Classic French (or Retro/Bistro)

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 Vols au vent to Moules Marinières and Ratatouille, and from Boeuf Bourguignon to Patés de Campagne We are talking indiscriminately and unapologetically RETRO – the kind of daily-changing Menus du Jour that were served up by countless Bistrots and roadside restaurants all over France until recently.

Today, there is a return to these classic, unforgettable classic Bistro dishes and we love this course entirely devoted to nostalgie.

The Dishes…

Shall we make some fragrant FRENCH ONION SOUP or ESCARGOTS oozing garlic butter?  Or how about a warm salad with chicken livers that are de-glazed with raspberry vinegar.  A pretty slice of JAMBON PERSILLÉ served with a simple salad and a crispy baguette is perfect for a picnic or outdoor lunch.  And VOLS AU VENT oozing fragrant MUSHROOM RAGOÛT make for an elegant starter.  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). A traditional Crème brûlée or 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€.