Fodor's Expert Review Au Trou Gascon

$$$$ Bastille/Nation French

This elegant establishment off Place Daumesnil—off the beaten tourist track but worth the trip—offers a refined take on the cuisine of Gascony, a region renowned for its ham, foie gras, lamb, and duck. Most popular with the regulars are the surprisingly light cassoulets (all the meats are grilled before going into the pot) with big white Tarbais beans and a superb duck or goose confit. There is also an ethereal dessert of raspberries, ice cream, and meringue. Prices are steep, but there is a limited-choice lunch menu for €42 and a seven-course tasting menu at dinner for €78. With some 1,100 wines and 130 Armagnacs to choose from, this is the place to splurge on a vintage.

French Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Bistro $$$$

Quick Facts

40 rue Taine
Paris, Île-de-France  75012, France

-01–43–44–34–26

www.alaindutournier.com/wp/autrougascon

Known For:
  • Gourmet take on the rich gastronomy of southwest France
  • Time-honored specialty of roasted milk-fed lamb
  • Splurge-worthy wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, Aug., and 1 wk in Jan.

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