We were craving French cuisine last week so we ventured over to Salade de Fruits Cafe to see what deliciousness they had to offer. Sadly, they didn’t have an open table until 9:00pm (we arrived at 5). So, we called up Pied-à-Terre to make a reservation and luckily they could fit us in. We drove over to Cambie and 17th and found a parking spot right out front!
Their bread was nicely presented on a rod, was warm, crusty on the outside and nice and soft on the inside.
My husband had the assiette of smoked sockeye salmon with blini, crème fraîche & caviar, as his first course. It included generous amount of smoked salmon and mini pancakes. He said it was amazingly good – so I had a little bite and agreed!
For my appetizer, I had the seared scallops with potato, bacon, watercress & parmesan. Nicely cooked scallops, good amount of dressing on the watercress and the saltiness bacon paired well with the creaminess of the salad dressing. My only disappointment was that I would have liked more scallops. They were really small and there were only four on my plate.
For my entrée, I ordered the fresh fish special which happened to be wild salmon with bernaise sauce (mmmmm butter!), broccolini, fingerling potatoes and grape tomatoes. Everything melted in my mouth and the fish was perfectly cooked.
Hubby tried the beef tenderloin medallions with hand cut pommes frites, creamed spinach, baked tomato, and anchovy butter sauce. The menu lists 4 other sauce options to choose from: roquefort & mustard, au poivre, or marchand du vin. Incredibly tender beef, perfectly cooked french fries, and creamy, well seasoned sides.
Everything was so delicious and filling that we didn’t have any room for dessert. I would give this restaurant 5 stars for service, ambiance and food! French food made the way it should be. It’s a quaint and cozy little bistro with not a lot of seating – make sure you make a reservation. A perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day this weekend 🙂