ST. LAWRENCE CELEBRATES FIVE EXCITING YEARS WITH SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY MENU
One of Canada’s Best Restaurants Opens the Vault to Bring Back Favourite Dishes
From the day it first opened in June 2017, St. Lawrence been helping West Coasters fall in love with the food and culture of Quebec, and from further afield, the classic cuisine of France. It’s been an eventful half-decade, netting an abundance of awards — from first cracking the top five in enRoute Magazine’s compilation of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2018, to its number two ranking on Canada’s 100 Best list — and has deftly shifted its business model throughout the global pandemic.
There’s much to celebrate. That’s why the St. Lawrence team is opening the vault and bringing back some of their favourite dishes, alongside classic recipes and a few celebratory twists. Available June 7 to July 3, the special table d’hôte menu, $85 per person plus tax and gratuity, includes starters such as bison tartar and Vol-au-vent with mushrooms and Mornay sauce; and mains like duck ballotine, trout with side striped shrimp and mussels, and Lapin à la Moutarde. And of course, the restaurant’s famous Sugar Pie has made it onto the fifth anniversary dessert list. (Full menu included below.)
For Chef/Owner, Jean-Christophe (J-C) Poirier, the past five years represent the realization of his passion project: a marriage of classic French cuisine and the gastronomic identity and culture of Les Québécois. He brings razor-sharp focus and dedication to craft and time-honoured traditions to his elevated-yet-approachable enclave where food, drink and ambiance combine for a transportive dining adventure unlike any other. Guests snap up Chef’s Counter seating (front row seats for all the action in the kitchen); happily slide into the convivial bar seating; and of course, also adore the traditional dining room service.
Chef Poirier’s vision has been well recognized. St. Lawrence was named No. 2 on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2020.
In 2021, St. Lawrence bid “au revoir” to à la carte and take-home services in favour of unique multi-course monthly menu concepts available with advanced pre-paid reservations, themed to various regions in France with inspired Québécois flare. Shining a spotlight on local farmers, artisans and producers, the seasonally informed menus bring the very best of British Columbia to the forefront, and give Chef Poirier and his culinary team creative freedom by offering an exciting blank canvas to work with every month.
Reservations for the Fifth Anniversary Menu will be released online at stlawrencerestaurant.com, Friday, May 13 at at 4 p.m. PST.
CINQUIÈME ANNIVERSAIRE À ST. LAWRENCE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY TABLE D’HÔTE MENU
Tuesdays through Sundays | June 7 – July 3, 2022
$85 pp plus tax and gratuity
Buckwheat bun with maple butter
En complément – STL classiques
Oreilles de Crisse $11
Fried pork rinds with maple & MTL spices
Escargots à l’ail en bouchées de la Reine $18
Snails with a garlic and parsley butter & puff pastry
Éclair à la mousse de foie de canard $19
Choux pastry stuffed with duck liver mousse
Pâté en croûte du jour
Terrine of the day in pastry with condiments and mustard
Tartare de bison, chips & Béarnaise
Bison tartar, chips & Béarnaise sauce
Vol-au-vent aux champignons & sauce Mornay
Mushroom ragout in puff pastry with Mornay sauce
Quenelle de morue à la Normande
Cod quenelle with mussels & Normande sauce
Ballotine de canard à l’orange
Duck ballotine & orange jus
Truite à la Dieppoise
Trout with side stripe shrimp, mussels & white wine cream sauce
Côte de porc, fromage Oka & Robuchon pomme purée
Pork chop, Oka cheese, charcutière sauce & Robuchon potato purée
Lapin à la moutarde
Rabbit in mustard sauce with gnocchi à la Parisienne, carrots and gem lettuce
Un Fromage du Québec, brioche & confiture de dattes
One Cheese from Quebec with brioche & date jam
Tarte aux citron & meringue
Lemon tart with meringue (Grand Marnier flambée +5)
Tarte au Sucre
Sugar pie with vanilla ice cream
Riz au lait, pacanes & caramel salé
Rice pudding, pecans & salted caramel
Coffee + chocolate diamants
Features: Caille en Sarcophage, Stuffed pig trotter, Lobster terrine
TICKETS FOR THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MENU
Tickets for St. Lawrence’s Fifth Anniversary Menu, June 7 – July 3, 2022 will be available for $85 per person, beginning Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m. PST at stlawrencerestaurant.com. As St. Lawrence prides itself on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the menu may be subject to slight changes.
ABOUT ST. LAWRENCE | Launched in Vancouver’s Railtown Design District in 2017, St. Lawrence is an exciting restaurant concept that offers a marriage of classic French cuisine and the gastronomic identity and culture of Les Québécois. St. Lawrence is a passion project for acclaimed Chef/Owner Jean-Christophe (J-C) Poirier, who brings his razor-sharp focus and dedication to craft and time-honoured traditions to an elevated-yet-approachable enclave where food, drink and ambiance combine for a transportive dining adventure unlike any other. Since opening, St. Lawrence has been singled out as No. 4 on enRoute Magazine’s 2018 compilation of Canada’s Best New Restaurants; and No. 2 on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2020..
269 Powell Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1G3 | 604-620-3800 | Table d’hôte menus available for dine-in service Tuesdays through Sundays from 5:00 p.m. | stlawrencerestaurant.com | Facebook: /
Media release and images provided by Saschie MacLean, SMC Communications Inc.