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Friday, 17 January 2014

A French Party

I have not heard of La Cigale French Bistro until it popped up on an Urban Spoon search.

It was a perfect choice for hanging out with a team of wonderful people celebrating a belated year-end party.

The place is simple and cozy despite being right on West 4th Avenue and facing the street.

The menu is varied and very French and the food is prepared in authentic French manner. So if you are worried about your waist, cholesterol or fat content, try another place.

Read on...

Olive Tapenade with bread, elegantly served, kicked off the table.

Being a busy, non-rushed kind of place, something to start with is a great idea.

The Assiette de fromages et Charcuterie, while pricy, is worth every dollar you spend on it.

An exceptional selection of three cheeses and three meats that, with a bottle of wine, would have been a perfect lunch on a rainy day (I should keep that in mind).

We lucked out with beef bourguignon being on the day's specials.

A deep plate shows up, deceiving you into thinking you are served Yaletown portions. 

In fact, the plate is so deep that there was a lot of bourguignon to eat.

And if that was not enough to fill you up, Les Frites Fraiches were ready to complete the task.

It was excellent; making it difficult to decide next time whether to reorder it or attempt another one of their very appetizing sounding dishes.

This is a BYOB place. Their wine selection, while limited and limited to French wine, had one of the best wines I have ever tasted - 2009 Chateau Pesquie Quintessence.

The Vanilla Creme Brulée was very tempting, but this was a very filling lunch as is and it was almost 3 pm by now.

I will be back for sure.

La Cigale French Bistro
1961 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

La Cigale French Bistro on Urbanspoon


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