From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

Photo: Minami’s Mother’s Day Bento, Credit: Cody Chan

Especially this year, Moms deserve an additional round of applause for the amazing support and love they provide their families. Restaurants around the city are featuring all sorts of exciting and diverse menus for paying tribute this weekend to Mom. Whether you want to dine on a lovely patio or pre-order a takeout package, there’s sure to be an option that will make your Mother’s Day celebration joyous and delectable.

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From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

Brunchin’ in Vancouver Over the Holidays

Garganelli with pesto verde; Photo Credit: Mark Yammine

While brunch is always the loveliest of meals, it becomes especially so with the celebratory mood of the holidays. Brunch’s bringing together of sweet, savoury, and bubbly (hello, mimosas!) make it the ultimate seasonal dining treat.

Vancouver has establishments aplenty that do brunch in delectable style.

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Brunchin’ in Vancouver Over the Holidays

2015 Vancouver Magazine Awards: City Celebrates its Culinary Scene

Team from Ask for Luigi with John Burns (centre), Editor and Chief, Vancouver Magazine.

Team from Ask for Luigi with John Burns (centre), Editor and Chief, Vancouver Magazine.

Once a year Vancouver’s restaurant industry comes together to celebrate the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, the Oscars of the city’s hospitality industry. This year’s awards had plenty to keep foodies in the city gossiping for months to come –despite big hitters like Hawksworth, Cioppino’s, Maenam and Thomas Haas all (unsurprisingly) holding on to their laurels. The major surprise of the day was the tiny 32 seat Railtown Italian restaurant Ask For Luigi stealing the show by bagging a brace of awards: Best Casual, Best Italian Casual, Best New Restaurant and the much-coveted Best Restaurant of the Year.

Reeling from their huge win, Ask For Luigi’s team said, “We were surprised, elated and extremely humbled by the recognition we received.  You’ll have to ask us again in a few weeks how we feel – it’s difficult to properly express ourselves in our current state of disbelief!  :)  The one thing we can express with conviction is that we are truly grateful.  Thank you!”
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2015 Vancouver Magazine Awards: City Celebrates its Culinary Scene