Louis Gervais Spring Showcase – Photo Visit

6 May

850 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 3T7

T: 604 904 7720
www.louisgervais.com

Brief Description: Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering is a North Vancouver based bistro/cooking school/gourmet caterer which focuses on classic European dishes.

B and I were recently invited to the Spring Showcase at Louis Gervais, which was the same event that we had attended this time last year. We had such a fun evening last year, with tasty food and many glasses of wine, that we were looking forward to returning this year.

The team at Louis Gervais did not disappoint and they really spoiled the guests with traditional European dishes (directly from the Louis Gervais kitchen), wines from Marquis wine, and desserts from Marie Antoninette cakes. The staff were all incredibly attentive and each dish was well-executed.

Guests enjoying the Spring Showcase at Louis Gervais

Duck a L’Orange

My favourite dish of the night was the Le Filet Chateau, served with foie gras soubise glace de viande and straw potatoes.

Oceanwise Cod with piri piri sauce

Italian Chevre Truffles

Ratatouille Cups with Asiago Brittle

Marquis wines provided some tasty wines, including a 2009 Cameron Hughes Lot 191 Lodi Zinfandel, which I couldn’t get enough of, and a 2009 Surani Pietrariccia Fiano.

Dessert was provided by Marie Antoniette cakes, who also provided the ridiculously good cupcakes at last years event. The rich and moist chocolate cake, which I didn’t get a photo of, was my favourite again. I couldn’t get enough of them last year!

Final Thoughts: Great food and great wine – what more can you ask for? All in all, we had a wonderful evening at the Spring Showcase. I was surprised to discover that their cooking classes are only $85 per person – much more affordable than the classes downtown. Too bad that North Van is just that bit too far out of my way or I’d be signing up for a class stat!

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