Dot Com Lunch At DB Bistro Moderne

One of the main advantages of living The Dot Com Lifestyle is you can do two to three hour lunches. And that’s exactly what we did today at DB Bistro Moderne at 2551 West Broadway in Vancouver. DB stands for Daniel Boulud. In the high end culinary world, Chef Daniel Boulud stands near the very top. The New York based chef and restaurateur has dazzled diners with his French cooking technique applied to seasonal American ingredients for years. DB Bistro Moderne is one of two Vancouver restaurants operated by Chef Boulud (the other, Lumiere, is right next door) and it has become quite the hot spot for all the beautiful people in the city.

We went to DB to sample Boulud’s famous DB Burger. This is a $28 sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs, black truffle, Foie Gras and served on a Parmesan bun. It’s not the most expensive burger I’ve ever tried (that honor belongs to the Feenie Burger) but it was definitely one of the tastiest. For those who can’t stomach paying $28 for a hamburger, DB offers the $15 Frenchie Burger. Stephen Fung ordered both. Ed Lau and I stuck with the just the DB Burger while Greg Morgan and Adarsh went with the Frenchie.

I started with a Nova Scotia lobster salad that cost the same as the burger. It was one of the most expensive salads I’ve ever sampled but it was also one of the best. We all went for DB’s dessert of the day (coconut chocolate mousse with passion fruit sorbet and macadamia nuts) and that was a great choice because it blew our minds. The food was great and the service was even better. This may have to do with the fact that we were practically the only people there since the lunch crowd had gone back to work a long time ago. You got to love being able to take three hour lunches.

Nova Scotia Lobster Salad

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The Frenchie Burger

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The DB Burger

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DB Dessert of the Day

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Reactions From The Twittersphere

I like to give my Twitter followers some exposure once in a while. The following were some tweets we received during our Dot Com lunch. I recommend you follow everyone on this list.

@micsui817 (Michelle Sui) says:
@edlau @JohnChow I hate you both… ahahahaha. Way to go Ed…. way to bring me a burger! Sheeesh. Some friend you are.

@ScoobysWorld (ScoobysSnacks) says:
@JohnChow – oh man that looks so good. i love lilikoi!

@flynnofilm (Flynn O’Connor) says:
@JohnChow You know, eventually bragging about all your followers and your 3 hour lunches and all your money just makes you look like a dick.

@tariqbamadhaj (Tariq Bamadhaj) says:
@JohnChow I wish I could take a 3 hour lunch 😛

@dbvictoria (dbvictoria) says:
@JohnChow It looks amazing. Don’t know if it looks $28 amazing, though.

@Widgett (Widgett Walls) says:
@JohnChow: The question is whether or not it all tastes like $28.

@sallyroyerderr (Sally Royer-Derr) says:
@JohnChow Looks good, but a $28 dessert – Wow!

@jlmckenzie (Jennifer McKenzie) says:
@JohnChow Wow that looks good! It’s official, I’m hungry. Must go find a snack!

@kitchenMage (kitchenMage) says:
@JohnChow I have a tweet for you, Specially priced at 28 dollars. Today only, just for you. #evilGrin

@ScoobysWorld (ScoobysSnacks) says:
@JohnChow oh hell yeah, order one for me too! sounds like hawaii on a plate!

@lynda3668 (Lynda Alberswerth) says:
@JohnChow now i can tell everyone i saw a $28 burger.. thanks.. lol

@ko0ty (ko0ty) says:
@JohnChow I would eat that for $28. =P

@mathiasaw (Mathias) says:
@JohnChow I would pay $28 for that burger.

@BonnieLowe (Bonnie Lowe) says:
@JohnChow It looks mighty tasty, but $28 for a burger? I hope the fries came with it! And maybe a glass of wine. 🙂

@JstKdngButSrsly (Austin T) says:
@JohnChow I would eat this UP! What the heck is a "DB Burger," though?

@kitchenMage (kitchenMage) says:
@JohnChow Did it come with free movie tickets or something? I like spending money on food but ~56 bucks for salad, burger, fries…?!

@indianfoodrocks (indianfoodrocks) says:
@JohnChow I think I’d rather have a rack of lamb that costs about as much cos then I wouldn’t be so hungry afterwards 😀

@randy_Lowe (Randy Lowe) says:
@johnchow where’s the $20 in change that you got back from paying for the salad?

@azahar (azahar) says:
@JohnChow Boy, you sure eat BIG food.

@thesolutions (Renee) says:
@JohnChow 28 bucks…i hope it tastes as good as it looks, what kind is it, looks like maybe fish or…? #lt

@superD4 (superD) says:
@JohnChow – $28?!?!?! Where are you at? Looks yummy.

@jonathanw (Jonathan Wagener) says:
@JohnChow that looks awesome 🙂

@jkmodels (Jennifer K) says:
@JohnChow whoa! What is DB and why are the burgers so expensive? Are they wrapped in gold? 😉

@dav3choi (Dave Choi) says:
@JohnChow are they made of kobe beef or something? and have truffles on them?

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37 thoughts on “Dot Com Lunch At DB Bistro Moderne”

  1. burger press says:

    Ahhhh… jealous of the dot com lifestyle and 3-4 hour lunches! Those are tasty looking hamburgers!

    1. Travel Scam says:

      I always enjoy watchign the pics behind your food feasts. You should probably start a new line in your blog, titled ” Health and Fitness for the avg blogger”..

      1. Yes this is the speciality of John Chow menu … lollzz

    2. Make money says:

      lol @ flynnofilm’s comment!

  2. “Two to three hour lunches”
    Man i can’t afford it even on sundays.
    Its seems life stuffed me like a sandwich, can’t move.

    1. I do feel so related to you about Free time, it seems there is no way to grab more time.

  3. $28 bucks for a burguer….!!!

    1. Ed Lau says:

      We’ve spent $80-100 on burgers before…the last time we went when it was still called Feenie’s.

  4. nyegik says:

    wow is look like is very yummy john

  5. I know people in the corporate world who have 3 hour lunches every day!



    Burgers look great. Could just eat one now and it’s 7.45 am!

  6. Earningstep says:

    what an expensive burger , but it look so delicious anyway.

  7. James Hartje says:

    Sure looks like a great burger. But I hope it is if it costs $28.

  8. kellex says:

    I think it’s time you come to Portland and take me out for a $28 burger.

  9. Those are mouth watering

  10. Well waitress were really beautiful and replying instantly …

    Food was really good … so did you get any sponsored for this.

    I like Sauce pot … that one was cute.

  11. Dollar Dude says:

    All these items are tingling my tongue. So I am ready to start my trip to Vancouver.

  12. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    lol..the burger seems cool..but $28 for a burger, couldn’t fill my stomach even 3/5..anyway looks delicious..:D


  13. Satya Reddy says:

    a burger fo 28$, thanx but i am not so hungry. though it looks good and may be it has the best taste.

  14. Asswass says:

    That DB burger looks huge. How much was the salad worth? Come on John make us jealous.

    1. John Chow says:

      The salad was the same price as the burger, $28.

      1. Ed lau says:

        We went shopping at the $28 store after.

      2. Michael Kwan says:

        I wonder if this was any lame attempt at getting more Chinese customers.

  15. Ghostwriter says:

    I would pay $28 for a burger…once. Just to try it out. Damn…I’m feeling hungry now.

  16. Your lunch looks so much better than my lunch.

  17. fas says:

    I need to catch a bite looking at this. Its so delicious, mouth watering already.

  18. Cam Birch says:

    Looks delicious. Your reminding me that I forgot to grab lunch today. I’ll be back after I eat…

  19. Wisdom says:

    I hate fancy restaurants, you’re being robbed.

    1. Ed Lau says:

      No…you’re being robbed if you eat at crappy restaurants.

      Sure, our $28 burgers may contain a bit less than $10 worth of fresh, in-house ingredients (conservatively considering the cost of even a small chunk of fois gras and a shaving of black truffle) plus another few dollars of labor and service…

      …but your $7 meal at McDonald’s cost less than $1 to make and tastes like crap. Now you tell me who’s getting robbed.

      1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

        I agree with you, if the food is really delicious and it deserves with the price, it’s not considered that you’re not being robbed. Anyway, $28 for a burger, I assume the burger is really good taste, right? 😀


  20. Dean Saliba says:

    I had a three hour lunch today and I don’t live the Dot Com lifestyle. 😛

    1. John Chow says:

      Cool but can you do that everyday? 🙂

      1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

        I think not much people could be same like you John. I’m not able to make a stable income from online right now, so I need to stay with my day job. I’m trying…:)


  21. Custom Essay says:

    John is right, e-commerce gives a income boost which we can not imagine in traditional business. But remind you, 3 to 4 hours lunches will end up EXTRA WEIGHT 🙂

  22. Make money says:

    Damn, that DB burger is huge! It looks delicious as well!

  23. Huge, delicious looking burgers. I can’t afford them right now, but may be sometime sooner, even i may be taking time at 3 hour lunches!

  24. Eric Tan says:

    that salad looks like its worth the $28

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