Fairmont Pacific Rim: Titanic Triumph

Waking up in a Fairmont Pacific Rim Harbour View Suite overlooking the Pacific
Poised at the ship's bow overlooking the Atlantic

Rose, Leo, and I must have shared similar experiences.

However, when a bottle of Voss water and this tray of chocolates arrived to my door, I knew my moment had transcended anything they could’ve enjoyed back in the early 1900s.  The five-star staycation at the brand new, palatial establishment had begun with a bang.

My favorite features of the high-tech suite:

  • A television in the mirror.  Perfect for freshening up on your local weather with Marke Driesschen while primping.

  • Recycling!  So green of Fairmont.

  • Just in case?  Quite the wide selection.

  • A sizable flat screen with prime channels.

  • Gourmet snacks for dreaded late-night cravings.

Abandoning the plush suite was difficult, but Oru, one of Vancouver’s highly anticipated restaurant openings of 2010, awaited  downstairs.  The Pan-Asian-inspired eatery, which wins my vote for ‘sleekest dining room’, is run by Executive Chef David Wong who uses all local ingredients:

Photo courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim

The feast, prepared by restaurant chef Jason Harris, began with Sake Kasu Sablefish and gingered BC tomatoes in a sweet miso sauce (perhaps my favorite dish of the night – tough way to start):

Next up, the tender, juicy Tandoor Lamb Chop with mint chutney & baby lettuce:

As one of the mains, I chose an old Indonesian classic, the hearty Nasi Goreng with tamarind, lettuce, zucchini, cucumber, chili, fried egg, & spot prawns:

Second main course: Grilled Korean Beef Short Rib marinated in soy, honey, and asian pear, served with ssamjang sauce:

Lastly, the Lobster Tom Kha Talay, a Thai seafood stew containing mussels, clams, squid, and spot prawns served in coconut lime broth – a seafood lover’s dream dish!

Being modest, I declined dessert, returned to my room, and spent the rest of the night watching Bieber’s documentary and digesting the beautiful Asian fusion feast that, again, Rose and Leo wouldn’t have been so privileged to enjoy.

You should probably follow me on Twitter @erin_ireland and check out my site erin-ireland.com.

Ciao for now.

Comments are closed.