By Gurleen Boparai
As we get ready to embrace fall weather and everything pumpkin spice, it is a bittersweet moment as it also means saying goodbye to Summer 2017 and its delicious food.
Here are five Vancouver summer eats you can only get for a little longer.
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Vancouverites have been enamoured by Market Jean-Georges Rose All Day Brunch Series. Executive Chef Nakano has given brunch classic his own unique twist such as the vegetarian Croque Monsieur that uses seared cauliflower instead of ham. At Rose All Day, there are no brunch mimosas, but instead choose from six different rose cocktails including the widely popular Rose Popsicle. A refreshing house-made fruit juice popsicle is paired with Ruffino sparkling champagne to create the drink of summer 2017.
Address: Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel, 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Take a culinary trip across Canada in Notch 8’s stunning lounge for their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. Indulge in Buttery Lobster Rolls from Nova Scotia and famous Montreal Smoked Meat. For sweets, you will be taken to Lake Louise as you take a bite of the Wild Berry Tart. Also featured is Victoria’s popular Nanaimo bar – decadent layers of chocolate, coconut and vanilla cream. All of your delectable savoury and sweet eats are served on a classic three tier plate stand and the sweets are adorned with red accents! There are three seatings, 11am, 1pm and 3pm up until September 17, 2017.
Address: 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
On Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm, Beta 5 Chocolates has been scooping up ice cream sundaes as part of their summer Ice Cream Socials. However, each sundae flavour will be available on that specific day only. This years social has included flavours like Grapefruit Champagne, Raspberry Earl Grey and just this past weekend – Peach Cobbler. There are still four more sundae flavours to go until 2017’s ice cream social comes to an end.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Seasonal treats from Thierry
Tucked along Alberni street is a decadent little patisserie called Thierry that offers a little taste of Paris to Vancouverites. Thierry strives to use only the best quality ingredients; therefore, their fresh blueberry and red berry tart often sell out as they are delicious. The locally sourced berries are full of flavour and perfectly sweet pairing well with the pastry cream and almond sable crust. As berry season comes to an end, the these fresh tarts will only be available for a few more weeks before they are gone till the next berry season.
Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
With rainy days just around the corner, it is imperative that everyone takes advantage of the sun-filled Vancouver days. Rosewood Hotel’s stunning garden terrace restaurant, Reflections, has dazzled diners with their refreshing summer cocktails like the watermelon smash and the turquoise coloured Reflections Blue Ice Tea. Take your squad for a glamourous weekend brunch and indulge in fancy Avocado Toast that is topped with house made sun-dried tomato kalamata olive tapenade, pickled shallots and arugula. After September 10, Reflections will only be open for dinner service, so if you are wanting to try their summer brunch and lunch menus, you still have time.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Gurleen Boparai is creator and content creator for the Vancouver-based lifestyle blog, Pink Tea Latte. As a pastry obsessed recent graduate from UBC, Gurleen is determined to try every bakery within a 50 kilometre radius of Vancouver. You can always count on Gurleen to have a smile on her face and matcha latte in hand. You can follow along with all of her adventures over on Pink Tea Latte. Twitter // Instagram