12 Easter meals for holiday feasting in Vancouver

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Easter is a time of year best spent with family, eating ham, lamb, and excessive amounts of chocolate.

Whether you want to feast at home with a hassle free Easter to-go dinner package, indulge over a fabulous and lingering brunch, or enjoy delicate snacks at an afternoon tea service this Easter, Vancouver has got you covered.

We’ve rounded up 11 spots in Vancouver each offering a unique Easter-inspired meal that will provide you with a delectable way to celebrate the holiday.

Railtown Catering

Photo courtesy of Railtown Catering (Jelger + Tanja Photographers)

Photo courtesy of Railtown Catering (Jelger + Tanja Photographers)

Following in the footsteps of their popular Thanksgiving- and Christmas-To-Go feasts, Railtown’s Easter-To-Go package serves up a duo of hearty, handcrafted entrées, an array of seasonal side dishes, and a classic homestyle dessert. Available in small (four to six servings) or large (10 to 12 servings) sizes for $189 plus tax and $299 plus tax respectively, Railtown’s Easter To-Go packages may be ordered either ready-to-eat (hot) or ready-to-bake (cold).

Staying true to its ongoing commitment to the community that it calls home, a portion of proceeds from the sale of each package will again be donated to Railtown Catering’s neighbour, Mission Possible, a non-profit organization that provides street-level care for those with immediate and critical needs in the Downtown Eastside.

To order: Railtown’s Easter-To-Go packages may be ordered online here or by phone at 604-568-8811 by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. All packages are available for pickup at Railtown Cafe at 397 Railway Street in Vancouver from March 26 through 28, or by delivery for an additional charge.

Boy With A Knife Catering

Cooking for your friends and family this Easter will be as simple as bringing your dinner up to temperature in your own oven, thanks to Boy With A Knife Catering. The locally-based catering company is offering a simple and easy service, which includes a full Easter dinner spread (think spring harvest greens and cider brined pork rib roast). It comes fully prepared and dropped off to your doorstep or picked up at the Richmond location in re-heatable containers. A two to five-person package is priced at $50 a head, while six or more people will be charged $40 each.

To order: Call 604-278-0543. Deliveries and pickups will be available on Saturday, March 26.

Truffles Fine Foods

Photo courtesy of Truffles Fine Foods

Photo courtesy of Truffles Fine Foods

To celebrate the changing season, Truffles Fine Foods Chef Dave Bell has created a Spring Feast Easter Dinner To-Go, available for pickup March 25 through 27 at the four locations of Truffles. The menu combines a duo of fresh starters, choice of pan seared sea bass or dusted lamb sirloin, and a seasonal Berry-misu to finish. The four-person package is offered for $125 plus tax.

To order: Orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 to ensure pickup at any of the four locations (VanDeusen Kitchen, Davie Street, New Westminster, North Vancouver) on Friday 25, Saturday 26, and Sunday 27.

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The Observatory Restaurant

Easter Brunch on Grouse Mountain is a fun and delicious holiday outing for the whole family. Enjoy a buffet brunch (featuring an array of tasty eats), and an Easter Egg hunt led by the Easter Bunny. Tickets, which are priced at $50 per adult and $18 per child (4 to 12 years of age), include Skyride admission and access to Mountaintop activities.

Address: Located in the Peak Chalet at Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-998-5045
Twitter: @grousemountain

YEW seafood + bar

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

Affectionately termed “Feaster,” YEW seafood + bar will be going all out for their annual family friendly Easter Brunch Buffet. On Sunday, March 27 (10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) YEW will welcome friends and family to gather up and dig into a fabulous feast featuring an assortment of enticing dishes.

This year Easter Brunch has turned into a full-fledged brunch extravaganza. Highlights include a fresh selection of breakfast pastries, a raw bar featuring seasonal seafood (freshly shucked oysters and seafood charcuterie), carved roasts, and the Build Your Own Float and Sundae Station.

Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Twitter: @FSVancouver

The Flying Pig

Photo courtesy of The Flying Pig

Photo courtesy of The Flying Pig

On Sunday, March 27 and Monday, March 28 all of The Flying Pig locations will feature an Easter Dinner special, which will include maple and mustard glazed ham leg, scalloped potatoes, and roasted organic carrots with buttered spring peas, all for $24.95 per person. Margaret’s Maple Sugar Pie is an additional $7 per person. For those who aren’t aware, Margaret is owner John Crook’s Mom. Easter Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and will be available while quantities last, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: Easter Dinner Special will be offer at The Flying Pig’s three locations (Gastown, Yaletown, and Olympic Village).
Twitter: @FlyingPigGastwn@FlyingPigYltwn, and @FlyingPigVilg

Bauhaus Restaurant

Bauhaus Restaurant will feature a special Easter tasting menu featuring five courses for $89 on Sunday, March 27. The Gastown eatery will also open up its doors for brunch on Easter Monday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information call 604-974-1147.

Address: 1 West Cordova Street
Phone: 604-974-1147
Twitter@BauhausRest

Café Pacifica at Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

Families looking for a fun and filling way to spend Easter Sunday are invited to head on down to the Pan Pacific’s Cafe Pacifica for a seemingly endless Easter Brunch spread. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. brunch will include salads, European cold cuts, seasonal fruit and cheese, freshly baked goods, cold seafood selections, cavery, omelettes, and a range of hot entrées. There will also be activities for the entire family and a personal appearance by the Easter Bunny.

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016
Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Price: Tickets are priced at $79 per person, $75 seniors, $40 children aged between 6 and 12, and complimentary for children aged 5 and under.

The Urban Tea Merchant

Downtown’s Urban Tea Merchant will celebrate Easter this year with a range of featured tea services. They include an Easter Tea Service, an Easter Brunch Tea Service, and a
MadHatter’s Tea Service (for children under 12 years). Reservations are recommended, call 604-692-0071 or email albernisalon@urbantea.com.

When: March 25 through 28, 2016
Where: The Urban Tea Merchant, 1070 West Georgia Street

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Hop into Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and indulge in one of their special Easter Afternoon Teas, featuring the Fairmont’s fine tea blends, panna cotta with fresh berries, finger sandwiches, scones, and Easter-inspired sweet treats from the in-house Pastry Shop. For an extra sweet treat, each Afternoon Tea guest will receive a handmade chocolate Easter egg containing a chance to win an array of gifts, from dinner in Notch8 to an overnight stay at the hotel. For reservations or more information, call 604-662-1900 or email.

When: Sunday, March 27, 2016
Where: Tea at the Top, Fairmont Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
Price: Tickets are $59 for adults, $29.50 for children 12 and under.

ORU Cuisine

Photo courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim

Photo courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim

From Eggs Benny plates to sugar bunnies, enjoy Easter brunch at ORU Cuisine. With Executive Chef Nathan Brown dishing up items such as King Crab Chawanmushi and Foie Gras Black Truffle Benny the restaurant guarantees a delicious and memorable dining affair. For more information call 604-695-5500.

Address: 1038 Canada Place
Phone: 604-695-5500
Twitter
: @FairmontPacific

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread will celebrate Easter this year with a farm fresh brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter weekend. Drop by with the whole family to enjoy delicious menu items including Organic Eggs Benny with Salmon at the Kitsilano branch. Cured Ham, Arugula, and Grape Tomato Scramble topped with creamy brie is the special at the Main Street location.

Address: 1876 West 1st Avenue, Kitsilano
Phone: 604-730-0321

Address: 4186 Main Street
Phone: 604-566-9779

Twitter@flatbreadCo

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