Kitsilano Brasserie Co-owners Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin Extend Invitation for Sweethearts to Indulge in a Romantic, Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast Experience
Featuring a Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast menu of quintessential French favourites prepared by Chef Daniel McGee, Au Comptoir’s Valentine’s Day dinner serves up a perfect way to say ‘Je t’adore’ on the most romantic evening of the year. The exclusive four-course dinner, which features seating options between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. or 8 and 8:45 p.m., is available for $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Au Comptoir has also crafted an enchanting sweet-yet-tart libation that’ll whisk you away to the city of lights with every sip. A riff on the classic sour cocktail, the ‘Paris Sour’ is a delightful drink featuring a mélange of apple brandy, amaretto, fresh apricot and a squeeze of lemon, all topped off with a red wine float to create a gradient red-and-orange hue reminiscent of a Parisian sunset.
$80 per person plus tax and gratuity betteraves et celeri-rave
gougère, comté bavarois, compressed pear, chestnut~
– choice of –
tarte fine aux endives
celeriac crème caramel, roasted beets, truffle, walnut vinaigrette
bloc de foie gras
foie gras torchon, preserved cherry gel, Pineau des Charentes, fennel, brioche
warm olive oil poached wild sockeye, manila clams, vichyssoise, dill
le black cod
roasted sablefish, turnip, lettuce ravioli, bouillabaisse sauce
magret de canard
honey-glazed duck breast, savoy cabbage, burnt orange purée, sunchoke + potato gratin
côte de boeuf, pommes pont neuf – pour deux
30-day in-house dry aged ribeye steak for two, roasted shallots, thick-cut fries, aioli
tarte mi-cuit au fromage
warm Tahitian vanilla cheesecake tart, cherry + brandy compote, dark chocolate sauce
“La Saint-Valentin is a special day both in Vancouver and the most romantic city in the world and we look forward to transporting our guests to the City of Lights during what will be a memorable feast this Valentine’s Day,” says Maxime Bettili, who launched the award-winning Kitsilano bistro with fellow French expatriate Julien Aubin in 2014.
Reservations for Au Comptoir’s exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner service on Wednesday, February 14 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 reservations 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 déjeuner, 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.