Anyone had the cassoulet (or anything else) at SF's Cafe Bastille?
Maybe it's the warm winter, but getting harder to find cassoulet--even des amis no longer has it on the menu.
re: Robert Lauriston
We ended up choosing Bastille and tried the following items: onion soup--not a personal fave so can't comment but BH liked; salade lyonnaise (in English on menu), which, though tasty, had not been made in the traditional way, that is, with freshly cooked bacon, its pan deglazed with vinegar: nonetheless,a flavorful melange of chunks of good bacon, a crouton or two, a breaded(!) runny egg, and the (unwilted) frisee, to which I added a dollop of the vinegar that had come with the olive oil I'd requested for dipping my bread; a very generous serving of herring accompanied by wonderful potatoes, almost reminiscent of our favorite version at Paris's Josephine Chez Dumonet; very tasty merguez served in chunks with very hot, commercial harissa, a dish that would have benefited IMO from some sliced potatoes; andouillette--again, not my thing--but happily devoured by BH; and last, a totally satisfying, rancidity-free cassoulet that contained a generous piece of duck, a light-colored but somewhat coarse and mildly garlicky sausage, and maybe something else--I couldn't tell for sure.
The ambiance--especially the tape of French songs I kept singing along with--added to the illusion we were on vacation. Our '81 Joe Swan Zin from our own cellar went very well with everything.
It filled the bill for a late-evening birthday celebration.