For many of us, we like to live lavishly but can’t always afford the price tag that comes with the lifestyle.
It’s tough when you feel like Beyoncé on the inside, but you need to control your spending in order to keep it real on the outside.
That being said, when you come across experiences that can afford you the best of both worlds – it’s important to make note of them, and the $35-per-person Afternoon Tea at Bacchus is definitely one of them.
Enjoying this tea while surrounded by the elegant decor of cherrywood, fresh flowers, and oversized velvet seating makes the overall experience something truly memorable, and it’s a unique activity to partake in.
The luxury hotel offers Afternoon Tea on weekends between 2 and 4 pm in its cozy lounge, or larger parties can be booked in the restaurant’s private room for celebrations.
Afternoon Tea starts out with your choice of eight kinds of tea. Guests can pick from traditional black tea blends, india estate black tea, scented green tea, and herbal infusions from Tealeaves, a luxury blender.
The tea is great, but if we’re being honest, the real showstopper is the three-tiered tower of goodies that gets placed before you. This spread is enough to take anyone with a even a slight sweet tooth’s breath away.
With two of each item, this is a fabulous way to catchup and have a reunion or enjoy a one-on-one celebration with friends or loved ones.
The epic selection offered here includes some delicate, glorious finger sandwiches – yes, the kind that arrive with no crust just like your mom used to make you. The varieties include the traditional cucumber and cream cheese, shrimp, salmon and cream cheese, egg salad, and chicken salad.
The top two tiers have a plethora of sweet treats, including freshly-made Chocolate Éclairs, English Fruit Cake, Mini Bakewell Tarts, Lemon Chiffon with White Chocolate Ganache, Seasonal Fruit Tartlets, Macarons, and Scones served with Devonshire Cream and Fruit Preserves.
Guests at Bacchus can opt for the slightly-more expensive Royal Afternoon Tea, which is served along with a Glass of Sparkling, Blue Mountain, Brut, or a Kir Royal, which is a cocktail made of crème de cassis topped with champagne.
Whether you’re coming in for a special occasion, or are simply feeling bad and boujee, Bacchus makes it really easy to settle down and enjoy the royal treatment – mostly because it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to do so.
Bacchus serves Afternoon Tea on weekends between 2 for 4pm.
Address: Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver