Posts Tagged ‘Beef Bourguignon’

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

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


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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As I mentioned in the previous post, there was another event, Street Food City II, at Vancouver Art Gallery, during the Dine Out Vancouver festival. Next day, I went there again, but with Collin, as he said he wanted to go for brunch. I told him there was a food truck even for breakfast!

I checked the street food app after midnight which food carts would be open that day. (I wish I can search by tomorrow or day, e.g, Saturday, and also by location, to plan ahead.) Anyways, there were too many, so I gave up looking at each one at the end.

So, first off, Collin found a truck where someone who he knows was on. It was Ze Bite. They offer French gourmet fast food, including stews and baguette sandwiches.

We ordered from their stew menu. Stew comes with rice or couscous and bread, and you can choose a size either small or large.

Boeuf Bourguignon Stew (small)
(Slow cooked Beef with red wine, Vegetables and Herbs)

Boeuf Bourguignon Stew (small) at Ze Bite in Vancouver

Rice was brown rice, which is recently getting popular in Vancouver, and stew was thick that I can’t even believe it is used gluten free ingredients. That’s impressive. They have vegetarian choices, too.

The stew taste was OK. I prefer to Collin’s. Haha. Maybe, I would try some baguette next time.

Ze Bite in Vancouver Ze Bite in Vancouver

You can check where they are or when they open for special events at the app.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

Ze Bite

Address: 898 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Burrard street)
TEL: 604-992-7030
Facebook: page
Twitter: @EatZeBite
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Tue, Fri] 11:30 – 14:30
[Wed – Thu] 11:30 – 18:00
*Closed: Saturdays, Sundays
Event schedule: check on the app

Price Note
– Boeuf Bourguignon Stew (small) $6.70

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