My friends and I are on a cassoulet bender! The one here is from One 53 Restaurant in Rocky HIll (one of my favorite places), and was served in lovely crockery from JohnShedd Designs, just down the street from the restaurant.
The cassoulet contains white beans, pork, smoked pork, pancetta, duck confit and sausages. It was a fairly wet version (not soupy, though), which kept it from being too heavy. It was, as their website claims, delicious!
The sprinkling of breacrumbs on top is de riguer, although these don’t appear to be baked on, or turned uner during baking, as is the traditional custom. (I described another version of this classic French dish in my February 19 review of Sophie’s Bistro for the Packet.)
Bottled wine is 25% off at One 53 Mondays-Wednesdays, and they have lots of special beverage tasting events which regularly sell out. So if you’ve got cabin fever (don’t we all by now?), check the website for upcoming events soon.