Le Parisien – Vancouver’s Hottest New French Bistro

“I’ve wanted to run a casual place for years,” said John Blakely, owner of the trendy new French bistro located in downtown Vancouver, Le Parisien. The sidewalk café restaurant opened in early April 2012 with much fanfare and excitement. Until now, Vancouver hasn’t had a lot of options for old-world comfort food. Executive Chef Tobias […]

Food + Drink Restaurants Brian Webb

This article was published on May 17th, 2012

Smoked chicken liver and foie gras parfait

“I’ve wanted to run a casual place for years,” said John Blakely, owner of the trendy new French bistro located in downtown Vancouver, Le Parisien. The sidewalk café restaurant opened in early April 2012 with much fanfare and excitement. Until now, Vancouver hasn’t had a lot of options for old-world comfort food.

Albacore tuna tartar

Executive Chef Tobias Grignon has mined the bistro repertoire to bring the best of the best to Le Parisien. The menu boasts a wide selection of classic French cuisine – from smoked chicken liver and foie gras parfait to braised lamb gnocchi.

Braised lamb gnocchi

Other notable dishes include the potted duck rillettes, French onion fondue, and cassoulet de castelnaudary.

Cassoulet de castelnaudary

End the meal on a sweet note with apple tart tatin, citrus parfait or dark chocolate mouse.

Dark chocolate mouse, salted caramel and cocoa nib tuile

Le Parisien’s prices also reflect the French bistro ethos of good food at reasonable prices –is easy on your wallet.

The bistro is open Tuesday – Sunday from 8am – 11pm, with Saturday and Sunday brunch served from 10am – 3pm.

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  1. Alex

    Hey it looks very nice! But I ensure you that you’ve to come here in France to taste lots of different french dishes.. I can make you crazy of this food (if you’re already not 😉 )

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