Bistro Pastis Presents Menus Featuring Cuisine of French Influence

Lemongrass (photo Wikipedia Commons courtesy Hakcipta Mohamed Yosri)

Lemongrass (photo Wikipedia Commons courtesy Hakcipta Mohamed Yosri)

For centuries, France has had a notable impact on global culinary culture. Bistro Pastis presents a series of tasting menus that take guests around the world in order to experience a variety of cuisines influenced by French cooking. Every two weeks, a 3-course menu featuring a different destination will be available for $49.

First stop: Vietnam. French food began to permeate Vietnamese lifestyle after the French established a colony in Vietnam in the 1800’s. Many ingredients are now so ingrained in society, they are considered part of their culture. April 23 through May 5, guests can experience the vibrant flavours of Vietnam married to French technique and ingredients.

Second Stop: Morocco. Starting May 7, Bistro Pastis will showcase the incredible diversity of Moroccan cuisine. Morocco has been heavily affected by imperialism and trade; this long history is reflected in its food. Cafes, pastries and wine are the hallmark of the French colonization, heavily influencing the culinary culture of Morocco.

Reservations essential: 604-731-5020 / http://www.bistropastis.com/reservations/

Vietnamese Menu (April 23 – May 5)

Cured Salmon Salad Roll
Dungeness Crab, Jicama, Mint & Peanut Kafir, Lime Mayonnaise

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Escargot Braised in Coconut Milk
Tamarind Oyster Mushroom & Tomato

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Beef Carpaccio
Lime, Cilantro & Chili, Crispy Shallots, Fish Sauce

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Pan Roasted Rockfish
Clams, Potatoes, Vermicelli Star Anise Lobster Broth

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Lemon Grass Braised Beef Short Rib
Crispy Rice, Carrot & Radish Slaw

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Prawn Stuffed Chicken Breast
Warm Brussels Sprout & Herb Salad, Creamy Peanut Sauce

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Forbidden Black Rice Pudding
Fresh Mango Sabayon

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Coconut Crusted Banana
Dark Chocolate, Condensed Milk & Coffee Ice Cream

$49 / Person

Moroccan Menu (May 7 – 19)

Roasted Tomato Salad
Eggplant, Mint and Feta Cheese

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Creamy Mussel Soup
Saffron, Pumpkin & Coriander

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Roasted Duck Kefta
Apricot, Pistachio, Pressed Yogurt

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Le Couscous Royal
Grilled Lamb, Chicken, Merguez & Vegetables, Couscous & Harissa

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Ras el Hanout Roasted Half Chicken
Sweet Potato Mash, Green Olive & Caramelized Onion Rȃgout, Preserved Lemon

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Chermoula Mahi Mahi
Spiced Yellow Lentils Slow Braised Campari Tomatoes

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Roasted Fresh Figues
Honeyed Pear, Fromage Frais

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Orange Blossom Yogurt Mousse
Pistachio Shortbread

$49 / Person

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