Game On Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Notch8 has tumbled into the imaginative world of classic board games to deliver a playful twist on traditional afternoon tea, and starting this October, guests will be able to put their ‘pinkies up’ on Friday evenings at Game Night Tipsy Tea. The Private Dining Room of Notch8 Restaurant & Bar plays host with vintage décor including time-honoured game boards, custom tabletop trivia cards, and retro prints. Though the decadent themed tea fare, served on a unique bookshelf tier, may monopolize players’ attention.

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Guests begin by selecting their preferred choice of Fairmont’s new Lot 35 Tea to sip on, although the Creamy Earl Grey – a black tea with cornflower petals and a wickedly delicious cream flavour – has become a fast favorite of servers and guests alike. Anyone looking to add a tipsy twist to their Afternoon Tea can select from four tea infused cocktails like the Miss Scarlet, made with Tanqueray Ten Gin, Rosebud Tea simple syrup, lemon juice, raspberry jam and egg whites.

Nostalgia at its best, Game Night Tipsy Tea offers an evening of competition, cocktails and delicious bites. Guests can play a quick game of Snakes & Ladders, steady their hand for Operation, or settle in to see where the Game of Life will take them. Tipsy Tea includes a tea tier of mouthwatering fare, LOT 35 Tea, and two cocktails per person. Guests must be 19+ years of age.

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Disclaimer: Should guests choose to partake in a game of Monopoly, Notch8 takes no responsibility for any resulting feelings of animosity, ill will, or bickering matches between players, and a reminder the restaurant must close at 1AM.

The culinary experience starts with a chocolate chip scone, and an apple cinnamon scone served with clotted cream and berry compote. The savouries include a ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich made with ahi tuna, shrimp, olives poached eggs and baby potatoes, a Chess-nut Tart with candied chestnut, duck confit and chanterelle mushrooms, and a ‘King Me’ Double Stacked Blini with smoked salmon, caviar, herb cream cheese and baby dill. Sweet treats from the in-house Pastry Shop complete the game with items like a Double Domino Lemon Tart, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Aramena cherry served in a dark chocolate top hat, and a ‘Checkmate’ Battenberg Cake accompanied by a white chocolate chess piece.

For tiny tots, a Children's Tea is offered with kid-friendly tea sandwiches, scones, and other delicious sweets. Additionally, options catering to guests with specific diet-dependent conditions such as gluten- free, as well as dietary preferences like vegetarian and vegan diets are available with advance notice at time of booking.

Game On Afternoon Tea runs from September 20th – November 26th, 2017, with sittings Wednesdays – Sundays at 11AM, 1PM & 3PM. Adults $59, Children $29.5 (ages 12 & under).

Game Night Tipsy Tea runs Friday evenings from October 6th – November 17th, 2017, at 7PM. $75 per person. Guests must be 19+ years of age.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 604-662-1900, or online. For the past year, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has offered themed afternoon teas with a playful twist on the classic tradition. Changing quarterly, past themes include Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Old World Carnival, and Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale.

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