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 fifth of many places that I have visited recently. 900 West Lounge is located inside Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
In their Lounge, 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.
I had their Afternoon Tea service for $32 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of teas, I chose the “Fairmont Earl Grey”.
A three tiered plate arrived to the table, I worked my way from the middle plate to the bottom and then the top, the middle layer was filled with an assortment of petit sandwiches that included Smoked salmon on dark rye, Cucumber and Watercress, Open faced baguette with apple roasted chicken and a mini-black forest ham & brie croissant. The bottom layer plate had fresh baked Raisin scones served with Devonshire cream and a jar of Hero jam. The top layer plate featured a selection of sweets that included a Chocolate Éclair, Fruit Tart and Cheesecake.
My thoughts – The service was wonderful and very hospitable. Being seated in the grandeur of Hotel Vancouver makes for an enjoyable afternoon tea experience, the sandwiches and pastries were good, I liked how the scones were served with fresh strawberries, however the scones were to hard for my liking and should have had a more flakey texture to them. The Teas are from Metropolitan Tea Company.
The other Tea Service offered is the Children’s Bubblegum Tea at $16 per child includes tea, finger sandwiches (PB&J, of course), fresh strawberries and cream, a giant chocolate chip cookie and a seasonal fruit tartlet.
Style: English Tea Service
Attire: Smart Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 2pm – 4:30pm Daily
900 West Lounge
900 West Georgia Street
For reservations please call 604-662-1900
Stay tuned to part 6 of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak