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.
BCD Academy is situated in downtown Langley and specializes in Thai style tea service.
I enjoyed one of the Earl Grey teas from tea selection offered.
The 3-tiered tray featured a bottom plate filled with Savouries and Tea Sandwiches which included a Cucumber dill and pear sandwich; Thai style Plah shrimp salad on open baguette sandwich (Lemongrass, Lime leaf, lime juice, chilli oil, fishsuace, cilantro and mint); Yum Salmon (Salmon with Nam Jim Seafood sauce) on open baguette sandwich (Basil, mint, mint, cilantro, lime juice, palm sugar and fishsauce); and Taeng Mo Pla Haeng (Refreshing watermelon with shallots dried ground fish).
The middle plate featured Scones with Jam and cream; Basil, Cheese, bacon Scones served with homemade pineapple and strawberry jams; and Tuna tartare with orange vinaigrette, sesame, sugar, salt, chili, lime leaf, ginger, lemongrass, shallot and soya sauce.
The top plate was filled with sweets which included LoogChub imitate Thai fruits and vegetables shape sweets (Mungbean, coconut milk and palm sugar); Thai Shredded Coconut curried stuffing Macarons; and Ka-Nhom Chan (Layer Sweet Cake made from rice flour, tapioca flour, bean flour, sugar, coconut milk and a pint of salt then steam each layers).
My thoughts – The room is stunning and the food presentation is as well, this particular tea service was $45 per person, however their high tea service offerings vary depending on the occasion. I loved everything on the bottom savouries plate which was all so unique. The scones were delicious on the middle plate and my favourite sweets were the Thai Shredded Coconut curried stuffing Macarons.
Style: High Tea Service
Attire: Business Casual
Time: Afternoon Tea Service is offered only by advance reservation.
BCD Academy is located at #107, 20542 Fraser Highway in Langley, BC.
You can follow them Instagram: @BCDAcademy
For Reservations, please call (778) 242-1344
Stay tuned to the next part of Afternoon Tea in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak