Monday, September 21, 2015

Coffee and desserts at Notch8

Notch8 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato After a disappointing dinner at Tableau, we drifted over to the Fairmont Vancouver for dessert, hoping to introduce our dining buddies to the interesting Grand Marnier Souffle we had had at Notch8. Alas, the dessert menu (at the bottom of the bar-lounge menu) had long since changed to a basically $10 everything list.

We were seated at a different location in the surprisingly expansive restaurant, and got to see a little bit more of the interior. Each turn of a corner takes you into a different ambiance, making Notch8 a surprisingly versatile dining location.

Lemon Curd Tart ($10) candied peel, vanilla crémeux
  • Average sized lemon tart. Barely any sharp tartness, which may be disappointing to some.
  • Bitter peels and vanilla cream were totally worthless as a result, and I really didn't need to pay for them, did I?
  • Nowhere close to the excellent tart at Tartine so I'm gonna have to rate this one at no more than $6. But you're at the Fairmont, so I suppose a couple of extra dollars are expected.
  • Burnt-sugar crème brûlée top.
Summer Berry Pudding ($10) vanilla bean ice cream, honey tuille
  • Yup, it's pudding all right. Absolutely soaking in sweet berry syrup. So sweet you might want to temper it with the ice cream.
  • Otherwise pretty tasty. Definitely a 2-3 person sharing portion based on the sweetness.
Coffee ($5.50)
  • This gets you a POT which has probably 3 mugs in it.
  • Better than Starbucks, AND you get to have it in a much nicer space. Next time you're thinking of a quiet place to read or get work done, try asking to be tucked away somewhere quiet, deep inside Notch8.

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