Trip Day

Vancouver Magazine - Best of the City 2016 - - Explore -

For most, the North Shore pro­vides the misty moun­tain back­drop against which the city sparkles. But those who live moun­tain­side know that life across the in­let, among the old-growth rain­for­est, is re­ally that much greener. Parks abound. Hik­ing, bik­ing, and ski­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties are end­less. Luck­ily, so are the op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­fuel at eater­ies that know their stuff

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La Ré­galade ( 2232 Ma­rine Dr., West Vancouver, 604-921-2228. Lare­galade.com) plays the French card and ex­cels. The blue cheese and pear tart makes a sim­ple but el­e­gant be­gin­ning, paired with frisée salad topped with crispy ba­con and a soft-poached egg. Pâtés are rus­tic and flavour­ful, and come ac­com­pa­nied by Di­jon mus­tard, house­made onion pre­serve, and a jar of cor­ni­chons. Try the beef bour­guignon or braised lamb shank with apri­cots and cous­cous—both served en co­cotte. The lemon tart is won­der­ful and com­ple­ments the rich en­trées. Owner Alain Rayé won

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