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 […]
Tag: High Tea
In celebration of Canada’s Jubilee Anniversary, Notch 8 Restaurant and Bar, invites you to their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. In honour of the true North strong and free, the private dining room is adored with vintage photographs of Fairmont Hotels across the country and archival images […]
TWG Tea celebrates Canada’s 15th birthday with the limited edition Jubilee Tea, commemorating the country’s Jubilee Anniversary from 1867 to 2017. To celebrate being all things Canadian, TWG Tea will be offering a Jubilee Tea Set from now until August 31st, 2017.
Boasting a naturally theine-free red tea from South Africa, the Jubilee Tea blends yields candied notes of maple syrup and a tart aftertaste of cranberry. The limited edition red caviar tin gift box is an ode to Canada’s national colour.
The Jubilee Tea Set is $48 per person and is served with a choice of hot or iced TWG Tea from their extensive tea list.
French Earl Grey Iced Tea: A fragrant variation of the great classic. This TWG Tea black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.
Jubilee Tea Hot Tea: A rich melange evocative of the sweet history of harmony of Canada with a tantalising elixir, candied notes of maple syrup and tart aftertaste of cranberry. It is caffeine free and is the perfect after dinner tea.
- Miso maple sablefish infused with Caramel Tea
- Wagyu beef slider with maple beef bacon and Moroccan Mint Tea infused BBQ Sauce
- Salmon confit and Lemon Bust Tea infused panna cotta
- Tourtiere with Weekend in Hong Kong infused rhubarb chutney
- Imperial Lapsang Souchong infused chicken cone
- Petite maple eclair
- Red Balloon Tea macaron
- Napolean Tea infused croque-en-bouche
- Passion Fruit Tea infused passion fruit and mango tartlet
I was invited by TWG Tea Canada for a menu tasting.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 10:00 am –8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
Secret Garden Tea Company has been serving afternoon high tea in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver for over two decades. This old fashion tea boutique has moved from its former West Boulevard home to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. The space is […]
Where to go for high tea in Vancouver? Starting on June 9th, 2017, Afternoon High Tea will be served at the Champagne Lounge at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. It is available Friday thru Sunday between 2 to 4pm with the exception of […]
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In fact, it is next weekend on Sunday May 14, 2017! Have you booked a restaurant to take mom to celebrate and thank her for everything’s she’s done for you? This year is especially special for me as I will become a new Mom soon and I’m getting all sentimental. I’ve curated a list of fun and memorable list of restaurants for Mother’s Day just for you! This list will be updated up to the May 14th! Check back regularly to see where to take Mom to eat!
Where Take Mom to Eat On Mother’s Day
The Trump Champagne Lounge | 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6 | (604) 979-8885
A Champagne Picnic. Enjoy a sunny day exploring the “park” at the Trump Hotel in Vancouver. Listen to live music and nosh over 1. Picnic Basket with a selection of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, fresh house baked scones, potato chips and vegetable croquettes; 2. Garden Display with vegetable crudite orchard, chef inspired sushi selection, thoughtful assortment of tea sandwiches; 3. Sweet Corner with delectable dessert tree, macaron tower, and chocolate fountain. High Tea starting at 11:30am, 2pm, and 4:30pm.
$55 per person | Sparkling Tea $70 per person | Champagne Tea $80 per person
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique | 1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2 | (604) 692-0071
Take Mom to indulge in TWG Tea’s Mother’s Day Brunch and Tea Set. Inspired by grace and splendour, this TWG Tea collection radiates a luxurious aura that is fit for a queen. In the month of May, aromatic flowers lend their sweet scent to the light wind, where spring is in full bloom. Compelling TWG Teas delightfully share their light, budding aromas in each cup, a special way to share a moment with a dear mother on their special day.
- The Mother’s Brunch Tea Set: $52 per person and is available on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 with 90-minute seatings at 9:30am and 11:30am.
- The Mother’s Day Tea Set: $68 per person and is available from May 9-15 from 11:30am to 5:30pm.
Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14: 90-minute seatings are available at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm.
Farmer’s Apprentice | 535 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 | (604) 620-2070
Acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan and his team at Farmer’s Apprentice are taking a page out of their mothers’ cookbooks and serving up a homespun feast in honour of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14.
Maintaining Gunawan’s signature philosophy of using exclusively organic, local and sustainably-sourced ingredients, the Farmer’s Apprentice Mother’s Day menu draws inspiration from the team’s own childhood favourites.
FARMER’S APPRENTICE MOTHER’S DAY DINNER MENU
- Meatloaf, Yorkshire Pudding, Raspberry Ketchup, Farmhouse Cheddar Sauce
- Salad of Asparagus, Spring Harvest
- ‘Just-Like-Mom-Used-to-Make’ Vegetable Lasagna
- Baked Salmon, Potato and Sorrel Gravy
- Pork Chop with Mushroom Sauce
- Wild Rose and Chocolate Cookies, Vanilla and Tonka Bean Ice Cream
$65 per person
The Salted Vine Kitchen and Bar | 37991 2 Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0R2 | (604) 390-1910
Makes Mother’s Day sweet this year by playing host to a special brunch service in its warm and inviting dining room on Sunday, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU
english muffins, two poached eggs, lemon hollandaise, potato hash
Pork Belly 16 / Smoked Salmon 17 / Tomato and Avocado 15
Quiche Florentine 16
spinach, ham, emmental cheese, pine nuts, green salad
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes 16
lemon mascarpone cream, mixed berry compote, maple syrup
Chorizo Frittata 16
chorizo, roasted tomato, gruyère cheese, arugula, fig crema
Eggs in Purgatory 18
two poached free-range eggs, spicy tomato fondue, fennel sausage
Valrhona Flourless Chocolate Cake 10
passion fruit gel, vanilla ice cream
Crème Brûlée 9
white chocolate, Grand Marnier, honey tuille
Grace’s Garden 12.5
white pomegranate tea infused gin, St. Germain elderflower, chartreuse, lime, hibiscus, Giffard violette rinse, prosecco
Aperol Spritz 11.5
prosecco, Aperol, orange bitters, soda
fresh-squeezed orange juice, prosecco
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar | 845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K7 | (604) 642-2900
Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: Executive Chef Alex Chen and his talented team will present a sumptuous three-course brunch for $65 per person that features appetizers like Clam Chowder (smoked black cod, Yukon gold potato, dill and fennel pollen) and Green and White Asparagus Salad (crispy duck egg, grainy mustard dressing, marcona almond, herb emulsion smoked ikura) and mains such as Crab and Avocado or Canadian Bacon Benedict (free-range eggs, spiced potatoes, brown-butter hollandaise), Roasted Ling Cod (Chiang Mai sausage, stewed peppers, clams, Thai basil ‘pesto’) and Mom’s Best Sunday Roast (slow-cooked prime striploin, Yorkshire pudding, pomme purée, roasted mushrooms, horseradish emulsion, bone marrow jus).
Dinner 5 to 11 p.m: Boulevard will offer a gourmet three-course dinner for $65 per person that features starters such as Slow Poached West Coast Oysters (meyer lemon, northern divine caviar, horseradish mayonnaise) and Beef Carpaccio (Snake River Farms wagyu, capers, parmesan, sourdough crisp, sauce gribiche, herb salad) and main courses like Linguine Alle Vongole (local clams, basil, Fresno chile, D.O.P. San Marzano tomato), Red Wine Braised Pork Cheeks (roasted garlic polenta, spring vegetable ragout, parsley) and Maple Hill Farms ‘Duck a l’Orange’ (dry aged, cumin scented carrots, wild rice, orange jus).
Each service also features dessert-course selections that include either a Chocolate Tart (passion fruit and coconut mousse, piña colada sorbet) or strawberry fromage blanc Cheesecake with cookie crumble during brunch service or Cheesecake with cheese mousse, crumble and strawberry curd following dinner service.
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H2 Rotisserie & Bar | 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4 | (604) 682-3377
Consider celebrating Mother’s Day at the newly opened H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore. Brunch features all kinds of other items Moms are sure to adore, as well as games and contests for children, gifts for all mothers, special Mother‘s Day cocktails, and live music. And because Moms are always thinking about other people, at this event, children under the age of five eat for free, and The Westin Bayshore is donating 5% of its Mother’s Day brunch sales to the BC Women’s Foundation.
- Two seatings: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
$70 per adult | $35 for children 6 – 12
Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver brings us another enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tale afternoon tea. They are known to be creative to bring us a new experience for high tea. Our last visit was during Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea and it was visually entertaining. If […]
TWG Tea, an iconic global brand debuts in Vancouver. It is their first Flagship Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. We are so excited that TWG Canada is situated within the downtown core of Vancouver’s upscale luxury retailers! Previously occupied by The Urban Tea Merchant, […]
Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is part of the hotel’s $12 million dollar renovation project. The restaurants itself is massive with multiple dining spaces, private rooms and a Panorama Roof. Subtle references to the bygone days of Canadian Pacific hotel’s railway heritage. Notch 8 represents a train’s top speed. Art Deco, rich wood leather luggages, booth seats all brings back nostalgia of cabins. It was just the other night we were here for their Whisky Cave Event; Today we are here for the Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea.
Old World Carnival Afternoon Tea is inspired by the marvellous Golden Age of traveling carnivals just like the movie Water for Elephants. This fun high tea is fun and enchanting. It comes on its own ferris wheel filled with themed pastries! Afternoon Tea is $54 per person and on until November 13th.
Sparkling water served with cotton candy. A fun way to start the just when you sit down.
While you wait for your afternoon tea set to arrive, snack on some salted and caramel popcorn.
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Fresh and warm buttery scones and raisin scones. Served with clotted cream and delicious blackberry jam.
Topsy Turvy caramel apple lollipops and Worlds largest cotton candy macaron.
Other Sweets and Pastries include:
- SIDE SHOW cinnamon sugar & chocolate donuts
- SPECTACULAR lemon cupcake
- RING MASTER cherry pie
This lemon cupcake feels like theres sugar pop rocks in the meringue.
Selection of Sandwiches
- Big Eli: salt beef, radish, arugula, mustard bagel
- Carousel: smoked salmon, fromage frais, preserved lemon, pumpernickel
- Midway: pulled chicken, bourbon mustard, pickled red cabbage, focaccia
- Punch & Judy: egg mayonnaise, cornichon, avocado, english cucumber
Catch it before it ends November 13th! After that, the Polar Express Christmas Afternoon Tea comes rolling in! And I can’t wait for that!
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
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The Urban Tea Merchant is located in downtown Vancouver on Alberni Street. It is right beside Thierry Chocolaterie Pastisserie and adjacent to various Glowbal Group restaurants (Black & Blue, Coast, Italian Kitchen). There are so many exciting changes recently in the landscape in Vancouver with Telus Garden and soon to be opened Trump Tower. There’s something changing at The Urban Tea Merchant and TWG Tea too. But you will just have to wait and see![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]
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Silver Moon: TWG blend of green teas is accented with a grand berry, predominated by strawberries and vanilla bouquet. Smooth, with just a hint of spice.
Autumn Celebration Tea: Black tea blended with subtle dewy sweetness, cocoa and notes of candied violet. Sensation of a warm rich tea that is quite creamy.
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The Urban Tea Merchant Afternoon Autumn Celebration Tea Set
$52 per person
- TWG Tea* from our extensive tea list
- Braised “Ethnic Jewel Tea” Beef Short Rib, Cardamom-scented Rice, Pickled Carrot on Butter Lettuce “Imperial Lapsang Souchong”Black Sesame Chicken Cup
- Smoked Salmon Rosette, “Sencha” Wasabi Aioli, Marble Rye
- “Jade of Africa” Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Maple Crème Fraîche
- “Indian Night” Pumpkin Tart with Cinnamon Chantilly
- ”Weekend In Venice” Strawberry Dome, Crème Anglaise
- Pistachios Almond Half Moon Cookie
- TWG Tea Mooncake
- Mélange of Fresh Fruit
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Constellation: This iconic signature of the mid-autumn festival holds within a golden crust a smooth and elegant Singapore Breakfast Tea infused brown lotus filing, a scattering of roasted melon seeds and an embedded salted egg yolk heart. A timeless favorite and one that is closest to traditional mooncakes sold.
Moonlight: Encased in a lavish brown crust, this exquisite TWG Tea mooncake is filled with smooth black sesame paste infused with Pu-Erh Prestige and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds around an aromatic sesame paste heart.
Harvest: Wrapped in a perfectly baked golden brown crust. This surprising mooncake features mixed almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and pecans enveloped in a smooth lotus paste with Brothers Club Tea, a warm and luminescent black tea with notes of nuts, citrus fruit and berries.
Fire: Wrapped in a sumptuous baked crust. This exclusive TWG Tea mooncake is filled with white lotus and rich pistachio paste infused with Paris-Singapore Tea and scatted with dried cranberries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”14299″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”14298″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This afternoon tea is a great way to be introduced to mooncakes. Traditional mooncakes may be too rich for some people given the sweet lotus paste and salty egg yolk. And for those who are looking for a gift, these TWG Mooncakes are packaged beautifully. It will definitely be a warm surprise to be shared with friends and family.
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The Urban Tea Merchant
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, French, Pacific Northwest
Mon 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
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Neverland Tea Salon is a lovely whimsical place for afternoon tea in Kitsilano, Vancouver (just a few doors down from Nuba Kitsilano). The Peter Pan Neverland theme runs throughout the tea salon but is still classy and elegant for those bridal showers, baby showers […]
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