Lucques' 9th Annual Cassoulet Night Is Coming: Make Reservations Now
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|It's not Lucques' cassoulet, but it looks pretty great|
Those unfamiliar with cassoulet, the traditional, rustic, southern French dish of duck confit and Tarbais beans and garlic sausage, might use this opportunity to familiarize yourself with it. Those who know how glorious the dish is will already be making reservations.
The three-course menu is $45 and includes two other dishes that sound pretty good, too: a salad of young greens and Vernieres Roquefort with walnuts; and a dessert of Gascon almond cake with roasted apples and prune-Armagnac ice cream (in a perfect world, one would invite Paula Wolfert to dinner).
To quote Styne: "Suzanne and I are both Francophiles at heart and when we opened Lucques we were definitely influenced by the food, wine and customs of France. In France, cassoulet is traditionally served during the colder months and it just seemed right to tribute the dish for one of our winter Sunday Suppers." Even if we're having a heat wave, remember that it gets cold enough at night, especially out in Lucques' garden patio.
Cassoulet night at Lucques will be served from 5 - 10 p.m. And yes, you really need reservations for this one. Call the restaurant at (323) 655-6277 or go online (lucques.com).