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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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I was invited to my friend’s birthday dinner. While organizing the dinner, her friends talked about gifts in Facebook event page, and we decided to bring a birthday cake as a part of it. Her husband requested some light dessert, so I suggested Pavlova. Pavlova is a meringue dessert.

The idea was agreed. Pavlova from Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop in North Vancouver is quite famous. It is a bakery store in Lonsdale Quay Market and sells other bakery stuff as well. When my office was close to Lonsdale Quay, we used to buy this Pavlova for staff’s birthday.

Pavlova

Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver

These are the pictures of the showcase for Pavlova, taken in another occasion.

Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver Pavlova at Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop in North Vancouver

The guy on the phone, who has Asian accent was a funny person due to the listening skill between him and me. I enjoyed the conversation with him pretty much. 🙂

(Picture taken by iPhone)

Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop

Address: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In the Lonsdale Quay Market)
TEL: 604-987-7843
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
9:30 – 18:30 daily

Price Note
– Pavlova 1o” $28.75 plus tax

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When I checked all restaurants for Dine Out Vancouver, this restaurant was my first to check. Collin and I wanted to go there for long time, but they open only dinner time, which is difficult for him to arrange the time, and also I didn’t like their Dine Out menu last year so that we had missed opportunities. In spite of the fact that I was checking it right after the menu was revealed, the restaurant was almost fully booked! I manged to make a reservation for 9:15pm.

Chambar is a sister restaurant of Medina Cafe located to the next door. It is in a walking distance from Stadium Skytrain station. They serve Belgian food. I don’t know what Belgian food is at all other than waffle, so this 3-course dinner for $38 was great opportunity.

Bajan Tea
(Goslings spiced rum, Takara Japanese plum wine, iced tea & orgeat)

Bajan Tea at Chambar in Vancouver

I sipped and really liked it. So did Collin. I would order this next time for myself.

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile at Chambar in Vancouver

His appy, Salade D’Hiver
(Winter Root Vegetable Salad, Belgian Endive, Apple Cider Emulsion, Chervil, Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette)

Salade D'Hiver at Chambar in Vancouver

My appy, Carpaccio de Thon Rouge
(Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio, Mint & Cilantro Pistou, Lime & Chili Mayo, Jalapeno Dressing, Grated Grano Padano)

Carpaccio de Thon Rouge at Chambar in Vancouver

His entree, La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu
(Char Grilled 10 oz reserve Angus New York Steak, Celeriac Puree, Black Kale Chips, Roquefort Butter, Balsamic & Shallot Jam)

La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu at Chambar in Vancouver

My entree, L’Omble de L’Arctique
(Pan Seared Arctic Char, Saffron & Lemongrass Risotto, Peashoot & Pickled Vegetable Salad)

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

His dessert, Parfait au Citron
(Frozen Lemon Souffle, Coconut Dacquoise, Toasted Meringue, Pie Crust Ice Cream)

Parfait au Citron at Chambar in Vancouver

My dessert, Pate au Chocolat
(Dark Chocolate Pate, Sour Cherries, Coconut Sorbet)

Pate au Chocolat at Chambar in Vancouver

Oh, I really liked all my choices! And, this chocolate pate was the best ever! It is on their regular dessert menu, so you must try.

Chambar

Address: 562 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Skytrain Stadium station)
TEL: 604-879-7119
Facebook: page
Twitter: @chambar
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:00 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:00 – 1:00

Menu for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Menu at Chambar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Bajan Tea $9.00
– Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile $11.00
– Dine Out Vancouver 3-course $38.00
– Additional for steak $10.00

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