As a pre-celebration of becoming yet another year older, I gathered up two of my favourite ladies out for dinner at Les Faux Bourgeois. Not-so-conveniently located in East Van, it's on a weird corner on Fraser and 15th, which is basically the same as Fraser and Kingsway. Where I come from (Richmond.), all our plots of land are squares and rectangles.
Having heard many good things about this dish, I ordered the canard confit ($18), a confit duck on a warm salad of pommes saladaise, arugula, goat cheese and snap peas with port jus. It was a surprisingly large piece of meat, laid upon my favourite arugula!
The duck was quite moist, with a thin crispy outer layer, which I loved. The soft meat, combined with the arugula and goat cheese was delicious. However, I did find it a tad too salty once again.
To my surprise, my friends ordered a cake as well! Thanks, Dorothy and Kemily! The nut-crusted chocolate silk cake ($7) was indeed quite smooth, with a very strong and rich chocolate mousse layer that was quite heavy. It went well with the raspberry sauce on the side as well as the nutty bottom.
Overall an enjoyable meal at Les Faux Bourgeois -- the prices are quite decent, with a very enjoyable casual yet somewhat fance atmosphere. Some of the dishes are quite strong in flavour and some tend to be a bit saltier, but it was negligible.
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Les Faux Bourgeois
663 E 15th Ave