This article was published on April 4th, 2012
We might not be in Paris, but the romantic feeling of an authentic French sidewalk neighbourhood bistro opens this Friday in Vancouver’s West End. Le Parisien officially opens today at 751 Denman Street serving morning coffee and pastries, lunch, dinner and brunch.
“I’ve wanted to run a casual place for years,” said John Blakeley, owner of Le Parisien and Kitsilano’s Bistro Paris. “Opening Le Parisien means a lot to me. For years it was the iconic Café de Paris – it was then owned by Maurice Richez who gave me my first serving job when I came to Vancouver. Almost everything I know about restaurants I learned from him. To open Le Parisien in the same location is my tribute to him.”
Executive Chef, Tobias Grignon, has come up with the bistro menu, preparing the best items including roast chicken for two, cote de boeuf, croquet monsieur, moules et frites, and omelettes. The menu prices also very reasonable too.
Next time you’re in Vancouver’s West End, stop by for a quick coffee, enjoy a leisurely lunch, linger over a succulent dinner, or catch-up with friends over brunch.