green onions or cottechino sausage on cannellini beans with olive crumbs. The Mother’s Day menu includes the special addition of Dungeness crab cake eggs Benedict with Hannah Brook Farm asparagus and ramp vinaigrette.
For the hungry sailor mom: Coast
This upscale seafood restaurant is offering its best 100 dishes in an extravagant buffet. Expect oysters, sushi, steamed mussels, chowders, chilled prawn cocktail, and more. The price of entrance, $59.95 ($22.95 for children) includes complimentary mimosas and a gift for mom from Nosh, the Glowbal Group’s new café opening soon at Telus Garden.
For the avant-garde mom: Secret Location
Dining is never boring with Chef Jefferson Alvarez in the kitchen. He’ll be applying his modern Spanish-inspired wizardry and colourful Pucci-esque plating to wild mushrooms, duck, elk, boar, squab, and bison. Although brunch is already almost sold out, the restaurant is offering 5- and 10-course tasting menus on both Saturday and Sunday nights.
For the genteel mom: Shaughnessy Restaurant
Tucked amongst the blossoms at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Shaughnessy Restaurant makes an elegant, picturesque retreat only minutes from downtown. Mother’s Day brunch ($52.95) includes two courses and a mimosa. Start with smoked salmon on potato-dill rosti and ease into a chilled Atlantic lobster and side stripe prawn Nicoise salad.
For the down-to-earth mom: The Village Table
This Deep Cove eatery offers the best of local farms and waters in hearty, organic dishes all made from scratch. In addition to BC blueberry pancakes, the popular Village Hash, and other regular brunch items, the Mother’s Day menu will include an Atlantic lobster Bennie, served with house-made hollandaise, hand-cut Kennebec, rosemary hash browns, and fresh berries. Don’t forget to treat mom to a craft beer. They have an excellent selection.
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