We didn't want to labour on Labour Day. Decided to go for a drive so my son could practice driving on his L license. Ended up in Ft. Langley. Haven't been there for a year or so, since the ferry stopped running. Was surprised to so many people but what was more surprising is that some of the restaurants were not open on a beautiful sunny holiday Monday.
The hot and sunny weather heightened our cravings for refreshments and nourishment. We noticed a restaurant, Beatniks, with a big line up so decided to see if we could get in quicker at another establishment. No luck however due to all the restaurants were busy and the food on the menus seemed to be just standard fare. Eventually decided to go and put our name in on the waitlist at Beatniks. Turned out tobe a great choice. During our 20 min or so wait I had a chance to study the menu and to watch what was coming out on the plates from the kitchen. Visual presentations on the plates were captivating and pleasing to the eye. Decided that we probably made the right choice.
Hostess with the mostess seated us at a great table on the patio. Couldn't ask for anything better.
She handled the large crowd with ease.
Started with the usual beer on tap and an order of Poutine and one order of Crab Cakes.
Poutine was excellent. One of the best I've tasted. The wine ingredient made the gravy rich and flavourful.
All poutines should be made this way.
Crab Cakes were good but I believe they coul have used a little more seasoning.
For mains we had the Artisian Salad, The Beatnik Wrap and a burger.
The presentation of the salad was very pleasing to one's eye. The varied ingredients made the salad taste just right. To my knowledge I haven't had figs in a salad before.
The Wrap was tasty and not too big. The mango chutney did the trick in the tast dept.
Can't comment on the burger due to my son ate it before I could critque it.
An all in all good experience. Cost with tip about $112.