After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French fare at The Smoking Dog Bistro.
The Smoking Dog Bistro buoys up bellies with a menu of traditional French fare. Lounging on the spacious outdoor patio, diners can shake fists at passing helicopter pilots while savouring bites of the maple-glazed sockeye salmon ($19) or the beef burgundy elegantly adorned in a garland of mushrooms, smoked bacon, and pearl onions ($26). The gnocchi bursts with potato and ricotta anchored by a rich butter sauce ($18). For dessert, traditional French sweets ply their sugary wares; plumb the depths of a tarte tatin, a baked apple swathed in caramel sauce and vanilla gelato ($8). Additionally, diners can toast to the future, the past, or the elusive present with a vast selection of French and Canadian wines.
The Smoking Dog Bistro
The Smoking Dog Bistro exudes a sense of deceptive simplicity. Chef Simone Floris creates dishes that demonstrate composed restraint. His leek risotto benefits from the crunch of pecans and the assertive flavour of gorgonzola cheese, and his herb-crusted steelhead arrives with a simple side of crushed fingerling potatoes. In addition to kitchen experience in two-star Michelin-starred restaurants, Floris also brings his experience cooking in Italy, France, London, and New York to this Vancouver restaurant. To accompany this refined cuisine, the restaurant features a curated wine list with several selections from British Columbian producers, as well as bottles from France, Australia, the United States, and Argentina.
1889 W 1st Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5B8