Sip & Slurp

10 Nov

Thursday night was the 3rd Annual Sip & Slurp at 1 Fish 2 Fish in Langley. I’d never heard of this event before, but it’s a fabulous occasion! I ended up winning tickets through Tourism Langley, which was so awesome. I would have ended up going even if I hadn’t won, because I can never pass up a chance to have delicious seafood and drinks. The market is fairly small, so there were only a limited amount of tickets available for the event. It did get pretty crowded in there once the event was in full swing, but everyone was happy and seemed to be having a great time, so the space wasn’t too much of an issue.

The Sip & Slurp was a chance to celebrate Ocean Wise month by tasting a variety of amazing seafood appetizers, fresh oysters and some local wines and cocktails. The food was prepared by Dan Trites, chef at Ignite Cafe. I haven’t been there before, but after the incredible food at this event, I’ll definitely be checking them out.

There was an amazing selection of appetizers to try.

This was probably my favourite. Seared tuna with asian slaw on a wonton wrapper

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Squid with sundried tomato pesto and mango salsa. Another favourite!

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There were about 7 or 8 different types of oysters to sample. I’ll freely admit that this was my first time eating raw oysters. I’ve had them in various cooked or baked formats before, but I was always a bit nervous to try them raw. I bucked up my courage and tried several of them, and ended up pleasantly surprised. My favourite one was called Effingham. The flavour was incredible!

Chef Dan at work

There were a few door prize draws throughout the evening, and I ended up winning two bottles of wine. When my ticket number was called, I felt guilty for about 2 seconds, but I got over that pretty quickly. Who am I to pass up free wine?! 😉

The Sip & Slurp is a fantastic event for an extremely reasonable price, and this will also be added to my calendar for next year!

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