Tag Archives: Basque

Endangered French Regional Cooking

In Paris, it’s possible to do a Tour de France without a bicycle, since one of the most unique layers of the city’s food chain is its many French regional tables. Indeed the cooking of almost every corner of France is available in Paris, although some regions, notably the Auvergne and Alsace, are better represented than others, like the north of France, which has just a single address, Le Graindorge, vaunting such Flemish favorites as waterzooï (chicken and vegetables stewed in cream enriched bouillon) or carbonade, beef cooked in a sauce of beer. Continue reading Endangered French Regional Cooking

La Tute

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Rossini, 75009
Nearest transport: Richelieu-Drouot (8, 9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 15 65 65
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French – Southwest and Basque

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2012) “…un terroir fort en gueule, gaillard, ventru, solidement campé sur la calorie et prodigue à pousser la rapière. On craignait la caricature, on découvre un vrai caractère.”

John Talbott (2012) “Go?  As my old pal the RFC would say, ‘It’s not urgent.'”

L’Express (2012) “Tournez-vous vers les coeurs de canard simplement sautés à la plancha avec une pincée de sel, un tour de moulin à poivre et une pincée de piment d’Espelette; les fritures de poulpe, blondes et croustillantes comme des tempura; les superbes tripes maison relevées d’une rasade d’armagnac; les confits et magrets de canard, les andouillettes sauce ivrogne, les blancs-mangers arrosés de pousse-rapière…”

 Photo courtesy of La Tute’s website