Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events May 4, 2011 One Festival, one Special Day and an Anniversary SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBraised pork cheeks with black truffle polenta, onion marmalade and skinned asparagus at Bistro PastisSpot Prawn FestivalThis weekend is the 5th annual Spot Prawn Festival in support of Chefs’ Table Society of BC. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet for the biggest spot prawn boil in Canada, there is still time, and this really is one you don’t want to miss. $10 gets you access to the food, wine and beer tent, and includes a plate full of fresh-off-the-boat spot prawns with sides, sauces and bread from Terra Breads, wines from Neck of the Woods and Backyard Vineyard wineries, as well as R&B craft brew and Mogiana’s ethically sourced coffees. There will also be cooking demos and kids’ activities, as well as a chance to win a free meal at the soon-to-open Hawksworth Restaurant. Check it out at www.chefstablesociety.com/spotprawnfestival. Mother’s Day Brunch Around TownIf you’re still wondering where to take Mom this Sunday, here are a few spots that are offering some choice meals and deals. Cru Restaurant is doing a three-course brunch for $29 per adult, half-price for kids under 12. Offerings include lemon-ricotta pancakes, duck leg confit and gorgonzola-and-leek focaccia bread pudding with braised short rib. Diva at the Met is doing a luxe brunch buffet for $60 for adults and $30 for kids under 12. And Provence Mediterranean Grill has prepared a special a la carte Mother’s Day menu to complement their regular brunch offering. Look for crab and shrimp cannelloni with truffled béchamel, papardelle Bolognese, as well as the famous seafood crepes. Bistro Pastis Turns 12I stopped in here on a whim the other night, and found a new menu that just launched, celebrating Bistro Pastis’ 12th anniversary. In honour of the occasion, owner John Blakeley is offering dishes from 12 years ago—at the original prices. I tried the braised pork cheeks with black truffle polenta, onion marmalade and skinned asparagus ($24). The cheeks were cured for a day before being cooked in duck fat—delicious. The polenta was in cake form, with a lovely, slightly crisp shell, and a creamy, smooth interior. The full menu is available online and will be running through to May 31.-Anya Levykh FolksFood FestivalsVancouver Food Scene SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.