Les Faux Bourgeois

First dates are always interesting especially when I need to decide if you are going to whip out the camera and take a picture of the food. Based on the conversation we had while waiting for the table, I figured she would be cool enough to not get embarrassed while I took a snap of our food.

First thing worth noting about Les Faux Bourgeois is that they are very busy and you should get a reservation.
The second thing is that they offer a real good value both for their wines and for their food.
The third thing is that they are located in the middle of nowhere so if you did not get a reservation, there is no where to walk around to kill time.

The restaurant is owned by Stephan Gagnon (previous part owner of Jules) and Andreas Seppelt (somehow involved with Go Fish according to the host). I read that Stephan sold his shares in Jules last November, while he was at Jules it was one of my favorite places for steak frites, since then the quality of meat has gone down.

As with most dates, a bottle of wine makes it go a little easier. The bottles at Les Faux Bourgeois are well priced starting as low as 27 dollars. We ordered the Gamay noir for just under 40. I was eyeing the dam 27 dollar bottle but I let the date have her way because I wanted to take a pictures of the grub. We had a sip of the wine and it was tasty, my date then said to me, "I need cheese with this." She flagged down the French waiter and ordered a Cheese plate.


This is where my Japanese brain works really fast. I am thinking, who the hell really NEEDS a cheese plate. It wasn't the fact that I was spending another ten buck but rather her conversation how she really needed this cheese plate in her life. Whats next, she NEEDS two main courses.


The cheese plate was OK and small in size. My memory fails me because I was more concerned on what kind of girl I had in front of me rather than the flavour of our appetizer.

For my entree I ordered the Steak Frites (16 dollars) and my date ordered the daily special which was a salmon for 16 dollars (My Japanese brain was working hard again, thinking who orders salmon at a French restaurant?). My steak frites for the price was a great deal, the red wine sauce that it was served in was flavourful and the fries were really tasty. The steak was a chewy but I can hardly expect an expensive cut of meat for a 16 dollar pricetag. I had a bite of the salmon and I was less than impressed, it was pretty flavourless.

My date then felt the need to order a dessert here so we shared a creme brulee which was satisfying. I prefer to go have dessert at second location because it allows me to showcase my knowledge of desserts in Vancouver and the change of scenery gives added perceived value to the date.

Overall, Les Faux Bourgeois is a great deal and a worthwhile experience. I heard the duck confit is excellent and I will be back to try it. Make sure you have a reservation.

Les Faux Bourgeois
663 15th Ave
Les Faux Bourgeois on Urbanspoon

I wonder if she reads my review blog.


Anonymous said... @ December 4, 2008 at 9:39 PM


Gyromite said... @ December 4, 2008 at 10:09 PM

HAHA, there was but no cheese plate the second time.

Anonymous said... @ December 4, 2008 at 10:49 PM

After that interview in Global, do you think she has not found out? ^_^

Gyromite said... @ December 4, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Yeah, I don't think she reads this. The post isnt that offensive to her, it is more trying to be funny and somewhat makes me sound cheap.

DAN FONG said... @ December 5, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Does appearing on TV mean you have girls that fan out and want to go out to dinner dates? Perhaps you can add a date-o-meter to your reviews...

Food Lover said... @ December 5, 2008 at 1:39 PM

I hope she doesn't read this. But knowing girls, she probably does. Have you moved onto third date?

Gyromite said... @ December 5, 2008 at 2:05 PM

I got stood up on the third date, supposedly she forgot.

Food Lover said... @ December 5, 2008 at 4:56 PM

I think that's a sign that she read this blog.

Gyromite said... @ December 5, 2008 at 6:31 PM

haha this dinner was a while back. It wasn't posted prior to being stood up.

I managed to screw that part up all on my own.

She was a cool gal, it was just a funny night.

Anonymous said... @ December 5, 2008 at 9:58 PM

Thanks for posting it!!!
I'd go there with you anytime though it couldn't be a date as I have a bf already. But a food friend, I can have many!

(door girl at the Met)

Anonymous said... @ December 6, 2008 at 5:39 PM

hahah this entry was hilarious!!

Pink Tracksuit said... @ December 9, 2008 at 10:16 PM

"Wine and Cheese are said to be one of the purest romantic links between humans and nature." (http://www.globalchefs.com/wineGuy/featArchive/wgf020win.htm)

Maybe she was trying to make sure you had a good night?

Anonymous said... @ December 10, 2008 at 12:39 AM

you mean your jap/jew brain - kinda like when i ordered that salad?

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