Kitsilano Bistro Welcomes Lovers for Exclusive Four-Course, French-inspired Feast Feb. 14
Tell your sweetheart Je t’aime in a truly memorable way this Valentine’s Day by escorting them to a very special Valentine’s Day dinner service at acclaimed French bistro Au Comptoir on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Typically closed for service on Tuesdays, Au Comptoir co-owners Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin will open their doors to welcome guests for a four-course, Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast feast with seating options between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m, or 8:00 and 8:45 p.m., available for $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Highlights of Executive Chef Dan McGee’s delectable Valentine’s Day menu include ‘bavarois de pommes de terre et caviar’ (potato and crème fraîche bavarois, local caviar, fennel), ‘terrine de poireau, homard et truffe’ (terrine of leek, lobster and black périgord truffle, bisque aioli, grapefruit, watercress), ‘côte de boeuf, pommes pont neuf’ (bone-in ribeye steak for two, thick cut fries, aioli) and a dessert course of ‘trio à deux’ (raspberry and vanilla cake, chocolate fondant, lemon thyme sorbet) handcrafted by Pastry Chef Franck Buiron.
– VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER MENU –
$80 per person
bavarois de pommes de terre et caviar
potato and crème fraîche bavarois, local caviar, fennel
– choice of –
tarte fine aux endives
caramelized endive tarte tatin, roquefort, red wine poached pear, walnut
bloc de foie gras
foie gras torchon, date purée, apple and calvados jelly, pistachio, brioche
terrine de poireau, homard et truffe
terrine of leek, lobster and black périgord truffle, bisque aioli, grapefruit, watercress
– choice of –
le black cod
red wine sablefish, spinach, cauliflower purée, charred onion, beurre rouge
magret de canard
honey glazed duck breast, celeriac and coffee purée, compressed + roasted winter vegetables
côte de boeuf, pommes pont neuf
bone-in ribeye steak for two, thick cut fries, aioli
trio à deux
raspberry and vanilla cake, chocolate fondant, lemon thyme sorbet
Reservations for Au Comptoir’s exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner service can be made by calling the restaurant at 604-569-2278. As space is limited and tables fill up quickly, guests are encouraged to make their reservation early to avoid disappointment.
ABOUT AU COMPTOIR | Ever since French expatriates and industry veterans Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin opened the doors on Au Comptoir in Kitsilano in 2014, the restaurant has cultivated a sterling reputation for showcasing the same diligent attention to detail, authentic design and classic bistro fare for which the City of Lights’ brasseries are renowned the world over. Whether it’s for le petit déjuner, le brunch or le diner, Au Comptoir offers up a moveable feast of quintessential French favourites featuring the best fresh, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients and a unique, Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast style of service that earned the restaurant gold medals for Best Design and Best Casual French, respectively, at the 2015 and ’16 editions of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.
2278 W 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC | 604-569-2278 | aucomptoir.ca
Hours: Monday and Wednesday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closed Tuesday)