April 6th, 2012. Lifegroup Girls’ Easter Luncheon
Us girls in Lifegroup wanted to take the opportunity of a long weekend to get together and bond over tea, lunch-stuff, cupcakes, etc.. Hello, Easter Long Weekend!
Fortuitously we were blessed with an amazingly sunny day! After another long and gloomy winter season it was just so nice to see such brilliant sunshine. Definitely made the drive down to White Rock pleasant.
We’d originally wanted to do a high-tea sort of thing, but seeing as how the good ones are so far out in Vancouver and the ones in the neighborhood seemed a bit steep in price we came to the compromise of a luncheon!
It seemed like a better way to go so that not everyone had to be subject to a group fixed price and we could be more flexible. Tracycakes was the unanimous vote.
The shop is nicely situated on the waterfront strip in White Rock and is full of the most precious knick knacks and things for the home. A mix of modern-rustic-country-nautica the shutter bugs among us just couldn’t get enough!
Pair that with the cute tea ware and adorable baked goods in the pastry display case..yeah…really….it took all my will-power to stay in my seat. Haha! 😉
I chose to have the Chicken Pot Pie as my meal. I’m kind of a sucker for them..! Chicken, diced potatoes, peas, carrots and onions in a gravy topped off with a hat of crisp, flaky pastry. Not exactly a pie, the gravy was runny, but it was okay.
The salad was Tracy’s Signature Salad with strings of beets and carrots toasted pecans, feta cheese and their signature raspberry poppyseed dressing. Funny enough I thought the greens were a bit…tough…..but other than that I loved the touch of cream from the feta, the natural slightly sweet from the carrots and beets and even the pecans were nice. Nice dressing, too!
I couldn’t come here and NOT have a sweet treat. After MUCH contemplation I finally settled on 2 babycakes: the Lovely Lavender – a vanilla cupcake with Bavarian filling topped with lovely purple butter cream icing, and the ‘Smores – chocolate cupcake with marshmallow filling topped with chocolate butter icing and graham cracker dust.
Both were incredibly moist and delicious and beautiful! I think they hit all the notes well. Pretty to look at, great scent, and delicious in my mouth! Sure they could be sweet for some, but I think that’s why the babycakes area good way to go. Bite-sized things are great! How amazing is this cupcake??!
Yaisa also had the Lovely Lavender as well as the Ra~Ra~Raspberry, a rich chocolate cake filled with whip cream and topped with raspberry icing. Both so lovely!
Can’t remember exactly what it was that Camille got, but it was sweet, it was super rich and definitey measured up to her chocolate-tooth expectations 😉 What a wonderful afternoon!