Delicious Easter Celebrations in Vancouver!
Follow Me Foodie to Easter Dinners, Desserts and Events!
Easter is just around the corner and it’s not just a holiday for families or kids. You might have grown out of the Easter Egg Hunt, but you never grow out of the Easter brunches, dinners, chocolates, desserts or celebrations. And if you did, then you just grew out of fun, so this year you’re going to get back into it because I’ve spotted some excellent Easter treats and events happening around town. If you missed my Foodie Friday segment on NEWS 1130AM radio this morning (11am every other Friday) here’s a quick recap.
“I don’t do the plastic Easter Eggs and I’m not 6.”
That’s okay and neither am I! Beta 5 Chocolates is a relatively new chocolate shop in Vancouver, BC. I’ve tried a few of their chocolates and they’re very good quality and made in small batches. They’ve got the science and the art and they work with ethically sourced ingredients and come up with really creative flavours for their chocolates and treats. For the Easter celebrations they’ve created an assortment of gourmet chocolate-covered Easter Eggs filled with sun-dried cherries, marcona almonds, fraser valley hazelnuts, pistachios, puffed cereals and house-made pretzel bites. Talk about fancy huh? I like! Shop their online store here.
BETA5 Chocolates – 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC, 604.669.3336
“I’ve never tried rabbit, but I’m curious to.”
Bistro Bistrot offers an excellent rabbit dish. It’s been a while since I’ve had it, but I’m looking forward to refreshing my memory and I hope nothing has changed. I mentioned in my Vancouver Food Trends for 2012 post that “Rabbit is the new chicken“, and really if you’ve never tried it, you would think it was chicken unless you knew the anatomy. The French bistro is a cozy, casual and sophisticated restaurant and the owners are also French. Since their signature rabbit dish comes with quite a bit of cream sauce I would suggest trying it with their house made baguette for dipping.
Bistro Bistrot – 1961 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC (Kitsilano)
“I’m looking for Easter gifts for kids and adults.”
Thomas Haas is hosting his 7th Annual Easter Egg Raffle benefiting the “Union Gospel Mission” in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as well as the “North Shore Women’s Centre” in North Vancouver. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 and 100% of the raffle ticket proceeds will be donated. These raffle tickets would make a great gift for anyone and of course he is also offering special Easter themed chocolates and treats at both his locations for all ages. The photo above and the one featuring this post (at the top) are the two Easter Egg centerpieces to be won for the raffle.
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie – 128, 998 Harbourside Dr, North Vancouver – 604.924.1847
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie – 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver – 604.736.1848
“Rabbits are cute, but they’re also delicious. I’d like to know it better than I already do.”
Le Gavroche is an intimate, cozy and hidden gem in downtown Vancouver offering traditional and modern French cuisine.
On Easter Sunday they will be offering a 4 course rabbit dinner for $45. Yes, Bugs Bunny is cute and I respect those who think “rabbits are friends, and not food”… but just wait until you try one! It really is very good… *blush*
**Unfortunately, I was recently informed on April 2 that the 4 course rabbit dinner is no longer happening and instead they will be offering a Sunday Brunch – see here for the full menu.
Le Gavroche – 1616 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC (Robson Street/West End)
“I want the fun to last past Easter!”
Indulge n’ Dance isn’t really an Easter event, but it continues the celebration of all things sweet… and maybe even savoury eg: Candied Maple Bacon Cake Pops from Some Kind of Wonderful! It’s an after-dinner event on Saturday, April 14 at the W2 Media Cafe and Performance Centre at the Woodward’s Building in Gastown. Featuring some of Vancouver’s up and coming pastry makers it’s a great opportunity to be the first to try desserts that haven’t even hit the market yet. Meet new friends and also dance off the calories to some 80’s-90’s music… or laugh them off by watching those who think they can dance… I kid… unless you have dark humour. For more information see here.