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 tenth of many places that I have visited recently. The Shangri-La lounge is located in the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver.
I had their Afternoon Tea service for $34.00 per person. First off, I chose my tea of choice from their selection of teas, I chose the “Earl Grey Tea” and my mom had the “English Breakfast Tea”.
A three tiered plate arrived to the table as well as a plate of fresh scones, we worked our way through the tiered plate from the bottom to the top, the bottom layer had assortment of sandwiches that included Pickled Cucumber with tarragon cream cheese, Shaved Roast Beef with Shiraz red onion jam, Pacific Candied Salmon with arugula cream cheese, Free Range Egg with watercress on a baby croissant. The middle layer was filled with assorted canapés from their Asian inspired seasonal menu that included Fortune Chicken and & Wonton Salad, Char Sui Profiteroles, Silk Chive Crepe with Japanese eggplant marmalade. We then enjoyed the homemade raisin Scones served with clotted cream and housemade mango compote. Then it was back to the tiered plate to the top layer to indulge in Gogi Blossom Gelee, Smiling Budha Sesame Ball, and Opera Cake.
My thoughts –From the assortment of sandwiches I liked the Free Range Egg on the croissant the best followed by the Pickled Cucumber with tarragon cream cheese. From the canapés I loved the Fortune Chicken and & Wonton Salad. The scones were moist and absolutely delicious with the mango compote and a dot of cream. From the assortment of sweets, we both loved the Opera Cake! The experience was relaxing and we were able to slowly make our way thru the tea service.
Style: English Tea Service
Attire: Smart Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered 1pm – 5pm Daily
Shangri-La Hotel Lobby Lounge
1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
For Reservations, please call 604-689-1120
Reservations can be made for every day of the week, and cost $34.00
Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak