Le Parisien Opening

Last night, April 5th, I attended the opening party of Le Parisien, located on Denman in the heart of the West End.

John Blakeley (owner - left) & his bar stars

Le Parisien is owned by John Blakeley, who also owns Kitsilano’s Bistro Pastis.

making Kir Royal cocktails

Guests were treated to red and white wine with topped up glasses throughout the night, Kir Royal cocktails along with delicious canapés from mini-crab cakes to cheese crostini’s and more.

Guests were also treated to wonderful French music by one a musician that people loved.

Guests from L to R -- Julia Watt, Steven Schelling, Nancy Wong & Dianne Chow

Executive Chef Tobias Grignon has mined the bistro repertoire to bring the best of the best to Le Parisien’s menus – roasted bone marrow, roast chicken for two, cassoulet, boudin noir, croque monsieur, moules et frites, côte de boeuf , oysters, omelettes and tartare three ways – all this and much more will satisfy any appetite seeking the authentic taste of France. Le Parisien’s prices also reflect the French bistro ethos of good food at reasonable prices – you’ll find Le Parisien is kind to the budget and the pocketbook.

Guests mingling

Le Parisien is open Tuesdays through Sundays – coffee and pastries at the bar are offered every morning from 8 – 11:30 a.m.; lunch service runs 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is offered from 5:30 – 11 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is a lighter bar fare menu every evening from 5 – 11 p.m.

Le Parisien is located at 751 Denman Street, Vancouver and can be contacted by phone at 604-687-1418 or online at www.leparisien.ca

By: Richard Wolak