It was Donimo's birthday, which meant that a celebration was in order! And as we weren't available to go to her bday picnic in the park, we decided that, in celebration of her self, we'd check out the highly reputed Les Faux Bourgeois, an unpretentious French cafe on the east side of Vancouver. For anyone who hasn't had a chance to check it out, I have only 3 words for you: Fasten Your Seatbelts, because this is one sweet culinary ride.
Fabulous food at excellent prices made this such a memorable meal. We shared a couple of plates to start (Moules and Coquilles St. Jacques), and then we rolled up our sleeves and tucked into our mains. I had the beef tenderloin with fresh veggies and a potato gratin and seriously, I thought perhaps we'd all died and bounced right up to heaven.
It was busy on Friday night, and we could only get a reservation for the early sitting, so we didn't stay for dessert. But I can tell you that next time, we'll be saving room (and time) for dessert.
We gave Donimo some lovely tea from Mister Man's fave tea joint Shaktea (which is just up the street from the restaurant). I loved this image of Sarah and D giving the teas a big ol' sniff!
Hmmmm. I wonder how they could have smelled anything above the gorgeous cooking smells that wafted from the kitchen. I can hardly wait for a return visit.......