Today I was invited to a sneak peek of the new Carnival themed tea set which will debut to the public on May 20th, 2019. Trump Hotel Vancouver is one of the later entrants to the afternoon tea scene in Vancouver, serving their first set in the summer of 2017. Ever since that time, they have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the only venues in the city to consistently offer new and exciting themed tea sets every couple of months.
This time the team at Trump Hotels, led by executive pastry chef Fumiko Moreton, really took this season’s theme to a whole new level. The Carnival tea set is housed in a large working carousel display that will surely please any Instagram feed. Beyond the visual aesthetics, the food selection is well suited for the theme and tastes delicious. In my opinion, it’s a tea set that does warrant the higher price tag. Moreover, the elements in the tea sets are rarely recycled from season to season which makes it very exciting for guests who have already tried their afternoon tea in the past. Even the scones have a seasonal twist to them; this season features fun rainbow colored ones along with their signature matcha flavoured ones. I would recommend this new Carnival afternoon tea to both a first-time or revisiting guest of the hotel.
Until our next tea date!
Carvinal Afternoon Tea $65/person
Luxury Birdcage Version $118/person includes the above plus a glass of champagne and a special dessert box.
From May 20th – July 21, 2019 | Everyday 12 pm – 4 pm
A: 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6
T: (604) 979-8888
Take advantage of the Trump Hotel Vancouver’s “Be Our Guest Program”
Experience 3 different afternoon tea sets in a year and you will automatically be invited to the hosted premier launches of two upcoming afternoon tea creations and meet pastry chef Fumiko in person.
There are two entrances to the hotel from street level. One is on West Georgia and the other is from the back alley. The West Georgia entrance only accommodates guests arriving on foot. For those arriving on foot, go to the back alley and you will find valet service or a sheltered parking lot for $18/day.
This season the scones have been updated to reflect the fun carnival theme. Rainbown colored funfetti scones are offered alongside mini pretzels and their signature matcha scones. The condiments are homemade clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry and rhubarb jam.
All the tea served during tea time are high quality loose leaf tea from TWG. There are 11 blacks, 3 Roiboos, 6 green and 1 herbal one to choose from.
Scrumptious savory selections include: baked oysters, duck poutine, smoked salmon dill mini cone, corndog and watercress egg salad sandwich. To my knowledge, this is the only tea set in town that offers oysters.
The salted caramel popcorn cream puff was my favourite item. It was the perfect balance between salty and sweet. Notice how all the treats are of a descent size, not teeny tiny.
The same afternoon tea set is also offered in a birdcage display with a glass of champagne and a special dessert box for $118.
Disclosure: All drinks and food were complimentary. All opinions are my own.