Sensational Valentine's Day Dinner
A beautiful evening for a short drive through the countryside from our home to the Fraser Valley Chaberton Estate Winery. I could tell it was going to be a great evening, the parking spot closest to the tasting room was vacant. The tasting bar as usual was busy with visitors enjoying the wines, but my lovely wife was more interested in the newest gift ideas in the shop.
I stood patiently for a few minutes before finding an opening at the bar. I enjoyed the 2013 Reserve Gewürztraminer, Reserve Siegerrebe, Reserve Dry Bacchus
and Reserve Bacchus. Barbara joined me and we tasted two reds, 2012
BC VQA and the 2011
Reserve Merlot. Our purchases were a bottle of the Bacchus and a box of the Valley Red.
It was now time for dinner, as we entered the very popular Bacchus Bistro we were greeted with a huge smile by a young lady dressed in a uniform that said "welcome to a 5 star restaurant". We noticed the new decor in the restaurant, a very clean and cozy look well done Chaberton!
Our server Jana approached with a lovely smile and greeted us by name. Jana had served us last summer when we dined on the patio. I started with a glass of the Bacchus, Jana recalled that is it was the wine I ordered in the summer. Barbara went with a 2011 Merlot.
For the appetizer we both selected the Red Wine Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Tart. Do we know how to pick, simply delicious. For the main course Barbara chose the Pan Seared Halibut and I went with the Beef Bourguigon. Chef Ashley and his staff are to be congratulated for producing such an outstanding meal. Our wine selection for the main course was 2011
Reserve Meritage. Today Barbara was still talking about the halibut and was very glad to have brought some home for her lunch.
Other selctions for the main course included Roasted Fraser Valley Game Hen and Braised Lamb Shank, maybe next time!
Yes, there was more to come. The desserts were last but not least Barbara selected the Chocolate Mousse and I had the Lemon Tart. Both were outstanding along wth a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Both the Pan Seared Halibut and Beef Bourguigon along with the excellent service and wines will bring us back to the Chaberton Estate Bacchus Bistro in the near future. Thank you for a very memorial evening
We return again for Valintines 2016 and again for lunch