Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the magical land of sweets with a Nutcracker themed afternoon tea for the holidays. Delivering a playful twist on traditional afternoon tea, the Private Dining Room sets the stage with holiday décor and vintage story books, though the focus is sure to be on the decadent themed fare served on a Christmas tree tier.

Guests begin by selecting their preferred choice of Fairmont’s Lot 35 Tea to sip on, with the Creamy Earl Grey – a black tea with cornflower petals and delicious cream flavour – being a favorite of servers and guests alike.

The culinary experience starts with a Porcini Mushroom Hot Cocoa topped with bitter chocolate marshmallow, followed by Ginger Mont Blanc Babka and Fruitcake Scone served with clotted cream, marmalade and black cassis curd. Savoury items include the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ with candy cane stripe beetroot, goat cheese and pine dust, the ‘Clara’ made of duck confit, umeboshi plums, crepe, scallion and accented with ink lace, a ‘Mother Ginger’ with ginger gravlax, cucumber, herb neufchatel on rye bread, and the ‘Drosselmeyer’ featuring mustard orange honey turkey, stuffing, brussel sprout leaves and smoked cranberry. Sweet treats from the in-house Pastry Shop complete the Afternoon Tea with items like the ‘Mouse King’ a salted caramelia on cocao sable, the ‘Nutcracker Prince’ a Christmas cake chestnut drum, ‘The Ballerina’ a Victoria sponge on a speculoos cookie with raspberry cream, ‘The Soldier’ a peppermint patty covered in dark chocolate, and the ‘Snow Queen’ a cranberry pistachio almond nougat.

For tiny tots, a Children’s Tea is offered with kid-friendly tea sandwiches, scones, and other delicious sweets. Additionally, Notch8 is pleased to offer options catering to guests with specific dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, as well as dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan diets with advanced notice at time of booking.

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea runs from November 21st – December 31st, 2019, (excluding Dec. 24th & 25th), with daily sittings at 11AM, 1PM & 3PM. Adults $79, Children $39.5 (ages 12 & under).

For more information, please call the Festive Line at 604-647-0517 or email Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at opentable here. Since 2016, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has offered themed afternoon teas with a playful twist on the classic tradition. Changing quarterly, past themes include Spice Merchant Tea, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Old World Carnival, and Enchanted Forest.

About Fairmont                                                         
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

Media release and image provided by Abbey Vogt, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
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