Creative Pastries, Scones and Fancy Sandwiches at the Nutcracker Tea at Trump
While Toronto has changed the name of it’s Trump Hotel, Vancouver’s Arthur Erickson-designed 63-storey tour still bears the controversial name. It was developed, Holborn Group, and not run by the Trump family, so, despite my extreme dislike for Trump and his “policies and views”,, so I put that aside and thought about all the lot of hard working and talented people here, so when invited, I accepted the invite and checked out their Nutcracker Tea in the Champagne Lounge.
The lounge was so festive; lots of nutcrackers around the room, and a gorgeous Christmas tree in the entrance. The tea they serve is TWG, a brand I really enjoy, and I went for a floral-style, although there are many worthy offerings.
The tea did take some time to arrive, which was fine as my girlfriend and I had a lot to catch up on, and once it arrived we could see why. There’s so many details in all of the offerings and everything is super fresh. I’ve had many an afternoon tea that might arrive promptly, but you can tell the sandwiches and items have been pre-made and some of then have started to dry out. Not the case here.
House baked scones, included a Christmas morning scone, with holiday spices, and cheddar and chive scones with devonshire cream, homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam and a tasty lemon curd.
Finger sandwiches vary, but this time it was a smoked salmon and dill sandwich, and an egg salad roll, and we loved the beet and goat cheese cone, duck empanada and roasted beef slider; it’s nice to see something different on the table.
The pastries where superb, tiny mice, a cassis and valhrhona chocolate ganache, a battenberg cake, snow ball cheese cake pops and more, all inspired by the dance of the sugarplum ferry!
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