La Ferrandaise

April 12, 2007 at 10:21 am | Posted in food | 6 Comments

Tuesday night, Brumaire and I joined a friend for dinner at what is possibly my new favorite neighborhood restaurant. La Ferrandaise — named for a once-endangered breed of cow from Auvergne — specializes in simple, hearty veal and beef dishes, although they also do some lovely lamb and chicken. Still, the bovine influence is made pretty clear by whimsical decor: a series of stunning photographs by Alexandre Lescure grace the exposed beam and stone walls of the restaurant.

Cow nose

I’ve mentioned La Ferrandaise before, when I went over Christmas, but I was eager to go back and find out whether the delicious veal I had that night was just a fluke. Well, I was not disappointed — Brumaire’s veal was as luscious and tender as I remembered, and my lamb was so succulent I didn’t want it to end. Ever.

Filet d'Agneau

The green pea mash was a wonderful, spring-y complement, and the potato puffs were meltingly delicate.

Other highlights included a surprisingly elaborate asparagus soup:

Creme d'Asperge a l'Oeuf

And this lovely gratin de poire conference aux epices:

Gratin de Poire

Best of all, everything on the menu may be had as part of a very reasonable 32Euro prix fixe menu. Check out the rest of the meal here.



  1. Yum, yum, yum! Is that an egg in the asparagus soup?

  2. That it is! Poached, I believe.

  3. Those are some great-looking dishes, Amy! You’ve got me tempted… I may need to try to make it down your way one day soon.

    Speaking of which, I have not forgotten about the drinks we talked about sharing recently — I’m afraid the last, um, say, 3 weeks have been more than a bit of a crazy whirl, and I’m just about starting to see straight again — I think! I’m afraid to speak too soon… But superstitions aside, I’m really hoping the current medication I’m taking is getting me better, and also that good — even great! — things are on the horizon for me and my boy. I just have to believe…

    But, as per my usual, I digress… I’d love for us to try to meet up soon for drinks! I’ll drop you an e-mail.

  4. Grrr… Miam… Looks delicious! Lucky you! I hope I’ll try this before I die!!! 😉

  5. Oh wow. J’ai l’eau à la bouche just looking at those photographs! Good Lord, that looks like a fabulous feast – La Ferrandaise is on my list of restos to do. Thank you!

  6. […] admit that I’m still pretty excited about La Ferrandaise. You can check out my earlier review here, and hey, have another picture, […]

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