La FerrandaiseApril 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.
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.
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:
And this lovely gratin de poire conference aux epices:
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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