Saturday, April 2, 2011

Le Crocodile Restaurant - Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner!

 OMG!  Kathryn and I just returned home from out wedding anniversary dinner.  This year we wanted to dine at the best French Restaurant in Greater Vancouver we could find. We chose "Le Crocodile," a classy establishment that blends traditional French cooking with innovative West Coast style.

Having dined at many fine restaurants in Vancouver over the past 37 years, I have to say on this romantic occasion my wife and I enjoyed one of the best dining experiences I have ever enjoyed. Kathryn started the evening by ordering a French Martini while I selected the famed James Bond (circa Casino Royale) Vesper martini. The food that followed was nothing less than divine and the service was impeccable! An expensive evening, but worth every penny. 

We shall return!

French Martini
2 oz Vodka
·   ½ oz Chambord
·   2 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
Back a shaker full of ice and add all ingredients. Shake or stir*. Stain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Vesper Martini
·   3 oz Gin
·   1 oz Vodka
·   0.5 oz Lillet Blanc
Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.