The Westin Bayshore’s H Tasting Lounge and H2 Rotisserie & Bar are lively urban oases that hotel guests and city dwellers alike have come to know for imaginative cuisine, stellar cocktail programs, and expertly curated selections of local craft beers, wines and spirits. H and H2 continue to shine brightly in the fall, when patrons seek to be spoiled and sated in a warming, welcoming environment. Combining familiar favourites and adventurous new creations, H and H2 proudly unveil their fresh fall menus, promising something to entice everyone who visits.
H Tasting Lounge
Named for aviation legend Howard Hughes, H’s art-deco interior and international menu are a tribute to the decadence of Hughes’ heyday and his globetrotting adventures. Chef Alex Mok has created a new roster of Asian- and European-inspired small plates that spotlight local, sustainable ingredients, including a poké taco of Oceanwise ahi tuna, mango salsa, and crispy wonton; Sicilian olives marinated in jalapeno, garlic, and citrus; Kushiyaki grilled skewers (soy-sake chicken, ginger-garlic beef, and cumin lamb); and Bayshore oysters baked with pancetta, mushroom, celery, and wasabi mayo. For groups (or the decision-averse), the “Tasting Tour” delivers four diverse dishes for only $49. And from 7 to 9pm daily, H’s “Happier Hour” offers a selection of savoury temptations beginning at only $4, plus $5 beer and wines, $8 signature cocktails made with premium spirits, and a bartender’s choice sparkling of the day. Fan favourites like the Baked Alaska and Crêpes Suzette will stick around, along with the ever-popular afternoon tea service, available on weekends from 12 to 5pm.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Renowned for its home-style comfort food and dedication to promoting local breweries, distilleries and wineries (including many selections on tap), H2 heralds the arrival of fall with chef Caitlin Mark’s hearty new indulgences — as well as lighter fare — for both lunch and dinner. In addition to long-time favourites (including H2’s incomparable organic Maple Hill Farms rotisserie chicken), the restaurant introduces new items, including certified Angus beef carpaccio; the ‘Beyond Delicious’ burger (made with the Beyond Meat vegetarian patty); ‘Flex for Me’ Vancouver Island mussels (steamed in BC’s own Howling Moon Dry Apple Cider); Oceanwise Pacific King salmon and Pacific ling cod; all-new desserts; and much more.
About H Tasting Lounge and Bar
Evoking the glamour of early 20th-century Hollywood, during the heyday of iconic billionaire Howard Hughes, H Tasting Lounge offers internationally-influenced cuisine, an impressive French and Italian wine list, rare cognacs, an extensive champagne list, and creative cocktails. The elegant art deco-inspired space, designed by LIV Interiors, has been honoured with three awards from the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia. H Tasting Lounge is open daily for dinner service from 5pm until late, and for afternoon tea service on weekends from 12 to 5pm, with live music acts performed every weekend. htastinglounge.com
About H2 Rotisserie & Bar
H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s bustling open kitchen emphasizes fresh local ingredients — including organic, free-range rotisserie chicken from Maple Hill Farms — while its bar features top Vancouver microbrews, cocktails using regionally distilled spirits, and BC wines on tap. H2’s Sunday Supper Series and rotating Fresh Sheets promote family-style dining, while the room is kept lively with chef-led cooking classes, Happy Hour and “Reverse Happy Hour” specials, and an expansive weekend brunch buffet featuring live music. h2restaurant.com
About The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Located adjacent to Stanley Park along picturesque Coal Harbour, The Westin Bayshore is an ideal destination for business and leisure guests. The hotel’s 499 spacious guest rooms and suites feature stunning views over the water and the city. The resort-inspired property boasts one of the largest hotel conference centres in Western Canada, with 71,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, in addition to experience-enhancing facilities such as Vida Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, H2 Rotisserie & Bar, and H Tasting Lounge. Wellness programs include WestinWORKOUT, RunWESTIN, BikeWESTIN and Liquid Yoga. westinbayshore.com
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