Dot Com Lunch with Opera at Le Crocodile

Opera Software, maker of the famous Opera Browser, is in town and invited the Dot Com Crew out for lunch. Unfortunately, only crew members living the Dot Com Lifestyle were able to attend the 3-hour long feast. The others were stuck in some kind of rat race. I don’t know about you, but being in a rat race doesn’t sound like much fun. Joining Opera for lunch were myself and Sarah, Stephen Fung and Commodore Greg Morgan.

Lunch was held at Le Crocodile, one of Canada’s best French restaurant. For over 25 years, Le Crocodile in downtown Vancouver stood as one of the city’s most acclaimed and visited restaurants. Le Crocodile has been host to some of the world’s most famous people – superstars like Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino and Cindy Crawford have dined there. Any business person in Vancouver will tell you that Le Crocodile is near the top of list when you want to impress a client, which may explain why Opera chose it. Well, it was really Stephen who told Opera about it, but hey, it was the thought that counts.

As lunches go, this one was a little more extravagant than most. We sampled a bunch of dishes from Le Crocodile’s menu, from their famous pan seared Foie Gras to fresh Kusshi Oysters served on the shell with shallots, Tobiko Roe and aged red wine vinegar. The stand out dish was the pan-fried Dover Sole with a beurre noisette and capers. That was by far one of the best seafood dishes I’ve ever tasted. The presentation was fantastic and the server even deboned it at our table. We got that on video. Enjoy!

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

Le Crocodile Restaurant

I want to thank Ted Miller and Mike McCrady of Opera Software for inviting us to lunch. We had a great time and look forward to seeing you guys tomorrow at Dot Com Dim Sum.

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47 thoughts on “Dot Com Lunch with Opera at Le Crocodile”

  1. Robb Sutton says:

    I don’t know how you guys eat that stuff! What happened to a really big steak and potatoes?

    1. John Chow says:

      That is so American of you! πŸ˜›

      Really big steak and potatoes are on Sunday.

      1. Robb Sutton says:

        That works…as long as you are getting something in that actually registers on a scale!

      2. Harry Tran says:

        I gotta go for a nice big steak and some Jambalaya or something, all that white dish, small portions, thing just isn’t for me. But glad you had a great lunch today.

        1. All of that looks AMAZING!!!! JEEEZ

          Who won the “Guess the value of the bottle” prize by the way?? was it me?!? πŸ˜€

          1. They are looking great and just have a look at the decorating. I am sure they have spend great time on only decorating them. Each food with perfection.

            Simply amazing …

      3. It really looks so damn tasty, you just make hungry again. If I continue eating like that I will get too FAT.

  2. eric says:

    Here’s a list of this week’s posts so far –

    Dot Com Lunch at Le Croc – Jan 30th
    Enter my Twitter Contest – Jan 29th
    Dinner & Dancing at Stonegrill – Jan 28th
    Village of 100 people – Jan 27th
    Blogging Discovery Platform Paid Review – Jan 26th
    Party at the Playboy Mansion – Jan 25th
    Featured on WordPress Showcase – Jan 24th
    MaxBlogPress Plugin Paid Review – Jan 23rd

    Atleast problogger and shoemoney are making an effort at showing people how to make money with blogs. You seem to have just outright given up.

    There really seems to be no point in visiting your blog everyday. Might as well check in once a week to scour through the week’s rundown.

    Unsubscribed from the John Chow RSS feed and unfollowed on twitter. Will consider subscribing again if JCdotcom can regain its past glory.

    1. John Chow says:

      Wow! Do you announce every blog you sub and unsub to? If you look at the Categories at the bottom of this blog, you’ll see that “Make Money Online” is only of them. You should consider checking out the others.

      1. Seems this guy does not understand that he can leverage on JohnΒ΄s success, with this very same blog. Since Jonh allow us to comment and leverage from his traffic and backlinks from his Top Commentator, actually John is helping us directly to make money online.

    2. The “Twitter Contest” post is one way to teach people how to make money. Maybe, not directly but it still is.

      Also, one way to teach people is to inspire them by showing what you can do if you’re out of the rat race.

    3. I don’t agree with paid review posts, though. Yes, bloggers can make full disclosure but imho, it is no different from a paid actor telling us how “great” a product is. I still view bloggers as authentic people and I still haven’t come to terms with bloggers doing paid reviews. Well, maybe it is just me πŸ™‚

      1. It really doesn’t matter.. Its his blog, he can use it in his own way πŸ™‚ I like to read for the Dot Com Pho and other Videos tbh πŸ˜‰

  3. I just have to ask…That little fish looking thing on the side, is that an actual fish or some sort of pastry? It looks like a goldfish….

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s a pastry. Tasted pretty good.

      1. Yeah, it looks awesome. I will someday eat something like that.

  4. Pheak Tol says:

    that little pastry of a fish looks to be pretty cool, how did it taste tho?

    the guy above seemed to have broken down your week’s blog post for what reason, except to break down your week’s post…i think i missed the post about the playboy least his comment is good for something

  5. Reyn Aria says:

    Is that creme brulee on the last pic?

    1. John Chow says:

      Yep, good eye and it was a very good brulee.

  6. Mmmm, yummy…i’m stuck here eating a sugar free klondike bar; kind of defeats the purpose.

  7. KiwiPulse says:

    Is that a goldfish on the 8th dishes?? lol Mmm creme brule for desert.. πŸ˜€

  8. game-girl says:

    For me it is already enough to look at the food at the blog and feel quite full.

  9. Timon Weller says:

    Looks delicious hey, especially the pie lol.. πŸ™‚

    1. All are looking delicious and inviting. But I was really amazed to see at the decorating of these dishes. Cooking with decorating two arts together can make the look of food so delicious and yummy.

  10. reflux says:

    Times to eat……………make me hungry again

  11. Moulinneuf says:

    Price of Bottle of wine ” La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume(2003) ” was ?

    1. I think it was $97 if I remember correctly…

  12. Wow really a beautiful piece of dinner, makes me just hungry!

  13. SEO Tips says:

    That food looks so amazing πŸ˜€
    Beans on toast will do me

  14. yanjiaren says:

    You are making it more and more difficult for me to become a vegetarian John. I really don’t know what do do now. The food is mouth watering and sinful to say the least, but looking divine from here too.

  15. 100WordRants says:

    It looks as thought that chef in the video has deboned a few fish in his day! My mouth is watering just looking at it….and its breakfast time!

    Ill continue working hard to become part of the dot com lifestyle! Thanks for some more motivation!

  16. Wooow John you do an awesome job of clicking pictures of food. However i did not feel my mouth water even once, LOL.

  17. I love how they don’t bring their fingers into the mix…all done with a fork and spoon. Very cool!

    Boy I’m hungry!

  18. jesse grant says:

    Lol, looks like john should roll up his sleeves and challenge eric to a dual. Looks like a Great Lunch, he’s probably mad he had grass clippings and cat food for lunch… din din , meow . Anyways I wouldn’t mind a couple strategy posts this upcoming week, something that can help us little guys out πŸ˜›

  19. nice place to eat, must try it next time I come to BC. However, you should edit the music in the vid and add something a little more French to give it that atmosphere…Indian music with French food seemed a little off…but regardless, good stuff and damn free dinners are one nice perk!

  20. Ben Pei says:

    Aww man I love the fish and oyster.. IS that grill fish?

  21. Joanne says:

    WOW! Food looks really delicious!
    That will be on my list of restaurants to try out. Should I wait til I’m living the dot com lifestyle to try it out? =P

  22. Agent 001 says:

    Damn Delicious food. My mouth is watering. My eyes were attracted to the photos then the post. I have never seen food like that. I love cooking. I need to learn to cook those kinda of food.

  23. game-girl says:

    Rich cuisine.The best cooks! A close company of friends.What more should a man dream of? .

  24. Bill says:

    All that food looks great and if I ever get a chance to visit downtown Vancouver, I’ll definitely be checking out Le Crocodile. Thanks for sharing. Once I get out of the rat race and am enjoying the dot com lifestyle, I’ll get that chance to visit.

  25. The slicing of the fish video is really cool! I’m gonna try doing it someday.. πŸ˜‰

  26. You made me hungry!! There is any good African restaurant in Vancouver area?

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m sure there are but I have never tried one.

      1. So now we will be able to see African dishes in coming posts with the unique comments of John Chow on them.

        Am I right John ?

  27. Dang John, you even met the people of OPERA?! Wow you are one big man πŸ™‚


  28. What kind of music was playing on the background of this video. I like it … that was simply amazing.

  29. Yeah I love the music too. Love the sound of the drums. The food looks delicious which is making me hungry now as I’ve not taken breakfast.

    Peter Lee

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