For the last meal I had in Vancouver before I left to Europe, I chose to go to mistral. It was not only the last vancity meal for a while, but also my birthday meal! which I will be sharing with my family and relatives. I decided on Mistral because I have read nothing but great reviews on them and they have affordable set lunch menus as well. It was probably one of the best meals. My relatives/parents do not usually eat french cuisine, so this was a bit of a risk to go here, but whatever, it was my birthday lunch.
The restaurant is relatively small and ran by a lovely french couple that greeted us warmly from upon entering. Not only do they have a set three course lunch menu ranging from 19 to 24 dollars, they also have a la carte menu to order from. I decided to order off the menu and had the sablefish with mussels. Also had a martini, even though I was hungover and tired. It was very good.
There were a lot of food, and I'll just say that Everything was delicious. I don't think one single plate had a flaw. We were all content and finished every scrap of food on each plate. Everyone was boasting about how the french onion soup was flavorful, steak cooked perfectly, etc etc. The sablefish was cooked perfectly and it had amazing taste. All the desserts were beautiful and delicious. Here are some of the plates we had, if you want to see the rest, they are on my flickr.
After this meal, I think this has become one of my favorites in Vancouver. Thank you so much for the meal and the warm service. I will definitely come back one day.