H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge — The Westin Bayshore’s acclaimed destinations for sophisticated comfort food, signature artisan cocktails, refined afternoon tea service, and more — welcome the return of spring with special events and menus that reflect the season’s finest.
Boasting sweeping views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains, The Westin Bayshore is a prime vantage point from which to marvel at the year’s most beautiful season.
H Tasting Lounge, located on the hotel’s lobby level, heralds spring with a creative afternoon tea service paying homage to Vancouver’s iconic Cherry Blossom Festival. From April 6 to 28, H complements its classic afternoon tea service with a limited-time “Sakuras in Bloom” fresh sheet boasting Japanese elevations. Two special tea blends from Tealeaves — the savoury Tencha Matcha High Energy; and the aromatic, lightly sweet Cherry Blossom Green — are accompanied by fresh-baked scones with house-made condiments, prosciutto croissant and smoked-salmon tea sandwiches, Japanese red-bean pancakes, and matcha mochi balls.
Two exquisite, handcrafted cocktails are served during dinner service, and weekend afternoon tea service from April 6 to 28 to help you sip in the season. For an energizing concoction, opt for the gin-based Midori Kokonattsu, infused with the flavours of matcha, coconut, and white chocolate. Or, indulge in the 5 Centimeters a Second cocktail, combining pisco, lemon, cherry blossom, and green tea. The name of this fruit-forward libation was inspired by the average length of time it takes for a Cherry Blossom petal to fall from the tree branch.
H Tasting Lounge’s tea service is offered on weekends from 12 to 5pm for $55 per person. Dinner service is daily from 5pm until midnight. For reservations, visit htastinglounge.com or call 604.691.6962.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar sets a new standard for indulgence with its family-friendly Easter brunch buffet. On Sunday, April 21, from noon to 3pm, children will thrill to an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself (handing out treats, of course!) while everyone heaps their plates with dozens of hot and cold temptations.
Have your fill and then some, with chef-supervised “action stations” offering the likes of H2’s famous rotisserie chicken, prime rib, ham with pineapple chutney, and design-your-own fondue and s’mores bars. Also available: a selection of fresh seafood (including mussels, clams, smoked salmon, and prawns), eggs Benedict, double-smoked bacon, banana-bread pancakes, Buddha bowls, assorted dim sum, a wide array of desserts, and much more.
Live music (courtesy of Siegel Entertainment) and bellinis prepared tableside will elevate the festive mood. Be a part of one of H2’s most popular events for only $69 (adults) and $35 (children 6 – 12). Free to children 5 and under. To reserve your table, visit h2restaurant.com or call 604.691.6966.
Evoking the glamour of early 20th-century Hollywood, H Tasting Lounge offers internationally-influenced tasting plates, an impressive list of international wine and champagne, rare cognacs, 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 every weekend. htastinglounge.comAbout 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