This weekend: BC Greenhouse Veggie Days
BC Greenhouse Veggie Days celebrates the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland. During the long, dreary winter months our greenhouses are full of activity as new seedlings mature into ripe crops. The fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and more are harvested and arrive in stores with the spring.
Free greenhouse public tours:
When: Saturday, May 5 from 10am – 2pm
Where: West Coast Vegetables (3975 46A St, Delta), Sunnyside Produce (1133 176 St, Surrey) and Gravis Farms (4653 Bell Rd, Abbotsford).
Next Weekend: Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Mother’s Day Brunch Tea Set: $48 per person 9:30am - 1:00pm
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Set: $58 per person 11:30am – 5pm
Mother’s Day Dinner: $68 per person 5:00pm
Children Tea Set: $28 per person (under 12 ) 10:00am – 9:00pm
When: Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th
Where: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, 1070 W. Georgia St, Vancouver.
Six seatings available: 9:30 – 11am, 11:30am – 1:00pm, 1:30 – 1:00pm, 4:30 – 5:00pm,
5:30 – 7:00pm, 7:30 – 9:00pm.
For reservations, please call 604.692.0071 or visit www.VansingDG.com.
Mother’s Day celebration at The Westin Bayshore on Sunday, May 13.
BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run and Brunch
The BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run is presented by The Westin Bayshore. The event combines fitness and indulgence for families of all ages. Enjoy a brisk 3k, 5k or 10k run (or walk) through beautiful Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. A commemorative scarf and gift bag will greet runners at the finish line, follow by a decadent post-run brunch. Enjoy champagne giveaways, kids’ activities, and a massive feast at the Westin Bayshore’s main ballroom
Tickets are $59 for adults, $29 for children 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. To register and learn more about the Mother’s Day Run, visit runmomrun.ca.
Mother’s Day Brunch at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Menu highlights include carveries of prime rib and Maple Hill Farms rotisserie chicken, fresh-shucked oysters, sushi, an iced seafood tower, dim sum, build-your-own Buddha bowls, crêpe and chocolate fondue stations, made-to-order French toast, a candy bar, cupcakes, macarons, and much much more.
Extra for kids: Sushi candy rolling and live balloon twisting
When: May 13th Sunday, 11:45 am to 3 pm.
For reservation: h2restaurant.com or call 604.691.6966.
Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge
H Tasting Lounge is the destination for refined afternoon tea service — and on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, all Moms will receive a complimentary cocktail infused with TEALEAVES Flowery Earl Grey Tea, an uplifting and floral affair. H Tasting Lounge’s Eastern and Western tea menus highlight thoughtfully prepared sweet and savoury delicacies, resulting in a mouth-watering, whimsical, and picture-worthy affair.
When: May 13th Sunday, 12 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 13, ($65 per person.)
For reservations: htastinglounge.com or call 604.691.6962.
May is Buy BC Month- Eat, Drink BC
The province-wide Buy BC: Eat Drink Local promotion starts is designed as a hub for drinking and dining locally across BC. The promotion is about celebrating BC flavours and encouraging consumer preference for BC food and beverage through every channel. Throughout the launch month, restaurants and tasting rooms across the province will be featuring local produce, meat, fish dishes and beverages.
The idea is that growing connections between BC restaurants, chefs, farmers and producers is something that we can be proud of and, it's something we can talk about, because when BC on your plate at a restaurant, we know it simply tastes better!
For information or list of participating establishments: www.eatdrinklocal.ca