Historically, the Canadian Pacific Railway and its hotels played a leading role in setting culinary standards in all of Western Canada. From 1891, when the Canadian Pacific’s ocean liners steamed across the Pacific between British Columbia and the exotic ports of the Far East, right up till World War II, travel by land and sea were intimately connected. Both Hotel Vancouver and later The Empress in Victoria were stopovers for world travellers transferring between the elegant transcontinental railway service and the trans-Pacific luxury liners which, according to historian Robert D. Turner, were “the most splendid ships in such a service anywhere in the world”.
From the time it was constructed in 1887, redesigned in 1916 and completely rebuild in 1939, Hotel Vancouver was the gastronomic centre of the city. Like all of C.P.’s grand hotels, princes and princesses, prime ministers and heads of state dined well there. Fresh caviar and oysters, roast beef (a railway tradition) and local Boundary Bay crab all graced those early menus.
Inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar brings a new era of glamour to the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, the restaurant pays homage to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific Railway. The menu features regional fare that includes new favourites and prized dishes, cocktails made popular during pre and post-prohibition times and themed afternoon teas that offer a playful twist on the classic tradition.
Contact Notch8 at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez Notch8 directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
Notch8, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
British Columbia, Canada
T: 604 662 1900