Achieving a relaxed aura of sophistication is more complicated than dating a poet and growing a carefree patch of face or back hair—you must also spend time in well-designed dining establishments. Today’s Groupon provides the setting for the next step on your journey to cool: for $25, you get $50 worth of French fare and inventive cocktails at The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe, recently named Best New Bar in Vancouver by Food & Wine magazine.
The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe serves up gourmet Gaulian fare in an impossibly chic environment for lunch and dinner (until midnight), as well as weekend brunch. Appetizing appetizers include the mussels with smoked paprika and bacon butter ($8) and the citrus-cured scallop carpaccio, with a truffled peach and radish salad ($12). Corner Suite offers miniature entrees (or monster appetizers), such as the house-made gnocchi, with the dressed-up breakfasty combination of poached egg, bacon, English peas, and mint ($15) to self-restraining supperers, while heartier plates offer the promise of a more full-bellied meal. Explore the crispy pork belly, served with lentils, apple and ginger salad, and drizzled in gribiche sauce ($25), or the pancetta-wrapped crispy ling cod, served with a green-bean salad ($25), for satisfying portions of sophisticated sustenance. If your hands become jealous of your silverware, opt for the graspable Station 7 burger, topped with thick-cut bacon and aged cheddar ($16).
The posh bistro, with its Tiffany-blue chairs tucked into sleek black tables, is an ideal place to sip a stem of some antiquated libation, including laudanum or Boulevardier, a 1927 relic of Bulleit Bourbon, Campari, and Cinzano Rosso ($10). An enormous cocktail and spirits magazine is the perfect complement to a romantic evening with Corner Suite's more than 50 selections of fine cheeses.
Corner Suite's pricing may vary slightly due to market pricing and season; the pricing quoted in the deal is correct as of Wednesday, August 11.
The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe earns an impressive amount of press, drawing positive notice from the Vancouver Sun, Metro Vancouver, National Post, Globe and Mail, and Food & Wine, which named it the best new bar in Vancouver.
- Over at the bar, Da Cruz is mixing up a storm. It seems he’s created the longest cocktail list in North America and on it are the classics, contemporary recipes and ones from “guest” bartenders. Upon sampling one I have to say it was nicely balanced and elegant. – Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
- As for the food, there is only one word for such well-priced, well-presented fare, and that word is splendid. Even the complimentary gougeres—little drops of pastry filled with gruyere—that come to each table as soon as you are seated, are tasty and inventive. – Anya Levykh, Metro Vancouver