TWG Tea celebrates Canada’s 15th birthday with the limited edition Jubilee Tea, commemorating the country’s Jubilee Anniversary from 1867 to 2017. To celebrate being all things Canadian, TWG Tea will be offering a Jubilee Tea Set from now until August 31st, 2017. Boasting a naturally […]
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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 much bigger, brighter and better suited for larger parties – such as my baby shower just a few weeks ago!
They offer seasonal afternoon tea services like the June & July High Tea menu above with beautiful homemade miniature sweets and scones and savory mini sandwiches. Aside from finger foods, Secret Tea Garden also serves a la carte breakfast and lunch options like omelettes, sandwiches, quiche and salads.
Secret Tea Garden Afternoon High Tea Prices
- 32 per person (Vegetarian option also available)
- 37 per person Gluten Free
- 22 Children’s High Tea
My favorite is their Organic Creamy Earl Grey tea infused with light rose.
Iced Creamy Earl Grey – Refreshingly iced with lemon. Available starting June 1st.
- Tea Cake Slices
- Tangy Mini Lemon Curd Tart
- Decadent Milk Chocolate Carrot Cake
- Summery Plum & Apricot Tart with Orange Chantilly
- Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
- Smoked Turkey & Roasted Red Peppers on Italian Country Rosemary Muffins
- Shrimp Caesar Salad on Savoury Zucchini Scones
- Petit Fruit Scone with Raspberry Jam & Devonshire Cream
The space is cutely old fashioned. I love their steaming tea served in elegant china. I also like that they have a good selection of both savory and sweet treats. There is also a to-go bakery for those option for a quick grab and go!
Where do you like to go for afternoon tea? Do you have a favorite place to celebrate bridal showers and other milestones?
Secret Garden Tea Company
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
2138 W 40th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1W5
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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
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H2 Rotisserie & Bar is a newly opened restaurant inside The Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood. With 162 seats inside and 70 outside in its large garden patio, H2 entertains with Vancouver’s iconic seawall and scenic North Shore mountains backdrop.
The menu focus is on upscale comfort food like spice rubbed Abbotsford Rotisserie Chicken, Tomahawk for Two, Sea to Fork Linguine, West Coast Crab Cakes, Pulled Chicken Hot Wing Sliders and Golden Ears Cheescrafter Fried Cheese Curds, local craft beers and spirits.
The new menu under The Westin Bayshore’s renowned Executive Chef, Kamal Silva takes on classic comfort dishes alongside fresh local ingredients. H2 will also be introducing community-making traditions as Al Fresco Long Table Dinners, weekly Sunday Suppers, and chef-led cooking classes.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Cuisine: Canadian, Upscale Comfort Food, Rotisserie
Mon 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 6:30 am – 12:00 am
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
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Starbucks Celebrates 30 Years in Vancouver with New Experiential Starbucks Reserve® Coffee Bar on 2980 Main Street, Mount Pleasant neighbourhood (Main & 14th). The new store celebrates the craft of coffee with an elevated immersive experience.
The first Starbucks store in Canada opened at the Seabus Skytrain Station in 1987. This humble store was the company’s first international location, and since then Vancouverites have been embracing the Starbucks Experience. With the 30th anniversary celebration comes a new chapter for Starbucks in Vancouver. Opened on May 2, 2017, is the fully renovated Mt. Pleasant location, which is the first store in Vancouver to feature an experiential Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar.
“We know our customers are more curious about coffee than ever before and this new experience places coffee craft at the center of the conversation,” said Caroline Ternes, vice president, Starbucks Western Canada. “We are thrilled to offer our customers an elevated experience where they can share in our partners’ (employees’) passion and expertise.”
Influenced by the educational aspects of the flagship Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle, this new store will bring to life the company’s rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve® coffees handcrafted by baristas using state-of-the-art brewing techniques; siphon, The Black Eagle, Clover® brewer and ceramic pour-over as well as featuring Nitro Draft taps. The reserve bar has an expansive six-foot oak bar top, where customers sit face to face with their barista, immersed in the brewing and conversation around coffee.
This location was designed to be a favourite destination for this vibrant neighbourhood. Brick walls and concrete floors contrasted with golden blonde oak and walnut, warm the space creating a comfortable and conversational atmosphere. The space showcases sketches and photography of the flagship Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle, as well as artwork by two local artists; Diane Nelson of Brandon Johnson Art & Design, and Tyler Keeton Robbins. The woodwork was all hand crafted by a local millworker and the loose furniture was primarily produced by a local furniture shop, celebrating local Vancouver talent and connecting with the community.
Adding to the elevated experience, all partners are Coffee Masters or currently working on their designation. This designation is the highest level of coffee education for Starbucks where baristas have perfected their craft through coursework and exploration of all Starbucks coffees and are awarded the honour of wearing the black apron.
Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte + Nitro Cold Brew Starbucks Reserve
Starbucks Reserve Menu
Starbucks Classic Menu and Daily Featured Brewed Menu (brewed by the the cup, Clover Brewed or Pour Over).
Special Offer: $25 off $100 Use code: SUMMERSHARE from 5/26-5/29.
STARBUCKS Reserve Coffee Bar
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Roaster
Mon 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
2980 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3
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The Trump Champagne Lounge is a stylish upscale champagne lounge and bar in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It offers ornate cocktails, sophisticated wine and champagne list and signature bites over live music. The lounge is located Upper Level of the Trump International Hotel & […]