GOODS: Menu At “Le Parisien” On Denman Getting A “Nasty Bits” Update For Autumn
The GOODS from Le Parisien
Vancouver, BC | “We’ve been open six months now and it was time to refine the menu” says owner John Blakeley of the changes he and Executive Chef Tobias Grignon are introducing to Le Parisien’s menu. ‘Refine’ might not be exactly the right word, as for Fall Le Parisien will feature more rustic dishes in addition to what Mr. Blakeley refers to as ‘nasty bits’ as daily specials.
The regular menu retains dishes that have become iconic favourites since the restaurant opened – French Onion Fondue, Steak Tartare, Roast Chicken for Two, Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Parfait. New on the menu are Petits Plats – small plates that can be quickly ordered to accompany a glass of wine or cocktail as you peruse the rest of the menu. Priced at a very reasonable $3.50, diners will be hard pressed to choose between Pork Rillettes (Dijon Mustard), Baked Mussels (tomato and garlic), Oyster Rockefeller (bacon and Pernod), Crispy Calamari (saffron mayonnaise), Smoked Herring (warm potato salad) and Squash Croquette (goat cheese and apple chutney). Of course, you don’t have to choose, you could make an entire meal out of ordering several Petits Plats.
Fall weather demands heartier fare and Le Parisien’s regular Fall menu also includes such French comfort dishes as Choucroute Garnie, Boeuf Bourguignon and Crispy Braised Pigs Trotters. “We wanted to add a rustic element to the menu,” says Mr. Blakeley. “These are types of dishes you’ll find in any bistro in France at this time of year. They are part of the harvest tradition, where every part of the animal is used, or preserved in some way for use in the winter. As Vancouver diners are now more open to trying offal, we’ve added some dishes as specials to see how well they are accepted. If people like them, then we’ll keep them on the menu.”
Nasty Bits Specials will be rotated over two week periods and appear in all menu categories – from Petits Plats to Plats Principaux. Chef Tobias has worked his culinary magic to create tasty and satisfying dishes including: Duck Heart Tourtiere, Tripes à la Provençale, Smoked Beef Tongue, Slow Braised Pigs Tail, Popcorn Chicken Livers and House-made Andouillette Sausage, to name a few…
After trying Le Parisien’s new Fall menu, your taste buds will be singing ‘I love Paris in the fall.’ After all Le Parisien is Vancouver’s own little corner of the Left Bank in the West End.
751 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6
Web: www.leparisien.ca | Twitter | Facebook
Open Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
Dinner: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Owner: John Blakeley
Chef: Tobias Grignon
Manager: Geraldine Daugy
About Le Parisien
Le Parisien is brought to you by Vancouver’s own French chevalier, John Blakeley, who also owns Kitsilano’s Bistro Pastis. Le Parisien brings the flavours of Paris’ Left Bank to Vancouver’s West End.
Executive Chef Tobias Grignon has mined France’s classic bistro repertoire to bring the best of the best to Le Parisien’s menus – roasted bone marrow, roast chicken for two, cassoulet, boudin noir, croque monsieur, moules et frites, côte de boeuf , oysters, omelettes and tartare three ways – all this and much more will satisfy any appetite seeking the authentic taste of France. Le Parisien’s prices also reflect the French bistro ethos of good food at reasonable prices – you’ll find Le Parisien is kind to the budget and the pocketbook.
Whether enjoying a leisurely lunch, meeting for drinks after work, lingering over a divine dinner or catching up with friends over brunch, you’ll find yourself immediately transported to Paris’ Left Bank. With Le Parisien’s authentic fare and Gallic atmosphere, you’ll experience your own Midnight in Paris moments. Cue the Trénet soundtrack.
“Le Parisien is like Bistro Pastis in jeans.” Mia Stainsby, The Vancouver Sun
“ (People) …will find plenty to cheer about on Tobias Grignon’s faithfully French, and wallet-friendly menu.” Tim Pawsey, Vancouver Courier
“… you don’t need to book a flight to experience a taste of the City of Light, not when Le Parisien is serving up authentic bistro cuisine in the West End.” Steven Schelling, PINQ “John Blakeley has been showing locals and visitors he knows what he’s doing when it comes to serving divine French cuisine.” Stephanie Yuen, Beyond Chopsticks, TaiYangBao (Chinese-language Vancouver Sun), author of East Meets West
“Le Parisien is down-to-earth, the kind of place where you can just pop in, just like they do in France, and enjoy a delicious meal that is soul satisfying and not too hard on your wallet.” George Froehlich, The Savvy Insider
“I’m looking at a new local favourite that is here to stay…Le Parisien is a benchmark for others to follow.” Mijune Pak, Follow Me Foodie
“Dine like a Parisien – authentic and exquisite French fare at Le Parisien.” Dianne Chow, Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver Digest