Where: Vancouver, British Columbia Style: Modern Whimsy Tea Selection: 30+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Saturday-Sunday 11:00, 12:45, 2:30 or 4:15 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 604-558-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $36 High Tea Destination Tea Tip: Though plans are in the works to renovate the space, currently Soirette’s afternoon tea seating is limited to about five tables, so be sure to reserve your teatime well in advance.
Destination Tea Notes: Knowing we would only be in Vancouver for a few days, the pressure was on to choose our destination teas wisely. After much research, we reserved our tea with Soirette, a pastry boutique specializing in housemade macarons that also serves high tea on the weekends. Soirette offers a tempting array of teas (thankfully the six of us were each given our own pot, allowing us to sample several), homemade savories, scones and sweets that fuse Asian and French cuisines, and a menu that utilizes seasonal, local ingredients: yes, yes and yes! This we enjoyed in a sleek setting punctuated by pops of bright color. If I were a Vancouverite, I would be a repeat Soirette customer, especially to sample their seasonal tea menus.