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Feb 15, 2008 07:24 AM

Brunoise closed? C'est dommage, now where for sweetbreads?

I just read that La Brunoise has closed and La Brasserie Brunoise does not offer sweetbreads. Can someone recommend a restaurant that is similar to the old Brunoise? I would love suggestions for good french cuisine whether or not the establishments serve sweetbreads.

How is Lemeac on Laurier? I will be in town for two dinners and would love some suggestions. Is Tapeo still open?


Kate Salter

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  1. Lemeac serve daily "special" sweetbreads; very good.

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      1. Excuse me for sounding like a broken record, if not a shill, but, as others on this board will attest, the sweetbreads at Au Cinquième Péché are always excellent and often better than that (on one or two occasions at least as good as any I've ever encountered anywhere). An added attraction for you might be that chef Lenglet worked at Brunoise before taking over the kitchen at a5p.

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        1. re: carswell

          If you are the shill, I am the shillest.

          Yes, the sweetbreads at a5p are moan-worthy; and the pancetta/chestnut/cabbage side adds an excellent earthiness to the dish.

          1. re: emerilcantcook

            Okay, you people are just plain mean. First it was the poppyseed strudel, now the moan-worthy sweetbreads. Do I have to read about these things while stuck at work? My computer keyboard will not survive the drooling... (some might comment that I shouldn't be reading Chowhound at work, but that's another issue entirely...)

        2. I've had very good sweetbreads at l'Atelier. And notwithstanding Carswell's rave for Au Cinquieme Peche (which is next on my list of places to try), the best I've found so far have been at Club Chasse et Peche.

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          1. Bronte has sweetbreads. Not a fan of them but have been told there are delicious.