Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Introduces New Afternoon Tea Menu and Chocolate Lab Dessert Lounge
It’s no secret that Notch8 restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street) likes to serve creative and unconventional menus for afternoon tea – past themes include Enchanted Forest and Games of classic societies.
The dining establishment’s latest offering is scientific: a Chocolate Laboratory afternoon tea set ($59 per person, plus tax and tip) suitable for the most extreme chocolate addicts, which runs until the 28 April from Thursday to Sunday.
Customers start with their choice of Fairmont Lot 35 tea, which includes everything from blacks to greens to herbs. For more boozy options, opt for one of its lab cocktails, like the Swinging Clock (Empress Gin, simple syrup, lemon, and tonic) or the Alchemist (Collingwood, Chambord, maple syrup, lemon, and bitters ).
On the menu side, chocolate is the center of attention. It’s sweet from the start: creme brulee s’mores, triple chocolate and white chocolate raspberry scones.
Savory bites like Chocolate BLT (with Chocolate-Apple Bacon, Tomato in Wine, and Cranberry Bread), Cocoa Gravlax (Mascarpone with Lemon and Chives), and Red Radish Covered in Chocolate Butter (with Sea Salt) will be served.
The chocolate theme continues in the final dish: the desserts. Satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate waffles, golden chocolate shortbread, chocolate-jaffa cake, red velvet cream puffs and popcorn brownies.
Along with the new afternoon tea menu, Notch8 also unveiled its new Chocolate Laboratory dessert lounge (open Friday and Saturday nights).
Custom-built floor-to-ceiling chocolate-covered walls surround the space where guests can sip chocolate-themed cocktails, like Cocoa Combustion (Earl Gray Lot 35 tea, crème de cacao, Kraken spiced rum, and lemon) .
Desserts like Liquid Matter (made with dark chocolate cake, peanut brittle pieces, chocolate meringue, peanut butter ice cream, and melted chocolate) and Truffle Specimens (flavors include goat cheese and lime, and olive oil and chipotle) are on the menu.
We don’t know about you, but it sounds like a mad scientist created the treats.
Reservations can be made online.