Named after a particularly tasty breed of cow, the beef at this carnivore’s paradise comes direct from Puy du Dôme, the center of France’s green heartland. The young chef is also a great believer in local products (all vegetables are local and/or organic) and authentic bistro cuisine. Menu highlights could include a blanquette de veau (veal stew), or beef served with crushed cauliflower and fresh asparagus, but if meat is not your game, there are also scrumptious fish and poultry dishes. To finish off, try a fresh Auvergne cheese like Saint Nectaire or Fourme d’Ambert. Bring your appetite, as you must take one of the fixed-price menus; there is no à la carte.
- Margie Rynn