Retro French

Simply french - menus du jour

Remember (or want to learn about) the life-changing experience of discovering French Cuisine in the 70’s?  When most of us were introduced to classic French dishes and garlic?  We are talking indiscriminately and un-apologetically RETRO.  We’re talking of daily-changing MENUS DU JOUR that were served up by countless BISTROS and roadside restaurants all over France – until relatively recently.

Think OEUFS MIMOSA or SALADE TIÈDE de FOIE de VOLAILLE (salad with a dressing of warm, raspberry-finished chicken livers) or JAMBON PERSILLÉ served with crispy baguette… and nostalgia and self-indulgence spring to mind. Remember those rich VOLS AU VENT oozing fragrant MUSHROOM or SHELLFISH RAGOÛT all over your plate? Our first daring ventures into garlicky ESCARGOTS?  The classic FRENCH ONION SOUP that’s still our favourite?

That was just for starters. For mains perhaps COQ AU VIN or a comforting BOEUF BOURGUIGNON, a fragrant POT AU FEU or traditional ROAST CHICKEN perfumed with garlic. Then again AILE DE RAY (ray-wing) with its traditional BEURRE NOISETTE or a Caper Sauce.. Or MOULES À LA CRÈME perhaps?

To finally, to finish maybe a fail-proof Mousse au Chocolat, a Creme Brulée or a reliable Tarte du Jour?

We seriously encourage nostalgia and so if you have great memories, please ask us.

This course costs  130€  per person.
We need a minimum of 4 people to run a course – maximum 8 participants.
Non-cooking partners may join us for lunch afterwards for 40€.