Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole which originates from the south of France. It is a traditional French dish cooked at home during the cold winter months. Made of assorted meats and white beans, it is actually considered to be a peasant dish. Cassoulet recipes widely vary depending on the region of France and can include pork loin, Toulouse sausage, mutton, duck or goose.
On Tuesday, January 7, Dominique’s Kitchen will offer their cassoulet dinner as a three-course prix fixe meal. Guests will be greeted with a glass of Kir Royal, a champagne cocktail. The first course is a Basque version of Potato Garbure soup. Dominique will prepare this soup with cabbage, chicken, vericot beans and bacon. After the cassoulet, the dessert, Kouign-amann, will be served. This is a layered buttery pastry which will be served with ice cream.
For that evening, Dominique’s Kitchen will offer a special $5 corkage. In doing so, they would like to encourage guests to bring wine to share with others. This is very much the spirit and tradition of a French countryside meal.
If you’ve never had cassoulet and would like some suggestions on what wine to bring, this link offers some ideas. My wife and I will be there and will be sporting additional wine. If you want to join in the spirit, bring another bottle to share with others. If you are a South Bay Foodies reader, please say hi!
The 3 course pre-fixe meal is only $43.99. For reservations, please call (424) 247-9054.
- Dominique’s Kitchen