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Easter hot list – OPUS Hotel Vancouver and La Pentola della Quercia

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Hop over to Vancouver this Easter long weekend, April 18-21, and take advantage of OPUS Hotel’s Weekend Escape package. Leave your getaway plans to OPUS and you’ll be spoiled at Vancouver’s only Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel. Reserve “Weekend Escape” and receive the best available rate plus OPUS will pick up the tab for your:

• Valet parking
• Deluxe continental breakfast for two in La Pentola daily
• iPad and Wi-Fi
• Leisurely late check-out of 1pm

Book through OPUS Hotel’s mobile website and receive a 10% discount on regular best available rates this weekend.

Gather friends and family this Easter over weekend brunch at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, La Pentola della Quercia. Sip on 49th Parallel Coffee and enjoy the new brunch menu which features classic breakfast dishes such as Kaiserschmarrn (Northern Italian pancakes), as well as new dishes such as braised short rib cassoulet with apple, bourbon and a fried egg; warm polenta, sausage, roasted peppers, charred onions and a soft poached egg and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream and walnuts.

Easter hot list – Le Creuset rainbow egg cups

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Brighten up Easter brunch with Le Creuset Canada’s newest Rainbow Set of 6 Egg Cups ($49.99). It comes in an elegant gift box and available in signature Le Creuset colours: Cherry, Flame, Soleil, Marseille, Cassis and new for 2014, Palm. A delightful way to serve eggs for any occasion, they are crafted from premium stoneware and their colour enamel will protect from stains and scratches meaning they can be treasured for years to come.

If you want to get creative, Le Creuset offers natural egg dye recipes. Add some sunshine to the table by combining water, vinegar and turmeric to make naturally dyed eggs in Soleil. For more colour recipes visit lecreuset.ca/homepage/easter-naturally.

Egg’s Benedict Day

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Egg’s benedict at Hawksworth Restaurant

It’s Eggs Benedict Day! Although it’s a pseudo-holiday, we just couldn’t resist sharing our favourite places to order this delectable culinary creation. Where is your favourite restaurant that serves egg’s benedict?

Some of our top favourite spots:
Aura Restaurant at Whistler’s award-winning Nita Lake Lodge serves a mean egg’s benedict. Enjoy “the standard”, their classic egg’s benny made with cured ham and hollandaise, or try one of their unique variations including “the beachcomber” made with house smoked salmon cakes, arugula salad, hollandaise & dill; or “the trailbreaker” made with spinach, mixed mushrooms, goat’s cheese and hollandaise.

Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar located in the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, just moments from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, offers a tasty weekend brunch menu. Pull up a seat and tuck into their classic egg’s benedict bursting with flavour. Made with free-range eggs, house made peameal bacon and hollandaise served on an English muffin with potato rosti. For a twist on the traditional try the “Weekend Crossword” with free-range eggs, creamed leeks, crispy prosciutto and truffled hollandaise.

La Pentola della Quercia at the OPUS Hotel in trendy Yaletown, sip on 49th Parallel coffee and enjoy their brand new weekend brunch menu which features  classic dishes such as Kaiserschmarrn (Northern Italian pancakes), as well as new dishes such as braised short rib cassoulet with apple, bourbon and fried egg; warm polenta, sausage, roasted peppers, charred onions and a soft poached egg and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream and walnuts. La Pentola serve their egg’s benedicts on pecorino biscuits with a side of green salad. Variations include a smoked pancetta egg’s benedict with porcini mushrooms; and a Sicilian caponata benedict with goat cheese.

Hawksworth Restaurant in the heart of downtown and at the heart of Vancouver’s food scene serves a classic egg’s benedict with caramelized ham and hollandaise served with roast potatoes (see pictured). Situated in the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Hawksworth Restaurant’s contemporary Canadian cuisine has won the restaurant and Chef David Hawksworth numerous awards in the city and across the country.

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