December 27, 2013                               

                          Dinner at BISTRO WAGON ROUGE                     

                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BISTRO WAGON ROUGE                                                                                                                                     
                    

          

Awesome atmosphere of a Classic French bistro, down to the Ricard-branded trays for clearing & serving drinks.

Not pictured below were three types of tartines (spreads on chunks of baguette) that we also ordered to start: smoked trout, pork rillette, hummus, and olive tapenade. Also on special were oysters & escargots, which we didn't try.

Pretty fantastic for a first visit -- so happy to have them as a local East Van option.
          

                                        
                         
                              

                                Companion restaurant to the famous Red Wagon brunch place. Hence the name & the sign.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Bellerose beer, with the right glass, no less.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Octopus appetizer. With potatoes & fennel.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Steak tartare appie.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                La Chouffe on tap. Again with the right glass.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Ling cod main.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Moules et frites. In a curry broth.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                Beef cheeks Bourgogne - served with fried gnocchi.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                The Cassoulet.                               

                         
          
                              
                         
                              

                                A special - celeriac risotto, ordered for the table. Both light tasting & creamy at the same time.