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Posted: Mon Aug 12 2013
Le Mesturet is one of the best classic Parisian bistros in the capital. Located between the Grands Boulevards and the Palais Royal, it’s known for its reasonably priced homemade cooking and brilliantly sourced French wines from independent vineyards. There’s not much owner Alain Fontaine and head chef Pascal Brot don’t know about French food, and together they scour the country – especially southwest France - for the best suppliers. The result is a seasonal menu of passionately honest comfort dishes epitomised by the ‘My grandmother’s’ offering of beef bourguignon, and veal in a cream sauce with pilau rice. Hake with tarragon sauce and fresh vegetables beautifully meet a demand for lighter meals. Le Mesturet also offers a class bistro atmosphere and décor, with flea market finds everywhere.