Four of us went here on a Sunday lunchtime, they are open everyday of the week, but closed for dinner on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.
They have a couple of formule menus and then a la carte.
We all had the 18 Euros formule menu.
I have had the best walnut and blue cheese salad here since having lived in France for 8 years. The dressing was just perfect and the leaves perfectly crisp and fresh.
To follow I had the Coco beans of Pamiers with duck leg cooked in a large glass jar, not quite like cassoulet but very similar. These beans are apparently the best beans for cassoulet and I have seen them noted as predominantly used in the recipe all over the region. The other main course was confit du canard with beautifully roast potatoes. We all enjoyed the first two courses, but there was more to come............
To follow was the incredible pudding. We were offered a chocolate of coffee version of the pudding, the name of which escapes me at the moment. It involved a wine glass with the most delicious dark chocolate ice-cream with thick chocolate sauce wtih cream - all very filling and seriously sensational.
We had a coffee to finish and there was a very good rapport between client and waiters and everyone seemed to enjoy their gastronomic experence here.
There were special starters on the menu of various numbers of oysters and other seafood as well. Having looked at the next table's fish main course, it was well worth having - looked wonderful!
At lunchtime during the week the Bistro has 10/11 Euro menu for lunch which we will definitely try sometime. During the summer, there is outside seating under large canopies and parking is easy as the restaurant is located next to the largest pectanque arena in Pamiers, which seconds as a very parking area under large plane trees.
Very much recommended.
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