March 24, 2014

From Art to Tea x Xi Shi Lounge x Shangri-La Hotel

Artist in Residence afternoon tea service tasting at Xi Shi Lounge inside the Shangri-La Hotel on March 18, 2014.

Afternoon Tea Service | Xi Shi Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Shangri-La's Xi Shi lounge has added an "artful addition" to its daily afternoon tea service. Current artist in residence and renowned photographer Ron Smid showcases his celebrated collection, Canada: The Light on Our Land, exploring the diverse Canadian wilderness and its many landscapes. A passionate photographic purist, Smid uses a vintage 1936 large-format wooden camera to capture the elusive light on analogue film, without the use of digital technology or printing.

Afternoon Tea Service | Xi Shi Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Desserts on the top tier include baked blueberry yogurt, glazed pecan butter tart, cinnamon dusted doughnut with maple cream, and a Nanaimo bar. All were tasty and sweet, particularly the tart and yogurt.

Afternoon Tea Service | Xi Shi Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

A simple yet delicious highlight for everyone were the delightful crisp and moist scones with marzipan, whipped butter, and jam.

Afternoon Tea Service | Xi Shi Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

On the ground floor, the savouries featured some B.C. smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches with sauerkraut and dijon mustard on rye bread, Canadian cheddar grilled cheese with dijon mustard, and Nova Scotia lobster salad on toasted brioche. They were all rich, filling treats.

Afternoon Tea Service | Xi Shi Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Inspired by classic Canadian cuisine from coast to coast, the Artist in Residence afternoon tea service includes both savoury and sweet items and is on now until April 15th.

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