Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is…
Secret Garden Tea Company has been serving afternoon high tea in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver for over two decades. This old fashion tea boutique has moved from its former West Boulevard home to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. The space is…
Where to go for high tea in Vancouver? Starting on June 9th, 2017, Afternoon High Tea will be served at the Champagne Lounge at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. It is available Friday thru Sunday between 2 to 4pm with the exception of Sunday at 12 noon to 4pm. The chic afternoon set comes in a custom-made hexagon display and makes for a photo-worthy table situation.
Trump Hotel Vancouver Afternoon Tea Prices
- Afternoon Tea starts at $48 pp
- Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Bartolomiol ‘Miol” Prosecco at $63 pp
- Infinite Afternoon Tea with your choice of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV and Louis XIII Truffles wrapped with gold at $88 pp
Tea menu includes a wide selection of TWG Teas. My favorite being French Earl Grey and Silvermoon.
Warm house baked scones: selection of plain, raisin and match and lavender. Served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and house-made raspberry jam.
Chef Selection Finger Sandwiches:
- Cucumber and Dill – cream cheese, dill, lemon zest, cucumber
- Rolled Egg Sandwich – truffle marinated carrot, Italian truffle tapenade
- Spicy Duck Crepe – oyster sauce, green onion, sesame oil, sriracha sauce
- Salmon a la Bombay Petite Slider – smoked salmon, sesame bun, bean sprouts
- White Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse – white chocolate, raspberry, pistachio nuts
- Matcha & Strawberry Rolled Cake – matcha, strawberry and vanilla
- Raspberry Rose Water & Lychee Paris Brest – raspberry, lychee, white chocolate and rose water
- Hazelnut Chocolate Cake – hazelnut and dark chocolate
- Cheese Cake Pop – Cream cheese, vanilla and white chocolate
- Cotton Candy
If you love desserts and have a sweet tooth than this afternoon tea set is for you. Crafted my Executive Pastry Chef Fumiko Moreton. My favorite pieces include the naidong matcha rolled cake and the Ferrero Rocher like chocolate cake.
Where is your favorite place to go for high tea? Let me know in the comments below, would you please?
I was invited by Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver for a menu tasting.
The Trump Champange Lounge
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, Lounge
Mon 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
Milk and Eggs Restaurant has been opened for a few months now. It is located in Richmond on 8888 Odlin Crescent and Cambie. I first noticed this place with their milk shakes and ice cream desserts. But then people started raving about their meatballs. So naturally…
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L’otus Cake Boutique took over the old Moma Bistro location at 8580 Cambie Road (across Continental Centre at Sexsmith Road). For the dessert lover, this place offers mille crepe cakes with a variety of flavors like fresh mango, strawberries, Blue Earl Grey, Creme Brulee and Match Green Tea. Aside from the classic French cake with alternating layers of crepe, L’otus also offers Nai Dong rolled cakes and other delicious goodies like Mont Blanc and cheesecakes. But it’s not cheap. Mille crepe cakes start at $8.50 to $14.
While waiting for my friend to arrive, I ordered a floral herbal tea with Strawberries. It is appetizing, bright and subtly tart.
Blue Earl Grey: The flavor was intense and aromatic with refined Bergamot and Royal Blue Flower. The first slice was tender and soft. Unfortunately, the edges were hard and chewy. Had it been also soft and moist it would have been a nice alternative to Lady M (even though we can’t get any here in Vancouver!!).
Creme Brulee: Light Madagascar vanilla bean pastry cream with a caramelized sugar topping. The topping isn’t crunchy. I like the nice light flavor profile which isn’t too sweet and perfect for the average Asian taste bud.
Mocha: A nice chocholately latte to round up an afternoon of sweet treats.
L’otus closes early at 6pm and reservation of cakes is highly recommended. I’m looking forward to trying the Matcha and mango mille crepe again and would even overlook the hard edges.
What’s your favorite flavor?
L’otus Cake Boutique
Cuisine: Cakeshop, Cafe
8580 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 4K1
TWG Tea, an iconic global brand debuts in Vancouver. It is their first Flagship Tea Salon & Boutique in North America. We are so excited that TWG Canada is situated within the downtown core of Vancouver’s upscale luxury retailers! Previously occupied by The Urban Tea Merchant,…
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Gabi and Jules is a new pie shop and bakery in Port Moody on 2302B Clarke Street. The shop is owned by Lisa and Patrick Beecroft and is named after their two daughters Gabi and Jules. For those not familiar with their pies, they have been sold in the family’s Caffee Divano coffee shop (Tri-Cities Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby).
Their handmade pies are made with natural, seasonal ingredients and contains no food dyes or chemicals and butter. They do not use shortening in their crusts. Since their eldest has autism, one dollar from each whole pie sold goes to Medicare for Autism Now and the Autism Support Network.
Pies are served in pie tins which customers can bring back or use themselves at home.
I love that there are giant chunks of seasonal fruits. Each pie has a great sweet to tart ratio and isn’t overly sweet. There is a great selection of pie flavors to choose from ranging from the classic apple pie to blueberry nectarine.
Gabi & Jules Pie Flavors
- Strawberry Ginger Peach
- Traditional Apple Pie
- Raspberry Rhubarb
- Blueberry Nectarine
- Blackberry Apple Pie
- Lemon Coconut Blueberry
In addition to pies, this cute little bakery also offers sandwiches, wraps, jams and bake-at-home scone mixes. I love their unique flavors like bumbleberry preserves (mixed-berry), tomato jam, and ginger peach marmalade.
I recommend adding a scoop of ice cream to your slice of pie! Or if you dare, add a slice of cheddar cheese to your apple pie! Bake it slightly to allow it to bake onto your pie. Trust me, it is the best!
Gabi & Jules
Cuisine: Pies, Bakery, Sandwiches
2302B Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y8
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Can you believe there are only four weeks left in summer? I can’t neither! The weather has been so hot lately here in Vancouver. The summer fruits, like BC Peaches from the Okanagan, spoils so quickly. We brought a whole bunch from home after winery hoping. The only logical thing to do is make some roasted peach ice cream! I can’t wait to scoop some and enjoy in our new patio with some Peach Thyme Bellini cocktail too!
Honestly, this is the easiest no churn ice cream recipe ever! You need only three basic ingredients to make the base. Adding fruits is optional and there are so many choices.
When peaches are in season, the pureed fruit has such a fresh sweet flavor. It makes the ice cream extra silky and creamy. Use 6 to 8 medium sized peaches, peel, cut and remove the stones.
In a large saucepan stir in sugar and salt in medium heat. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Remove from heat and let cool by placing the pan in a bowl of ice water.
While the peach is cooling down, it’s time make the creamy ice cream. It is so ridiculously easy to make. You don’t need to make a custard. And you don’t need to use an ice cream maker.
Take the whipping cream and whisk to soft peaks form. Save your arms by using Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. Pulse at speed 6 for 2 mins.
Now that the peaches have cooled down. Place the peaches in a blender, cover and puree. Stir into condensed milk. Fold everything together into the whipping cream. You can also add some extra chunky fruits or nuts into the ice cream.
Summer Roasted Peach Ice Cream Recipe
Serves approx. 1.5 pints
1 Can Condensed Milk
2 Cups Whipping Cream
6-8 Medium Peaches
2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Sugar
Pinch of Salt
- Use 6 to 8 medium sized peaches, peel, cut and remove the stones.
In a large saucepan stir in sugar and salt in medium heat. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let cool by placing the pan in a bowl of ice water.
- Place the peaches in a blender, cover and puree.
- Set aside
No Churn Ice Cream Base
- Take the whipping cream and whisk to soft peaks form withKitchen Aid Stand Mixer. Pulse at speed 6 for 2 mins.
- Take peach puree and stir into condensed milk.
- Fold peach purre and condensed milk into the whipping cream.
- Optional to add some extra chunky fruits or nuts into the ice cream.
Recipe loosely adapted from Nigellissima
What do you think of it?
Let me know in the comments below …
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