Apr13

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The spring weather is finally arriving in more than one-day-at-a-time batches. Vancouver’s stylish Rosewood Hotel Georgia has just opened its 4th floor Reflections outdoor lounge, offering light meals, craft cocktails, wine and beer in a superbly comfortable urban setting.

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Outdoor fire pits glow with brilliant sapphire-blue crystals; an infinity pool is decorated with amusing bright yellow sculptures. The cabanas are inviting, with pillows and comfy blankets at the ready for chilly nights.

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The lounge’s entrance offers a great view of the Rosewood’s famous indoor pool, sharing the 4th floor with Sense Spa.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia pool

Last night, local media were invited to enjoy this beautifully designed lounge to welcome the warmer, drier evenings that Vancouverites can now enjoy.

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[Lisa Nakamura Nguyen of BC Business; Joshua McVeity, photographer]

Danica Jeffery, John Skinner
[Danica Jeffery of Danica Writes; John Skinner of Painted Rock Winery]

Ken Nakano, Head Chef, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
[Ken Nakano, Head Chef, Rosewood Hotel Georgia's Reflections Lounge]

West coast-influenced dishes are created by Head Chef Ken Nakano, and include flavourful striped shrimp terrine, scallop ceviche, and grilled chorizo sausage with honey mussels.

Grilled Chorizo sausage, honey mussels, saffron vinaigrette
[Grilled Chorizo sausage, honey mussels, saffron vinaigrette]

Striped shrimp terrine, red pepper romesco sauce
[Striped shrimp terrine, red pepper romesco sauce]

Scallop Ceviche
[Scallop ceviche]

Chocolate Raspberry “Turron”: Crispy hazelnut, raspberry, 72% dark chocolate
[Chocolate raspberry “Turron”: Crispy hazelnut, raspberry, 72% dark chocolate]

Serving up the evening's signature cocktail, the Aperitivo Milano
[Aperitivo Milano: gin, aperol, grapefruit syrup, prosecco, grapefruit twist]

I tried a few of the cocktails served during the evening, my favourite being the Moscow Mule (Russian vodka, ginger beer, angostura bitters, lime juice, mint), though I was tempted by the Mission Hill wine table near the bar.

Moscow Mule: Russian vodka, ginger beer, angostura bitters, lime juice, mint
[Moscow Mule: Russian vodka, ginger beer, angostura bitters, lime juice, mint]

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Speaking of BC wines, local red and whites are well-represented on the drink menu, with Spanish, Argentinian, Chilean, and Californian wines dotted amongst them. Sparkling wine and bottled beer are also available.

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Seating will accommodate up to 120 guests and this choice venue is available for booking private events and special occasions. Between the non-obtrusive music and good company, it was hard to leave the “urban oasis”. I plan to return and enjoy this unique space in the heart of downtown.

RTown's Mike Falcon, Steve Halliday, RTown's Brett Manlove
[RTown's Mike Falcon, Rosewood Hotel Georgia Managing Director Steve Halliday, RTown's Brett Manlove]

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Reflections is open Monday to Saturday from noon, closed on Sunday, and is located at 801 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.

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