Think North Vancouver only has run-of-the-mill restaurants to offer? Think again. The District Brasserie isn’t your average dining experience. It focuses on offering unique and authentic European fare as opposed to tired, been-there, done-that menu items commonly found elsewhere. The following are two must-try options at The District that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
This is the original badass beer. Pauwel Kwak, a heavy special amber beer crafted by Brouwerij Bosteels in East Flanders, Belgium, originated in the 18th century. Hard to find in its own right, The District serves Pauwel Kwak in a rarely available, signature tapered glass with convex bottom set on a wooden stand. Legend holds that its namesake, the original Pauwel Kwak, invented the distinctive vessel to get around the Napoleonic Code. At the time, coach drivers were forbidden from drinking with passengers, so Kwak created a stand that could be affixed to the side of the carriage, allowing the driver to quench his thirst on the road.
Pro Tip: Wear clean socks. Given the rarity of Pauwel Kwak’s signature vessel, The District came up with its own unique twist to ensure its safe return: diners who order the brew must forfeit a shoe, which is strung from the ceiling, until the glassware makes its way back to the bar.
Thomas Haas Chocolate Soufflé
Hankering for a high-end dessert? The District has partnered with world-renowned chocolatier Thomas Haas to offer the only chocolate soufflé of its kind in the area. A cornerstone of French cuisine, the soufflé offers a stunning combination of delicacy and decadence and requires a high level of skill to make. We can’t think of a better way to cap off a European meal.