Dined at Lumiere on a thursday night, took advantage of its 3 course prix fix menu at promotional price $58, it was awesome, likely the best meal i have in vancouver!
from reception to getting seated to walking out of the restaurant, the place really impressed me, the severs were attentive, polite and professional. I almost felt like there were the same number of severs as customers, lol... in short, you won't be disappointed with their service.
The place is smaller than I expect, maybe big enough for 30 people...but the atmosphere was quite intimate and romantic, quite classy but still comfortable.
Moving on to food, the menu has 5-6 selections for each course, they all sound really attractive. The complimentary amuse boche was great, it was squash three ways in little plates/cup. I chose the phesant and foie gras terrine as appy. Lovely! phesant was pretty juicy and a lot better than chicken, while the foie gras terrine had a strong foie gras taste, mixed well with the plum jelly on top. My partner ordered the hamachi, the fish was fresh and tasty, the wasabi-foam was unique as well.
I had the milk-fed veal for entree, it was veal three ways: tenderloin (extremely smooth), cake-like veal terrine (no idea what this is called, but the veal terrine has soft cheese texture but meat taste), and veal salad (bits of veal mixed with green leafs, it was really good). The portions looked tiny at first, but it was such a good combination that the veal terrine was heavy and filling, so i was full. My partner had the duo tenderloin or something similar, in my opinion it wasnt as exciting as my veal entree, but still very good.
Desserts...I had the caramalized pineapple with rice pudding and sorbet. It was excellent, the pineapple had a candy-like texture but still kept the taste of pineapple, the rice pudding was sweet so the rather sour sorbet and the very sour puree really balanced well. My partner had the chestnut hot and cold sundae. The presentation was nothing but unique and playful. As the server poured the hot chestnut chocolate liquid into the chocolate liq of the cup of sundau, it created a hole, then we get to see whats inside the cup, it was chestnut / ginger ice cream and chocolate, plus crisp merginue. The presentation of this dessert was creative, but it was too sweet..
After the dessets, our sever brought a bag of lemon madeline (?), they're lemon cakes in small sizes fresh from the oven. they were good, but i was way too full to consume the full bag...
all in all, outstanding meal, from service to food to atmosphere. The regular price of this 3 course prix fix menu is $98, which is a little steep for myself, but if you're not worried about money, lumiere is the place to go!