Afternoon Hive Tea at Herons

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 twentieth of many places that I have visited recently. Herons West Coast Kitchen is located in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, downtown Vancouver.

I was joined by my mother for their Afternoon Tea service for $26.95 per person. The Fairmont Waterfront is serving up a unique West Coast twist on a timeless tradition. I had the Earl Grey Tea and my mom had the English Breakfast Tea.

We were then served a smouldering glass filled with local artisanal cheeses,  paired with a honey infused rosemary apple chutney and crisps.

A cedar plank arrived to the table featuring a selection of honey delicacies which replaces the traditional three tier tray of sandwiches and scones.  This pastry board included Honey Almond Cakes, Garden Thyme Lemon Lollipops, and Bannock Bread Scones with seasonal sweets prepared in-house including whipped honey butter, and Honeycomb.

My thoughts –I loved the whole experience, it was so different from the traditional afternoon tea service, it represented the local area as well and featured the honey that is harvested by the hotel. The Afternoon ‘Hive’ Tea is a sweet alternative which caters to taste buds of all ages and showcases Pastry Chef Stephanie Greenslade and her team.

Style: Afternoon Tea Service

Attire: Business Casual

Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered daily from 2-4pm

Herons West Coast Kitchen

900 Canada Place, Vancouver

For Reservations, please call  604 691 1818

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

By: Richard Wolak

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