CHECKMATE: NOTCH8 AT FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER INTRODUCES ‘GRIFFIN’S GAMBIT’ AFTERNOON TEA
– New Themed Tea Transports Guests to a Period of Glamour and Game –
Vancouver’s beloved Afternoon Tea destination, Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, will launch its next themed Afternoon Tea service, ‘Griffin’s Gambit,’ beginning on Friday, June 3.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has a long-standing tradition for Afternoon Tea, and this next iteration is inspired by the glorious and gritty game of Chess and pays homage to the coming of age series that captivated audiences around the world. For the very first time, Notch8 has partnered with Vancouver-based Koncept Designs to re-imagine the tea room, where visions of life-size rooks, pawns, bishops and more will hang from the ceiling and walls, setting an inspiring backdrop for delicious tea service.
Griffin’s Gambit Afternoon Tea will be available from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, September 4 with ‘matches’ held every Friday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. The special Afternoon Tea Menu is available for $69 per person ($34.50 children 12 and under), and begins with a selection of Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, along with sweet and savoury bites such as Aged Cheddar and Buttermilk Scones with strawberry preserve and crème fraîche, Dungeness Crab Corn Custard Tart, Chilled Fraser Valley Chicken Finger Sandwich, and Emperor Ham and Deviled Egg. Sweets include Manchester Custard Tart, Victoria Trifle, and edible chess pieces. Specialty cocktails and wines are available as optional add-ons to the experience.
The Griffin’s Gambit Afternoon Tea at Notch8 is available Friday through Sunday from June 3 to September 4 with three daily seatings at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are now available and can be made online. Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations are strongly encouraged. Afternoon Tea is also available as a to-go option every Saturday and Sunday with pick-ups at 12:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. Advance booking is required and can be made online.
Guests planning to check-in to check out the new themed Afternoon Tea can reserve Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s ‘Lights, Camera, Vacation’ offer inclusive of 20% off accommodation for stays through 2022.
Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar pays homage to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific Railway. Featuring regional fare that includes new favourites and prized dishes, cocktails made popular during pre and post-prohibition times, as well as an extensive wine list. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, lounge, weekend brunch, and afternoon tea, offering themed afternoon teas with a playful twist on the classic tradition. Changing quarterly, past themes include Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Old World Carnival, and Silver Screen Hollywood. | notch8-dining.com
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where the intimate equally coexist with the infinite – an unrivaled portfolio of more than 80 extraordinary hotels where grand moments of life, heartfelt pleasures and personal milestones are celebrated and remembered long after any visit. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of its destinations – places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. fairmont.com | all.accor.com | group.accor.com
Media release and image provided by Kaylyn Storey, Fairmont Hotels.