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Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 08:33 AM

I'll be in Paris in mid-october with my companion and another friend.
I have already secured a few reservations:
wednesday night at Frenchie, friday lunch at Ledoyen, monday night at Regalade St. Honore. Sunday night my friend wants to go to Benoit, as he loves there, so it's already decided. We're considering going to Claude Colliot or Le Gaigne saturday night, probably going to the first as my companion and I have been to Le Gaigne before, so we'd like to try somewhere different.
So my question is where we could eat cassoulet, as it's the favorite dish of my companion. He liked the one at Le Violon d'Ingres last time we were in Paris, but would like to try it in another restaurant. We're considering Le Quincy or Au Trou Gascon.
Any comments or suggestions?
Thanks in advance

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 08:47 AM

    Was at Le Quincy for lunch today and the cassoulet is there indeed. My issue with theirs is that it is taken from a huge tub and then put into a smaller tub for the patron then heated in oven. Problem is l like the crust more than anything else and there is almost none on this version.. Other than that it is awesome. Have found very few in France where the crust is cooked and cut in and then repeated many times. Was not pleased at ATG last time in. Everything seemed tired.

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      grace3 RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 10:50 AM

      I was going to say Violon d'Ingres, but you have tried and looking for another. Someone may have an update re D'Chez Eux since it did change hands.
      Joan

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        Ffromsaopaulo RE: grace3 Sep 23, 2010 12:00 PM

        About Le Quincy, I think he'll miss the crust as well! He always complains when there isn't enough crust... Could we find it at Chez Denise?

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 11:05 PM

          Again huge, but no crust

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          souphie RE: grace3 Sep 23, 2010 11:33 PM

          D'Chez Eux was plain dreadful when I went last summer. And expensive.

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          Ptipois RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 01:48 PM

          Some good cassoulets in Paris:
          Le Stado, rue Saint-Honoré.
          L'Ecureuil, l'Oie et le Canard, rue Linné.

          Crust not guaranteed. Crust is a thing you do at home. It is not easy to do in a restaurant.

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            Ffromsaopaulo RE: Ptipois Sep 23, 2010 02:03 PM

            Thanks, Ptipois, I'll tell him about those restaurants.

            Delucacheesemonger: is Pachon the restaurant you mentioned in Tokyo?

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              Delucacheesemonger RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 23, 2010 11:01 PM

              That post has vanished in the sky, but yes it is Pachon

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              Oakglen RE: Ptipois Sep 23, 2010 02:23 PM

              Le Stado looks fantastic; a Kir, cassoulet and dessert, all for 25 Euros. If it is good, that is a bargain!

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                zizouz RE: Oakglen Sep 24, 2010 07:17 AM

                Trou Gascon.

            3. souphie RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 24, 2010 01:30 PM

              Quincy, Joséphine, Au Dernier Métro (simpler, less expensive).

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                Ffromsaopaulo RE: souphie Sep 24, 2010 02:29 PM

                Joséphine seems a good bet for me, so I could have the steak tartar.
                Anyway, I'll show him the choices and he'll decide

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                jabsykes RE: Ffromsaopaulo Sep 25, 2010 08:40 PM

                We like the cassoulet at Auberge Pyrenees Cevennes in the 11th - phone 01 43 57 33 78. Very nice homey restaurant with friendly service. Reviewed by Alex Lobrano in "Hungry for Paris".

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                  John Talbott RE: jabsykes Sep 26, 2010 12:38 AM

                  This used to be my favorite but last time was watery and not crusty; strange.

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                    allende RE: John Talbott Sep 26, 2010 02:38 PM

                    Second zizouz.
                    Trou Gascon for cassoulet... and other wonderful dishes and a great reasonably priced wine list and... and...

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                  rieu RE: Ffromsaopaulo Oct 1, 2010 07:25 AM

                  'L'ecureuil, l'oie et le canard" was a big disapointment the last time we went there!
                  Just three tables that evening yet it's slow, and the casssoulet was simply bad!

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                    Ptipois RE: rieu Oct 1, 2010 10:16 AM

                    I agree that the place looks a bit forlorn. Last time I had the cassoulet there is of archaeologic memory. But it did rock in those days.

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