Best Casual French 2012
May 1, 2012
GOLD: PIED À TIERRE
Silver: La Brasserie | Bronze: La Régalade | Honourable Mentions: Les Faux Bourgeois & Café Régalade
Judges noted steady growth in this popular category, with newly opened spots like Café Régalade and The French Table joining stalwarts such as Pied-à-Terre, which again took Gold for its “reliably outstanding takes on bistro fare, well-chosen wine list, and convivial service and atmosphere.” Another judge pointed out that Pied-à-Terre is “the kind of room where you fall as easily into conversation with strangers as you do into the medallions of veal, and the prune and armagnac pot de crème.” La Brasserie took Silver for its “lively buzz and well-priced dishes,” while La Régalade won Bronze as “a West Van institution that nails the bistro basics, from house pâté and escargots to boeuf bourguignon and lamb shank.” Les Faux Bourgeois and Café Régalade earned Honourable Mentions.