Wednesday, January 15, 2020

RAINCOUVER: Hotel Vancouver embraces rainy season with a twist on afternoon tea

This week could have been called Snowcouver in Vancouver, but whatever the title, any weather is a fine time for tea. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Notch8 restaurant is hosting a special tea this winter called Raincouver Afternoon Tea -- it's a playful twist on traditional afternoon tea. 

The menu, created by the hotel's in-house pastry shop under Chef de Cuisine Dennis Peckham, includes delectable savory fare, scones and sweets -- and of course, tea. For those with tiny tots, there is a Children's Tea with kid-friendly finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. 

Raincouver Afternoon Tea is served now through April 12, 2020 in the Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, located off the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 

Service is Wednesday through Sunday, with seatings at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Adults $65 ($50 US), Children 6-12 $32.50 ($25US) and ages 5 and under complimentary. Reservations at 604.662.1900 or booked online.

Raincouver Afternoon Tea Menu

Wild Rice Veloute
Puff rice, pine oil

Citrus Brioche
Blueberry Scone
Clotted cream, strawberry preserve


Beet Cured Salmon
Spring salmon, red beets, cucumber, citrus aioli

Mushrooms and Bannock
Creamed mushrooms, arugula, fried bannock

Crab Profiterole
Dungeness crab, green apple, smoke roe, fennel

Seared Bison
Spice rubbed bison, whipped cream cheese, pickled berries

Venison and Pemmican
Cured venison, foie gras pemmican mousse, toasted hazelnuts


Chocolate Mud Tart
Dark chocolate pastry shell, chocolate cremeux, chocolate ganache, chocolate soil

Rainbow Shortbread
Multi-color butter shortbread cookie

Wild Berry Rain Drop
Rain drop macaron shell, wild berry curd

Rain Puddle
Sweet bun, apricot filling

Umbrella Cupcake
Vanilla cupcake, raspberry cream, umbrella crisp

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