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