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 third of many places that I have visited recently. Fleuri Restaurant is located inside the Sutton Place Hotel downtown Vancouver.
In their Restaurant, Afternoon Tea is served daily. You’ll want to make sure that you make an advance reservation as they often fill up, bring along a friend or two or three to join you in the experience.
My friend and I each had their Afternoon Tea service for $24 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of 12 teas in the tea box, I chose the “Sutton Place Blend” and my friend chose “Vanilla Roobis”.
A three tiered plate arrived to the table for us to share, we worked my way from the bottom plate to the top, the bottom layer was filled with an assortment of mouth watering petit sandwiches that included Raspberry Chicken Salad Brioche, Cucumber sandwich on white with pea shoots and guacamole, Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with capers and Egg Salad filled Croissants. The top layer plate had Blueberry scones served with Devonshire cream and jars of Hero jam. Now on to the sweets which was the middle layer plate and featured Lemon Roulade, Eclairs filled with raspberry crème, Chocolate Macaroon and a Strawberry tart.
My Thoughts: The sandwiches were delightful, the croissants were light and flakey just like a croissant should be and the fillings for all the sandwiches were flavorful and delicious. The scones were perfect and flakey and went well with the assortment of jams. The sweets weren’t spectacular as I had expected them to be. The service was efficient, but more personable service would have made for a more enjoyable experience.
Style: English Tea Service
Attire: Business Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 2pm – 5pm daily.
845 Burrard Street
For reservations please call 604-642-2900
Stay tuned to part 4 of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak