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Collin’s birthday was coming up in early November. As he works on weekends, we planned a birthday dinner ahead at the end of October. He didn’t have any preference, so I picked a newer restaurant.

Homer St. Cafe and Bar was open sometime last summer. It is in downtown Vancouver , close to Yaletown area. They serve French cuisine and focus on roasting, especially chicken. Their dinner menu consists snacks, starters, cheese & charcuterie, mains, sides, and desserts. In addition, we were given a today’s special sheet.

We ordered from their regular dinner menu and special.

Ancient Mariner
(Gin, Rosemary infused sweet Vermouth, Cynar, Orange Vermouth, Maple Gastrique)

Ancient Mariner at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier
(2012 Naramata BC)

A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

His choice, Maple Butter Pork Belly

Maple Butter Pork Belly at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

I had some bite, and it was OK. The outside was crispy, but the inside wasn’t cooked enough for me. Collin loved this, though.

My choice, Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad
(Grilled Scallion, Kale Pesto)

Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

As a starter, this was a big salad. I liked every single elements. Within my order, this was the best. Too bad, it is no longer on the menu.

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items
(Boerenkas, Bresaola, Bleu Claire, served with Seasonal Pickles, Nuts and Fruit)

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

We chose two kinds of cheese and one kind of meat. We liked them all. Boerenkas cheese was salty. Bresaola meat was like prosciutto, but cured beef. The fruit was served as apple mustard jam.

His choice, Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow

Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Because of bone marrow, he ordered this. 😀 He said the pie tasted good, too.

His choice, Side Crispy Chicken Skin

Side Crispy Chicken Skin at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

He was too curious and decided to order this side. Yes, it was crispy, but it was smelly and oily to me.

My choice, Marinated Halibut Salad
(Olive Dressing, Tomato, Green Bean, Frisee, Potato)

Marinated Halibut Salad at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

This was from Roast of the Day on the special menu. I felt the halibut seemed a bit overcooked, but I enjoyed it. I didn’t realize this was a salad until it came to the table, and I ended up having two salads a day.

Double Caesar

Double Caesar at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

He ordered the second drink for his birthday treat.

We were too full to have any dessert here. Overall, the food was fine, but not so special. Maybe, I should have ordered chicken plate. He said he liked their food, though. They open brunch as well, so I want to try that.

And, the restaurant exterior and interior.

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Homer St. Cafe and Bar

Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Smithe street)
TEL: 604-428-4299
Facebook: page
Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:00 – 23:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 14:30, 17:00 – 0:00
[Sat] 17:00 – 0:00
[Sun] 10:30 – 15:00

Menu

Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver Menu at Homer St. Cafe and Bar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Ancient Mariner $11.00
– A glass of White Wine, Laughing Stock Viognier $14.00
– Maple Butter Pork Belly $7.00
– Marinated Scallop and Endive Salad $16.00
– Cheese & Charcuterie 3 items $14.00
– Lamb and Potato Pie, Bone Marrow $20.00
– Side Crispy Chicken Skin $5.00
– Marinated Halibut Salad $20.00
– Double Caesar $13.00

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For Collin’s birthday, his family invited us for a restaurant, Le Crocodile. It is a French restaurant, located in the center of downtown Vancouver.

We were six of us, so I will write in three separate posts, appetizer, main, and dessert. This is about appetizer. There were a lot of specials for appetizer and I couldn’t remember.

Red Wine (Amarone Tommasi 2007)

Red Wine (Amarone Tommasi 2007) at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Amuse-bouche (Smoked salmon pesto tart)

Amuse-bouche (Salmon pesto tart) at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Bread

Bread at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Oven-roasted Beef Bone Marrow, served with seasonal salad, fresh tomato fondant, toasts, and french sea salt

Oven-roasted Beef Bone Marrow at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

An appetizer (I believe it’s from their special menu, but I can’t remember.)

An appetizer at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Lobster Ravioli with baha scallops from their special menu

Lobster Ravioli with baha scallops at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Collin’s choice, Pan-seared Foie Gras and Scallops from their special menu

Pan-seared Foie Gras and Scallops at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

My choice, Lobster Tempura and Grilled scallops served on curly endive salad, olive oil, lemon juice tomatoes and chives

Lobster Tempura and Grilled scallops served on curly endive salad at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Continued to the next post for main dish.

Le Crocodile

Address: Suite 100 – 909 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At Smithe, next to IGA marketplace)
TEL: 604-669-4298
Facebook: page

Lunch
[Mon – Thu] 11:30-14:30
[Fri] 11:30-14:00

Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 17:30-22:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:30-22:30
*Sundays, Holidays: closed

Price Note
– Red Wine (Amarone Tommasi 2007) Unknown
– Oven-roasted Beef Bone Marrow, served with seasonal salad, fresh tomato fondant, toasts, and french sea salt $12.50
– Lobster Ravioli with baha scallops Unknown
– Pan-seared Foie Gras and Scallops Unknown
– Lobster Tempura and Grilled scallops served on curly endive salad, olive oil, lemon juice tomatoes and chives $18.50

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