Louis Gervais is a five diamond executive chef and was the head chef at The Sutton place, and he now operates a catering business out of North Vancouver. His business offers catering, cooking lessons and gourmet take away items. Through a recommendation from an industry friend I was told I have to try their sandwiches.

Here is the secret. The kitchen is open from 11:30 - 1:30 for people to walk in and have a soup and sandwich. We were very confused because this spot is not a retail spot and we drove past it twice until we decided to call to get directions/instructions. You basically walk right into the studio kitchen and order your sandwich and soup, I assume this would partially fall under the gourmet take away category.

We walked in and the chef greeted us and asked us what kind of sandwich we would like. The options included:

  • Meat (Ham, chicken, salami)
  • Cheese (swiss, or chedder)
  • Bread (white or multigrain)
  • Toppings (pesto mayo, spinach, tomatoes)
  • The soup of the day was roasted red pepper
We pulled out stools from underneath the stainless steel prep counter and sat down and told the chef what we wanted. The chef made the sandwiches fresh right in front of us. For 10 dollars we got a massive bowl of soup served piping hot and the sandwich.

The sandwich was fantastic!!! The ingredients tasted fresh and I would rank this as one my favorite sandwich spots in the city (1. La Galleria 2. Finchs 3. Louis Gervais) . The side bowl of soup was massive and tasted great, I am not a fan of roasted pepper soup but my friend gave me the thumbs up when I looked over. The meal was a great value and very flavorful. I liked the white bread better than the multigrain becuase the multigrain looked like it would cut the roof of my mouth.

Louis Gervais Fine Food and Catering
159 East 1st Street
North Vancouver,
Back Alley entrance

Anyone ever watch The Ricky Gervais Video Podcast? It is great.



Anonymous said... @ January 8, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Sandwiches seem to be one of those things that can go very very right or very very wrong quite quickly. It looks like Louis Gervais has figured out that it is just a few simple, delicious ingredients that make a great sandwich.

Btw I'm pretty much in love with Ricky Gervais! If you like his podcast you should watch his stand up. I particularly love when Karl is on the podcast. Ricky's laugh alone can crack me up!

Anonymous said... @ January 8, 2009 at 10:25 PM

that look so delicious. do you know if they have lunch on the weekends? with work, I'd never have time to go there between those hours on weekdays!

Gyromite said... @ January 9, 2009 at 8:19 PM

I am pretty sure it is just weekdays. I went on a weekday that I took off.

Unknown said... @ January 20, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Great find...I have to check this out.

I do have an issue with your best sandwiches poll...I think the banh mi at Tung Hing and Ba Le deserve to be there on sheer bang for the buck.

Anonymous said... @ April 27, 2009 at 8:53 PM

ummm i havent been to any of these places (im gonna check them out)....but I would say the best panini in vancouver are at Sciue'

my personal italian opinion

Anonymous said... @ June 10, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Louis Gervais has moved!! We are now located at 850 Harbourside Drive still in North Vancouver. Louis has also opened a day bistro serving up gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and daily features. Call for specials 604-986-7720

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