I had an opportunity to preview the 8-Course Tasting & Pairing Menu at The Urban Tea Merchant a few days ago. Known for their vast collection of TWG Tea along with their food pairings, this event mixes both into an event which will be long remembered. Executive Chef Nathan Wright has created a delicious array of dishes using selected teas in each and he has done an exceptional job in doing so.
The Chef & Tea Sommelier’s 8-Course Tasting Menu – introduces a whole new world of sensations and flavours to foodies and tea lovers.The 8-course tasting menu consists of such delicious delicacies like:
“Camelot Tea” & Sweet Potato Soup with Crème Fraiche
“Dignitary’s Tea” Crusted Beef Carpaccio paired with a smoky Tea-Infused Cocktail
Pickled Carrot Salad with Frisse, Pickled Celery, Textures of Carrot, Savory Carrot Cake, Almonds, Dates, “Jade of Africa Tea” Cream Cheese, and Pumpkin seeds. Paired with Jade of Africa Tea Cocktail
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar with Tea-infused Chocolate Ganache, Toasted Peanuts, Dolce de Leche, and fresh Raspberries paired with “Milk Oolong”
Enjoy a unique evening at The Urban Tea Merchant with a special event created especially for Dine OutTM Vancouver Festival guests. Tea is woven into every aspect of the Tasting Menu. This fine experience takes place on several dates during this year’s Dine Out Festival, dates include January 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31; and there are 2 seatings each day at either 5pm or 7pm. You can reserve buy purchasing your advance tickets here.
By: Richard Wolak