Le Gavroche has been open for business since 1978. Located in the West End, the restaurant is a gorgeous Victorian home, and it’s widely known as Vancouver’s most romantic restaurant. They specialize in French Cuisine.
I’ve never been, so I was very excited to try this place out.
We started with the Caesar salad – it’s prepared at table side, and once you’ve tried their Caesar salad dressing, you’ll never buy store-bought dressing again. It was amazing. They used Dijon mustard as well as fresh anchovies and egg whites to create it, and fresh parmesan cheese and croutons. It was a masterpiece. And it was delicious.
We also had the steamed Salt Spring Island Mussels with leeks, chorizo and fresh tomato in a basil white wine sauce. I found this dish to be good, but definitely not my favourite of the evening. The broth was a bit watery and it lacked flavour. It was kindda bland.
Everything was forgiven when the main course arrived. We ordered the Chateaubriand with roasted seasonal vegetables and topped with Bernaise and Bordelaise sauce. This steak was the most tender, moist, piece of meat I’ve ever tasted. It was incredibly delicious. You could really taste the shallots in the Bernaise sauce. And the vegetables were crisp and tender. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and I’m salivating as I’m writing this, it was so good.
For dessert we share the Belgian chocolate souffle. It was fluffy and so light. It was a great way to end our meal.
This restaurant is a gorgeous place to celebrate a special occasion, or for a romantic date. The food is great, they have an impressive wine list and the atmosphere is classy without being stuffy. They also serve great cocktails. I ordered a dirty martini and it was one of the best I ever tasted. The prices are a little high, so beware.