Easter Brunch is a beloved tradition for many Vancouverites; it’s a chance to share a bountiful meal with family and friends and celebrate the holiday at the same time. Of course, creating your own Easter brunch can be a Herculean task—so why not take advantage of Vancouver’s top spots for Easter Brunch 2012 and indulge your appetite without the work?
Top Spots for Easter Brunch in Vancouver 2012 – Sunday, April 8, 2012
1. Easter Brunch at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
One of Taraneh’s 20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in April 2012, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Easter Brunch is unlike any other: the event has a 1920s Prohibition theme, with the Kris Covlin Trio playing Ragtime and Jazz, activities for kids, and a menu that includes hot cross buns, an egg benedict station, braised short ribs, and a sushi bar. Cost: $70 per person; $60 for seniors; $35 for kids 6 – 12; free for kids 5 & under
2. Easter Brunch at Griffins at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
A Vancouver brunch favourite, Griffins’ famous Easter Brunch offers a lavish and diverse buffet that includes prime rib, lamb, seafood, classic Easter brunch fare, and their house-made marshmellow ‘peeps.’ Cost: $65 per person; $32.50 for kids 6 -12; free for kids 5 & under
3. Easter Brunch at Café Pacifica at the Pan Pacific Hotel
One of Vancouver’s most popular Easter Brunch spots, Easter Brunch at Café Pacifica (pictured above) doesn’t just have an amazing menu that includes everything from traditional brunch items like omelets and fresh pastries to dim sum, house-made pates and terrines, and fresh BC oysters, it’s also a great choice for families with kids: Kids get their own Children’s Buffet plus face painting, balloon artists, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Cost: $69 per person; $34.50 for kids 6 – 12; free for kids 5 & under
4. Easter Brunch at ORU at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
Add a little Pacific Rim flavour to your Easter Brunch at ORU, where the menu has both traditional favourites like Maple Glazed Ham and their acclaimed breakfast skillets (like spot prawn with bacon-bonito gravy) as well as oysters and sushi at the raw bar. Advance reservations required. Cost: $69 per person; $34.50 for kids 6 – 12; free for kids 5 & under
5. Easter Brunch at Grouse Mountain
Combine your Easter Brunch with a full day of activities atop Grouse Mountain! The cost for the Brunch—a three-course prix fixe menu—includes general admission to Grouse Mountain as well as an Easter egg hunt for the kids led by the Easter Bunny himself. Cost: $45 per person; $25 for kids/youth 6 – 18; free for kids 5 & under
6. Easter Brunch on a Waterfront Cruise
Accent Cruises actually offers both Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner cruises on Sunday, April 8. The Champagne Easter Brunch Lunch Buffet lets you dine in style while enjoying amazing downtown Vancouver views aboard a luxurious mini cruise ship. Cruises last about 2.5 hours. Cost: Tickets start at $99 per person; see site for details on family rates.
7. Easter Brunch A La Carte
If the all-inclusive buffet menus are a bit too pricey for your budget, you can still indulge yourself with a la carte Easter brunch menus at many of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants, including Seasons in the Park (where you can explore Queen Elizabeth Park after brunch), Raincity Grill (where you follow brunch with a trip to English Bay Beach), and Shaughnessy Restaurant at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
All Vancouver Easter Brunches happen this Sunday, April 8, 2012.
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