le Crocodile in Vancouver, BC at Suite 100 – 909 Burrard St. (at Smithe)
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Tart made of goat cheese, a hint of tangerine, and topped with sesame seeds
Best part about this was that it was free ― compliments of the chef !
This was nice and flakey. You can taste the tangerine but it doesn’t take away from the goat cheese flavour. The sesame seeds were also a nice touch!
‘le Crocodile Classic’ Tomato & Gin Soup (Appetizer #1)
Simple tomato soup is boring, so le Crocodile added some gin to spice things up!
Fresh Pan-Seared Quebec Foie Gras (Appetizer #2)
topped with a Grilled Scallop, in a Calvados Reduction and served with Fresh Cantaloupe
This was one of their specials for today and I actually ordered this by accident. When the waitress was introducing the lunch specials all I heard was ‘scallop’ and potato’ so I said I wanted this. I completely missed the main part of the dish, which was the foie gras (French for duck/goose liver). Duck liver didn’t sound like my cup of tea but it was surprisingly appetizing (and also very filling).
Grilled Wild BC Salmon (Main Course #1)
served with a light Saffron Velouté Sauce and sauté of Calamaris
The salmon was nice and juicy and the sauce really complemented the fish’s savoury flavour. I think the green stuff was mashed potato or something like that. Either way, it was delish!
Seared Scallops with Black Linguini (Main Course #2)
Lemon Sage Beurre Blanc
This wasn’t as good as the others but it was still relatively tasty and definitely unique.
Top to bottom: pear sorbet, some potato thing, chocolate
Best part about these three? Complimentary.
Overall, the food was superb, the service was fantastic (though our bread came a little slowly and we had to ask but that’s alright), the atmosphere was comfortable and the place wasn’t dreadfully crowded or empty. Given that everything met my expectations and beyond, I will probably visit this place again with my dad some time for dinner. As an added bonus, it wasn’t overwhelmingly expensive either. For two people, the price came to about a reasonable $85 with tips and tax included. This place is definitely worth your time and money!