Last month, I was invited to experience the new Frozen Enchantment afternoon tea set for the 2019-2020 winter season at the Trump Champagne Lounge. The establishment, located in the glamorous neighborhood that is Coal Harbour in Vancouver, consistently offers a new themed tea set every season. (Read about my other tea experiences at Trump Hotel this year: Summer Picnic Afternoon Tea, Fall School of Magic Afternoon Tea)
On each of my visits I am impressed by the exciting new elements that are introduced in each new tea set. Only a few of the most popular pieces are recycled from the previous sets. This season, even the display is refreshed with a winter white tree set on a real wood serving board. It's oh so festive!
We started with the lounge's signature Matcha scone and this season's new cranberry scone served with clotted cream, lemon curd, strawberry and rhubarb jam.
The savouries included: roasted spiced duck slider, smoked salmon on pumpernickel, poppy seed tea sandwich, Waldorf salad, mushroom quiche, and corn cream croquette. They were all of a smaller size - save room for dessert!
The dessert pieces are where the tea sets at Trump really shine. The creativity and artistry of each piece really impresses me. I like to start with something lighter like the warm eggnog tea. It's topped with a very creamy whipped topping - so delicious!
This dessert made to resemble a realistic looking snow capped mountain is really a white Valrhona Chocolate and yuzu mousse and mango compote cake. It's one of my favourite pieces for the taste and construction.
The snowflake macaron is packaged neatly in a small plastic bag and hung onto the tree brand. I think it's such a creative way to display a macaron during the holiday season! I am reminded that I can do something like this one day with my own macaron creations.
There are plenty of sweets to choose from and if you can't finish, these chocolate lace lollipops and tree cake pops can be conveniently packed up to go.
I really enjoyed this new winter tea set at Trump Hotel Vancouver. The price point of this set is a little higher than others that are offered in the city but as you can tell, the details on the treats are pretty impressive. The taste and quality of the food is also reflective of the higher price position. I think you will enjoy this one as well this winter season.
- The lounge is a beautiful bright space.
- The sweets in the set are specially designed with intricate details.
- High quality food selection.
- Ability to order cocktail and other appetizers offered on the lounge menu.
Alcoholic Beverages: Yes, available to order from the bar.
Winter Frozen Enchantment Afternoon Tea Set: December 7th - March 21, 2020
Hours: Afternoon Tea: daily, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
A: 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6
T: (604) 979-8885
R: Book here
All drinks and food were complimentary. All opinions are my own.