Le Gavroche Restaurant has begun preparations for a series of regional tasting menus, with a different region of France to be featured each month.
The French restaurant, which has received numerous recognitions for being one of Vancouver’s most romantic eateries, will begin with foods from the Burgundy region. The menu will include seared scallops with Burgundy snail risotto, which sounds pretty amazing to me as scallops, risotto and escargots are some of my favourite foods.
Coq au vin will also feature, which is almost equally appealing.
The full course menu goes for $49 and if you want to pair each of the four courses with a sommelier-suggested glass of wine, that costs another $49.
According to general manager David Ferd, May will feature spot prawns paired with rosé from the Provence region.
The Bordeaux and Loire regions also get a chance in the spotlight over the next months.
October will feature wines for the Playhouse Wine Festival.
The year will end with champagne and truffles.
Although I’m a student, I refuse to starve… and will likely try one of the upcoming feature menus. However, I believe I will have to forgo the wine pairings.