In celebration of Canada’s Jubilee Anniversary, Notch 8 Restaurant and Bar, invites you to their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. In honour of the true North strong and free, the private dining room is adored with vintage photographs of Fairmont Hotels across the country and archival images of Canadian Pacific locomotives. History aside, the Canada 150 Afternoon Tea takes you from the green copper roofs, chateau style architecture, grand ballrooms and storied pasts to a culinary journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Indulge in delicious Saskatoon berry compote, delectable and distinctively Canadian tea sandwiches including Montreal Smoked Meat and Lobster Rolls, and in-house baked sweets.
To begin, guests select their preferred choice of Fairmont fine tea blend. My favorite continues to be the Fairmont Earl Grey and the 1907 Centennial Blend of kenmare, malty assam and a touch of earl grey. If you prefer to add a little bourbon, we highly recommend the Maple Leaf Cocktail – a cocktail made with Maple Maple (black tea with notes of caramel), Canadian bourbom, maple syrup, lime and apple.
The Canadian journey begins with Maple Panna Cotta, Wild Berry and Oka Scone Saskatoon served with berry compote and birch syrup Chantilly.
Presented in Royal Doulton is a tower of savouries. There is a lot to choose from and everything is so delicious. It is hard to pick which one to try first.
Maple Foie Gras Tourtiere – miniature confit duck savory pie from Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac ; an elevated Calagary Stampede corn dog made with Wagyu beef, blue corn grits and tomato relish from Fairmont Palliser; Lobster Roll from New Brunswick; to the Mini West Coast Club – Dungeness crab, smoked salmon, side stripe prawns, smoked oyster and albacore tuna from our very own Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. And don’t forget the iconic Montreal Smoked Meat from Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal and the Peameal Bacon Sandwich made with Canadian bacon and Ontario Cheddar from Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
The food continues with the presentation of sweet. The treats are presented on a Canadian map. Chocolate dipped Nanaimo Bars from Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC, Canadian Mini Donuts, Crispy Beaver Tails from Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa and more.
Canada 150 Afternoon Tea is available between May 1 to September 3, 2017. $59 per person. Children’s menu $29.50 per child (ages 12 and under). Daily sittings 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
The portion is substantial although all miniature in size. It is artfully crafted and has many great options in both savoury and sweet treats.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver History Tidbit:
Canadian Pacific Railway opened this Hotel Vancouver in 1888. The second build was in 1916. The present Hotel Vancouver first opened its doors in 1939, on the eve of the Royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The hotel was built in a grand Italianate revival style, and was considered one of the great hotels of the British Empire. A meeting place for Vancouver society.
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6