If you’re familiar with downtown Vancouver, you’ve probably noticed the 62-storey building located just off of Robson Street – aka the tallest building in Vancouver. For those who aren’t, that tall glass building is the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. It’s elegant ambiance is enhanced by a restaurant (Market by Jean-Georges) and Xi Shi Lounge, located in the lobby.
Xi Shi Lounge is popular for its afternoon tea and evening cocktails. However, of all the times I’ve been to the Shangri-La or the Market, I’ve never seen the lounge this busy. As a part of dine-out Vancouver, Xi Sha is hosting Chinese Afternoon Tea. For $38, dinners are treated a choice of tea as well as selection of savoury items and pastries. The tea service includes loose-leaf tea or you can opt for premium Chinese blossoming tea for an additional $5 per person. (Or treat yourself to some sparkling wine Blue Mountain Brut should you so choose for $11 or a glass of champagne for $29.)