I was invited out to dinner by my good friend Joseph Planta of The Commentary (he interviewed me a while back) to check out this place last night. Who am I to refuse an invitation for some fine Vancouver dining? Located near Fraser and Kingsway in East Vancouver, Les Faux Bourgeois is a quaint little French bistro in the heart of the city.
Because its location is a little tucked away from the main roads, it can be pretty easy to miss. I didn’t even know that this French bistro existed! Now that I do, I know that I’ll be back. The food was cooked beautifully and, better still, everything on the menu is priced affordably. You will not find an entree over $20. Because it is a smaller place, reservations are highly recommended. Joseph tells me that they can oftentimes book out more than a week in advance!
(Please excuse the picture quality as I only took them with my camera phone.)
We started off with the Pate de Campagne (Pork Liver Pate). This was served chilled and with bread.
For my entree, I had the lamb cheeks. They were served with apricots and some sort of couscous. I really didn’t even need a knife for the lamb, since the chunks of meat just melted into my fork (and in my mouth). Utterly fantastic.
Susanne had the Canard Confit (Duck Leg Confit). It was served with roasted potatoes and some sort of wild bitter green salad. Not pictured is Joseph’s dinner of a beef tenderloin served with layered potatoes.
For dessert, we had the lemon cream tart. It tasted almost like a lemon meringue pie, minus the meringue. We also had a couple of drinks along the way (the bar menu is very reasonably priced as well).
I’d like to tell you about the total bill for three, but before I had the chance to take a look, Joseph snatched up the bill and took care of it. That was wholly unexpected! Thank you, Joseph, for a wonderful evening and thank you, Les Faux Bourgeois, for a stellar meal!