Last night I enjoyed great company, fabulous music, and hazelnut-crusted halibut in the Harrison Hot Springs Resort’s legendary Copper Room. The preserved dining experience from the heyday of the supper club is complimented by an illuminated dance floor brought to life by the sounds of the Jones Boys.
From Sinatra to Buble, women in their best dancing shoes and flowing gowns accompany men who either keep up in exact time, or plant their feet and watch their partner slip around them on the dance floor. Fox trots, are followed by waltzes and jives as the friendly wait staff cater to your every need.
About two hours from downtown Vancouver, you not only leave city life behind at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort – you are also transported back to a day where little girls where party dresses danced atop their fathers’ shoes after dinner. Where couples who have been married for decades can ignite a spark and sway cheek to cheek like courting teenagers first in love. Whether it’s the nostalgia factor or a pining for a classic dining experience, I found the Cooper Room absolutely lovely.
When our group was finished our meal, and stuffed with white chocolate mousse, we retired to the outside patio area adjacent to the resort’s legendary spring-fed pools. There, under the brightest stars usually invisible to the urban eye, conversations continued as the fire-pit warmed our toes.
Waking up in the darkness this morning I patiently waited for sunlight to define the view from my balcony, and it didn’t disappoint. We’re off to fish in the river today for the next few hours. You may follow all of my current and past Harrison region posts under this tag.