9 Feasts to Enjoy this Easter

April 12, 2019
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From dry aged lamb leg to Dungeness crab bennies, we’ve got delicious Easter dining options for all the bunnies in your life.

While we love doing dishes and entertaining friends and family, we like to have options as well. Options that respond to our constantly changing state of being. Example: Easter dinner goes off the rails because Uncle Steve rips into Aunt Janice about politics and religion (in the same argument). You sneak away, fake a power outage by flipping the breaker and calmly announce that easter dinner has been cancelled. The good news, you’ve read this and know where to go for easter brunch.

Two Rivers Specialty Meats is offering a special Dry Aged Leg of Lamb that’s available for people to order before April 12th. This leg of lamb serves 4-6 people and is perfect for your Easter Dinner! Why do you dry age meat? Simply put, dry aging meat improves the quality. Similar to aged cheese or wine, dry aging gives meat a more robust, complex flavour. It also makes the meat more tender. Two Rivers ages their meats in-house, in a carefully controlled environment. The temperature, humidity and airflow of the room are fastidiously monitored and maintained to protect the product and to encourage proper aging.

Fable Diner will be open for brunch on Good Friday at 9AM and serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Available the whole weekend, Chef Josef has created a Perogies Breakfast Plate with garlic sausage, eggs, sour cream and toast. They will also be offering a boozy Toasty Bunny Shake with creme de cacoa, vanilla vodka, vanilla ice cream, toasted marshmallow whip with chocolate sauce and garnished with mini chocolate eggs.

Cibo Trattoria Chef Curtis Luk has created two special features for Easter. The features will be available on Sunday, April 21st and Easter Monday, April 22nd (they will be serving brunch menu all day on Easter Monday). The two specials are Pork Belly and Pane di Pasqua Benny, Seasonal Salad, Tuscan Roasted Potatoes for $17, Pastiera Napoletana, traditional Neapolitan Easter Cheesecake with orange chantilly for $10 – or enjoy both for $23.
The Teahouse is serving brunch all weekend, including Easter Monday (April 19th to April 22nd) starting at 10AM. Reservations are recommended. With a special feature: Crepe Duo – strawberry and peach crepes with pastry cream, whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Seasons in the Park is serving brunch all weekend starting at 11:30AM, including Easter Monday with an earlier start at 10:30AM. Reservations are recommended. Special feature: Dungeness Crab Benny with smashed avocado, rosemary hash browns, housemade hollandaise.
The Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar kitchen team are bringing friends and families together for two festive celebrations when the downtown restaurant hosts Easter brunch and dinner services on Sunday, April 21. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($88 per person or $49 for children), Boulevard’s Easter Buffet Brunch features a selection of house-baked pastries, fresh salads, charcuterie; classic favourites like Eggs Benedict and Nutella French Toast. raw and hot seafood options, live carving stations serving up Roasted Leg of Lamb and Porchetta, and a selection of desserts. Available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. ($68 per person), Boulevard’s Easter Dinner Service offers a three-course prix-fixe menu including an appetizer of Spring Garlic Velouté (side stripe shrimp, parsley, pita chips), Roasted Leg of Lamb, and rhubarb clafouti, in addition to its daily à-la-carte dinner menu. Reservations are highly recommended for both Easter brunch and dinner serves and can be made by calling the restaurant at 604-642-2900 or reserving online.
The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar (Squamish) s re-introducing its popular brunch service this Easter giving locals and Sea-to-Sky visitors alike a reason to rise and shine on Sunday. Beginning on Easter Sunday, April 21  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Salted Vine’s brunch menu will showcase an array of classic-yet-contemporary standards including Eggs Benedict, Quiche Florentine, Orange Ricotta Pancakes, Croque Madame, and ‘Eggs in Purgatory’ every Sunday to complement its regular dinner service Wednesdays through Sundays. Reservations for The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar’s weekly Sunday brunch services can be made at saltedvine.ca or by calling the restaurant at 604-390-1910.
Juke Fried Chicken’s – Easter Turducken Feast available for pick up at Little Juke
Available for pick up on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 Juke Fried Chicken will have the delicious Turducken Feast available exclusively at their Davie Location, Little Juke. The feast includes a sliced Turducken, a true showstopper composed of turkey, chicken, and duck and is accompanied by six delicious sides including Cacio E Pepe fried cauliflower, country biscuits with whipped schmaltz and more. The feast feeds six to eight people and is priced at $169 plus tax.
Railtown Catering – Easter To-Go Packages (Recipes available)
This spring, the classically trained chefs at Railtown Catering are once again providing hosts with ready-made Easter To-Go packages available for pickup or delivery on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22. Available in both small (four to six servings) and large (10 to 12 servings) for $189 and $329 respectively, Railtown’s Easter To-Go packages feature an entrée of Honey-Glazed Bone-in Ham and a wide array of seasonal side dishes, artisanal salads, Hot Cross Buns, and dessert. Easter To-Go packages may be ordered online at www.railtowncatering.ca or by phone at 604-568-8811. All orders must be placed by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Packages are available for pickup at Railtown Cafe’s original location at 397 Railway St. in Vancouver on Sunday, April 21 or Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by delivery for an additional charge.

Boulevard Photo Credit: (The awesome and amazing) Leila Kwok