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(Vancouver) How is the new Lumiere?

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Has anyone been to Lumiere since Daniel Boulud took over? I've been hearing good things about DB Bistro but haven't yet heard anything about Lumiere.

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  1. I've only been to DB Bistro, but I thought the food there was quite good. Worth passing on that David Hawksworth, who should know, thinks the redo at Lumiere has been excellent and predicts that it will be a success.

    1. no. last trip to lumiere was disappointing. went soon after feenie left and it was obviously not up to the caliber that we had experienced there before. no spark at all, so i too am looking forward to hearing what its like now

      1. Went to DB Bistro on boxing day for dinner. Would say the food was pretty good but not excellent (have eaten at Cafe Boulud in NYC, that was excellent). I can't recollect what I ate that night (too many dinners out) but I do remember someone ordered the burger and it was quite good, nice and thick and juicy and very flavorful but I think a little overhyped.
        I really need to start taking more pictures of my dinners. Oh well, next time!

        1. .... doesn't sound like anyone here has been to the new Lumiere. There are no new reviews since the renovation/new chef on dinehere either. I'm kind of surprised.

          I read somewhere that they're doing a promotion at the same time as DOV (until the end of Jan): 3-course prix fixe for $58 (normally is $98) but couldn't confirm that on their website. Might be a good time to try them out.

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          1. re: twinkienic

            Two reviews:

            http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servle...

            http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/liv...

            With the two restaurants from Daniel Boulud, and Market at the new Shangri-La Hotel from Jean Georges Vongerichten, Vancouver's dining scene looks like it's taking another step forward.

            1. re: Eastwind

              Thanks for the links!

              I actually ended up trying Lumiere at the end of January for their $58 3-course promotion and had a wonderful meal. I have pictures somewhere... I will try to post them sometime.

              1. re: twinkienic

                Look forward to seeing them.

                How do you compare the new Luimere to the old one?

                Is the cuisine/menu similar to Boulud's NYC flagship, three Michen-starred restaurant, Daniel's?

                Hopefully can hear some reviews on the Market as well.

                1. re: Eastwind

                  A slight correction, Daniel has 2 stars.