Vancouver’s Rich Francophone Cultural Scene: Concerts, Theatre, Delicious Cuisine, and Much More

Bouillabaisse at Provence Marinaside; Photo: Provence Marinaside

Pierre Rivard, Executive and Artistic Director of Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, is eager to share francophone culture with everyone living in and visiting the city.

“We are here so you don’t have to take a five-hour flight to go to Quebec if you want to have activities in French,” he says.

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Vancouver’s Rich Francophone Cultural Scene: Concerts, Theatre, Delicious Cuisine, and Much More

Bistro Pastis Celebrates Julia Child’s Centennial with Special Summer Menus

Bon anniversaire, Julia! Photo credit: Flickr user roland

Who is Julia Child to you? The chef who required extra-tall, custom counter tops as she expertly prepped a soufflé? The source of all French recipes? Meryl Streep in the 2009 film Julie & Julia?

Julia Child, North America’s beloved 6’2 master of French cooking, was born August 15, 1912. 100 years later, Bistro Pastis is honouring the woman who taught us the joys of cooking French food at home with a series of 3-course prix fixe menus, based on Child’s biblical tome: Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

The first Julia Child-menu is already on offer at Bistro Pastis; Julia Child menus will be available at Bistro Pastis all summer long, changing every two weeks. I’ve shamelessly included two menus after the jump, just to make you hungry.

Bon anniversaire, Julia!

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Bistro Pastis Celebrates Julia Child’s Centennial with Special Summer Menus