Happy Hour and Two Year Anniversary Specials at Le Parisien

Le Parisien LogoQuality French food from Le Parisien in downtown Vancouver’s West End.  Their latest 2nd Anniversary menu and specials.  Enjoy!

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Le Parisien’s 2nd Anniversary celebration continues with $20-or-less dinner entrees and our ongoing Live Music Thursdays. We’ve also introduced Happy Hour. Between 5PM and 7PM, beer, high balls and appies are 50% off; glasses of house wine only $4. There’s no better way to end the workday or start the evening.

Fresh local ingredients, the sounds of French and gypsy-folk music, the aromas of classic French cuisine; it’ll be easy to imagine that you’re on the Left Bank of Paris.

Reservations recommended: 604-687-1418 / www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

Regular menu mains are $20 or less
Live music Thursdays at 6:30PM and 8:30PM
30% off our wine list on Sundays and Mondays

Regular Menu Mains

HOUSE MADE GNOCCHI $15
Arugula, Parmesan, Hazelnuts Brown Butter Sauce

BOUILLABAISSE $19
Mussels, Manila Clams, Prawns, Pacific Cod, Braised Fennel, Saffron Tomato Broth

CATCH OF THE DAY $19 (try with a rose wine)
Ratatouille, Fingerling Potato, Arugula, Olive Niçoise

ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN $18 (rose works here too)
House made Spaetzle, Dates, Mint and Orange Jus

BEEF BOURGUIGNON $18 (try with a Pinot noir)
Red Wine Braised Beef, Bacon, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Cavatappi Pasta

DUCK CONFIT CASSOULET $19   (I love cassoulet!)
Duck Confit, Smoked Bacon, Toulouse Sausage, Braised Cannellini Beans

GRILLED HANGER STEAK $20
Pomme Frites, Peppercorn and Cognac Sauce

Le Parisien
751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418
www.leparisien.ca

Le Parisien Celebrates Second Anniversary with Food, Wine and Song

Have you had the chance to enjoy the French food at Le Parisien in the West End downtown?  If not, their 2nd anniversary is upcoming, and they will be offering a special dinner menu.  Details are below.  Enjoy!

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Charcuterie Platter

Charcuterie Platter

Celebrate our second anniversary with us from Friday, April 11through May 15. For the past two years, we are proud to have been welcomed so warmly into the West End community and we are always excited to get to know new people. So whether you’re a regular customer, or you’ve just been meaning to check us out, join us this Friday and be the first to try our new dinner menu featuring all main courses for $20 or less.

We’re also excited to present our new Spring Wine and Dine Menu value-priced at only $69 for two. Enjoy three courses of French bistro favourites: Charcuterie, Roasted Free-run Cornish Hen with Frites and a Dessert of your choice. All complete with a bottle of house red or white from Calona Vineyards , $69. For the Wine and Dine Menu Executive Chef Alexander Carriere has carefully selected local seasonal ingredients to feature in classic dishes from his favourite bistros in Paris.

Cornish Hen & frites

Cornish Hen & frites

What else is new at Le Parisien?  We pleased to present Live Music every Thursday night. We’ll be showcasing new local artists with music styles ranging from jazz through folk and more Next week, on April 17, we’ll be featuring  Pepper Really, a French vocalist who will be performing some original songs plus covers of popular French tunes. There are two sets a night at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

So come join us through mid-May as we celebrate our second anniversary with great food, wonderful wine and entertaining music. It can’t get more French than that!

West End Brunch Crawl on January 19 – Get Your Tickets

Westend brunch crawl

Westend brunch crawl

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster and the West End BIA, this new event is sure to please anyone who loves Sunday brunch! Visit over 8 restaurants through-out the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver and taste all sorts of dishes on this unique food crawl. Using your “passport” as your guide, you will enjoy everything from fresh juices, smoothies and coffees, to eggs benny, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, pulled port, bacon, seafood, desserts and so much more.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food mingling brunch event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Participating venues include some of the West End’s finest dining establishments including:

Marquis Wine Cellars

1034 Davie Street

Twitter: @MarquisWineCell

Web: http://www.marquis-wines.com/

Cuisine: Wine store <a wonderful wine store. Check out the Specialty room!>

Buckstop

833 Denman Street

Web: http://www.buckstop.ca/

Twitter: @BuckstopDenman

Cuisine: Barbq

1789 Restaurant

1789 Comox Street

Web: http://www.1789.ca/

Twitter: @1789Restaurant

Cuisine: Steak Seafood

WE. Coffee Inc.

1696 Robson Street

Twitter @WECoffeeInc

Web : www.wecoffeeroaster.com

Cuisine: cafe

Le Parisien

751 Denman Street

Web: http://www.leparisien.ca/

Twitter:@leparisienyvr

Cuisine: French <a wonderful French restaurant. Recommended.>

Just Juice

1107 Davie Street

Web: http://www.just-juice.com/

Twitter: @justjuicebar

Cuisine: Juice and smoothies

Central Bistro

1072 Denman Street

Web: http://www.centralbistro.com/

Twitter: @Centralbistro

Cuisine: Westcoast

Milestones Denman

1210 Denman Street

Web: http://www.milestonesrestaurants.com/

Twitter: @MSDenmanStreet

Cuisine: Westcoast

De Dutch Pannekoek House

1725 Robson Street

Web: http://www.dedutch.com/

Twitter: @dedutch

Cuisine: Dutch

 Event details here 

Registration: Marquis Wine Cellars -this is where you will show us your tickets and will pick up your Dining Passport Map Cards

This event takes place during the Dine Out Festival 2014 presented by Tourism Vancouver.

Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at Le Parisien

Le Parisien LogoIn Paris, Nuit de Noel (Christmas Eve) is a time to spend feasting with friends and family. Whether your Nuit de Noel tradition is to attend a carol service, stay at home, go to a movie or visit friends, consider joining us for dinner that night. As your neighbourhood French bistro, we offer a warm, family-friendly environment in which to enjoy good food and the joy of the season.

Give the cook in your home an early Christmas present – along with our regular menu, we are offering a four-course prix fixe menu for only $55. You’ll leave as full as a Christmas stocking.

Reservations essential: 604-687-1418 / www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

Le Parisien Holiday Hours:
December 24 Dinner early seating: 5-6:45 pm
December 24 Dinner late seating: 7-8:45 pm
December 25 & 26 Closed
December 31 Open for dinner
January 1 Open for brunch & dinner
January 2 Closed

Christmas Eve Menu

Squash Croquette
Spiced Apple Chutney

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Salmon Tartare
Cucumber, Tomato, Watercress and Crostinis

Roasted Quail and Baby Spinach Salad
Hazelnuts, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart
Caramelized Onions, Olives

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Pan Seared Artic Char
Asparagus, Green Beans, Fingerling Potato, Beurre Blanc

Beef Wellington
Mushroom Duxelle, Potato Gratin, Parisienne Sauce

Roasted Duck Breast
Brussels Sprout Leaves, Glazed Carrots, Dauphine Potatoes, Cranberry Citrus Jus

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Dark Chocolate Tort
Candied Pecan and Crème Anglaise

Lemon Mousse
Raspberry Coulis

Vanilla Poached Pear
Chocolate Sorbet

$55 / Person

Le Parisien
751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418
www.leparisien.ca

La Table: Beaujolais Nouveau at Le Parisien November 21

Beaujolais Nouveau Georges Duboeuf 2008

Beaujolais Nouveau Georges Duboeuf 2008 (Image courtesy Grosse from Wikipedia commons)

Escargot, canard, and Beaujolais Nouveau.  Isn’t this tempting?

Le Parisien presents Beaujolais Nouveau on November 21. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked on the third Thursday of November with great festivities in France. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01am, just weeks after the wine grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and around the globe to celebrate this first wine of the season.

Le Parisien is celebrating this grand French tradition on Thursday, November 21 with a three-course family-style dinner, paired with Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. With a very short maceration of 3 to 5 days, followed by a traditional alcoholic fermentation and pressing, Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is made with Gamay grapes, and is extremely low in tannin with fruity aromas and a bright transparent red hue.

Guests will celebrate the release by gathering around communal tables to share in a decadent meal, while sipping on fresh unadulterated wine. This joyous occasion will be accompanied by a live performance from local French vocalist, Pepper Bayard.

Dinner is priced at $65 inclusive of tax, gratuity and wine pairing.

Of course guests can always enjoy Le Parisien’s regular menu and relax with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Le Details

La Table: Beaujolais Nouveau Details
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 6:30PM
Price: $65 inclusive of tax, gratuity and wine pairing
Address: 751 Denman St., Vancouver

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La Table: Beaujolais Nouveau Menu

Vol Au Vent D’escargot
Sautéed Escargot and Button Mushroom, Truffled Cream Sauce

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Civet De Canard
Braised Duck in Red Wine, Vichy Carrots, Shaved Brussels Sprout, Vanilla Sunchoke Purée

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Chili Infused Chocolate Torte
Raspberry Gastrique

Celebrate Father’s Day at Le Parisien

In case you are wondering what to do with your dad on Father’s Day, why not enjoy some tasty food at Le Parisien downtown?  Enjoy that steak with a red Bordeaux blend or an oaked, buttery chardonnay.

Details below.

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Come join us on Sunday June 16th to celebrate Dad. We’re offering a free freshly baked croissant for ‘Dear, Old Dad’ for Brunch and for dinner he’ll be able to choose from four premium cuts of steak and sauces at great prices that will surely put a smile on the ‘the old man’s’ face.

Reservations essential: 604-687-1418 or www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

Father’s Day Specials

FREE FRESHLY BAKED CROISSANT FOR DAD FOR BRUNCH

CHOICE OF STEAK DINNER
6 oz flank steak, $21.00
7oz strip loin, $26.00
8oz ribeye, $27.00
6oz beef tenderloin, $28.00

CHOICE OF SAUCE
parisienne : black pepper sauce
bordelaise: shallots and red wine jus
stilton butter

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Lunch or Dinner at Le Parisien

Le Parisien LogoWhen she was a young woman, your mother’s dreams of romantic Paris were kindled by books such as A Moveable Feast or movies like Gigi. Perhaps she actually travelled to France and drunk in Paris’ romance from a café seat on the Boulevard Saint Germain. Perhaps Life led her in another direction and she never managed to see The City of Light in person. Regardless, the dream still exists. This Mother’s day, treat your mother to the Paris of her dreams with a classic bistro brunch or dinner at Le Parisien, Vancouver’s little bit of the Left Bank in Vancouver’s West End. Special three-course prix fixe dinner for $39. Regular dinner menu also available.  Enjoy a bottle of rose wine with the meal below!

Brunch: 9.00am to 2.30pm;
Dinner: 5.00pm to 10.00pm.

Reservations essential: 604-687-1418 or
www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

Mother’s Day Menu

LOBSTER BISQUE
steamed shrimp, croutons, crème fraîche

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PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED GREEN ASPARAGUS
hollandaise sauce

– or –

PORK AND VEAL TERRINE
pickled vegetables, grilled sourdough bread

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ROASTED LING COD
saffron potatoes, wilted spinach, tomato fondue, clam butter sauce

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GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN
potato lyonnaise, short rib croquette, red wine jus

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SUNCHOKE & MUSHROOM RISOTTO
wild and cultivated mushrooms, parmesan shavings and fennel salad

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE
strawberry gastrique, almond tuile

– or –

WHITE WINE POACHED PEARS
sable and blackberry sorbet

– or –

BOURBON INFUSED CRÈME CARAMEL
walnut biscotti

$39.00 / Person

Celebrate with Dinner at Le Parisien on New Year’s Eve

Le Parisien LogoAre you in a French state of mind? I think my brain has been thinking about French food, wine, and travel for quite a while.  I recently received this announcement about a special New Year’s Eve dinner at Le Parisien downtown.  Here it is for you to enjoy! Don’t forget to open a bottle of Champagne too.  I love the entire menu, especially the smoked quail.

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New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

Lobster Bisque
Cognac Crème Fraîche

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Smoked Quail, Squash Croquette, Celeriac Salad
Honey and Thyme Vinaigrette

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Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Smoked Potato Fondant, Braised Winter Greens, Roasted Shallots and Bone Marrow Sauce

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Lemon Mousse
Candied Pistachio, Dark Chocolate Tuile, Raspberry Coulis

45.00 / Person

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Le Parisien
751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418
www.leparisien.ca

My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 – C’est le français

Moules au camembert

Moules au camembert

I’m pretty good at keeping New Year’s resolutions.  Some that I have made that I’ve kept have been to exercise regularly, and to have a glass of wine a day if possible.  Both are good for your health.

For 2013, my resolution, or maybe better described as a “goal” is to visit monthly at least 1 French restaurant  located here in the Vancouver lower mainland that I can in 2013, and to blog about it.

Why French Restaurants?

I’ve travelled twice to France and have fallen in love with their food.  Probably the best meal in my life was in a small restaurant in Chenonceau located in the Loire Valley. In addition, I have been a lover of French wine, in particular Burgundy and Loire wines.  So visiting French restaurants and enjoying my meal with French wine, seems like a perfect pairing to me! How does that sound to you?

 

Coq au vin served with a glass of Bordeaux wine

Coq au vin served with a glass of Bordeaux wine

The restaurants that are currently on my to visit list are:

  • Le Gavroche
  • Le Bistro Chez Michel
  • The French Table
  • Les Faux Bourgeois
  • Jules Bistro
  • Bistro Pastis
  • Le Crocodile
  • Le Parisien

As you can see I have 8 listed.  That leaves room for 4 restaurants which you can suggest for me to visit.  Please post your comment as to which additional French restuarant I should visit and what is your favourite dish from that restaurant.  Merci Beaucoup and Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!

Christmas Eve Dinner 2012 at Le Parisien

Chemps Elysee, Paris, in December. *Source: self-made *Photographer: Andreas Saebjoernsen {{GFDL}}

Chemps Elysee, Paris, in December. *Source: self-made *Photographer: Andreas Saebjoernsen {{GFDL}}

Who wants to cook on Christmas Eve?  Well some people, but I’m sure more prefer to be on the receiving side of that equation.  So why torture yourself?  Enjoy a wonderful French Christmas dinner at Le Parisien.  There are selections for your courses so I’m sure there is something for you and your family to enjoy.  I think my choices would be the Baby Spinach Salad & Warm Duck Confit appetizer, Roasted Duck Breast entree, and Raspberry Souffle Crepe dessert.  I do adore duck.  Pair the duck with a violet scented Pinot Noir or juicy Merlot and I’m set for the evening.  Here is the announcement for the dinner from Le Parisien.  Joyeux Noel.

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In Paris, Nuit de Noel (Christmas Eve) is a time to spend feasting with friends and family. Whether your Nuit de Noel tradition is to attend a carol service, stay at home, go to a movie or visit friends, consider joining us for dinner that night. As your neighbourhood French bistro, we offer a warm, family-friendly environment in which to enjoy good food and the joy of the season.

Give the cook in your home an early Christmas present – our four-course prix fixe menu is only $45 and you’ll leave as full as a Christmas stocking.

Reservations essential: 604-687-1418 / www.opentable.com/le-parisien-vancouver

Christmas Eve Dinner, December 24, 2012

Squash Croquettes
Apple Chutney

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Crab Cake
Saffron Aioli, Melon Salad

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Goat Cheese & Tomato Tart
Caramelized Onions, Black Olives

– or –

Baby Spinach Salad & Warm Duck Confit
Hazelnuts, Pear, Mustard Vinaigrette

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Salmon Wellington
Spinach, Mushroom Duxelle, Sauce Béarnaise

– or –

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Potato Gratin, Mushroom Ragout, Red Wine Sauce

– or –

Roasted Duck Breast
Butternut Squash Risotto, Walnuts, Port Reduction

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Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Mousse
Frangelico Cream, White Chocolate Chantilly

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Classic Lemon Tart
Raspberry Coulis, Burnt Meringue

– or –

Raspberry Souffle Crepe
Berries, Crème Anglaise

$45.00 / Person

Le Parisien
751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418
www.leparisien.ca