You Had Me at Aloha!
Disclosure: I was hosted at H2 Restaurant.
The Sunday Luau Brunch has a rotating weekly menu so no two Sundays are the same.
Some items featured include Pineapple BBQ Ribs; Huli Huli Chicken with banana-leaf-garlic shrimp; ‘Loco Moco’ fried mahi mahi with sweet rice and wasabi mayo; whole pig; Kahlua pork eggs benedict; and vegan-friendly Beyond Meat ‘Waikiki’ meatballs with soy-ginger glaze.
Refreshing lighter fare includes prawn ceviche, a selection of creative salads, and a build-your-own Açai Bowl bar.
The Sunday brunch buffet also has brunch staples for those who prefer to stick with traditional Western options.
The brunch also has a colourful and delectable selection of cakes, tarts, and donuts.
On the menu are tiki-inspired cocktails, including the Punch Drunk cocktail (featuring three types of rum, peach schnapps, pomegranate syrup, and pineapple and orange juices), Painkiller (lamb’s navy rum, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, orange juice, and nutmeg) and Mai Tai (havana club rum, bacardi black, grand marnier, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and simple syrup).
Did you know the Westin Bayshore property had a Polynesian eatery back in the 1960s? The Luau Brunch pays homage to Trader Vic’s – a one of a kind restaurant in Vancouver which served Polynesian fare back in the day.
I enjoyed the Tiki-inspired decor which really put me in the island mood. Some over favourites were the Whole Roast Pig (yum!), the Pancit Noodles and the desserts.
The Sunday Luau Brunch runs from noon to 3pm. There is complimentary valet parking for guests. $39 for adults; $12.50 for children ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under. To book, visit h2restaurant.com or call 604.691.6966.