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OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills. With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, […]

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is  located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, […]

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory bites like the ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich and ‘Chess-nut’ Tart with Duck Confit, and mouthwatering sweets featuring a ‘Checkmate’ Battenberg Cake and Domino Lemon Tart.

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

Grab your favourite board game like Scrabble or Battleship and sip your favourite tea!

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

Scones to start the afternoon while we waited for our game box to arrive.Chocolate Chip

  • Chocolate Chip Scone
  • Apple Cinnamon Scone
  • Clotted Cream, Berry Compote

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

SAVOURY
Go Fish – Niscoise Sandwich
Ahi Tuna, Shrimp, Olives, Green Beans, Poached Eggs, Baby Potatoes, Anchovy Olive Tapenade
King Me – Double Stacked Blini
Smoked Salmon, Caviar, Herb Cream Cheese, Baby Dill
Game of L.I.F.E. Sandwich
Lettuce, Italian Sausage, Fig Mostarda, Emmental
Imberico Ham, Filone Bread, Fior di Latte
Chess-nut Tart
Candied Chestnut, Duck Confit, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Duck Prosciutto, Wild Berry
SWEET
Double Domino Lemon Tart
Vanilla Bean Short Dough, Lemon Curd
Red Velvet XO Macaron
Cream Cheese Icing
Raspberry Heart Shortbread Card
Raspberry Filled Shortbread, Icing Sugar
Valrhona Top Hat Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate, Aramena Cherry
Checkmate Battenberg Cake
Sacher Torte, Lemon Madeleine, Almond Paste, Chocolate Chess Piece
Chocolate Checkers Coin

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

Game On Afternoon Tea is available now until the Holidays. $59 per person. Children’s menu $29.50 per child (ages 12 and under). Daily sittings 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

 

 

 

more: TWG Tea Jubilee Tea | Trump Vancouver Afternoon Tea | Neverland Tea Salon

 

 

 

I was invited by Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Notch 8 Restaurant for a menu tasting.

 

 

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Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
URL: http://www.notch8-dining.com
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea

Hours:
Wednesday 11:30AM–12AM
Thursday 11:30AM–12AM
Friday 11:30AM–12AM
Saturday 11:30AM–12AM
Sunday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Monday 11:30AM–12AM
Tuesday 11:30AM–12AM

 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
(604) 684-3131

 

 

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar - The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

 

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).     Founder, […]

ANCORA VANCOUVER | BRUNCH MENU

ANCORA VANCOUVER | BRUNCH MENU

Last time I was at Ancora was during last year’s Dine Out Vancouver. I was still pregnant and now baby is almost 3 months old. To celebrate Motherhood and my friend’s pregnancy we decided to head over to Ancora for brunch! I love the bright […]

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First I enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Market by Jean George. While I headed up to spend some serious “me time” at the spa , my husband babysat and took Emily around town for a nice father/daughter date.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Chi Spa is located on the fifth floor where a wide range of holistic treatments, body massages and facial services featuring products from the prestige skincare brand Caudalie – natural products that harness the power of grape extracts from from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy, France.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Since giving birth, it is very important to be aware of body changes – back pains from the epidural, weak knees from carrying an infant, water retention, etc. That is why I optioned for the Aroma Vitality Massage ($185 to $270) which is part of the CHI Signature menu – designed to take full advantage of all-inclusive treatment suites, which embody the spa’s philosophy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Each treatment begins with a footbath and tea service, followed by an aromatic steam.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
The massage brings together elements of Swedish, Shiatsu, and lymphatic drainage, combined with the therapeutic qualities of aromatic essential oils. The treatment is designed to strengthen the body’s vital energy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
After the massage, I relaxed in the waiting area over a hot cup of honey ginger tea to slowly let my body wake up and hydrate.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
To fully utilize this spa day, I soaked in their heated outdoor pool and hot tub along with a nice steam before showering. Guests are able to access the Health Club facilities (fitness centre, pool/jacuzzi) before and/or after their treatment.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
My day was blissful. I enjoyed the slow pace of reading a newspaper without responsibilities (even for a couple of hours). I highly recommend treatments at Chi Spa at the Shangrila-La hotel. The environment is clean, welcoming and very zen. Plus, I love the privacy of the in-suite experience where there is a private steam room, rainfall shower and your personal washroom – no need to lock your belongings in a communal bathroom.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Now that Autumn is upon us, the CHI Spa also introduced a new facial series using Caudalie’s VineActiv line. VineActiv Facial and its patented Anti-Cell Burnout Complex helps fortify skin’s natural defence system with powerful ingredients such as Stabilized Grape-Seed Polyphenols (help preserve collagen and natural hyaluronic acid), Spruce Extract (stimulates and protects against oxidative stress), Vitamin C (boosts collagen production), and Vitamin E (maintaining skin radiance and suppleness).
The VineActiv Facial is 75 minutes in duration, and starts at C$175 per person. The treatment includes an aromatic steam to start and a detoxifying green juice to finish. It will be available at CHI, The Spa for a limited time only, starting now until 15 November 2017.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

I was invited by Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

More: Happy Hour at Trump Hotel Vancouver | Mott 32 卅二公館 | Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Biossance Skincare Review

 

 

 

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CHI, The Spa @ Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver
URL: http://www.shangri-la.com

 

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8
(604) 695-2447

 

 

 

 

 

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Miku Vancouver | Aburi Kaiseki Dinner

Miku Vancouver | Aburi Kaiseki Dinner

Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted […]

Fayuca Vancouver | Mexican Restaurant Yaletown

Fayuca Vancouver | Mexican Restaurant Yaletown

Fayuca is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in Yaletown, Vancouver. It is located on 1009 Hamilton Street (replacing the old Hamilton St. Grill). Opened by Ernesto Gomez and Mexican chef Jair Tellez (Laja), this cantina menu focus on modern North Pacific Mexican cuisine in a […]

Mosquito Desserts Vancouver | Afternoon High Tea Gastown

Mosquito Desserts Vancouver | Afternoon High Tea Gastown

Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of my favorite locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon High Tea on Sundays between 1 to 4 pm – there is another reason to simply indulge!

The space is designed by Ste. Marie Art + Design – think Kissa TantoSavio VolpeBotanist.

Proudly serving Namasthe Tea. I love the Vanilla Rooibos for its rich creamy sweet mouthfeel with honey nectar rooibos with long lingering sweet finish. It is the perfect organic, caffeine free tea. We also ordered the Echinachai Tea. This tea is a robust, full bodied black tea with cacao and raisin notes balanced with the bold spices of the masala, rounded heady Tulsi and a sweet vanilla finish.

 

Mosquito Dessert Afternoon High Tea Menu

$50 pp

Panier de Mini Madeleines: Olive Oil & Orange Blossom (freshly baked and served warm)

Savouries
Onion Gruyère & Prosciutto Quiche
Smoked Sockeye Salmon & Crème Fraîche
Cucumber Mint & Cream Cheese
Tomato Mozzarella Macaron

 

Petits Gâteaux
Eclair à la Fraise: mascarpone rose crème légère, strawberry jam, micro thai basil
Miso Chocolate Tart: chocolate walnut ganache, miso butterscotch mousse, chocolate caviar
Citrus & Avocado: yuzu curd, avocado semifreddo, candied kumquat, honey yuzu foam
Haiti & Coffee: Haiti chocolate coffee mousse, mango mandarin jelly, cocoa sponge
Pistachio Raspberry Cake: raspberry crémeux, pistachio mousse, white chocolate feuilletine

 

The afternoon tea set is exquisite and beautifully presented. It is one of best high tea set available in Vancouver and I highly recommend you to visit. Or if you prefer having a larger slice of the cake, they are open Wednesday thru Sunday 5pm till late. Dessert, Charcuterie and Cheese plates, chocolates and macarons pairs wonderfully with their sweet wine, champagne, cocktails and beer menu.

 

 

More: Trump Hotel Vancouver Afternoon High Tea | TWG Tea Canada | Neverland Tea Salon | Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

 

 

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Mosquito Dessert & Champagne Lounge
URL: http://www.mosquitodessert.com
Cuisine: Dessert, Champagne Lounge

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

32 Water St Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1A4
(604) 398-3188

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Grand River Seafood Restaurant Coquitlam | 濠江尚品海鮮酒家

Grand River Seafood Restaurant Coquitlam | 濠江尚品海鮮酒家

Grand River Seafood Restaurant 濠江尚品海鮮酒家 is a Chinese restaurant located in Coquitlam (next to Silvercity Cineplex Cinemas) on 100 Schoolhouse Street. This is another humble restaurant with minimal decor. This restaurant offers dim sum lunch service as well as seafood dinner (set menus and combos available). […]

Grand Seasons Coquitlam | 四季 Chinese Restaurant

Grand Seasons Coquitlam | 四季 Chinese Restaurant

四季 Grand Seasons Chinese Restaurant is a humble diner in Coquitlam. It is located just across from the Burquitlam SkyTrain station at 555 Clarke Road. Our friends introduced this place to us after we were complaining about eating at the same restaurants in Coquitlam Tri-Cities […]

HAAN Korean BBQ Coquitlam | 한 바베큐

HAAN Korean BBQ Coquitlam | 한 바베큐

HAAN Korean BBQ COQUITLAM Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

We finally decided to try HAAN Korean BBQ in Coquitlam after an intense craving for barbecue meat! We were not disappointed. The restaurant is clean and service is friendly. I like the interior. It also helped that it was well ventilated and you don’t leave smelling like the food itself!

 

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They offer high quality cuts of meat. There is a two order minimum for meats. We ordered Marinated Beef Rib $30 each portion and also the Sliced Beef Tongue $17 each portion. The meats were tender, juicy and well flavoured.

 

Like most Korean restaurants, it came with a variety of Banchan sides: potato salad, kimchi, pickled radish, etc. I wish they had sprouts and fish cakes though.

 

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HAAN Korean BBQ COQUITLAM Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

 

HAAN Korean BBQ COQUITLAM Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Mixed Rice in Hot Stone Pot (Bibimbap) 10: The rice came in a sizzling hot stone bowl with a good mix of ingredientes like sprouts, carrots, marinated pork, mushrooms, etc. I love the crispy charred rice in the end. Make sure you mix in some namul and gochujang!

 

We can’t wait to come back next time we have another Korean BBQ craving!

 

more: Jeong Ga Nae (Coquitlam Centre) | Where To Eat in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody

 

 

 

 

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HAAN Korean BBQ 한바베큐
URL: https://www.facebook.com/HAANBBQ
Cuisine: Korean

 

 

Hours:
Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6S2
(604) 944-7188

 

 

 

 

HAAN Korean BBQ Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

FUGGLES AND WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS | RICHMOND BEER

FUGGLES AND WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS | RICHMOND BEER

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks is a local craft beer brewery in Richmond behind Ironwood in Steveston. This craft brewery is a place for big geeks, pop culture, comics and anime.  You will recognize it by the names of the draft, the retro video games console, […]

NOODLEBOX CANADA GUEST FEATURE SERIES

NOODLEBOX CANADA GUEST FEATURE SERIES

Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th. Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with three local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this […]