Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I invited Marc Smith to afternoon tea in Richmond. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, in the spirit and tradition of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, offers an afternoon tea service along with a seasonal Mistletoe Tea.
Fairmont YVR Mistletoe Tea
Throughout the month of December, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Adults $42 | Children 6 – 12 $21
This seasonal twist on our traditional Afternoon Tea includes festive fare specially created by our pastry shop for the holidays. Tempting sweets, house made scones and delicate finger sandwiches are all sure to delight this holiday season.
After making our tea selection (we both opted for the peppermint) we sat and watched planes arrive at gates as the winter sun lit up the snow-capped north shore mountains in the distance.
Cinnamon & Raisin with Pumpkin Seed Scones with Devonshire Cream & Strawberry Jam
Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Carpaccio & Freshly Grated Horseradish on Rye, Cinnamon Pear, Apple & Candied Pecan with FVA Honey Butter on Sourdough, House Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Cranberry Mayo on Cranberry Loaf sandwiches
Cherry & Rum Chocolate Cone, Home Made Fruit Cake, Eggnog & Nutmeg Cheesecake, Spiced Pumpkin Tart
I had both smoked salmon sandwiches, as Marc isn’t a fan of salmon, and he enjoyed the two cinnamon, apple and pear. We devoured the scones, with two helpings of Devonshire Cream, and by the time we got to the dessert tier our bellies were full of treats and tea so I had to get the cheesecake morsels to go.
While Mistletoe Tea will only be around until the end of December, Afternoon Tea is served year-round. Tea service includes exclusively blended Fairmont teas, petit sandwiches, tasty pastries, house-made scones and fresh strawberries with Devonshire cream. Those seeking a twist on tradition can compliment their Afternoon Tea experience with a signature tea based cocktails.
Fairmont YVR Afternoon Tea Contest
The Fairmont has offered up a gift certificate for one lucky winner and three guests to enjoy afternoon tea. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, December 27, 2013. Follow the Fairmont Vancouver Airport on Facebook and Twitter. All ages may enjoy afternoon tea. Gift certificate must be used by December 31, 2014.
Update The winner is Katherine!