Review: Mother’s Day at Trafalgar’s Bistro

by gigi on June 5, 2008

My family celebrated Mother’s Day a little early this year and we decided to go to Trafalgar’s Bistro. I actually tried to book this dinner through OpenTable.com but it showed the restaurant as full. For some reason, this has happened to me each time I try to make reservations at Trafalgar’s so I always end up calling in. The only thing that really bugs me about this is that I’m unable to collect points for my reservation. :)

There was a set menu available that day, which had three courses, including dessert from Sweet Obsessions bakery next door. For each course, you can choose from a small menu of 2-3 options so it does provide a bit of variety. At $39 for the set menu, it is quite a good deal.

I went for the set menu and started with steamed mussels in rosemary, ginger, and white wine. The accompanying crispy crackers provided a nice crunch. The mussels were a bit small but tasted very fresh. The rosemary and ginger went very well together and the ginger really gave the mussels a slightly spicy taste.

trafalgar’s bistro

For my main course, I had a wild mushroom fettuccine with asparagus and a grilled duck breast. The pasta was a bit oily towards the end but I really liked the abundance of wild mushrooms in this dish. The duck was pan-fried nicely and cooked to a nice medium. This dish was extremely tasty and very filling. The asparagus also provided a nice crunch.

trafalgar’s bistro

For dessert, I was in a chocolaty mood so I chose the triple chocolate mousse. It had layers of dark, milk, and white chocolate. Sometimes, mousse can be a bit rich but this triple chocolate mousse was light yet flavourful. The three chocolates go very well together and it didn’t take me very long to polish off my plate. :)

trafalgar’s bistro

Yet another enjoyable meal at Trafalgar’s. It’s a great place to go with your family and also with friends. They do tend to book up quite quickly though so if you are going with a larger group (more than 4), be sure to make reservations early.

Details:
2603 W.16th Ave., Vancouver
Tel: 604-739-0555

Summary:
Food: [rating:4]
Service: [rating:3.5]
Price: $$$

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