Last night, I attended the opening party of the new lobby lounge located inside the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver.
Xi Shi Lounge is a tribute to the ancient Chinese goddess of the Lotus Blossom, Xi Shi, and their own Shangri-La heritage, with a modern interpretation.
The cocktail list has been crafted by Jay Jones the Bar & Beverage director for the hotel who is one of the top cocktail creators in his field.
From “The Iron Lotus,” their homage to classic cocktail culture to the servers in tailored, traditional dress, Asian touches are evident, Sino Chic attire… think Shanghai in the 1930’s.
The bar menu offers up a small selection of tasty appetizers including my favourite of the night the crab cakes; you will also find unique cocktails and other fine liquor. Last night The Max Zipursky Trio played live jazz for the guests to enjoy.
Xi Shi Lounge is open nightly and located in the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver at 1128 West Georgia Street or online
By: Richard Wolak