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I had bought a groupon deal for this restaurant early this year, which was 10-course seafood tasting menu. Spring and early summer have always a lot of events going on, so I kind of pushed the plan for this out. Yet, it was expired soon, so I had to plan.

This time, the experience with C restaurant wasn’t good even starting. First, their Groupon required to call them instead of online booking, but their website doesn’t say when they open. I tried to call day and night, but auto response answered, so I ended up leaving a message for reservation as it said. It said they would call back, which never happened even on the late night before the reservation day, so I called again to re-confirm. A man answered and said that they didn’t call me back because they were full. Really? Is that how it works? And, they could put us earlier time, but if we came late, as there was a reservation for the table after us, our time would be in rush. Seriously… So, you try to bring food as fast as possible and kick us out? Anyways, as I had to use the Groupon, I booked the earlier time for next day.

On the booked day, Collin and I arrived on time, which is dinner opening time. We were seated while no one was there yet, and we ordered some drink and ordered one each from the menu if there was alternative. The server came back, saying he forgot what Collin’s drink was. Now, when the expediter brought the first dish, we realized the server didn’t understand what we ordered. (So, we missed lobster bisque. :() Collin asked again, this time to the expediter, that we wanted to taste each one if there was alternative.

Food was great, though.

Bread

Bread at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Cocktail, French 75 (Gin base)

Cocktail, French 75 (Gin base) at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris

Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris at C Restaurant in Vancouver

First course, Cucumber Soup
(Smoked Sablefish, Lemonade Foam)

Cucumber Soup at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Second course, Tuna Tartare
(Nori Crackers, Ponzu)

Tuna Tartare at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Second course, alternative, Duo of Foie Gras
(Cranberry Chutney, Ginger Soda, Brioche)

Duo of Foie Gras at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Duo of Foie Gras at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Third course, Side Stripe Prawns
(Bacon Lime Tortellini, Jalapeno Fluid Gel)

Side Stripe Prawns at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Third course, alternative, Lobster Risotto
(Cognac Cream)

Lobster Risotto at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Forth course, Ling Cod
(Clams, Green Onions, Wasabi, Kombu Broth)

Ling Cod and Clams in Kombu Broth at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Fifth course, Crisp Halibut
(Minted Peas, “Tartar Sauce”)

Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Decomposed Tartar Sauce for Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Tartar Sauce for Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

You make your tartar sauce from decomposed one. Fun!

Sixth course, Seared Salmon
(Saffron Potatoes, Ramp Soubise, Quail’s Egg)

Seared Salmon at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Seared Salmon at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Sixth course, alternative, Beef Tenderloin
(Watercress Pomme Puree, Red Wine Jus)

Beef Tenderloin at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Seventh course, Valdion Blue Cheese
(Poached Pears, Honey, Crostini)

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Spoons for next two courses were provided.

Dessert Spoons at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Eighth course, Sweet Corn Sorbet
(Crisp Tarragon, Brown Butter)

Sweet Corn Sorbet at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Ninth course, Chocolate Mousse
(Crisp Caramel, Puffed Rice)

Chocolate Mousse at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Petit Fours, one to share for a table
(Small Sweets: Macaron and Chocolate Brownie)

Petit Fours at C Restaurant in Vancouver

And, extra pictures, view from the restaurant.

View from C Restaurant in Vancouver View from C Restaurant in Vancouver View from C Restaurant in Vancouver

and more…

Flower on the table at C Restaurant in Vancouver View at 6:50pm from C Restaurant in Vancouver View at 7:10pm from C Restaurant in Vancouver

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

C Restaurant

Address: 2-1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(False Creek in downtown side, close to Granville Bridge)
TEL: 604-681-1164
Facebook: page
Twitter: @crestaurant

Dinner
17:00 – late daily
* Unknown for brunch/lunch

10-course Menu

10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver 10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver 10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Cocktail, French 75 $13.00
– Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris $14.00
– 10-course Seafood Tasting Menu for Two ($240 worth) $120.00
– Duo of Foie Gras $18.00
– Lobster Risotto $9.00
– Beef Tenderloin $12.00

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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 main dish. For appetizer, click here. There were a lot of specials for main dish as well and I couldn’t remember all.

Fresh Fettucini with Lobster Meat and Grilled Tiger Prawns, served with a Brunoise of Vegetables, olive oil and fresh basil

Fresh Fettucini with Lobster Meat and Grilled Tiger Prawns at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Double-Cut Veal Chop on the bone, pan-seared with caramelized onions, porcini, artichokes and glazed pan juices

Double-Cut Veal Chop on the bone at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Whole Sea Bass oven-roasted Mediterranean-style with tomatoes, olives, Pernod finish and Grilled fennel

Whole Sea Bass oven-roasted Mediterranean-style at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Collin and his father’s choice, Caribou Tenderloin with a half Lobster tail from their special menu

Caribou Tenderloin with a half Lobster tail at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Seasonal Vegetables at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

My choice, Roasted Fraser Valley Duck served with pan-seared Foie Gras and an apple Cider reduction

Roasted Fraser Valley Duck served with pan-seared Foie Gras at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Seasonal Vegetables and Potato Daufinaux at Le Crocodile in Vancouver

Continued to the next post for dessert.

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
– Fresh Fettucini with Lobster Meat and Grilled Tiger Prawns, served with a Brunoise of Vegetables, olive oil and fresh basil $29.00
– Double-Cut Veal Chop on the bone, pan-seared with caramelized onions, porcini, artichokes and glazed pan juices $37.00
– Whole Sea Bass oven-roasted Mediterranean-style with tomatoes, olives, Pernod finish and Grilled fennel $38.00
– Caribou Tenderloin with a half Lobster tail Unknown
– Roasted Fraser Valley Duck served with pan-seared Foie Gras and an apple Cider reduction $39.00

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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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