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In early December, my company had a Christmas party at the restaurant. My boss went for brunch to this restaurant and apparently she really liked their food. All staff and their spouses were picked up by a limo and taken to the restaurant.

La Regalade is a French bistro in West Vancouver. It is further than Ambleside along Marine Drive. They have a sister restaurant in Kitsilano as a cafe, where I have been.

Maybe because of the special occasion, we were presented the menu in a big blackboard, appetizer and entrees, and dessert, separately. For the appy, bosses chose probably 5 different dishes, and all each chose an entree and a dessert.

Amuse Bouche

Amuse Bouche at La Regalade in West Vancouver

This was sooooo good! It was creamy croquet, hot and tasty. I wanted to eat more than one! 🙂

Escargots en Crouton

Escargots en Crouton at La Regalade in West Vancouver

Blue Cheese & Pear Tart

Blue Cheese & Pear Tart at La Regalade in West Vancouver

There were more appy, such as Foie Gras or terrine, but by the time the plate came to my side, it didn’t look good to take pictures, although all tasted great.

Grilled Prime Rib, Shallots, Garlic, Wedge Potato

Grilled Prime Rib, Shallots, Garlic, Wedge Potato at La Regalade in West Vancouver

I chose this one, and so did most of the others. The prime rib was huge! You might not see it, but it was served in a frying pan, which was like 25cm wide. The meat was tender, grilled shallots and garlic was great.

Plet of Pork, Apple, Mash Potato

Plet of Pork, Apple, Mash Potato at La Regalade in West Vancouver

On the further table, the others ordered beef bourguignon and trout filet. Bourguignon was ordered by multiple people so that it was served in the family style, in a big pot for them. I didn’t know until then that French serves in a big plate.

Now, here are desserts.

Floating Island

Floating Island at La Regalade in West Vancouver

I ordered this. When I went to the cafe in Kitsilano, I couldn’t eat because they ran out the sauce. So, I had to order! It is meringue shared as hemisphere, with caramel sauce. It was quite sweet. I better shared with someone.

Well of Love
(Meringue, Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sauce)

Well of Love at La Regalade in West Vancouver

Collin ordered this. From the menu, it sounded so sweet. Well, he is a sweet tooth.

Sea Salt Creme Caramel

Sea Salt Creme Caramel at La Regalade in West Vancouver

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart at La Regalade in West Vancouver

Ah, I was so full. I’m glad there was a driver to take us home that we can just sit in a car. I felt that they serve quality food and the restaurant gives comfy atmosphere, so I would love to go back for brunch next time.

La Regalade

Address: 2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 22nd and 23rd streets)
TEL: 604-921-2228
Twitter: @LaRegalade_Bist
Urbanspoon: page

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
[Tue – Sat] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:00 – 22:00
[Sun] 17:00 – 22:00
*Closed: Mondays

Menu

Menu at La Regalade in West Vancouver Menu at La Regalade in West Vancouver

Price Note
– Escargots en Crouton $12.50
– Blue Cheese & Pear Tart $12.95
– Caesar Salad with Bacon $9.80
– Grilled Prime Rib, Shallots, Garlic, Wedge Potato $31.95
– Plet of Pork, Apple, Mash Potato $26.95
– Beef Bourguignon with Bacon $26.50
– Trout Filet with Mashed Potato $27.95
– Floating Island Unknown
– Well of Love Unknown
– Sea Salt Creme Caramel Unknown
– Lemon Tart Unknown

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After Collin and I left the Food Cart Fest, I went hiking in West Vancouver alone. A couple of hours later, I came down to the Park Royal and decided to sit and relax. It was again Sunday, so some places were about to close. I quickly went into the cafe.

Caffe Artigiano is at the Village side of Park Royal. There are some chairs outside, too. On the sunny day, there must be a lot of people in the cafe. When I went there, I had only one hour or so before they closed, so it was quiet and very relaxing.

London Fog

London Fog at Caffe Artigiano in West Vancouver

I’m glad they had tea, too, as I didn’t feel like drinking coffee after hiking.

Want to see more pictures for this cafe? click here.

Caffe Artigiano

In many locations. This is one of them.
Address: J5 – 925 Main Street, West Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In the Park Royal)
TEL: 604-913-400
Facebook: page
Twitter: @caffeartigiano

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch
[Mon – Tue] 6:00 – 19:00
[Wed – Fri] 6:00 – 21:00
[Sat] 6:00 – 19:00
[Sun, Holidays] 7:00 – 19:00

Price Note
– London Fog tall Unknown

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On one weekend in May, my day started late. While I was ready to go out, I was thinking where to go, as I had to buy some bread. I also thought about going hiking a bit. By they time I got to Vancouver downtown, I had decided to go to West Vancouver, to hike and go to the bakery. Yet, the bus was either delay or just didn’t come for over 30 min, so I had to skip for hiking and went to the bakery directly.

The place may not really be a bakery. They are a cafe, for sure! Savary Island Pie Company is located on Marine Drive, close to 15th street. That is the west side of Ambleside or Park Royal in West Vancouver.

I bought a loaf of Italian bread and also ordered from soups of the day for lunch-ish snack. They asked me if I wanted to slice some pieces from what I bought, to eat with the soup, so I asked.

Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Bread at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Ohhhhh, this soup was great! I wish this is on their regular menu. 🙂 The bread was good, too.

This beautiful tulips were on the table. Of course, it was in May!

Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Just a little side path for a cute pic. After I left this cafe, I walked on Ambleside Beach. While I was walking by a pond, I found swan babies swimming with their mom and dad! A person who came by told me that they were about 3 weeks old. Aren’t they cute?

Cygnets at Ambleside Beach

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Savary Island Pie Company

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 15th and 16th streets)
TEL: 604-926-4021 or 604-922-4809
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Winter] 6:00 – 19:00 daily
[Summer] 6:00 – 21:00 daily

Menu

Daily menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver Bread menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Price Note
– Tomato Lentil Soup (Soup of the Day) $7.00
– Italian Bread $6.00

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