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Wild Mushrooms Have Arrived at Le Gavroche!

We’ve just received a bounty of beautiful hand-picked wild mushrooms from the Yukon and we’re celebrating with a special month-long Wild Mushroom menu.

Once again, our dining deal is a steal with three-courses for $35, with wine pairings available for an additional $25.

Reservations can be made on OpenTable, or by calling the restaurant at 604.685.3924.

Le Gavroche Wild Mushroom Menu
August 20th to September 19th


Goat Cheese & Wild Mushroom Phyllo, Walnuts, Roasted Garlic Cream
Chanterelle Mushroom Soup, Chived Crème Fraîche
Enoki Mushroom & Celeriac Salad, Lobster Remoulade
Mushroom Terrine, Sweet Pea Pistou, Onion Marmalade

Main Courses:

Seared Veal Loin, Mushroom Ragout, Chocolate Espresso Veal Jus
Grilled Lobster Tail, Grapefruit Foam, Lobster Mushroom Confit
Wild Mushroom Stuffed Free Range Chicken Breast, Herb Vinaigrette
Mushroom Ravioli, Crispy Sage, Pine Nuts, Aged Parmesan


Apple & Pear Pie, Stilton Ice Cream
Rosemary & Lemongrass, Panna Cotta, Almond Lace Cookie

* Menu items or preparations may change based on mushroom availability.
Passions at the Dr. Peter Centre

Once again, Le Gavroche is proud to take part in Passions – an event to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. Now in its 7th year, Passions has earned a reputation as Vancouver’s “Best Small Gala.” This year, we will be joined by 20 of Vancouver’s top restaurants and chefs as we prepare an unforgettable evening of food and wine. Tickets are $200 and are available on the at www.drpeter.org.

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Spot prawn season with an East Coast meets West Coast lobster and spot prawn menu.

At Le Gavroche…. In celebration of British Columbia’s spot prawn season, Le Gavroche is bringing together coastal crustaceans from the both sides of the country in a special menu that pairs Atlantic lobster with B.C. spot prawns.

For a mere $35, guests can enjoy a three-course meal (available for both lunch and dinner), prepared by Executive Chef Robert Guest, that showcases the delicious decapods in classic French preparations with avant-garde twists.

And because a meal at Le Gavroche wouldn’t be complete without fine wines, guests can treat themselves to expert wine pairings from proprietor Manny Ferreira for an additional $25.

Reservations can be made on OpenTable, or by calling the restaurant at 604.685.3924.

Le Gavroche Spot Prawn & Lobster Menu
May 14th to June 30th

Shelled Spot Prawn and Grapefruit Salad, Orange Vinaigrette
2007 Van Westen Vino Grigio
Lobster Bisque, Chives, Crème Fraiche
2008 Dr. Loosen Riesling
Lobster Cocktail, Strawberry Orange Salsa
2008 Sandhill Gamay Noir
Seared Spot Prawns, Mango Piri-Piri Sauce
2008 Sandhill Rose

Main Course:
Lobster Thermidor
2005 Rully Blanc Chanson
Beef Tenderloin, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Bordelaise Sauce
2007 Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc
Fresh Spot Prawns, Lobster, Cavaletti Pasta, Smoked Boar Ham, Parmesan Cream
2007 Quinta Ferreira Sauvignon Blanc

Crème Caramel, Lace Cookie
2007 Concha Y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Chocolate Cake, Spiced Crème Anglaise, Chocolate Sauce
2007 Taylor Fladgate Port

About Le Gavroche
Opened in 1978, Le Gavroche is one of Vancouver’s longest-standing fine-dining establishments, offering award-winning French cuisine in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Opened in 1978, the setting of Le Gavroche has charmed Vancouverites and travelers alike and has garnered international attention as one of Vancouver’s most romantic dinner settings. The gently refurbished Victorian house (circa 1910’s) features views of the Coastal Mountains and Coal Harbour from the upstairs terrace and a cozy fireplace for those cold winter evenings

EAT Oceanwise and attend the best party in the city!

Dine at Ocean Wise restaurants for a chance to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala!

From May 7 to 25, dine at a participating Ocean Wise restaurant and enter to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala – Night at the Aquarium! Winners will arrive in style in a chauffeured Mercedes-Benz that picks you up and takes you home!

Starting now until May 25, BC residents who dine at participating Ocean Wise restaurants including Blue Water Café, C restaurant, Cin Cin, Le Gavroche, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, Nu, Raincity Grill, and West, are eligible to enter the contest for a chance to win two tickets to Night at the Aquarium. The winners will be chauffeured to and from the gala on June 11 by Mercedes-Benz.

Executive Chef Robert Clark from C Restaurant is one of the keen Ocean Wise participants for the contest. Clark has trained with Canada’s top chefs such as Jamie Kennedy, Michael Bonaccini and Mark Thuet. Clark now heads the culinary operations for C Restaurant, Raincity Grill and NU Restaurant & Lounge. Clark’s belief in food is pure and simple: “As chefs, our job is not only about serving great tasting food, but encouraging our staff and our guests to learn how to get sustainably produced food to the table.”  Only quality, sustainable products from earth and sea are used as the building blocks of his cuisine. 

On June 11, the following Ocean Wise restaurants will be at Night at the Aquarium to serve guests their amazing fare: Bishop’s, Blue Water Café, C5 (Toronto), C restaurant, Cabana Bar and Grille, COAST, Hapa Izakaya, Le Gavroche, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Vancouver Aquarium Catering & Events, and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

Night at the Aquarium is known as “the best party in the city.” The evening launches with a champagne entrance and features spectacular food from celebrity chefs representing 13 of Vancouver’s Ocean Wise restaurants, complimentary BC wines and great music. Live and silent auctions offer amazing packages and exclusive experiences for the discerning bidder.

Tickets to Night at the Aquarium are valued at $250 (with a partial tax receipt) and 100% of event revenues go to support the Vancouver Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs.

Contest details and event updates can be found at www.nightattheaquarium.org


About Ocean Wise™

Ocean Wise is Canada’s leading sustainable seafood program.  The Ocean Wise logo on a restaurant menu, deli-counter or seafood product is the trusted symbol of ocean-friendly seafood choices for discerning consumers.  Launched in Vancouver, BC in January 2005 by the Vancouver Aquarium, the Ocean Wise program has grown from a small, local initiative to a national program now working with nearly 300 partners at over 2700 locations. Learn more at www.oceanwise.ca

About the Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is a global leader in connecting people to our natural world, and a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, conservation practices, education, research, and direct action. Learn more at www.vanaqua.org



A Tour de France – Wine Dinner at Le Gavroche

Have you ever been curious about how an Alsatian Riesling tastes when compared to a Sancerre from the Loire Valley or how a red Burgundy stacks up against a Bordeaux?

Marquis Wine Cellars is teaming up with Manuel Ferreira of Le Gavroche to bring you the opportunity to take a tour throughout the major wine regions of France and to discover the unique identity of wines produced in each France’s world famous wine growing regions.

This “Tour de France” wine dinner will feature 8 different wines and 4 delicious courses all for the ridiculously low price of $95.  Among others we will be pouring the Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant and the Comte Senard 2006 Corton Rouge “Les Paulands”. 

Date: Wednesday, June 9th
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $95 per person (all inclusive)
Location: Le Gavroche, 1616 Alberni St., Vancouver, BC

Tickets are available for purchase exclusively through
Marquis Wine Cellars and can be purchased by calling 604-684-0445.

Le Gavroche Lobsterfest

Lobster Festival returns March 12th to April 18th

Le Gavroche’s famous Lobster Festival is back and for the next five weeks you can enjoy a lobster-packed three-course dinner for only $35. We know times are tough, so we’ve made our Lobster Festival even more affordable this year.

To start, you’ll have your choice of Lobster and Grapefruit Salad, Lobster Consommé, or Seared Lobster with Lamb Sweetbreads. For a main course, it’s going to be tough to choose between Lobster Thermidor, Lobster and Beef Tenderloin, and Lobster Cavatelli with Smoked Boar Ham and Parmesan Cream (you may just have to come back for all three). And finally for dessert, enjoy a classic Creme Brulee or our chef’s daily dessert creation. Of course a meal at Le Gavroche wouldn’t be complete without fine wines, so treat yourself to expert wine pairings to accompany your meal for only $25.

Le Gavroche Lobster Festival Menu
March 12th to April 18th 2010

Lobster and Grapefruit Salad, Orange Vinaigrette (2007 Pinot Gris Tinhorn Creek)
Lobster Consommé, Angel Hair Pasta, Shitake Mushrooms (2008 Quinta Ferreira Rose)
Seared Lobster, Lamb Sweetbreads, Enoki Mushrooms (2007 Pinot Noir Red Rooster)
Lobster Thermidor  (2003 Rully Blanc Chanson)
Lobster and Beef Tenderloin, 2 Sauces (2007 Pinot Noir Road 13 Vineyards)
Fresh Lobster, Cavatelli, Smoked Boar Ham, Parmesan Cream (2007 Clos du Soleil Blanc)
Crème Brulee, Lace Cookie  (2007 Summer Symphony St-Hubertus)
Daily Chef’s Creation (2007 D’Oro Vista D’Or)
Le Gavroche is now on OpenTableWe’re pleased to announce that you can now make reservations at Le Gavroche on OpenTable. It’s never been easier to book at table – simply click here to make a reservation now. Of course you can still make your reservations by calling us at 604-685-3924.

Le Gavroche new menu


As cooler weather prevails, so too does classic cuisine at Le Gavroche. But classic takes on new meaning as Manuel Ferreira and Chef Rob Guest introduce their newest menu. Suckling pig has made its way to Le Gavroche Thursday evenings and Cassoulet is featured on Sundays; both at $35.00 for 3 courses. And take the decisions out of ordering wine by letting the well educated staff at “Le Gav” select the wine pairings for you. For more information or to make a reservation call 604-685-3924.

Diners at Le Gavroche return time and again for favourites such as Rack of Lamb and the famous Soufflé. For the adventurous palate dishes such as Escargots & Goat Cheese Parcel with Seared Frog Legs and Garlic cream or Venison Chop with Strawberry Ketchup and Chocolate Infused Demi have already become “must haves”. And though the menu may have changed the same casually elegant service and table side hospitality of Ferreira and his team remains the same. (full menu below).

Opened in 1978, Le Gavroche is one of Vancouver’s longest standing fine dining establishments, offering classical French cuisine in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. The gently refurbished Victorian house (circa 1910’s) features views of the Coastal Mountains and Coal Harbour from the upstairs terrace and a cozy fireplace for those cold winter evenings. For more information, check out the website at www.legavroche.ca or call 604-685-3924. Le Gavroche is located at 1616 Alberni Street in Vancouver, BC.


Sundays…3 Course Dinner Featuring Cassoulet
Thursdays…3 Course Dinner Featuring Roast Suckling Pig


Roasted Quail, Chorizo Wild Rice Stuffed, Braised Cabbage, Red Wine Sauce $ 15
Bourgogne Rouge Albert Bichot 2007

Escargots & Goat Cheese Parcel, Seared Frog Legs, Garlic cream $ 16
Rully Chanson 2005

Beef Tartar, Pommes Frites, Cornichons, Prepared Tableside $15
Quinta Ferreira Rose 2006

Petit Pot of Duck Liver Pâte, Dried Fruit Crostini $14
Sandhill Rose 2008

Baked Elephant Garlic, Brie Cheese, Brioche Points $15
2 Bench Tinhorn Creek 2007

Fresh Oysters, Champagne Smoked Salmon Mignonette $14
Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Marionnet 2007

Steamed Honey Mussels, Manila Clams, Apple Cider, Leeks, Lemongrass $14
Viognier Domaine de Sérame 2004

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup, Duck Confit, Truffles $11
Rose Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem” 2007

Classic Caesar Salad Prepared Table Side $10
Pinot Gris Tinhorn Creek 2008

Butter Lettuce, Goat Cheese, Tomato, Olive Brioche $ 12
Sauvignon Blanc Sandhill 2008

Belgian Endive, Dried Apple, Stilton, Candied Walnut, Port Orange Vinaigrette $11
Riesling Dr. Loosen 2008

Chef’s Menu $35
Wines $25

Tasting Menu Wine Pairings
4-Courses $ 55. $ 30.
5-Courses $ 65. $ 35.


Lamb Rack, Mustard Crusted, Mint Gnocchi, Rosemary Garlic Jus $ 39
Château Rauze Lafargue 2003

Beef Tenderloin “Romeo & Juliette” Dungeness Crab Crust, Demi-Glace $ 30
Douro Quinta do Coa 2006

Duck Breast, Five Spice Duck Confit, “Panitos”, Roasted Fig, Port Reduction $ 29
Bourgogne Rouge Albert Bichot 2006

Pigs Trotters, Truffles, Sweetbreads, Lentils, Calvados Sauce $ 28
Merlot Tinhorn Creek 2006

Venison Chop, Strawberry Ketchup, Chocolate Infused Demi $ 32
Château Camarsac 2003

Sablefish, Cauliflower Crab Puree, Lemon Verbena Beurre Blanc $ 29
Viognier Van Westen 2005

Seared Scallops & Prawns, Forbidden Gizzard Rice, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette $ 30
Chardonnay “Un-Oaked” Quinta Ferreira 2007

Fresh Lobster, Wilted Watercress, Grapefruit, White Beans, Mirin Sauce $ 45
Tasting Menu Add $ 10
Rully Chanson 2005

Hiramasa, Pomegranate Vanilla Sauce, Green Tomatoes $ 30
Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Marionnet 2007

Tagliatelle, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Nicoise Olives, White Beans, Chillies $19
Pinot Blanc Red Rooster 2008

Tinhorn Creek Update

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards decided the time was right to craft a new series of wines and thus the Oldfield’s Collection (now called the Oldfield Series) was born. Tinhorn Creek celebrates this harvest season with the release of new Oldfield Series wines, a new vertical package and two winemaker dinners in collaboration with Manuel Ferreira and Le Gavroche restaurant. Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 6:30pm at the winery enjoy a multi course dinner designed to complement the exceptional wines of the Oldfield’s Series – the 2006 Merlot, the 2006 Syrah and the 2008 2Bench, as well as other special Tinhorn Creek wines. Tickets are $110.00 inclusive.  Reservations are a must and can be made at www.tinhorn.com or call the winery toll free at 888-484-6467. If Oliver is not in your travel plans, Friday, November 6th, this dynamic duo does it all again, this time at Le Gavroche in Vancouver. Dinner at Le Gavroche is $95.00 per person. Please call 604-685-3924 to reserve your table.

The Oldfield Series began with the winery’s cornerstone varietal Merlot and has since expanded to include 2Bench, a blend of 5 estate grown white wines and more recently a Syrah. On October 1st, alongside the release of their 2006 Oldfield Series Merlot, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to release for the first time to the general public their 2006 Oldfield Series Syrah. A milestone, this release signifies growth within the winery as the past two vintages of Syrah were available exclusively to Tinhorn Creek’s Crush Club members due to limited availability.

Also being released on October 1 is a special vertical recounting the history of the Oldfield’s Collection/Oldfield Series Merlot. This six-vintage pack, containing a bottle each of 2001 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot (cork), 2001 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot (Stelvin), 2002 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot, 2003 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot, 2004 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot, 2005 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot and 2006 Oldfield Series Merlot, will be available for $250 through Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.  With only 100 for sale, mark your calendar and be sure to get yours while they last.

On the hillside overlooking vineyard, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that gave the winery its name, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C., in the famed Golden Mile wine growing district. As the number one winery destination, evoking classic south Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards offers an unrivalled visitor experience and wines that rank among the best in the world. For more information about Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, call 1.888.484.6467 or visit the website at www.tinhorn.com.

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Senova Has New Owners

It is with mixed emotions that Manuel Ferreira announces the sale of his restaurant Senova. September 28th, Roger and Nacimce Rasiah take possession of Kerrisdale’s favourite dining spot. Plans at this time are to keep the restaurant name and concept the same, with the talented kitchen and front of house remaining. Ferreira continues at the helm of the famed Le Gavroche with an eye to future projects.

Says Ferreira; “It was my dream to open Senova and introduce fine Portuguese cuisine to Vancouver and the success of Senova attests to that. I believe the Rasiahs will continue to provide a welcoming neighbourhood venue and I wish them all the best. To my loyal and valued customers, I say thank you but not goodbye – please come visit me downtown at Le Gavroche.”

Home-grown champions accented by traditional flavourings and spices, fills the culinary coffers of Senova Restaurant.  Located in Kerrisdale, just outside the inner city’s madness, the restaurant boasts the comfort cuisine of sun.  Join us and see why Senova was named Best Other European Restaurant at the 18th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Senova Restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday – Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm, with tapas available during the afternoon, and daily for dinner from 5:00pm. To make reservations or for inquiries please call Senova Restaurant at 604-266-8643 or visit their website at www.senovarestaurant.com.

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Updates from Le Gavroche

Just a little update for the coming months at Le Gavroche:

Changes to our menu. There are some exciting new items that fit into the summer months and lead into fall. Though of course, we have kept our classics that you have come to know us for.

Nightly 3 course prix fixe menu for $35.00. Of course. this can also be arranged with wine pairings in the same manner as our dinner menu.

Escargot, Garlic, Shallots, Yukon Gold Potato Crust $ 15
Rully Chanson 2005
Beef Tartar, Pommes Frites, Cornichons, Prepared Tableside $15
Quinta Ferreira Rose 2006
Duck Liver Pâte, Cherry Compote $14
Pinot Noir Tinhorn Creek 2006
Hazelnut Crusted Sweetbreads, Wild Mushroom, Bordelaise $15
Bourgogne Rouge Albert Bichot 2006
Fresh Oysters, Horseradish Crème Fraiche $14
Sauvignon Blanc Sandhill 2008
Steamed Honey Mussels, Tomatoes, Scallions, Chorizo, Lemongrass $14
Viognier Domaine de Sérame 2004

Spiced Vegetable Gazpacho, Cucumber Sorbet $10
Rose Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem” 2007
Chicken Noodle Soup, Shitake Mushroom, Orzo Pasta $10
2 Bench Tinhorn Creek 2007
Classic Caesar Salad Prepared Table Side $10
Pinot Gris Tinhorn Creek 2008
Octopus Salad, Mixed Greens, Marinated Vegetables $13
Douro Branco Sogrape 2001
Warm Goat Cheese, Crusted Pecans, Mixed Greens $11
Sandhill Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Chef’s Menu $35
Wines $25

Tasting Menu Wines Supplements
4-Courses $ 50. $ 30.
5-Courses $ 60. $ 35.

Lamb Rack, Mustard Crusted, Mint Gnocchi, Rosemary Garlic Jus $ 39
Château Camarsac 2003
Duo of Beef, Seared Tenderloin, Beef Cannelloni, Bordelaise $ 29
Douro Quinta do Coa 2006
Smoked Duck Breast, Five Spice Marinated Duck Confit, Plum Jus $ 29
Bourgogne Rouge Albert Bichot 2006
Free Range Chicken Breast, Scallop Mousse, Black Bean Vinaigrette $25
Merlot Tinhorn Creek 2006
Parsley Jacket Veal Scaloppini, Tomato Jam, Red Wine Sauce $27
Château Rauze Lafargue 2003
Smoked Halibut, Braised Leek Sauce $ 25
Viognier Van Westen 2005
Shrimp, Scallops, Flambéed Table Side with Brandy $30
Chardonnay “Un-Oaked” Quinta Ferreira 2007
Fresh Lobster, Tarragon Butter $ 45
Tasting Menu Add $ 10
Rully Chanson 2005
Grilled Wild Salmon & Braised Cabbage $ 25
Chardonnay Township 7 2004
Tagliatelle, Chorizo, Bacon, Olives, Roasted Corn $19
Chardonnay “Un-Oaked” Quinta Ferreira 2007
Fried Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese $19
Pinot Noir St. Hubertus 2006

TASTING MENU $35, wine +$25

Watercress Soup, Duck Confit
Viognier Domaine de Sérame 2004
Farro Salad
Pinot Blanc St. Hubertus 2007
Fresh Albacore Tuna, Sautéed Oysters, Chive Sauce
Rose Sandhill 2007
Free Range Chicken Breast, Fresh Chanterelles Sauce
Cabernet Franc, Tinhorn Creek 2006
Angel Pasta, Fresh Tomatoes, Olives, Chilies, Garlic
Rully Chanson 2005
Fresh Fruit, Mint Honey Crème Fraiche
Concha Y Toro Late Harvest
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Summer Symphony St. Hubertus

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