One of the things I love best about large French cities is that they always have these traditional Brasseries and bistros serving the best in regional French cuisine.
Toulouse has one of these exact places in Le Pyrénéen, established in 1925.
We had a fantastic dinner at this bustling brasserie, with smartly dressed waiters and fashionable guests in an exquisite art-deco décor. The stained glass ceilings are incredible and the ambiance is delightful, with waiters briskly bringing food to the tables. It is the type of place where couples or friends come before or after a theatre show or a movie, and it is lively and echoing with animated conversations and debates. The tables are close and you easily start chatting with your neighbours.
The food is extraordinary too! Of course, we started off sharing six oysters, followed by the escargot de Bourgogne (snails in garlic butter) and the Magret du Canard grillé with a crown of foie gras (grilled duck with liver pate) for me and the Salmon tartar and Andouillettes with a Mustard sauce for my hubby. We shared a lovely bottle of Chateau La Voulte Gasparets “Romain Pauc” and had no room for dessert.
Of course being in Toulouse you might want to try the local specialties such as Cassoulet Toulousain, or the duck confit. It is the best traditional French restaurant that we have eaten at in a long time. We will be back!
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This review was written by Leo Teatero