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Win An Exclusive Dinner Experience at S+L Kitchen & Bar in Langley


Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 — 11:38am PST
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I seriously envy young couples in Surrey and Langley in this day and age, with great date night and dine out options available like the impressive new S+L Kitchen & Bar.

In my early twenties, most of the date night options in my hometown suburb would have been a pub (with pull tabs), or the same casual chain restaurant I used to go to with my grade 7 volleyball team (with orders of chicken fingers and fries all around). When I heard two separate couples talking about “S+L” at an event I attended this summer, I knew John and I had to make the trip to Langley see what all the hype was about.

S+L Kitchen & Bar is located just off Highway 1 on 200th St, as you exit towards Downtown Langley. Pruned, branded foliage greeted us out front as oversized doors were opened by a staff member to invite us into the radiantly warm and welcoming venue.

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I ordered an Old Fashioned to start the evening, a delightfully delicious version of my favourite cocktail that would inspire a return visit on its own, to be enjoyed again at the restaurant’s extended bar area.

We decided on two small plates to begin our meal, the scallops (pan seared, served on a butternut squash purée with brown butter, hazelnuts, smoked bacon) and the gnudi (with brown butter and wild mushrooms). I suppose brown butter was the theme, realizing this now as I type out the ingredients, but the dishes were great for our seasonal early autumn supper.

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Whenever John sees a hearty pork chop on a menu, he orders it. He’s from Iowa where pork reigns supreme so he knows good chops. That was his choice for an entrée, served bone-in with sweet potato purée and pickled shiitake. The dish got a lip-smacking seal of approval from the Midwest boy, although he did comment that the pickle on the mushrooms could have been toned down.

I went with the feature entree that is showcased in several places on S+L’s menu card: Wagyu Beef. In partnership with Snake River Farms in Idaho, S+L offers a range of dishes featuring this unique cut. The intensely marbled steak I ordered was rich and silky, prepared sous vide and basted in butter — again with the butter, I know!

We topped off our decadent trio of courses with a dessert that was described as a “sphere”. When it arrived, I had to pull up my camera and film as our server drizzled warm creme anglaise over a white chocolate orb, which melted away to reveal a brownie dessert within.


Our bellies were full and our minds were blown with this creamy coup de grâce. Of course your experience at S+L doesn’t need to be as indulgent as they offer a selection of lighter fare such as fresh oysters, a variety of crisp salads, sablefish, lobster pasta, eggplant parmesan, and more. They also have a full brunch menu, served Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

New at S+L Since Our Visit

Earlier this month, Joseph Richard Group announced that Chef Matthew Stowe joined the company as Director of Culinary Operations. Stowe, who won Top Chef Canada in 2013, is one of Canada’s most talented chefs and comes to the company with 18 years of experience in some of the best known kitchens in North America.

Stowe will work across all of JRG’s operations, his immediate focus will be on refining the menu and leading the team at all S+L Kitchen & Bar locations, including the Langley location, which includes MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge, and the soon to be open locations in Abbotsford and South Surrey.

Enter to Win

S+L Kitchen & Bar has generously offered up a dinner experience for one lucky Miss604 reader and three guests! Enjoy an exclusive five course wine and food pairing experience created by JRG Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Matthew Stowe and JRG Corporate Chef, David Jorge. The meal will be prepared and served by S+L Kitchen & Bar’s own Chef and General Manager.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a pairing dinner for 4 at S+L in Langley from @WEAREJRG @Miss604 http://bit.ly/2eVPERK

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Prize is valid for S+L Kitchen & Bar in Langley at 8399 200 St. Reservation arrangements will be made for the winner and their guests for a mutually agreed upon date.

Update The winner is Michelle Towstyka!

Disclosure: Review
This is not a paid post. Views are my own. Our meal was complimentary for review/posting purposes.

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214 comments

  1. Mark says:

    Love good food 🙂

  2. Elaine Fung says:

    Yum!

  3. Vince says:

    I watched Masterchef Canada ?? this looks good ?

  4. tracy says:

    This would be amazing!

  5. Lucie B says:

    Wow, this looks amazingly tasty!

  6. Milynne says:

    Would love to try out this place and go on a double date with my bf and his sister and bro-in-law!

  7. Lisa Yee says:

    Would love to go!

  8. Ruby BB says:

    Have not tried this place yet even though it is in our neck of the woods. Going to have to though after reading your write up. ?

  9. Shelly says:

    This would be an amazing experience 🙂

  10. Desiree Cabalfin says:

    I would love to have the chance! I live down the street from S+L and have yet to visit! A date night with my husband and our best friends would be AWESOME!

  11. jan says:

    Would love to try this restaurant.

  12. Brenda fee says:

    I’m a real foodie junkie! Love going out and posting pics of my food!

  13. Carolyn says:

    This looks awesome!

  14. I haven’t be able to try all the food but I have heard good things

  15. Rachel Lalonde says:

    S&L has great food, great atmosphere and great service. My hubby and I thoroughly Our experience there and can’t wait to go back! ??

  16. Lisa G says:

    Wow thanks for the chance to win this amazing and delicious prize!!!

  17. Debbie S says:

    I would LOVE to support a fellow Portuguese and local Chef!

  18. Marina says:

    Oh how I would love a date night here! ❤️

  19. Jenna says:

    Can’t wait to check this place out! I love an old-fashioned cocktail.

  20. Lael says:

    I haven’t been yet but I’ve heard lots of great things. Would love to go!

  21. Shirley says:

    Sounds delicious.

  22. Celina Woycheshen says:

    Tge food sounds amazing! Sounds like a must go place!

  23. Dilara says:

    Sounds awesome! Might be worth the trek to Langley one of these days.

  24. Dana says:

    Looks amazing! I’ll have to try this no matter what!

  25. Nikki says:

    Yes please !

  26. Shelley says:

    Looks amazing! 🙂

  27. Ryan says:

    Looks amazing!

  28. Taruna Goel says:

    Wow! would love to try S&L!

  29. Maryanne says:

    What a great night out!

  30. R. Schell says:

    Love S+L!!! Would love for my friends to try it!

  31. Vera says:

    Yes please- looks like a fantastic way to celebrate my 60th in two weeks!

  32. Lindsay Muldoe says:

    My grandma and aunt live near there and never accept my dinner invites because they worry about the bill, would be nice to treat them!

  33. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    Love good food! Sounds like a great place.

  34. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  35. Mary Y. says:

    Would love to win

  36. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    On second thought, please take me off this list for the contest, Langley is kind of far! Thanks anyways!

  37. Glen M says:

    I have been meaning to try this place and now reading your blog post has again piqued my interest. Taking along three friends would be even more amazing. Cheers!

  38. Brittany says:

    Sounds delicious! ?

  39. Have always wanted to try this place! Would love to be able to go out on a date night or with the girls 🙂 thanks!

  40. NT says:

    Looks like you had a fantastic dinner. Would love to try this out with friends!

  41. Krista says:

    That orb dessert – wow!

  42. Laura W says:

    Looks great — would love to win this wine and food pairing.

  43. Jan janzen says:

    Would love to have a delicious dinner here. Yum.

  44. Alan says:

    Lovely

  45. Jason says:

    Food looks good and Langley isn’t that far…

  46. Renee says:

    Can’t wait for the South Surrey location to open up!

  47. Andy C. says:

    Yum, nice looking grub

  48. Kim says:

    Sounds amazing! Would love a night out

  49. Michelle says:

    This would be an amazing date night. ? Thank you for the chance to win. ? ?

  50. lor says:

    Looks divine

  51. Heidi Clarkson says:

    What a wonderful pairing!!

  52. Shara says:

    Perfect reason to visit my friends in Langley!

  53. GM says:

    Would love to take my wife for a night out.

  54. Chantale says:

    I went once and just looooved this place!

    It’s my 45th birthday coming up, would be awesome to celebrate there!

  55. Eileen says:

    What an amazing experience!!

  56. Katrina says:

    This sounds delicious!

  57. Heather says:

    I would love to try this place.

  58. Trevor Jensen says:

    Great food and service. Highly recommend

  59. Amanda says:

    This would be amazing! Great night out with my husband and friends! ?

  60. Taylore Sinclaire says:

    I just got hunger pains while reading your taste worthy description of your dinner visit to S&L.
    Hope we win, would be a great treat. Thanks.

  61. Christopher says:

    Would love to win this!

  62. Rob says:

    Sounds super scrumptious!

  63. Barb says:

    Absolutely love S + L’s food & vibe

  64. Mary says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this place out since it opened.

  65. Jenn says:

    This is my absolute favourite spot for date night. A double date night would be even better!

  66. Lorelei says:

    Wow! Sounds fantastic.

  67. Stephanie says:

    This place is delicious. I love the double cut porkchop!

  68. Tiffany says:

    I love the cauliflower, brussel sprouts and master chicken. Their lobster chowder is really good too.

  69. Natalie says:

    I loved Matt Stone on Top Chef. I like going to he JR group restaurants, they always have a good atmosphere. This would be great. Interested to see where they’re putting one in South Surrey!

  70. Iain Macphail says:

    I drive by this place every day on my way to work. Will stop in one evening now that I know more about it.

  71. Lori says:

    Enjoyed the Master Chicken dish last month. Delish

  72. Amy W says:

    I’d love to go!

  73. Ariel C says:

    would love to win this!

  74. Veronika says:

    Please sign me up! I love the food ? there and I know exactly who I would invite to come with me. We’d love to meet Matthew Stowe and learn more about his food philosophy and plans for the restaurant…and enjoy his food too ?

  75. Karla says:

    ?Sounds like great dining!

  76. Chelsea says:

    Would love to win this!! 🙂

  77. Rebecca says:

    Can’t wait to try it out!

  78. Kristy says:

    What a fun give away! I’d love to try this place out

  79. Laura says:

    hope to try this place out soon!!

  80. Lisa Boughen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! ?

  81. Anna says:

    Would love to give this place a try.

  82. Anh says:

    Oooooh! Would love to try this place out!

  83. Tarrah says:

    Would love this date night. It sounds like an amazing restaurant.

  84. Sharon says:

    I’ve been meaning to check this place out! Their menu looks fantastic!

  85. Monique R. says:

    This would be an awesome way to celebrate a big birthday !!! Pick me!

  86. Anne L says:

    Glad we’re getting more upscale options in the valley ????

  87. Sarah W says:

    Looks good!

  88. Robin M says:

    Planning on taking friends there for my birthday! This would be an added bonus ?

  89. Bryan B says:

    Sounds like a great place. Like to give it a try.

  90. Shawn Siak says:

    I love S+L Kitchen & Bar, only been once and would love to go back

  91. brandon says:

    I live just a 5 minute drive from there, it would be a perfect date night for me and the gf

  92. Tara Doherty says:

    This looks amazing, would love to win!

  93. Larry Lee says:

    Would love to win this experience.

  94. Robin Woolmer says:

    Looks good. I’ll try it tomorrow evening.

  95. Kathleen Thom says:

    would love to win this!

  96. Sussana says:

    Would be nice to have a date night with the hubby, don’t get many chances for date night?

  97. Sonya says:

    The food description had me drooling, it would be fabulous to experience it in person, and share with 3 other people a foodie dream!

  98. Jenn K says:

    I’ve been meaning to try this restaurant out for a while!

  99. Eve c says:

    Always down for some delicious food! What an informative review! Enjoyed reading 🙂

  100. Deeann says:

    I’ve eaten at S&L several times and each time the food was delicious. I don’t mean just great but lick your plate awesome!

  101. Dez says:

    Would love to bring my family out to Langley to give this place a try. Sounds really good! Bored of the same old same old. Would love to try something different 🙂

  102. Alix says:

    I’ve driven by this place dozens of times, and I’ve yet to try it!

  103. Erin Terry says:

    Love that great food is becoming standard. This place looks great, can’t wait to try it 🙂

  104. HEATHER says:

    I just started working out that way would love to win this to celebrate a big accomplishment!

  105. Linda says:

    I would be very interested in trying out S&L. I’ve been to that location before when it was a sushi place, so it would definitely be a different experience.

  106. Susanna S Fabiano says:

    I always like to experience new things and places where I live

  107. Marie says:

    Have been wanting to check this place out. Looks fantastic!

  108. Annette DeCaire says:

    I had a fabulous meal here 2 weeks ago! Would love to go again and treat some friends in the process. So good!

  109. Diana says:

    I would love to try out the food here .

  110. Bryan Collnes says:

    The breakfast is awesome!

  111. Vitali says:

    So many entries!!! S+L is delicious!!!

  112. Taryn says:

    Looks like a fun place.

  113. Melissa says:

    My boyfriend and I both have our birthday in the next few days. It would be lovely to go out for our birthday dinner here!

  114. Donna says:

    Would love to try the food. My son has gone and say’s it is great food.

  115. Christina says:

    Omg! Neeeeeed! Delish!

  116. Lorne says:

    I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to eat there.

  117. TARA says:

    Would love to try this place

  118. Elizabeth B says:

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful evening out…fingers crossed that I get a chance to enjoy this restaurant as well!

  119. Monique Reefschlaeger says:

    Yes please!!!

  120. Jocelyn says:

    I have heard this place is really good!! I would love to go. Thank you for the contest.

  121. Michael B says:

    This restaurant sounds really good. Thanks for the review 🙂 Here’s hoping we’ll get to try it out soon.

  122. Bonny O says:

    Never been here, however I have heard it is very very good. Would be a great date night for me and the hubby 🙂

  123. Trevor says:

    Been wanting to check this place out sometime….close to home.

  124. Katie Lanigan says:

    This looks delicious!! 😀

  125. dean says:

    a dinner out!

  126. Lisa says:

    Interested in checking it out. Good article!

  127. Lloyd says:

    Date night!!!

  128. Jordan says:

    I like feee food!

  129. Lotte svensson says:

    Love S+L been there a few times. Have never been disappointed

  130. Jim says:

    Just down the street from where I work. It provides a fantastic gourmet lunch experience.

  131. Sheila says:

    S&L is already a favourite of mine! Would love to experience the ‘next level’ of dining.

  132. Marie says:

    Interested in trying since hearing possible connection to Master Chefs

  133. S. Holton says:

    It’s so hard to find a great place to eat .. I have been looking for this to happen out this way for years and years now .. Have not been here yet and would truly love to go .. Yum Yum .. Looks delicious ! ???

  134. Samantha says:

    would love to win!

  135. Darleen says:

    Sounds like a great spot!

  136. Rachel says:

    would love to win this experience. I love this spot!!

  137. Ruby says:

    Would love to win

  138. Gurinder says:

    Great Prize!

  139. Zoe says:

    Would love to win. Yum!

  140. Lex says:

    That dessert looks amazing

  141. Carly says:

    Yum !

  142. Sherrene says:

    Would love to win!

  143. Kelsey says:

    I’m excited that you don’t have to be right in Downtown Vancouver anymore to experience an amazing culinary adventure. This would be great to win!

  144. Pat says:

    I have heard such good things about S & L — It would be amazing to have a dinner there! (I don’t have Twitter 🙁 )

  145. Sherry Hyndman says:

    Our favorited place! Amazing food and staff!

  146. Aimee says:

    Nice! Another date night idea.

  147. Kailey says:

    Wow!

  148. Shannon says:

    Have heard great thing about S&L hope I win!!

  149. Jenelle says:

    I love the sphere, so cool!

  150. Emilia says:

    love trying new places

  151. Candice Ridyard says:

    This place is delicious!

  152. Tammy H says:

    Would love to try!

  153. Lindsay says:

    Would love to try this place out. Been to many places and love trying new things.

  154. Donald Rogers says:

    We would love to spend an evening at your esteemed restaurant.
    The Wagyu beef dish is a specialty item we would enjoy immensely.
    Hope we can be the lucky winners!

  155. Gerald Soon says:

    I would love to win this!

  156. linda says:

    This place came highly recommended by friends. On our list of places to try.

  157. Caroline says:

    Yes please! #yummy

  158. caroline m. says:

    I’ve driven by this place many times and can’t wait to try it out!

  159. Stephen Ray says:

    Wonderful possiblity for a grand time out with friends. Thanks for contest and promoting S+L!

  160. Anthony says:

    My Dad’s Birthday is coming up at the end of October, and he lives in Langley. This would be the Perfect Gift.

  161. wen says:

    Thank you for the introduction to this restaurant and menu selection.

  162. Lindsay says:

    This sounds amazing!!

  163. tania says:

    Another date night idea.

  164. rino says:

    Would love to win!

  165. Chad Nehring says:

    We LOVE JRG restaurants! Happy to hear there’s now another one in our city!

  166. Rose says:

    I would love to try this place!

  167. Jen says:

    Perfect for a girls night!

  168. Maria Smirnov says:

    Love their food!

  169. Ali says:

    This would be an amazing date night!

  170. Bonnie R says:

    Oh! Would love this!

  171. marie says:

    Looking forward to this!

  172. Sherry Fraser says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter & SIL. Sounds delicous.

  173. Sean says:

    Ooooh Steak & Lobster!

  174. Jenn S says:

    I would love to try this restaurant. thank you for the chance

  175. Michelle says:

    I love this restaurant. The food is always amazing and the boozy drinks are so unique. Definitely one of our favourites.

  176. Sherry F says:

    I would love o win this

  177. John says:

    A gift card to S+L would make a great stocking stuffer this Xmas!

  178. Mike Gismondi says:

    This sounds really delicious!

  179. angela griffin says:

    I would love to win this and take my husband as a surprise for his birthday!

  180. Jason says:

    This sounds fantastic!

  181. Siobhan S. says:

    I would love to win this fab night out! That dessert looks amazing!

  182. Mary says:

    My sister’s birthday is at the end of this month and this would be a perfect time to spoil her as she lives in langley!!!

  183. Eric Wilkins says:

    My stomach is crossing my fingers for a win!

  184. Laura says:

    Oh my – sounds delicious! We’d love to introduce our friends to this awesome place. They recently moved to Langley with their two young boys, and they deserve a wonderful night out!

  185. Carol says:

    Looks like a fabulous place. Would love to try it out.

  186. Alex says:

    Sounds great

  187. Swapnil S says:

    Would love to explore more in Langley!

  188. Swapnil S says:

    Liked, Commented, Tweeted!

  189. Lorena Grande says:

    The white chocolate orb itself would get me to S & L Kitchen and Bar in a real hurry, but I’d love to participate in an evening of wine and meal pairing. Sounds like a perfect double date. Shared and shared and liked 🙂

  190. Cindy says:

    Sounds like fun!

  191. Emily says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this place!

  192. Scott Podwinski says:

    Ahhhhh! I pass by this restaurant every day on the way to and from work, but have never stopped in. Not sure what my excuse is. I’ve heard good things about the food and service.

  193. Stephanie says:

    Sounds amazing!!!!!!

  194. Hadley says:

    Love S&L – pick me!

  195. Doug says:

    Would love to try out this place.

  196. Sean says:

    Would love to try it!

  197. Ruby says:

    Would love to win!

  198. Jeff S says:

    This sounds like it will be an awesome night out!

  199. Michelle W says:

    What a lovely evening this would be!

  200. Amanda says:

    Oh my gosh, sounds delicious!

  201. Jenny says:

    This would be a great reason to finally visit Langley

  202. Angela says:

    Wow it’s not often you see nice restaurants in the valley! Would love to try this!

  203. Jenny says:

    I would love to go!

  204. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    I would be honuured to have Chef Matt Stowe prepare/reimagine a meal for me. Hope I win.

  205. Jen V. says:

    I would love to win this dinner experience and make it a double date with our good friends!

  206. Carolynne says:

    This would be so great to win – we would make it a wonderful night out!

  207. Wayne Lundin says:

    This is what you call a Wow factor – to have a tasting menu by two of Canada’s best chefs, no brainer – sign me up and to have the wine pairs on top, amazing!! Nicely done on the promo…

  208. Lindsay B says:

    Ooo lala – My family has a lot to celebrate this month, would LOVE to experience dinner at S+L Kitchen & Bar! Not to mention my husband’s fav cocktail is an old fashioned as well, sounds like our kind of date night!!

  209. Pamela says:

    S&L is probably the best restaurant ever. They definitely know what they’re doing with lobster. Date night? PLEASE?!

  210. Vern Novack says:

    One of the worst experiences i have had. Eggs Benedict with brown butter. You have to be kidding. Who is the idiot that thought this up. I suggest you get a Larousse Gastronomique encyclopedia and look up what Eggs Benedict really are.If Julia Child had seen this dish she would roll over in her grave.
    I am still trying to get over the Prawn Tacos, and I have visited the washroom every hour for the past 2 days. Nothing short of mild food poisoning. If you are in business one year from now I would be very surprised.
    Our server was busy constantly chatting with other people and not working the room to see if any one wanted attention.
    The icing on the cake was when my wife asked for salt. All she got was attitude from the server and had to get annoyed to insist on getting salt. Your 30 year old servers need to be taught how to look after customers.
    We will not be back.

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