Having only been to Fort Langley once before, coming back here was a pretty exciting experience. I was invited for a media lunch and sample some of their menu items and of course try their Trading Post‘s signature beer.
A flight of their signatures, my favourite was the red beer: Captain Coopers Cranberry Ale. It has a hint of cranberry sweetness in here and of course very light, the best way I like my beer to be! The black beer: Three Bears Breakfast Stout tasted a bit like dark chocolate and espresso so that was neat. What I tend to find with beers is the sheer bitterness of it but all four beers were quite light and didn’t have that at all.
I really love the cheese bread made fresh in house, the dough is buttery and savoury with hints of cheese around the crust. Tasted so good with the butter! We also got to taste some meats and crackers from Seafair meats.
Enjoyed the local greens, dates, red onion, tomato, baby beets, goat cheese, candied pecan, vinaigrette. Lovely with any of the beers we sampled.
The first main was the cedar plank salmon with warm green bean salad, crushed potatoes. I liked the added crunch from the cut up green beans that were al dante. The salmon was perfectly cooked and flaky but could have been seasoned a bit more.
Can never go wrong with a fried chicken burger. This one has crunchy slaw, chipotle mayo, sweet pickles, tomato, griddled brioche bun. So yum and juicy this one was!
Another comfort food dish, this lovely braised short rib mac and cheese. Serving this in the cast iron allowed the cheese and bread crumb mixture to sort of brown more on the edges, giving it an added smoky taste which was lovely. The short rib was so tender, the meat just falling off effortlessly. Wish we had more!
Already so full but there is always room for desserts! My favourite was the apple pie in the centre with icecream, the warm and cold combination is always the best!