John Blakeley has been serving classic French bistro fare for over 15 years. Executive Chef, Spencer Watts continues creating dishes with French techniques that are perfectly executed. The restaurant is named after Pastis of which the restaurant carries an extensive selection and this make for the perfect pre-dinner drink. Another favourite on the bar is Absinthe, an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, here Proprietor John Blakeley talks Absinthe
Sitting at the table we are served many of these classic dishes paired with fine French wines, these were some of my favourite dishes.
French Onion Soup Gratinee paired with Domaine de Grachies Cotes de Gascogne
Le Sole Normande a classic French dish of sole, prawns, mussels, clams, lemon and white cream sauce; paired with a French Riesling Hugel
Beef Bourguignon an outstanding classic dish with pomme Puree, honey and braised carrots; paired with Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau Les Halos de Jupiter
Bistro Pastis is open every day for lunch and dinner (except Mondays) and brunch on weekends. Find Pastis at 2153 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, follow @BistroPastisVan
By: Richard Wolak