Le Roi du Pot-au-Feu

 

It was a cold day with a sprinkling of snowflakes that screamed pot-au-feu.

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Where to go was obvious, and with a name like the King of Pot-au-Feu, the decison was easy. It was also January 13, my daughter's birthday, and as she had been praising this little Norman bistro for years, she joined me.

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There are other things on the menu, but you don't come here for anything else unless you are a vegetarian. At Le Roi, you start off with a small bowl of the broth in preparation for the plate of marrow bone,  boiled beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. Cornichons, sel de Guerande, mustard and a bottle of Cote Roannoise complemented this bistro classic.

At 20 euros for the main course (broth is 5 euros extra) and 20 euros for the wine it was as easy on the pocketbook as it was going down.

Le Roi du Pot au Feu – 34 rue Vignon – 75009 Paris – Tél 01 47 42 37 10

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