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Friday, 10 August 2012

Dining in the Townships

Drinking in the Townships included dining adventures as well.

Tucked away behind the tasting room at Domaine De Chaberton winery is a great discovery - Bacchus Bistro.

The setting, a patio overlooking the vineyards, is perfect for a lounging lunch.

And loungers were there in abundance; and they were all female, rich, elegant and over 50. No wonder the staff all were young men out of university. 

As the only male on the patio, I had the pleasure of being served by the only more mature and exceptionally competent female server.

The restaurant offers a Table d'hote at prices lower than main course meals at Yaletown restaurants and definitely with more food on the plate.

The Bacchus Salad was a perfect start to the meal.

Beautifully constructed local greens covered with generous slices of smoked salmon and drizzled with mayonnaise mixed with caper and tuna juices.

Lunch was a pan seared rockfish over a very tasty pepper-tomato-olives sauce.

The fish was delicious. The sauce a bit overly oily and heavy, as was the sauce covering the steamed potatoes.

And a dessert option that aligned with my requirements - white and creamy. 

A fluffy meringue (tasted more like marshmallows) wrapped with caramelized honey web and floating in a sweet creamy sauce. Irresistible. I even broke down and enjoyed a beautifully crafted café au lait with dessert.

Bacchus Bistro
1064 216 street
Langley, BC
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But wait, more food to be discovered in the townships. This cosy stop on 16th Ave was exactly what I was looking for.

It is not really a farm, but had a small variety of fresh produce.

The strawberries are the best I had this year, specially that  our city's stores seem to be only stocking the tasteless genetically modified filled with air imports.

And there were also samosas!

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