Classic French

The world ‘discovered’ classic French Cuisine in the sixties and seventies with dishes that introduced us to garlic and snails and olives.  From Croques monsieur and Vol au vents to Moules Marinières and Ratatouille, to Boeuf Bourguignon and Patés de Campagne We are talking indiscriminately and unapologetically RETRO.  We’re talking about those daily-changing Menus du Jour that were served up by countless Bistrots and roadside restaurants all over France.

Today, there is a definite return to these classic, unforgettable classic Bistro dishes and Le Pistou offers a course entirely devoted to this nostalgic cuisine.

Think fragrant FRENCH ONION SOUP or ESCARGOTS oozing garlic butter, and SALADE TIÈDE with chicken livers de-glazed with raspberry vinegar;  A pretty slice of JAMBON PERSILLÉ served with a simple salad and crispy baguette, or VOLS AU VENT oozing fragrant MUSHROOM RAGOÛT. And let’s not forget a gutsy TERRINE with PRUNES, HAZELNUTS and GREEN PEPPERCORNS.

That’s just for starters. For mains perhaps a fragrant POT AU FEU or a CANARD MONTMORENCY (perfectly cooked duck breast with cherries) accompanied by elegant POMMES FONDANTES (fondant potatoes). Or how about a classic AILE DE RAY (ray-wing) with its BEURRE NOISETTE or Caper Sauce..

And to finish? Perhaps a classic TARTE TATIN or fail-proof FONDANTS au CHOCOLAT (little molten chocolate cakes) or a traditional Crème brûlée. Profiteroles anyone?

We seriously encourage nostalgia and so if you have special requests, just ask!

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€.