The other night, I dined with friends at Bistro Pastis, Vancouver’s own authentic French bistro where you can enjoy French regional summer dinners – a traditional three-course table d’hôte for only $35. Located on France’s northwest coast, this areas specialties include shellfish, apples, apple cider, thick cream and of course crêpes.
On this menu, look for Bistro Pastis famed Sole Normande (with shrimp, clams, mussels in white wine sauce) or Poulet au Cidre (sautéed chicken, roasted apple, cider and cream sauce). Enjoy decadent desserts such asBeignet de Pomme Normande (with Calvados ice cream) or Crêpes au Citron (filled with lemon mousse napped with blueberry compote).
I had selected the Artichaut Vinaigrette as my 1st course which had a salty and rich taste. For my 2nd course I had the deliciously creamy Poule Au Cidre and for my 3rd course the classic Beignet de Pomme Normande.
Known for its extensive wine cellar, Bistro Pastis will also offer special wine pairings to complement each menu.
From June 22 to July 13, join John Blakeley as he leads you on a culinary ramble through France in the summer. At only $35 per person, it’s a très bon marché and more economical than a plane ticket to France.
Reservations are always a good idea and can be made by calling 604-731-5020 or on-line at www.bistropastis.com Full menus for each region will also be available on-line.