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.

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6 Comments

  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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