Prideful indulgences are served at H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge with a tiki-themed brunch buffet and liberating libation
This August long weekend, H2 Rotisserie & Bar proudly introduces a brunch experience unlike any other in Vancouver.
Starting on August 4, H2 is launching a colourful Sunday Luau Brunch menu as a nod to Vancouver’s vibrant Pride Festival, and as an homage to the property’s original Polynesian eatery Trader Vic’s.
The Sunday Luau Brunch series introduces dynamic flavours of Hawaii and the Philippines into the spread by featuring the likes of Pineapple BBQ Ribs; Huli Huli Chicken with banana-leaf-garlic shrimp; ‘Loco Moco’ fried mahi mahi with sweet rice and wasabi mayo; and vegan-friendly Beyond Meat ‘Waikiki’ meatballs with soy-ginger glaze. Refreshing lighter fare includes prawn ceviche, a selection of creative salads, and a build-your-own Açai Bowl bar. These mouth-watering elevations rotate weekly and complement H2’s brunch buffet staples for those who prefer to stick with traditional Western options.
Make your meal complete with a line-up of tiki-inspired cocktails, including the Punch Drunk cocktail (featuring three types of rum, peach schnapps, pomegranate syrup, and pineapple and orange juices), and end the journey with indulgent desserts such as guava cake and banana spring rolls.
The Sunday Luau Brunch runs every Sunday beginning August 4, from noon to 3pm. Live music performances, tiki-themed décor, and complimentary valet parking make the experience complete. $39 for adults; $12.50 for children ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under. To make your reservation, visit h2restaurant.com or call 604.691.6966.
The hotel’s elegant seaside oasis, H Tasting Lounge (HTL), favoured for its hand-crafted cocktails and local tasting plates, honours Pride by introducing a new addition to its line-up of signature concoctions. The Freedom Fizz ($15), crafted by Premium Bartender Chiara Fung, features rum, spiced vanilla syrup, lemon juice, soda, and vegan foamer, creating a balanced, citrus-forward sip. This creation tributes the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, where this year’s WorldPride festival was held. The Stonewall riots, while devastating, were instrumental in spurring the gay liberation movement for LGBT rights in the United States. Available from August 3 – 31, The Freedom Fizz celebrates liberation, expression, and freedom. Proceeds from drink sales will be donated to the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.
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 H Tasting Lounge
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 every weekend. htastinglounge.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