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Aug 23, 2012 09:18 PM

Cassoulet in Carcassone?

Spending one night in Carcassone in early September and thought would be good to try cassoulet since it is a regional dish (I believe). Wonder where to go for this? Staying right outside the walls of the fortress.

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  1. Ohhh, can't tell you where to eat, but will say lucky you! Beautiful city, great food, and wonderful, wonderful, wine.

    Have a great trip!

    1. As you can imagine, all the restaurants claim to make the absolute best cassoulet in the old city.

      The lady who ran the small hotel where we stayed recommended two-- we ended up at Auberge de Dame Carcas -- because of a wedding inside, we sat outside (it was April, so a little crisp, but not too bad) -- huge bowls of bubbling cassoulet, and right on a main intersection in the city, so lots of ambiance.

      Prices not too bad.

      1. Last October our best cassoulet in the area, indeed maybe the best ever, was at Chez Emile in Toulouse but I'd highly recommend the Maison Gayda just outside Carcassonne for a non-cassoulet meal. It's in the midst of a vineyard and on a nice day is great dining,

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        1. re: John Talbott

          Gosh John you were close enough to have THE best cassoulet in SW France in Verfeil-sur-Seye.

          At my house!

            1. re: Yank

              Je m'inscris.
              And I do tend to prefer homemade cassoulet to restaurant cassoulet.

            2. re: John Talbott

              We had a meal at Maison Gayda in June. We didn't think the food was all that good, but I think it was because we ate there on the night they have a set menu and use up their leftovers. We much preferred Tantine et Tonton in Limoux.. a truly wonderful dinner.

            3. La Marquière on the rue Saint Jean (inside the walls) has an excellent and very classic cassoulet ... but the restaurant itself is relatively pricey and chichi

              1. It's a bit of a drive from Carcassone, but we had a fabulous meal near Toulouse at L'Hostellerie de Pomerade near Castlenaudry. The cassoulet was superb as was the rest of the dinner.