Thursday, July 02, 2009

Lunch In Creston

I've had a busy couple of days!

Today, my dad and I went on a drive to Creston, BC, which is about an hour and a half or so from here. Creston is in a deep valley and is well-known for it's produce, similar to the Okanagan. Dad wanted strawberries and a sandwich from Creston Valley Bakery & Deli (no site, unfortunately). I wanted some Creston asparagus and to visit a place that sells chocolate-covered fruit (more in a later post).

Creston Valley Bakery & Deli makes a large selection of gourmet sandwiches and serves other light lunch items, including homemade soup and borscht. The bakery is excellent, too.

My dad had a reuben sandwich with extra hot mustard.I had the shrimp croissant. We got carrot sticks & dip with our sandwiches. The croissant was fairly average, but as a whole, the sandwich was pretty good.
I bought dessert, in addition to a selection of other items from the bakery (again, fodder for a future post). Dad had the Saskatoon Slice, which was like Black Forest Cake only made with Saskatoon berries instead of cherries. He really liked it.
I opted for the Mocha Missile, which was like a rectangular doughnut sliced in half and filled with mocha buttercream, topped with fondant, chocolate drizzle, and more mocha buttercream - YUMMY!
And just to give you a taste of some of the views we enjoyed on our drive over the Kootenay Pass to Creston, here are some shots of the lovely mountains we saw. The first two were taken at Kootenay Summit, which is 1774m/5826ft above sea level, and the last one was near the summit, on the western side of the pass coming up from Salmo.

Full Flickr set here.


Coleen's Recipes said...

Beautiful scenery, but no where NEAR as gorgeous as the Saskatoon slice and the Mocha Missile......holy cow those look good!!!

Donna-FFW said...

OOOHH the reuben and the mocha missle are calling my name. Delicious! And your photos--enthralling. How serene.

finsmom said...

Hooray for BC!

(I am from Chilliwack :) )

girlichef said...

Beautiful! I love a good Reuben! I want to visit Canada so badly!

Reeni♥ said...

Yummy eats! And gorgeous pictures! Breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally jonesing for a reuben now! Those desserts look darn good, too. I love your pics! You're so lucky to live in such a gorgeous place...I'm envious :)


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