Scrumptious meals are an integral aspect to any holiday. In the last take me TOO Vancouver post I warned you there would be some yummy food images coming up, so I hope you are prepared!
If you missed the first two segments you might want to catch up here:
At Yew Restaurant during brunch they offer a very fun option to the ole bread basket...hot mini donuts with strawberry sauce to dip them in. These didn't last long. It's not a buffet brunch but rather a three course menu you choose from for a set price. Everything was delish and we each shared bites around the table from our own choices.
Noah started with calamari then had a big burger with fresh cut fries...
and then finished with a desert called Coffee and Donuts, espresso gelato,meringues, donuts, and baileys sauce...coffee heaven.
As for moi, I started with the leige waffle with berries and vanilla bean whipped cream.
For my main course I picked chicken, and having been on a big battered chicken kick it was an easy choice for me. A big hunk of buttermilk fried chicken breast that was SO good. There was lots to share...my pack of carnivore offspring were happy to each get a nice piece for themselves from my portion. It was served with an amazing salad with cranberries, goat cheese, cranberries and toasted hazelnuts and I didn't share that...num, num.
I'm pretty predictable when it comes to ordering chicken, and 100% predictable when it comes to ordering creme brulee for desert if it's on the menu...it's my weakness. Except when in Mexico where I've been known to eat flan on a daily basis. Seriously, a random guy could open his car door in an alley and offer me flan and I'd eat it...street vendor or five star I'm a glutton for flan. It's a real problem, and it's good we don't live in Mexico or I'd surely weigh 500 pounds. It's also very unfortunate we don't live near Yew as their creme brulees were decadent...
This was our third day in Vancouver. Once again the morning started with Club 4, the kids program. Ry had fun making masks and playing Grinch games before brunch.
We were all really full and lazy after our long feast and decided then to extend our trip for one day to do the Aquarium jaunt when we had more energy. The afternoon was spent walking outdoors around the hotel, relaxing in the room, swimming and then doing a bit of shopping below at Pacific Center Mall. In the evening the older boys headed out with Dad to catch a flick and Ry and I stayed in. I took him downstairs to Yew to eat again as it was easy, and inexpensive...kids eat free. While he munched away, I opted for a liquid dinner in the form of a signature cocktail!
Low Thai'd...find out the yummy ingredients on my Pinterest happy hour love board...
It's the little things sometimes that make all the difference. Everytime we sat down to eat with the kiddos at Yew they were given colouring supplies and a package of beeswax modelling Wikki Stixs. Soon after a little fruit plate would arrive for them...no charge. No contending with famished owly children waiting for their meals to arrive.
After, at the kid's movie they had a hot chocolate bar with rich drinking chocolate and lots of goodies to garnish it with...oh dear. Macaroons, marshmallows, crushed peppermints and colourful, hollow white chocolate bon bons that floated. Sugar overload, perfect for watching the movie Elf! Ry didn't really partake...he was occupied with the movie and all the bean bag chairs in the kids space but of course I had a cup and topped it with loads of peppermint.
Good thing before dinner I had tuckered him out. He looked a little suspicious but I doubt he knew my evil plan.
Here he was pre-dinner, looking dapper waiting for the elevator to the pool in his kiddo sized Four Seasons robe. It's an indoor/outdoor pool on the fourth floor that is kept at an even 82 degrees, hence the steam.
Lots of swimming is our secret to sanity when travelling with kiddos...it completely tires them out so you can relax in the room worry free afterwards. No sound is sweeter than the soft snores from a waterlogged kid who falls asleep early when you need some downtime....and heaven knows we all need our downtime, especially on vacation.
Well, I fully intended to wind up this series with this 3rd segment but I fear that would involve four or more images and at least another four hundred words so I'll let this third segment end with our third day. Last day and 4th segment soon to come.
Yes this day was spent mostly eating and at the hotel, but what good is staying somewhere special if you don't take the time to enjoy it?
Next post we hit the streets once again and I'll show you some of the most popular family attractions to see in downtown Vancouver...and maybe one more food picture, I can't resist!