The French Table: Coq Au Vin
The French Table is a classic French bistro that’s located on Main Street in Vancouver. Prior to opening The French Table, owner Herve Martin had run the long-standing Hermitage on Robson Street for 24 years.
We stopped by in late March for dinner. One side of the restaurant appears to be a bit more open and brighter than the other side but we wound up near the back where the lighting is much dimmer (hence the dark pictures).
First to the table was the complimentary crusty bread and butter. This is really one of the reasons why I love French restaurants… I know it’s just filler but there’s something about fresh, crusty bread that gets me every time.
We ordered some Escargot ($15) traditionally prepared with garlic butter. This is a simple dish and the snails weren’t rubbery.
Of course, if there’s any dish that you should order at a French restaurant, it’s French onion soup. Their Soupe a l’oignon ($14) is made with emmental cheese which is a medium-hard Swiss cheese. Seriously loved the cheesy pull of this soup and could eat this all day long.
The Coq Au Vin ($28) is prepared with free range chicken marinated in red wine and mushrooms with pearl onions and bacon. This dish is quite good with fork-tender chicken.
The Duck Confit Cassoulet ($29) with stewed white beans, duck legs, braised pork, and Toulouse sausage was a bit on the salty side but I did think the Toulouse sausage was really good.
We finished our meal with an order of Chocolate Mousse ($9) served with whipped cream and roasted almonds.
Highlights of our meal were definitely the coq au vin and soupe a l’oignon.
3916 Main Street
Posted on July 29, 2017, in French, Restaurant Review and tagged Cassoulet, Chocolate Mousse, Coq Au Vin, Duck Confit, Escargot, Food, French, French Onion Soup, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.