I just wanted to say that Le Parisien, in the former Cafe de Paris location on Denman and Alberni, is opening tomorrow!
The room has been renovated into an elegant but upbeat bistro with an expanded bar area and banquet seating in the centre of the room.
The menu looks very tasty, loaded with classic dishes like tartare, cassoulet and moules frites, plus a few surprises like oyster beignets. I'm *beyond* excited to see this space being used properly again. Like most Vancouver folk, Cafe de Paris was the place I first tried actual French food (mmmm, steak frites). And as much as I love the Brasserie, sometimes you just need a little gratin.
I am gathering a group of friends to go this weekend and will report back!