The most delicious event of the year returns to Downtown Langley this month!
Cooking up fun in McBurney Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27, Fork & Finger celebrates the many amazing restaurants in Downtown Langley.
“With 14 restaurants participating and two celebrity chefs cooking and handing out samples in McBurney Plaza – they’re even doing a surf-and-turf duet together – there’s just so much delicious food being offered. It’s going to be a foodie day to remember!” says Teri James, Executive Director of the Downtown Langley Business Association.
Both Chef Spencer Watts and barbecue pitmaster Kevin Legge were on hand for the last Fork & Finger event in 2019, and people really enjoyed their energy and the food they created, James notes.
“We’re also proud that whenever possible our celebrity chefs feature locally sourced products, available from businesses in Downtown Langley, including All of Oils and 1 Fish 2 Fish,” James says.
“With your Fork & Finger Passport and $5 Features, you can try something new at an affordable price. Every year we hear that visitors have found their new favourite restaurant, or a hidden gem they didn’t realize was right in their own community.”
Here’s how to plan your Fork & Finger culinary tour of Downtown Langley:
1. Come hungry. Yes, it bears saying – and repeating – because with 14 restaurants participating in the $5 feature program and the celebrity chefs cooking up a storm, the temptations will be many! “We always hear that people can’t believe how big the portions were,” James says. (Insider’s tip: First-timers or anyone wanting a helpful refresher can check out this helpful Instagram video)
2. Don’t forget your passport. Before you go, check out the $5 Feature menu so you know what each location is offering, then pick up your free Fork & Finger passport in the Plaza. (Insider’s tip: The first 250 people picking up their passport receive a $5 coupon for the event). Included this year are new menu items and some new restaurants for people to try.
3. Bring the family. Children are always welcome and organizers make sure there’s something special for them, too. On the menu this year are cupcakes, Nanaimo bars and a first for the festival – freeze-dried candy!
4. Sample, savour and enter to win. “The restaurants have worked hard to bring you these delicious bites and there’s something for everyone,” James says. Collect a minimum of three stamps from participating restaurants and eateries, then return it to the plaza to be part of draws totaling more than $1,000 Downtown Dollars throughout the day. Discover Langley City will also be there handing out mini-cupcakes from Kooben Café while supplies last.
5. Enjoy a musical interlude. Take a pause from grazing to enjoy live music in the plaza – a great way to savour the downtown vibe and make room for your next course!
Bonus: James’ top tip for enjoying this foodie favourite?
“Besides ‘come hungry,’ dress for the weather and bring your friends – the more the merrier!” she says.
Find all the details for this year’s Fork & Finger event at downtownlangley.com/events-calendar/fork-and-finger and be sure to follow along on Instagram for more delicious tips! And don’t forget: Come hungry!