H Tasting Lounge Patio Now Open
Spring is about all things fresh and new. And in that spirit, H Tasting Lounge proudly unveils its beautiful new patio, which debuts alongside tempting all-new, seasonal menus.
H Tasting Lounge (HTL) — The Westin Bayshore Vancouver’s destination for a selection of curated cocktails complemented by locally-sourced tasting plates — has received widespread attention for its award-winning interior. Now, the art deco lounge boasts a newly opened seaside patio to complement the ambiance and timeless glamour of its dining room and bar; a vessel to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
RYE CHAI, Rye, mezcal, apricot liqueur, falernum, lemon, chai tea. This is what you drink after yoga class when your body parts are still knotted up after doing the downward duck – at least that’s what it looks like when I do it.
Like the lounge interior, H Tasting Lounge Patio was conceived by Liv Interiors.
Features of the dazzling 1,765-square-foot space include:
• capacity for 50 guests (seated)
• tables for parties of 2 to 4, plus four tables to accommodate larger groups of 6 to 8, featuring plush lounge seating
• a 30-foot fireplace feature that runs the length of the patio, for those unexpectedly cooler nights.
H Tasting Lounge’s patio location is perhaps the most enviable in the city, offering breathtaking views of the harbour and North Shore Mountains, with direct access to the Vancouver seawall.
BEET, Fennel, orange, cashew cream, pecan, rose salt – vegan fare at its finest
Taking centre stage is a line-up of creative libations crafted by HTL’s talented bartenders, Andrew Kong and Chiara Fung. Cocktails are classified by flavour profiles that include stirred & boozy, bubbly, shaken, punch-style, and martini, delighting all cocktail lovers’ palates. Think fresh, effervescent gins, aged rums, tea-infusions, and shareable punch bowls; every element of each beverage – from the glassware, to the cut of the ice and serving temperature – is thoughtfully crafted to get each sip just right. Try, for instance, the Metropolitan martini (vodka, vermouth, sumac kiwi, lime bitters) or the bold Opportune Moment stirred cocktail (Sparrow rum, brandy, sherry, smoke, bitters). Designated drivers and proud abstainers: we’ve got you covered too, with equally delicious spirit-free concoctions like Rolling Uphill (mountain berry tea, coconut, lime, soda) and Peaceful Garden (jasmine pearl tea, elderflower, lemon, edible rose pearl).
Lobster sandwich – order two because this is non-shareable!
HTL’s culinary creations are fresh, locally-sourced, and stripped of the extras – dishes are prepared in a style that is designed to complement the signature beverage program. The culinary team, led by Chef Shaun Maclean, looks no further than their own backyard to source the freshest ingredients from the bounty of the Vancouver seafood scene; each plate is infused with ingredients from local artisans like Two Rivers Specialty Meats, Uno Gelato, Gastown Organics, and more. HTL’s refined yet accessible menu includes continental bistro classics like chilled and raw seafood (prawns, mussels, clams), a daily oyster fresh sheet, carpaccios and tartares, Niçoise and wedge salads, and savoury tartines.
The raw fish offerings here are amazing as the flavours highlight the delicate flesh of the fish. HALIBUT, Yuzu vinaigrette, anjou pear, thyme, micro kale
The H Tasting Lounge Patio is open daily from 11:30am to midnight (weather permitting), with happy hour served daily from 5 to 7pm.
Visit htastinglounge.com for more information and to make reservations.