Spirited Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Hits East Van’s Odd Society

Odd Society Spirits Alice cocktail for Mother’s Day High (Proof) Tea | Photo: R.D. Cane.

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Vancouver, BC | In partnership with two of Vancouver’s favourite secret supper club hosts, Toby Neumann and chef Tobias Grignon of Rabbit’s Foot Culinary, Odd Society Spirits (1725 Powell St., Vancouver) presents High (Proof) Tea on Sunday, May 12, 2019. While this unique afternoon tea coincides with Mother’s Day, everyone is invited and encouraged to join the party.

Afternoon tea was originally considered a short break from work or a way to help pass the long afternoon hours with nibbles, sips and some light conversation. High (Proof) Tea is keeping with the tradition of a leisurely food event that takes place sometime between lunch and supper by offering a seating time choice of 12:30 or 3 p.m., and tea will be served. But this afternoon gathering in East Van is anything but traditional.

A delightful arrangement of intricate bites using locally-sourced ingredients will be served along with a choice of warming teas and imaginative cocktails. These midday libations are a nod to the whimsy of children’s fiction writer, Lewis Carroll, and rooted in unique ingredients and authentic flavour profiles, including fermented, smoked, nutty, green, floral and sweet. Stare deep though the looking glass and you just might find Alice: a choice of Odd Society Spirits vodka or gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Bittersweet Vermouth, honeybush tea, lemon, celery bitters, Ms. Better’s Miraculous Foamer and usnea herbal tea.

High (Proof) Tea Menu
Thyme scone, whipped butter, rhubarb hibiscus jam
Chamomile custard, caramelized honey, charcoal cracker
Vegan lemon curd, kataifi, basil
Tater tots, celery root, cashew cream, black pepper jam
Beet crêpes, smoked trout, eggs, herbs, apples
Smoked meat sandwich, beef tongue, horseradish, rye
New potato and spring onion soup, bay leaf oil

Vegan Option
Thyme scones, rhubarb hibiscus jam
Chamomile tofu custard, caramelized honey, charcoal cracker
Vegan lemon curd, kataifi, basil
Tater tots, celery root, cashew cream, black pepper jam
Mushrooms and sunchoke “tartare,” wheat berry cracker
Smoked beet sandwich, walnuts, horseradish, rye
New potato and spring onion soup, bay leaf oil

High (Proof) Tea is priced at $42 plus tax per person and includes tea, savouries and sweets, and one cocktail. Tickets must be purchased in advance for either the 12:30 or 3 p.m. seating time and are available at oddsocietyspiritshighprooftea.eventbrite.ca.

About Odd Society Spirits | Odd Society Spirits is a small-batch B.C. craft-certified distillery located in the heart of East Vancouver. Dedicated to combining old-world distilling traditions with new-world ingredients and ingenuity, Odd Society Spirits has created a family of spirits that entice and intrigue. Open Thursday through Sunday, Odd Society Spirits distillery and cocktail lounge is located at 1725 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C.

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