They say the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If you’re looking for special ways to spoil Mom on Mother’s Day weekend, you’re in luck because the Vancouver food and beverage community has gone all out this year.
From bottomless brunches and make-your-own mimosas to luxurious afternoon tea services and multi-course take-home meals, to decadent desserts and creative confections, here are 12 delicious ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Vancouver next weekend.
ARC Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront
ARC Restaurant’s bottomless brunch is back for Mother’s Day with a stellar selection of small plates such as beef bourguignon, duck poutine, salmon Benedicts, Liege waffles, croque madames and much more. To finish the experience, ARC is also providing guests with a decadent Belgian chocolate fondue platter with all the trimmings.
Wedgewood Hotel’s Bacchus Restaurant will be providing Mother’s Day patrons with a special Brunch Table d’Hôte Menu that offers plenty of options. To start, guests will have the choice between offerings like beef tartare crostini, apricot and pistachio parfait, or smoked albacore tuna and baby potato salad.
For the main course, chef Montgomery Lau will prepare dishes such as cinnamon brioche French toast, pulled pork on jalapeno cornbread, and buttermilk fried cornish game hen with Liege waffles. For dessert, diners will be treated to either a ricotta honey tart, butterscotch pudding, a Wedgewood chocolate bar, or a selection of Canadian cheeses.
Botanist at Fairmont Pacific Rim
Botanist executive chef Hector Laguna has created a special Mother’s Day brunch menu that begins with a glass of sparkling wine and a hand-crafted cocktail from the Botanist Bar upon arrival, followed by a choose your own adventure-style three-course meal.
Some of the menu highlights include starters such as smashed avocado toast or homemade burrata salad, main courses like oven roasted lamb leg or crab and avocado Benedict, and desserts like the dark chocolate black currant fondant or the white chocolate lychee mousse.
Not unlike the bottomless brunch at ARC Restaurant, Glowbal has prepared a veritable Mother’s Day feast with more than 15 different dishes to choose from. Some of the bottomless brunch options include fresh boccocini and tomato panzanella, fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, chorizo and mushroom eggs Benedict, and much more.
Glowbal Mother’s Day brunch also includes coffee, tea, or juice, mini doughnuts, and a smoothie shooter.
Heritage Asian Eatery
If you’re looking for a delicious Mother’s Day experience that is sure to put a smile on mom’s face this year, look no further than this stunning family-style feast from Heritage Asian Eatery.
Available for dine-in and takeout, Heritage Asian Eatery’s Mother’s Day feast features the mesmerizing pink crab, scallop and prawn dumpling dish pictured above alongside a number of Heritage classics like Dan Dan Noodles, Five Spice Chicken Wings, Truffle Sui Mai, and more.
In addition to build-your-own mimosas and its usual array of delectable brunch dishes, Honey Salt has put together a trio of terrific Mother’s Day packages so you can go the extra mile for the mother figure in your life.
The Mother’s Day Experience package includes flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, and a personalized name setting, the Mimosa Package includes all of the above with the addition of a deluxe mimosa board, and the third includes all the amenities of the Mother’s Day Experience along with a Veuve Clicquot mimosa board.
Award-winning eatery Maenam recently rolled out a new spring menu and will be offering a selection of special dishes throughout Mother’s Day weekend. Some of the highlights include chilled and steamed B.C. dungeness crab with ginger and truffle sauce, three-flavour whole fish, and beef short rib Gorlae dry curry.
Maenam’s full spring menu will also be available with a la carte offerings that can be ordered alongside any of the Mother’s Day dishes.
Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolate! Even better, Mon Paris pastry chef Elana Krasnova has combined the two traditional Mother’s Day gifts together in two unique ways.
The first is a heart-shaped pecan brownie cake that is topped with strawberry compote and strawberry mousse and decorated with a whimsical chocolate flower. The second is a made-for-TikTok Potted Mum made entirely of milk, dark, and white chocolate.
Whether you’re planning a casual Mother’s Day picnic or you want to go all out with a family-style feast, Railtown Catering’s new Mother’s Day to-go set will more than suffice.
The seasonally-inspired package features starters such as ahi tuna carpaccio with creamy avocado and asparagus tartare, main courses like poached salmon with morel mushrooms and peas, and lemon meringue pie for dessert.
Mom’s not a meat-eater? No problem. Railtown has also created a full vegetarian companion menu for Mother’s Day as well.
If you’re planning to pamper Mom but would prefer to leave the heavy lifting to the pros, Savoury City has you covered. This Mother’s Day, the acclaimed caterer has brought back its popular Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea package that feeds up to four.
Available for pickup on Mother’s Day weekend, Savoury City’s Afternoon Tea features a vibrant assortment of gourmet pastries, traditional tea sandwiches, and decadent desserts that are sure to make Mom feel like royalty.
Each of Trattoria’s three locations will be offering a special Mother’s Day takeout package that features a pear and fennel salad to start, a pasta platter with truffle spaghetti, herb ricotta meatballs, mushroom ravioli and chicken Milanese, and a traditional tiramisu to finish.
Wine pairings will be available upon request. Trattoria Kitsilano and Park Royal will also be offering dine-in brunch services on Mother’s Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine
It may be on the bottom of our Mother’s Day list for alphabetical reasons, but if the special lady in your life loves sushi, Yuwa Japanese Cuisine should be at the top of yours.
In addition to offering Temaki sets with enough ingredients to make ten cones, Yuwa has designed six stunning Wagashi sets that each take inspiration from seasons throughout the year. Some of the Wagashi pieces include Kinome (sansho pepper leaves) with smooth ogura red bean paste, Joyo Mountain potato cake, and Natsukaze with citrus Yokan jelly, navel orange, pink grapefruit, and dill.