Sunday, May 30, 2010

Folly at Les Faux Bourgeois

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.......


  1. lovely! i wish there were photos of you and mr man as well!

  2. Nice shots, as usual. Sarah really knows how to get close to the tea! I wish that the photos would open larger when clicked upon. What's up with that?

    It was such a lovely evening. I'm lucky!

  3. @sarah - Thanks!

    @donimo - Thanks too! Also - I know the photo thing is frustrating. Because I use my FLICKR account as a kind of a big ol' dumping ground, I keep it all private, so unfortunately, you can't click into FLICKR. And if I post medium sized photos, they get cropped on the right hand side because of the template I chose when I set up the blog...... so really, what I need to do at some point, is to change the template. Of course I'm scared that I'll wipe out every post, so I've been dragging me heels on that one!