Notch8 – Datenight

Last week was a bit rough for me, as I was swamped with school work and mourning the death of a loved one. On Saturday, I decided to go on a date with one of my best friends just to get my mind off of all that. We did a little research, made a reservation and ended up at Notch8 Restaurant in the Fairmont hotel Vancouver.

The food was exquisite, the ambience was warm and welcoming, the service was good, there was live music; my evening was made!
I found the menu really interesting because of the way the meals were named. I had a fun time guessing what the food could actually be, based on the given name.

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Pineapple Cucumber & Mango Colada
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Crab & Shrimp Risotto
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Impression of Monet’s “Water Lilies”

Towards the end of dinner, I noticed this small room in the corner and was so curious to find out what it was used for. From my seat, I could see an old fashion red telephone booth, one of Britains cultural icons and I had to take a picture of it and in it.
The room looked like England, and then I realized that it’s the afternoon tea room. I learned that the room was only designed that way seasonally, from April 2nd to September 3rd. I will definitely be back here for afternoon tea.

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IMG_4902As you can already tell, I had a great time at this restaurant and would highly recommend it.

Take life easy,
Karen.

Breakfast for champs 🥞

Hey everyone, I got tired of having cereal and oatmeal for breakfast and decided to make pancakes (almost from scratch), which I hardly ever do.

Recipe

1 1/2 cups ‘aunt Jemima’ pancake mix (I used this as my makeshift flour)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted

If the whole process doesn’t work out, remember you can just add water to the pancake mix and you’re good to go. Feel free to try out the recipe and let me know what you think!

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Stacks & tons of love!