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We don’t venture out to Fraser Valley often, so when I had to take Mama Lam out to Langley for some wedding related activities, I decided to find some eats there. A deal voucher led us to having afternoon tea at Frosting Cupcakery.

Frosting Cupcakery

Food

As with other afternoon tea experiences, we started with selecting a tea of our choice. They have a decent sized list, but unfortunately they were basic tea selection and were not very interesting. That being said, they have a really nice collection of tea pots. The two that we got, despite both being white in colour, were of different designs. They had simple, monotone design that reminded you of a bird nest and seashells.

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When the tower arrived, we were quite surprised. One, it seemed like there was a lot of food; two, it’s not two of each kind. For savoury items they provided two of the same, but for the cupcakes, they actually gave us four different flavours — I thought that’s neat, so you could try more varieties, but the downside was, we had to split every cupcake so we could try all the flavours.

High Tea Tower

Here is the list of items on the tower: (more…)

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Before we took a brief break for our holiday in the Mediterranean, I was invited by Jelly Marketing to experience the Langley Passport Wine Route. It is a new program that encourages visitors to check out the seven wineries in Langley. Yes, there are indeed 7 wineries in Langley. I knew about 5 of them prior to this tour — in fact, I visited 3 of them just three years ago — so some were new to me and I was quite excited about visiting them. Especially after our wine getaway in Oliver this summer (see Part 1 and Part 2 here), I was keen to find out what’s available much closer to home.

Beginning of the Langley Passport tour

Beginning of the Langley Passport tour

The premise of the program is quite straightforward. You pick up a copy of the passport at any of the participating wineries or partner hotels in Langley, then you take your time to visit each winery, get a stamp after each visit, and then you will be entered into a draw for some great prizes. Don’t worry, you don’t have to visit them all on the same day, because that would be quite irresponsible to ask you to drink that much in one day. Well, we did on the tour, but we had the luxury of travelling on a coach bus.

First stop, Township 7. Manager Jason gave us a background on Township and explained each wine in detail. We tried 2 whites and 4 reds, including a barrel sample of the Black Dog, which is a wine club exclusive with limited availability (only 118 cases).

Wine tasting at Township 7

Wine tasting at Township 7

We also took a sneak peek at the new wine tasting room and new wine labels. (more…)

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Last year I attended Tourism Vancouver’s Open House and entered its door prize draw. I was later notified that I was the lucky winner of a local winery tour, courtesy of A.E. Vancouver Private Tours. Earlier this summer, I redeemed the prize and went on a private tour, visiting three local wineries in Langley. Here is a photoblog of the tour, along with my personal favourites.

Stop #1: The Fort Wine Co.

The Fort Wine Co.

The Fort Wine Co.

First, we were given an overview of the wine making process. (more…)

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On a sunny Saturday, several of us were on a private tour to visit three wineries in Langley, one of which was Domaine de Chaberton. Although not a part of the tour itinerary, we opted for the a la carte lunch at its Bacchus Bistro. This French bistro is a hidden gem tucked away in the Fraser Valley, recently won Bronze in Best Winery/Vineyard Dining by the Vancouver Magazine’s 2010 Restaurant Awards.

Food

At first glance, it’s not cheap to eat at the restaurant. A 3-course lunch would cost you somewhere around $35 if not more. However looking over to the second page of the menu, we found that it has a Table d’hote menu offering 3-course lunches ranging from $26.95 to $35.95. In 4 pairs, we each ordered a prix fixe menu plus an extra entree, with the appetizer and dessert to share. When the food arrived, that’s when I realized the food portion is quite generous there and the price point is no longer unreasonable.

Bread & butter

Bread & butter (the butter has the word "butter" on it, in case we don't know what it is...)

So I was in charge of picking the combo for the prix fixe menu. (more…)

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