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.
It was time for another visit to Bacchus Lounge located inside the Wedgewood Hotel downtown Vancouver; one of my favourite dining rooms in the city that features an elegant high tea service daily.
Lawrence and I each had their Royal Afternoon Tea service for $45 per person. We each chose our tea of choice from their selection of teas from T, I had the Thunderbolt Darjeeling and he had the Lavender Earl Grey.
The 3-tiered tray served featured an assortment of gourmet finger sandwiches on the bottom plate that featured House-Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Roulade; Organic Egg, Mayonnaise, Chives, English Mustard; Hand-Peeled Baby Shrimp, Fennel Mayonnaise; Baby English Cucumber, Cream Cheese; and Tandoori Chicken.
The middle plate featured a selection of pastries and sweets; Lemon Chiffon & White Chocolate Ganache; Freshly-Made Macaroons; Seasonal Fruit Tartlet; Mini Bakewell Tart; Chocolate Éclair;
The top plate featured the Chocolate Mousse; Freshly-Baked Scones; Warm Toasted Crumpets; House Made Clotted Cream, Assorted Preserves; and Creamery Butter
My thoughts – From the moment we arrived the hospitality was superb, our server Simon was wonderful and this made for a gracious afternoon tea experience. Cozy and quaint the elegant surroundings made you feel right at home. The service was amazing, the pastries were outstanding and the tea service was delightful. The Teas are from T in Vancouver.
Style: French Tea Service
Attire: Business Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered daily at 2pm, 2:30 or 3pm.
845 Hornby Street
For Reservations please call 604-608-5319
Stay tuned to my next Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak