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Fork and Finger Foodie Event Returns to Downtown Langley

Calling all Fraser Valley foodies, this is a celebration of tasty eats that you don’t want to miss.

The 2nd Annual Fork & Finger Foodie Event returns to Downtown Langley on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing a unique opportunity to gather with fellow foodies and celebrate all the amazing and unique local restaurants in Downtown Langley.

Having spent the majority of my 20′s living in Langley City, I can tell you there are numerous amazing eateries in the downtown core. From quaint mom’n pop diners  and ethnic cuisine that will blow your taste buds away to trendy dining hot spots, there is no shortage of options.

The Fork & Foodie Event is your chance to explore these hot spots and be in the running to win over $1,000 in Downtown Dollars through the Fork & Finger Passport Program. The latter runs now until Aug. 23rd; customers can pick up their passport at participating restaurants as well as the Downtown Langley Business Association office.

When you dine at one of the participating establishments, you’ll receive a stamp. Visit a minimum of three participating restaurants and be entered to win Downtown Dollar giveaways totalling $1,000! Completed passports can be left with participating restaurants or brought to the McBurney Plaza on August 23rd and personally put it in the draw barrel.

On the day of the event (Aug. 23), there’s plenty to see, do, learn and taste. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening.

11 a.m~ Chocolate Education & Tasting:

An exciting line up of industry experts will be on hand the McBurney Plaza Demonstration Stage to help inspire your next culinary creation. Participate in a chocolate tasting, learn the art of mixology or watch and BBQ Pitmaster at work. Join event MC’s Chris Parsons and Kevin Legge in McBurney Plaza and have fun learning about what’s trending on the food scene.

There has never been a better time to love chocolate! Quality chocolate is available everywhere and from more producers than ever before. Join Eugranie Yuh, author of The Chocolate Tasting Kit, and learn how to select, shop for, and appreciate all the wonderful varieties of chocolate. http://thewelltemperedchocolatier.com/about/

12 p.m ~ Expert Fruit Carving:

If you would like to impress at your next dinner party, then this is a demonstration that you won’t want to miss. Join Parinya Loptson, Chef and Owner of Ban Chok Dee as she demonstrated the beautiful art of fruit carving.

1 p.m. ~ Working with Fondant:

Join Craig McDougall from Frosting Cupcakery as he demonstrates how to work with fondant!

3 p.m. ~ Cedar Planked Salmon Demo & Tasting:

Join Kevin Legge – BBQ Expert, Judge and Competitor.

*Passport prize draw takes place in the McBurney Plaza area

4 p.m. ~ Slow Smoked Rib Demonstration & Tasting:

Join Kevin Legge – BBQ Expert, Judge and Competitor ChooChoo's Pic

Five Dollar Sampler Event

Can’t decide where to dine? Visit participating restaurants between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a $5 sample plate. Those attending the demonstrations will have a chance to receive a free coupon to try a $5 sampler at no cost. $5 Sampler Participating Restaurants: Shiraz Frostings Ban Chok Dee All of Oils

1 Fish 2 Fish (oysters on the half shell)
Captain’s Galley Fish & Chips

Other Great Foodie Happenings…

Frosting’s Annual Cupcake Eating Contest 
Saturday, August 23rd at 2:30 p.m.  
Frosting Cupcakery, 20411 Fraser Highway
To enter email 

All of Oils Free Tasting/Education Sessions
Saturday, August 23rd at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
Pre-registration required (limited to 12 people per session). This session is not intended for young children.  
Call 604-510-6655 to register. 

She’s a Valley Mom has partnered with the Downtown Langley Business Association once again to give away $150 Downtown Langley Dollars. To enter, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. You must be 19 + to enter. Winner’s name will be announced on Facebook Aug. 20, 2014. Good luck!

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One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard


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