Like playing Twister with irritable cobras, dodging freshly chopped vegetables is a great way to improve reflexes. Hone instincts in the kitchen with today's Groupon: for $239, you get a five-course kitchen-table dining experience and wine tasting for four at Seasonal 56 in Langley (a $480 value).
Head chef Adrian Beaty and his team of skilled cooks craft personalized five-course meals directly in front of diners at the restaurant's exclusive kitchen table. Four friends or family members sip wine paired with the evening's fare as chefs prepare a unique combination of dishes and show off kitchen skills such as drum solos on the 8-quart stockpot. While each meal is customized to the diners present, guests can scan the eatery's menu to get a grasp on the type of cuisine served. Dishes off the restaurant's main menu include locally sourced cheeses served with Fort Wine cranberry chutney and house crackers, a succulent roast breast of pheasant, and penne pasta with braised lamb. Diners may also upgrade to an eight-course meal for an additional $120.
Seasonal 56 Restaurant
Seasonal 56 Restaurant's chef Adrian Beaty values the work of Fraser Valley's local farmers and producers so much that he often invites them to the restaurant to examine their craft or collaborate with them on new menu items. These interactions result in regularly changing seasonal menus featuring local ingredients including grains, root vegetables, duck, and lamb from nearby farmers and butchers such as Glorious Organics and Thiessen Farms. The eatery also employs knowledgeable servers that can expound on menu items such as locally crafted cheeses from Agassiz Farm House and Milner Valley Cheese. In keeping with the focus on access to local ingredients and merchants, Seasonal 56 Restaurant also offers Gumboot dinners that consist of family-style fixed-course meals featuring a guest producer, who contributes a special ingredient to each dish and leaves heartfelt love letters under each plate. Additionally, the restaurant’s proximity to its featured wineries, breweries, and farms enables diners to visit the source of their meal's components. The restaurant's retail section offers house-made seasonal fare, which diners can pick up to eat at home or feed their pet snowmen.