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Sep 19, 2012 06:14 PM

Authentic Cassoulet

Looking for an authentic cassoulet in the style of Castelnaudary with duck confit. A good salade friesee aux lardons would be a plus as well.


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  1. if only La Cote Basque were still with us......

    1. Just as most, or almost all, regional French dishes, it'll be hard to reproduce exact authenticity of the dishes outside of the region.

      In any case, I'll endorse La Sirene in Soho for their cassoulet which, imho, resembles the Castelnaudary style the most, among the other ones that I've had here in the city. Yummy, too!

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      1. re: RCC

        +1 on La Sirene
        It's the only really legit cassoulet I've had in NY in many years, and I am a huge cassoulet fan.

        1. re: strangemd

          Third La Sirene.

          Le Gigot on Cornelia Street in the WV has a surprisingly good one too.

        1. Thanks for the replies. La sirene sound perfect! I Iike the byob aspect; I'll be able to bring a better wine for less.

          I was specific in my request primarily to avoid imitations that do not include the duck. I'm no member of "la confrerie de L'academie universele du cassoulet" but most of the cassoulet's I've had out side of the Languedoc region pale in comparison to those in Castelnauray.

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          1. re: mainiac

            And now I'm craving cassoulet w/a nice Côtes du Rhône. Plus, La Sirene's cheeky yet sincere menu is so charming...