Le Crocodile to serve up special five-course meal as part of worldwide Good France event

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      This Tuesday (March 22), Vancouver’s Le Crocodile (100–909 Burrard Street) will join thousands of restaurants around the world in a celebration of French gastronomy.

      The award-winning brasserie, voted best French by Straight readers in this year’s Golden Plates survey, is serving up a special five-course meal, complete with wine pairings, as part of Goût de France. Known as Good France in English, the worldwide fete was created last year by France’s former minister of foreign affairs, Laurent Fabuis, and renowned Monégasque chef Alain Ducasse in an effort to showcase French food and culture on an international level.

      In total, 1,500 restaurants and chefs from 150 embassies across five continents are participating in the event. At Le Crocodile, chef Michel Jacob will be crafting the exquisite meal with the support of the consulate general of France in Vancouver.

      The complete dinner is $145, including wine pairings, taxes, and gratuities. It takes place tomorrow night (March 22) at 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by phone at 604-669-4298.

      Check out the five-course dinner menu below. For more information about Good France, click here.

      Entrée: Creme Dubarry with Pacific crab meat
      Plate 1: Ravioli and mushroom velouté sauce with foie gras
      Plate 2: Beef Wellington with port reduction and diced winter truffles
      Cheese: Trio of French cheeses
      Dessert 1: Pineapple sorbet
      Dessert 2: Coconut soufflé with custard and rum

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