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FoodGroupie Oct 25, 2006 11:36 AM

Weather's turning grey and cold. Time for cassoulet. Any recommendations in the Portland area?

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    FoodGroupie Nov 19, 2006 08:06 AM

    I'll try the cassoulet at Carafe.

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      Suds Sister Nov 17, 2006 11:36 PM

      The cassoulet at Carafe (in Portland) is wonderful!

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        MightyMac Nov 17, 2006 04:55 PM

        If you are talking about Le Bouchon in Wallingford on 45th, I regret to inform you that they have been closed for quite a while now. They had a great Paella too...

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          daithimac Nov 18, 2006 05:14 AM

          No, the one on NW 14th b/t Glisan and Hoyt. Nice place!

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          daithimac Nov 16, 2006 10:52 PM

          I just noticed the other night that Laurelwood now has cassoulet on their menu - you heard right: the kid friendly brewpub. I expect it to be rubbish, but I'll try it and post the results!

          Le Bouchon had a nice one last year, but I haven't been there since.

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            daithimac Nov 17, 2006 04:47 PM

            We ended up going to Laurelwood last night for dinner - what a coicidence. I had the cassoulet and it wasn't bad as food goes, but it certainly wasn't cassoulet. More like a beef soup/stew with ham and pork. Oh well...

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            Griselda Nov 16, 2006 10:47 PM

            Should you not want to drive three hours north, Seattle's Cafe Campagne will actually send their cassoulet to you:

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              MightyMac Nov 16, 2006 10:33 PM

              Cafe Campagne's got it on their menu for Lunch and Dinner. I've noticed though that their house garlic sausage (not merguez) are less garlicky than the ones from years past.

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                FoodGroupie Nov 15, 2006 09:01 AM

                Wrote the guys at Simpatica. They're out of cassoulet.

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                  FoodGroupie Nov 5, 2006 07:42 AM

                  Are they on the Fall or Winter menu????

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                    nagrom Oct 26, 2006 08:47 PM

                    At any rate, the guys at Viande are making some this week. You can order ahead. simpaticacatering.com

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                      purefog Oct 25, 2006 05:28 PM

                      Yeah, I can see that, because one thing that makes Ken's so good is his choice of sausage, and Roux probably uses a good andouille.

                      1. extramsg Oct 25, 2006 04:47 PM

                        I really enjoyed the cassoulet at Roux when it was on the menu. It was the best I'd had in town. I've never had Ken's, but I do remember him saying something about making confit soon, so perhaps it's going to be put on the menu soon.

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                          purefog Oct 25, 2006 04:29 PM

                          When it is on the menu, I have found the cassoulet at Ken's Place to be the best in town.

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