Afternoon Tea at Faubourg Paris

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer along with the type of service and selection of sandwiches, pastries and desserts. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places.

Here is the twenty fourth of many places that I have visited recently. Faubourg Paris is located on 41st Avenue in Kerrisdale.

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Marco Polo Tea

Marco Polo Tea

My mom joined me for a pre Mother’s Day treat and we had their Pink Afternoon Tea service for $28.55 per person. I had the Marco Polo Tea and my mom had the French Breakfast Tea. They have a nice selection of French teas from Mariage Frères Tea, you can smell them and then choose from any one of their teas.

2-tiered tray

2-tiered tray

A two tiered plate filled with an assortment of Savories on the bottom plate that included a Vegetarian sandwich, Smoked salmon croissant, Goat Cheese Canapé, Mini quiche, Verrine (Beef Bourguignon) and Chicken Sandwich, along with 2 miniature Orange Scones, cream and strawberry jam. The top plate included mini Citron Tart, Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Opera Cake, Fruit tart, Chocolate dipped vanilla sable, Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Gelée, Caramleized Almond Frangipane Slice and a Earl Grey Torte with Pistachio Cream .

Savouries on the bottom plate

Savouries on the bottom plate

Scones on the bottom plate

Scones on the bottom plate

Sweets on top plate

Sweets on top plate

Berry Souffle

Berry Souffle

To finish off this wonderful tea service we were each served a Berry Soufflé warm right out of the oven (takes 10 minutes so let your server know when you are ready for this treat).

My thoughts – From the assortment of savouries, my mom and I loved the Vegetarian sandwich, Smoked salmon croissant, Goat Cheese Canapé, and Verrine (Beef Bourguignon). The home-made Orange Scones were perfectly baked, flakey and delicious. From the assortment of sweets, I loved the mini Citron Tart, Berry Fruit tart, Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Gelée, Caramleized Almond Frangipane Slice and a Earl Grey Torte with Pistachio Cream, my mom loved the Chocolate Mousse and the Coffee Opera Cake, all the sweets were outstanding. The Souffle at the end of the Pink Afternoon Tea service was a nice touch and it was delicious too.

Style: High Tea Service

Attire: Casual

Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered daily by reservation from 12pm-5pm

Faubourg Paris

2155 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Web: http://www.faubourg.com/Kerrisdale-Village-

Twitter: @FaubourgBakery

For reservations, please call 604-266-2156

Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak