1889 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Advice: Reservations suggested.
With Executive Chef Felipe Ramos at the helm this bistro has reinvented itself as a go to spot for French bistro fare in the area. I had dinner there this week, starting off with the delicious Crispy skin Sockeye Salmon atop truffle risotto cake (amuse bouche).
The first dish was the Salt Spring Mussels ($17) with confit roma tomatoes, in a delicious La Chouffe beer broth. This was followed by a home-made Lemon Sorbet atop sour cherry compote as a palate cleanser.
My Steak au Poivre ($28) with caramelized baby carrots, fried brussel sprouts, frites and 3 peppercorn sauce, the steak was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were oh so delicious. My guest had the Braised Halibut Filet ($26) with manilla clams, sautéed red chard, smashed baby red potatoes, oyster mushroom broth.
For dessert I had the Gran Marnier Chocolate Mousse Martini ($7) with orange-cranberry biscotti and then I shared the Trio of Creme Brulee ($6) -vanilla, white chocolate and hazelnut.
Review by: Richard Wolak