Having lived in Vancouver for some months now, I have been lucky enough to make many French friends, and thankfully – been introduced to some of the best French cuisine I have ever had.
My friend Cecile works at Cafe Regalade in Kitsilano, so naturally I had to have a meal there, and since that night I have fallen in love with French food to the point I want to be Julia Childs and learn the art of French cooking …….. and eating.
All the food I have tried at Cafe Regalade has been amazing….from the Beef Bourguinon, the 7-hour Lamb to the Chicken Fricasse…the meat simply melts in your mouth – and this is coming from someone who was once a vegetarian. The cheese, the wine, the muffins, the scallop tartine (above)…even the bread and butter – is delicious!
However I cannot go past desserts (ever!) and the Chocolate Profiteroles there are simply incredible! I am having a food coma just thinking about them. Think crunchy biscuit sandwiched with vanilla ice-cream in a bed of warm rich melted chocolate…mmmm….yes my favourite dessert in town by far.
If you live in Vancouver – a visit for dinner is essential (as are bookings as they are always full)…and if you don’t I will surely eat your share…but you can also buy one of their cook-books here.