Rosewood Hotel Georgia has re-opened Reflections, an elegant al fresco rooftop bar and lounge, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Located on the hotel’s fourth floor and surrounded by the storied walls of the 85-year-old historic building, Reflections embodies Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ guiding principle, “A Sense of Place” with locally sourced menu ingredients, classically-inspired cocktails, sleek teak furniture and a striking peak-through of the Vancouver skyline.
Vibrant and effortlessly stylish, surrounded by soothing infinity water features and flowing art installations, the space is reminiscent of Miami or Las Vegas, yet inherently West Coast in tone. On one side, six exclusive cabanas face a roaring stone fire pit, complete with plush cushions and warming heaters for cooler nights; on the other, oversized teak couches and polished tables are flanked by a gleaming chrome cocktail bar and grill, home to an exceptional team of bartenders and talented cooks.
Leading the culinary program at both Reflections and all hotel dining venues, Chef Ken Nakano has created a classically inspired, locally sourced light-bite menu. Signature items include: Game Hen, Chef’s “Canned” Tuna and Grilled We Wai Kai Scallops. Vintage and original cocktails to complement include the Mexican Fix and the Hemingway Daiquiri as well as the ever popular Hotel Georgia, which was named Cocktail of the Year in 2012 by enRoute Magazine. A well-chosen wine list offers global selections with an emphasis on boutique BC wines, quality and value.
With a robust canvas drop-down curtain trimmed in sunshine yellow, illuminating lanterns and upbeat music, the stylish and inviting space delivers a laid-back vibe in a chic and sophisticated setting.
Earlier this week, we attended a media event to celebrate the approach of summer and reopening of Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge. Here are some of the delicious food and beverage items we sampled during the evening: Charcuterie with Country Style Ham, Manchego Cheese, Quince, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Grilled Ciabatta. Cocktail pictured above: Hotel Georgia with Plymouth Gin, Orgeat Syrup, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Orange Blossom Water, and Nutmeg.
Pimms Cup – Pimms No. 1, Citrus Medley, Mint, Cucumber, Strawberry, ‘Lemonade’
Green Gazpacho with Almond Gougere
Manchego Cheese Croquetas with Green Olive Jam
Chef’s “Canned” Tuna with Olive Oil Poached Albacore and Toasted Multigrain Crostini
Octopus White Bean Salad with Spicy Oyama Chorizo, and pictured below is an Assortment of French Macarons.
Offering classically inspired cocktails and tasty fare in a modern setting, we can see why Reflections was named Best Bar/Lounge in Vancouver Urban Weekly’s “Best of the City Dining Readers’ Choice Awards”. Reflections is open from April through October, daily from noon til late. For reservations please call 604.673.7043 and for full menus and further information visit www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com.